circulation problems or nerve damage..?

By nzingha Latest Reply 2011-07-20 15:44:59 -0500
Started 2011-07-19 23:43:42 -0500

Numbness from time to time in the fingers and having to exercise them to get the circulation going…is this a circulation problem or damage to some of the nerves in the fingers caused by this disease? I have been having these sensations of late on the little finger and the ring finger on the left hand? Has anyone ever experienced this sensation?

6 replies

Type1Lou 2011-07-20 12:59:54 -0500 Report

Have you been checked for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I was operated on for this on both hands several years back. At night, I would wake up and my hands (little finger to middle) would be numb/tingly hurting and I would have to shake them to make the tingle go away. Most of my symptoms were at night but some during the day too. I was able to have the surgery done laparascopically which reduced the healing time to 1 month. You can't even see where the scope was inserted.

klymonmit44 2011-07-20 08:58:45 -0500 Report

I've had this problem before too. When I sat @ the computer to long, some times my legs get real num. & with all this heat we have been having this month of july, I notice that I feel tinglely upper arms & shoulder some times?? I do avoid being out in the heat as mush as possible.

Mistletoe 2011-07-20 08:40:27 -0500 Report

Yes, when I sit at the computer too long my hands and arms fall asleep, have to exercise them to bring back the circulation. Also have tingling and aching in feet and legs at night when trying to sleep.

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-07-20 08:34:10 -0500 Report

Yes. When I drive any more than 15 minutes ny hands get that numb yet painful feeling.

nzingha 2011-07-20 09:04:37 -0500 Report

question is.. is it the diabetes thats causing these feelings… I support the argument about the computer because i type and spend so much time on it.. i even feel it in my elbow when i rest my arm on the desk…but i think its all connected.. and my legs feel weak, my ankle swells by mid-day. Its all connected to that disease… i swear !

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