Do You Have Numbness or Tingling in Your Hand and Fingers?
The numbness and tingling could be caused by physical and/or metabolic factors. Physically, when patients complain of hand and finger tingling, we suspect compression/entrapment of the median nerve. When the median nerve becomes entrapped common symptoms can include pain, numbness, or tingling in the thumb, index, and middle fingers. Weakness can also be present which can make it difficult to perform certain tasks such as sewing or even writing.
Your median nerve can become entrapped in four common locations, resulting in hand and finger numbness and tingling:
- Wrist – at the carpal tunnel located on the anterior side of your wrist.
- Elbow – where the pronator teres muscle attaches to the medial/inner side of the elbow.
- Collar Bone – at the area just above your clavicle where neck muscles can become tight and your first rib can elevate to entrap the median nerve.
- Spine (Neck) – the median nerve can become trapped as it exits your cervical spine.
Metabolic factors that we rule out with our patients include dysregulation in blood sugar, thyroid dysfunction, vitamin deficiencies, toxin buildup and more. All of these issues can be assessed and treated by our multidisciplinary team through a thorough physical exam, blood work and effective, natural treatments.
Don’t live with ongoing numbness or tingling in your hand and fingers. Reach out and schedule an appointment today at 214-972-0302!