Tingling Fingers Overview
A tingling feeling in the fingers refers to that kind of burning sensation, half-numbness, sometimes called "pins-and-needles"; its medical term is paresthesias. Tingling sensations are usually related to some kind of nerve problem, or some damage to the nerves due to blood circulation issues, chemical toxins, or other problems. A number of reasonably harmless conditions can cause tingling fingers. However, there are also some serious medical conditions that can cause tingling fingers (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome, diabetes, multiple sclerosis). It is important to also consider more general discussion under finger pain for additional causes.
- Nerve Disorders: Nerve disorders may affect movement or sensations. Nerves are part of the nervous system, including the spinal cord and central nervous system ... More on Nerve Disorders »
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a hand disorder, often better known as a form of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The typical ... More on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome »
- Diabetes: Diabetes is a metabolic disease where the body loses the ability to properly process sugars (glucose). The full medical name ... More on Diabetes »
- Multiple Sclerosis: Multiple Sclerosis (often called just “MS”) is a disease of the spinal cord and nerves. The cause is an attack ... More on Multiple Sclerosis »
- Neuropathy: Neuropathy is a general term for a disorder of the nerves. Neuropathy may affect many different nerve systems: peripheral neuropathy ... More on Neuropathy »
- Peripheral Neuropathy: Peripheral Neuropathy is nerve damage or nerve inflammation (neuropathy) affecting the peripheral limbs, which means the arms/hands and/or ... More on Peripheral Neuropathy »
- Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is nerve damage (neuropathy) in the peripheral limbs (feet, hands, etc.) due to diabetes. It is a ... More on Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy »
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a nerve compression syndrome affecting the ulnar nerve of the arm. Sometimes the blood vessels ... More on Thoracic Outlet Syndrome »
- Raynaud’s Syndrome: Raynaud’s Syndrome is a disorder with symptoms affecting the hands and fingers. Other names include “Raynaud’s Disease” and ... More on Raynaud’s Syndrome »
- Lupus: Lupus usually refers to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), often abbreviated to just Lupus Erythematosus or Lupus. However, there are other ... More on Lupus »
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