Advertisement
Let's see if we can figure out what's causing your hand numbness.
Select additional symptoms and we'll narrow your results.

What causes hand numbness? 33 possible conditions

Finger numbness is an abnormal sensation that’s caused by a change in sensory nerve function. Alternative Names Numb fingers, numbness in fingers, numbness of fingers, tingling fingers. Overview Sensations are carried to the brain through neurons in the... Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder that occurs when your peripheral nerves malfunction because they're damaged.

Read more »

2

Beriberi

Beriberi is a term used for vitamin B1, or thiamine, deficiency. Vitamin B1 is found in foods like milk, beans, vegetables, meat, and whole grains.

Read more »

3

Mononeuropathy

Mononeuropathy is when a single nerve or nerve group is damaged. It causes a loss of sensation, movement, or function in that part of the body.

Read more »

4

Necrotizing Vasculitis

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Necrotizing vasculitis is the inflammation of blood vessel walls. It can interrupt blood flow, causing skin, muscle, and blood vessel damage.

Read more »

5

Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the compression of the median nerve as it passes into the hand. The median nerve is located on the palm side of your hand.

Read more »

6

Vertebrobasilar Circulatory Disorders

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Vertebrobasilar circulatory disorders are a group of diseases in which not enough blood is supplied to the back of the brain. Read about the symptoms.

Read more »

7

Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is a common complication of types 1 and 2 diabetes due to uncontrolled high blood sugar levels that result in damage to the nerves. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), between 6...

Read more »

8

Hypoparathyroidism

Hypoparathyroidism is a rare condition that occurs when the parathyroid glands in the neck don't produce enough parathyroid hormone (PTH).

Read more »

9

Leprosy

Leprosy is a chronic, progressive bacterial infection that can cause disfigurement and disability if left untreated.

Read more »

10

Multiple Sclerosis Overview

The things you've wanted to know about MS are all in one place. Learn more about symptoms, treatment, and lifestyle management.

Read more »

11

Osteomalacia

Osteomalacia is a weakening of the bones that can lead to serious health complications. Here's a look at the symptoms and treatment options.

Read more »

12

Porphyrias

Porphyrias are rare types of genetic blood disorders in which patients have a defect in heme production, an important part of hemoglobin. Blisters are a sign of porphyria cutanea tarda, the most common type of porphyria.

Read more »

13

Stroke Overview

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical care. Learn about the signs of a stroke and what to do.

Read more »

14

Thoracic Outlet Syndromes

Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of thoracic outlet syndrome.

Read more »

15

Radiculopathy

Radiculopathy, or a pinched nerve of the spine, can cause pain in various parts of your body. Learn more about treating and preventing this condition.

Read more »

16

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal column narrows and starts compressing the spinal cord. This process is typically gradual.

Read more »

17

Whiplash

Whiplash occurs when a person's head moves backward and then forward very suddenly with great force. This injury is most common following a car collision.

Read more »

18

Migraine with Aura

Migraine is a disorder characterized by repeated attacks of severe headache. Symptoms include throbbing or pulsating pain, usually on only one side of the head, and can last between four hours and three days.

Read more »

19

Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a circulation disorder that affects blood vessels outside of the heart and brain, often those that supply the arms and legs.

Read more »

20

Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical spondylosis, also known as cervical osteoarthritis or neck arthritis, is an age-related condition that affects the joints and discs in your neck.

Read more »

This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement