Why Are My Fingers Going Numb?

– Posted in: Arm Pain

Why are my fingers going numb? is a question that can reflect a pretty scary experience. Many things can cause your fingers to go numb or feel tingly or asleep.

Here are some general considerations to help you decide how to decide what to do.

Are all fingers in both hands going numb? If so, you really need to see a medical physician to exclude the possiblity of a body-wide problem that may have a chemical cause.

If however, only certain fingers go numb, there is a good chance that you have a mechanical compression of a nerve somewhere between your neck and your hand. Compression of a nerve can be caused by long-term muscle tightness.

But it is more commonly caused by very slight misalignments of the bones near the nerves. The nerves to your hands exit between bones in your neck. Then they pass through your armpit region down past your elbow and wrist and into your hand and fingers.

51% of the bones in your body are in your wrists, hands, ankles and feet. So there is a lot of opportunity for misalignments to the bones in your hands and feet. And those slight misalignments often compress or stretch nerves that are near those misaligned bones. The misalignments are normally not obvious to someone who is not trained to evaluate them.

“Why are my fingers going numb?” Let’s find out.

As a hand and foot chiropractor, I’ve received training with the Chiropractic Hand And Foot Clinics Of America. All chiropractors are trained to locate misalignments in your neck, but many chiropractors choose not to focus on problems that may be due to misalignments in the shoulder, elbow, wrist or hands.

As a hand and foot chiropractor, I evaluate the entire chain of potential causes, from the neck to the hand. If your fingers are going numb and you think that a pinched or compressed nerve may be the cause, give me a call at (816)252-1587 if you live near the Independence, MO, area.  If not, find a hand and foot chiropractor near you in the directory of the Chiropractic Hand And Foot Clinics Of America.

 

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