Fingertip numbness with tingling in the fingers may be accompanied by burning in these areas or burning in the palm of the hand, and the feet may also have these symptoms.
In this article, we intend to give a brief overview of how these clinical manifestations and their accompanying symptoms occur before explaining and treating tingling in the fingers, hands, and feet.
Then we will talk about the treatment of tingling in fingertips.
Doctors believe that these so-called paresthesia of the hands and feet are often caused by pressure on the nerves of the hands and feet, for example following prolonged standing or sitting cross-legged or heel sitting, or the pressure of the edge of a chair on the nerve behind the knee, and… the legs become numb, the fingertips become tingling, and when you change your position, pain and burning appear in these areas and gradually the tingling resolves.
The same situation is repeated in the upper limbs, for example, when you put your elbow on a chair for a long time and…
The treatment for tingling in the fingers in cases where the nerve is under pressure is to change the position and massage the area.
Although this is the most common cause of tingling in the fingers and toes, sometimes the tingling of the fingertips is a sign of a more serious condition.
Peripheral neuropathies (Disorders of nerve fibers are called neuropathy and peripheral neuropathy refers to the occurrence of neuropathy in the nerves outside the skull and spine)
Uncontrolled diabetes is sometimes the cause of peripheral neuropathy, which is especially common in the legs, and the most common peripheral neuropathy in the world is diabetic neuropathy.
If you or your loved ones repeatedly experience tingling in the hands and feet and tingling in the fingers and toes and numbness in these areas and burning of the palms of the hands and feet while you do not have any positions that put pressure on the nerves, you should see a doctor for a thorough examination.
Sometimes these are warning signs of hidden disorders and internal diseases that you yourself were unaware of.
Symptoms of tingling in the fingers and toes
Some of the possible accompanying symptoms are:
- Itching of the areas suffering from tingling
- Weakness of the affected area
- numbness of the affected area
- Spasm and cramping of the muscles in the affected area
- Sensitivity to touch
- Cold fingers
- neck pain
- Itchy palms
- Itching of the soles of the feet
- The lack of balance
- Difficulty walking
- leg pain
- Hand pain
- Wrist weakness
- Ankle weakness
- Diffuse body aches:
Pain may be felt throughout the body and is sometimes felt in some parts of the body, such as the back, waist, and neck.
The pain in the body is mild but can intensify and subside alternately.
The quality of this pain will be like the tingling of the fingers, hands and feet.
Sharp and shooting pains and sometimes burning.
Numerous types of disorders that lead to impaired blood flow or damage to the nerves can cause this tingling sensation in the fingers and toes.
- Pressure on the nerves:
- Frequent movements
- Sleeping for a long time on one hand, putting one leg on the other
- Long sitting
- Tingling of fingers:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Radial nerve syndrome
- Ulnar nerve syndrome
- Disc herniation between cervical vertebrae
- Osteoarthritis and degenerative changes of the cervical vertebrae
- Cervical vertebral infections
- Tingling of the toes:
- Lumbar disc herniation
- Osteoarthritis or degenerative changes in the lumbar vertebrae
- Lumbar vertebral infections
- Tumors of the spinal cord and spine
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
- Kidney problems
- Some chemotherapy drugs such as cisplatin and …
- Deficiency of some vitamins
- Electrolyte disorders
Diagnosis of cause
- Obtain an accurate history
- Review of family records
- examination of inflammations and infections
- Type of job and social activities
- Eating habits
- Exposure to toxins
Sometimes in addition to the above:
- Check blood tests
- Check for the presence of anemia
- Performing electromyography and nerve conduction velocity (EMG-NCV)
- CT scan
Depending on the cause of the paresthesia or the tingling of the fingertips and the numbness of the hands and feet, the treatment will be different.
- If you have a vitamin deficiency, it may be helpful to take the right vitamin and supplement.
- If drug neuropathy is present, discontinue the drug if approved by a physician or adjust the dose of the drug.
- If peripheral neuropathy is caused by diabetes, Principled and regular control of blood sugar
- Change the position of sleeping or sitting
- Physicians sometimes use manual or chiropractic treatments to align the spine and neck.
Many cases of fibromyalgia are said to have significantly improved with the alignment of the spine and the natural alignment of the vertebrae relative to each other.
The following are some of the benefits of chiropractic:
- Increased pain tolerance
- Increase the range of motion of the joints
- Increased production of endorphins or natural painkillers made by the body
- Increased blood flow that will help clear toxins from the muscles and nerves
Sometimes, in cases such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tarsal tunnel syndrome, it is necessary for your doctor to prescribe anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen and other NSAIDs. In addition to medications, you should avoid strenuous activity.
If this step is not effective, topical corticosteroids are injected at the site of inflammation to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
Injectable corticosteroids will reduce swelling and pressure on the nerve.
Use of braces:
Medical wrist braces, back and knee braces are useful as long as they are used only in the acute phase of discomfort and for a limited time.
Finally, your doctor may be able to help you with specialized physiotherapy. With physiotherapy, you will achieve important and useful results as follows:
- Improve flexibility
- Training to change the correct position of the body
- Training to maintain the alignment and normal posture of the body
- Learning the correct positions of the back and neck
- Strengthen and reinforcement the muscles of the arms and legs
- Correction of normal daily movements
- As well as heat or cold therapy to improve tingling
- And sometimes the use of splint braces.
Doctors sometimes use acupuncture and massage to improve acupuncture of the fingers and toes.
In acupuncture: There are points on the surface of the body that control pain sensation, acupuncture can be effective in treating and relieving pain caused by peripheral neuropathies.
With massage, blood flow is accelerated, massage therapy is considered as one of the treatments for tingling in the hands, feet and fingers, with massage, chronic muscle fatigue and muscle spasms will be reduced.
Consider a healthy lifestyle for the treatment and healing of tingling in your fingers, hands, and feet.
Make sure you exercise regularly and continuously.
- Avoid smoking and alcohol.
- Control your overweight.
- Get good, adequate and enough sleep, go to bed and wake up at a certain time.
- Do not consume too much caffeine.