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Left thumb to my second finger has been numb days. I was

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Left thumb to my second finger has been numb for two days. I was carrying a heavy bag on my left arm, and when I put it down, it was numb and hasn't gone away.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

It's nerve compression at wrist which can cause such numbness.

You should soak your hands in warm water for 5-10 minutes.

Gentle do stretching exercises.

Also do massage with topical diclofenac sodium ointment all along the arm from neck to thumb.

You should take Advil.

And if it persists more than a week then see your doctor or Orthopedist for a clinical exam.

Wrist splint at night can be helpful.

Feel free for further queries. It's good to discuss rather than quit.
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Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 1 year ago.

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