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middle finger tip tingling...not raynauds related

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  • Posted By: cryptozoologist
  • November 3, 2006
  • 06:27 PM

Hello,
for the last week or so, my middle fingers tip of my right hand feels tingly. the tingling does not go away with changes in temperature so i'm not believing it's circulation related. I can't specifically identify how it started but it was the day after a halloween. I don't recall straining my hand or digits in anyway.

it does seem to become more severe with movement as it does not tingle very much in the early AM (after sleeping and prolonged stability.) I believe it's nerve related but I don't know for sure. when i press lightly and rock back and forth on the palm side of the proximal interphalangeal joint (on the side furthest from the thumb), it amplifies the tingly feeling slightly. Let me be clear, it is not debilitating, it is just something that causes consternation everytime i touch something because that fingertip has a different sensation level than my 9 other fingertips.

I'm curious if immobilization might help...i suppose it can't hurt so what's to loose to put it in a little splint. if you think it's inflammation of a particular nerve or nerve canal or rubbing on a bone or something, what can i do to make this go away?

thanks,
CZ

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  • Hello, for the last week or so, my middle fingers tip of my right hand feels tingly. the tingling does not go away with changes in temperature so i'm not believing it's circulation related. I can't specifically identify how it started but it was the day after a halloween. I don't recall straining my hand or digits in anyway. it does seem to become more severe with movement as it does not tingle very much in the early AM (after sleeping and prolonged stability.) I believe it's nerve related but I don't know for sure. when i press lightly and rock back and forth on the palm side of the proximal interphalangeal joint (on the side furthest from the thumb), it amplifies the tingly feeling slightly. Let me be clear, it is not debilitating, it is just something that causes consternation everytime i touch something because that fingertip has a different sensation level than my 9 other fingertips. I'm curious if immobilization might help...i suppose it can't hurt so what's to loose to put it in a little splint. if you think it's inflammation of a particular nerve or nerve canal or rubbing on a bone or something, what can i do to make this go away? thanks,CZI have been experiencing similar tingling feeling on the tip of my right middle finger. It started when i carried very heavy grocery bags for a long time. I remember that the blood got pulled down as a few bags had locked my finger. I thought it would be temporary and would go away, but its been more than a week now and I continue to have this numb/tingling feeling. My sensation also changes (worsens in some way) when i try to fiddle with a nerve/vein on the joint on my finger. Does any one have any idea what this might be and how to get rid of it. I am 18 btw, so its not like carrying some bags should cause a permanent problem. Please help.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 11, 2007
    • 04:03 AM
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  • Hello, for the last week or so, my middle fingers tip of my right hand feels tingly. the tingling does not go away with changes in temperature so i'm not believing it's circulation related. I can't specifically identify how it started but it was the day after a halloween. I don't recall straining my hand or digits in anyway. it does seem to become more severe with movement as it does not tingle very much in the early AM (after sleeping and prolonged stability.) I believe it's nerve related but I don't know for sure. when i press lightly and rock back and forth on the palm side of the proximal interphalangeal joint (on the side furthest from the thumb), it amplifies the tingly feeling slightly. Let me be clear, it is not debilitating, it is just something that causes consternation everytime i touch something because that fingertip has a different sensation level than my 9 other fingertips. I'm curious if immobilization might help...i suppose it can't hurt so what's to loose to put it in a little splint. if you think it's inflammation of a particular nerve or nerve canal or rubbing on a bone or something, what can i do to make this go away? thanks,CZI have been experiencing similar tingling feeling on the tip of my right middle finger. It started when i carried very heavy grocery bags for a long time. I remember that the blood got pulled down as a few bags had locked my finger. I thought it would be temporary and would go away, but its been more than a week now and I continue to have this numb/tingling feeling. My sensation also changes (worsens in some way) when i try to fiddle with a nerve/vein on the joint on my finger. Does any one have any idea what this might be and how to get rid of it. I am 18 btw, so its not like carrying some bags should cause a permanent problem. Please help.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 11, 2007
    • 04:09 AM
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  • I am currently experiencing this also. Also from carrying heavy grocery bags! This happened to me once before also, years ago. Any info or advice about this would be appreciated.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 14, 2008
    • 05:11 AM
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  • I would check into carpel tunnel symptoms. This is how mine started and got continually worse.
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  • I would check into carpel tunnel symptoms. This is how mine started and got continually worse.I am a 17 year old female. I was diagnosed with Raynauds Phenomenon several years ago. I woke up Saturday morning (two and a half days ago) with numbness and tingling upon touch in my right hand middle finger. I too have no clue what brought this along... I wasn't carrying grocery bags. Any help would be wonderful!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 30, 2009
    • 10:53 PM
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  • I too have started experiencing the same thing. Mine is in my left middle finger and it's really only the very tip up to the first knuckle. SO odd. I'm ALWAYS cold, but this hasn't happened before where it's ONLY one finger. I do not think it's carpal tunnel. I do believe I will eventually develop that as I scooped ice cream in a VERY busy shop for about 8 years of my life at least 1/2 of that time with painful wrists, but I do know now that the tingling isn't from that...it's different. Weird. This is about the 3rd day this has happened and it really only lasts a max of an hour maybe? Today it seemed to go away within 15-20 minutes.My only question is if it could be a sign of some kind of blockage or such. I have amazing cholesterol, I'm only 26, I'm physically active and eat really healthy. It just doesn't seem like I'd have anything like that going on.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 11, 2010
    • 10:05 PM
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  • I am having exactly the same symptom- Since a week ago I am experiencing a constant tingling sensation in the tip of my right middle finger. I am concerned and I will be seeing my physician. I am trying to find out what is causing this annoying sensation. Any ideas?QUOTE=cryptozoologist;6476]Hello, for the last week or so, my middle fingers tip of my right hand feels tingly. the tingling does not go away with changes in temperature so i'm not believing it's circulation related. I can't specifically identify how it started but it was the day after a halloween. I don't recall straining my hand or digits in anyway. it does seem to become more severe with movement as it does not tingle very much in the early AM (after sleeping and prolonged stability.) I believe it's nerve related but I don't know for sure. when i press lightly and rock back and forth on the palm side of the proximal interphalangeal joint (on the side furthest from the thumb), it amplifies the tingly feeling slightly. Let me be clear, it is not debilitating, it is just something that causes consternation everytime i touch something because that fingertip has a different sensation level than my 9 other fingertips. I'm curious if immobilization might help...i suppose it can't hurt so what's to loose to put it in a little splint. if you think it's inflammation of a particular nerve or nerve canal or rubbing on a bone or something, what can i do to make this go away? thanks,CZ
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  • I have the same thing in the middle finger on my right hand. It started this morning. I think I fell asleep on my arm so circulation was cut off. However that tingly sensation never went away. For those who went to the doctor about it, what was the diagnosis?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 29, 2011
    • 02:52 AM
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  • It may be related to your disc in C6-7 which affects the middle finger if it is compromised. Heavy lifting can affect that.
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