Numb finger tips can sometimes affect your ability to lift things, you may feel clumsy, as if you have lost strength in your hands.
Sometimes the sensation may feel like a burning sensation. Numb fingers can cause tingling and prickling, as if someone is lightly touching your fingers with a needle.
Top 5 potential causes of finger numbness?
1. Carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome usually causes numbness in the thumb and index and middle fingers. Symptoms are often worse at night, and you may also experience tingling and pain.
2. Cervical radiculopathy
Cervical radiculopathy, also known as pinched nerve, occurs when the nerve that leaves your neck becomes inflamed or pinched, and this condition can cause numbness, tingling, and clumsiness in your hands.
When we talk about diabetes, numbness is usually first noticed in the feet and legs, but it can also affect the hands and arms. Diabetic neuropathy can cause pain and weakness in these areas.
4. Raynaud’s disease
Raynaud's causes the small arteries in your fingers to spasm. Cold temperatures and emotional stress can cause cramps, and affected fingers may appear pale or bluish during the episode, which usually lasts about 20 minutes.
5. Rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder that causes swelling, tenderness, and pain in the joints, and this disorder can also lead to tingling, numbness, and burning in the fingers.