Symptom: Tingling fingers

Tingling fingers: Finger tingling, prickling or pins-and-needles sensations
Introduction: Abnormal nerve sensations such as pins-and-needles, tingling, burning, prickling or similar feelings are all known as "paresthesias". Some cases are severe enough to be considered painful. Paresthesias usually result from nerve damage due to pressure, entrapment, or nerve diseases. Continued nerve damage can lead to finger numbness and permanent loss of feeling. Any abnormal sensation needs medical investigation.

Distinction as to which fingers are tingling is important to diagnosis. The main fingers are more likely to be affected by conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome. The 4th and 5th fingers are affected by the ulnar nerve, which can be interrupted by pressure at the elbow or the chest area (e.g. thoracid outlet syndrome).

Parethesias in the hands and fingers can also be caused by broader diseases such as peripheral neuropathy (more common in the feet but hands can be affected) and various others. Correct diagnosis of the causes of finger paresthesias is important and treatment can often reverse the damage.

Detailed cause information for symptom: Tingling fingers:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Tingling fingers (15 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Tingling fingers (10 conditions)

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    Possible causes of symptom: Tingling fingers: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Tingling fingers as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Tingling fingers: The following list of conditions have 'Tingling fingers' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


  • Broken finger ... tingling finger


  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ... tingling fingers
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy ... tingling in toes and fingers


  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy ... tingling in fingers


  • Hand neuropathy ... tingling fingers


  • Pernicious anemia ... tingling fingers


  • Raynaud's phenomenon ... finger tingling


  • Tetany ... tingling fingers
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome ... tingling in 4th and 5th fingers


  • Ulnar nerve injury ... tingling in 4th and 5th fingers

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