Finger Numbness

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  • Numbness from the wrist to the tip of the finger

  • Numbness in the little finger of the right hand

  • Numbness in the middle finger of the right hand

  • Numbness in the index finger of the right hand

  • Numbness in the middle finger of the left hand

  • Numbness in the little finger of the left hand

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

It describes a loss of sensation or feeling from the wrist to the fingers.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Numb fingers

Possible causes

  • Diabetes mellitus (DM)

    A disease where blood sugar levels are abnormally high, due to problems with insulin production or resistance. There are often no symptoms until the condition has worsened, hence regular screening is important.

  • Diabetic neuropathy

    Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occurs in those with long-term diabetes. High blood sugar can damage nerves throughout the body, most commonly in the legs and feet.

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

    The carpal tunnel is an area in the wrist through which nerves travel. When the tunnel is compressed, symptoms of numbness or pain in the fingers may occur. Common triggers include long periods of typing on keyboards, pregnancy and diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Neuropathic pain
  • Raynaud's disease
  • Chronic pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

Related serious diseases

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  • Hypocalcemia

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have numbness from your wrist down?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you feel any weakness in your arms or legs?

  • Are you breathless or having hard time breathing?

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Shohei Harase

Shohei Harase, MD


Kameda Medical Center, Japan

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Yu Shirai, MD


Yotsuya Yui Clinic, Japan

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Yoshinori Abe, MD

Internal medicine

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