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Numbness and tingling in right-hand ring finger. Why?

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Published At August 10, 2018
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Before a month, I carried heavy grocery bags and after that my right-hand ring finger got numb with a tingling sensation. It is persistent for the past one month.

Answered by Dr. Mayank Agarwal

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Carrying heavy grocery bags just once will not cause any numbness in ring finger with a tingling sensation. Do you work for long hours on a computer using the keyboard? Your symptoms indicate nerve entrapment like carpal tunnel syndrome. Even, if your nerve is injured while lifting heavy grocery bags, then by one month, it should have healed as nerve regeneration, it reaches one inch per month. You can take nutritional supplements like Alpha lipoic acid and Vitamin B12.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Mayank Agarwal
Dr. Mayank Agarwal

Family Physician

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