Numbness Or Tingling, Unable To Grip And Weakness

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

These symptoms could be due to a nerve problem. Some people with diabetes or vitamin deficiencies suffer damage to smaller nerves leading to tingling and pain. This is called peripheral neuropathy. Carpal tunnel syndrome, which is due to compression of the median nerve in the wrist, could cause these symptoms. Carpal tunnel syndrome should only cause numbness or tingling in the first three or four fingers. If your pinky is also numb, it's less likely that you have carpal tunnel syndrome. It's rare, but multiple sclerosis (MS) could lead to unexplained muscle weakness. Check with your doctor if you're having these symptoms.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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