Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Why Are My Fingers Numb?

By    |   Monday, 21 Oct 2013 10:07 AM

Question: I sometimes feel a little numbness in my left palm and fingers, but have no pain or any other symptom. Is this something I should worry about? 

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
 
Recurrent or persistent numbness of your hand and fingers should always be evaluated by a doctor. Sometimes this is caused by a simple nerve reaction to recent injury in the carpal tunnel area of your wrist, but you need to be sure it is not a sign of a more serious problem, such as a stroke.
 
Treatment will depend on what is causing the problem. Most often there is some underlying disorder of tissue injury or strain that produces hand pain. Management is usually very simple when addressed early, but the longer you wait to treat it, the more difficult it can be.
 
A number of things can cause hand pain — including vascular disorders, immune problems, and even tumor growth. So it is time to see your doctor for an exam to determine the precise cause and appropriate treatment for you. 

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