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Old 04-09-2011, 01:14 PM   #1
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Thumb twitching

My 14 yr old son has complained recently of tingling and/or numbness in his fingers. He came in today nervous that his thumb had been twitching all day after waking up with numbness in that hand. What could be causing this?

 
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Re: Thumb twitching

Has he recently hurt his hand like playing sports or something? It could be a pinched nerve.

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Re: Thumb twitching

Hi there are other possible causes such as substances taken in, electrolyte imbalances, blood sugar difficulties, medicines, allergies, infections with Staph Aureus, tumors. To find out a doctor could be asked and tests done.

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Re: Thumb twitching

pinched nerve in his neck or shoulder area.

 
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