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What to do when fingers are numb?

Elena Shchugoreva
Elena Shchugoreva
March 4, 2013
What to do when fingers are numb?

Finger numbness can happen to anyone at any age. At first, this phenomenon does not cause concern, it can be perceived even with humor, but the consequences to which this can lead are very unattractive and tragic: curved fingers, swollen joints, twitching and convulsions. Therefore, you need to know what to do if your fingers get numb and take urgent measures to return your hands to a normal state.

Causes of finger numbness

Most often the fingers go numb at night or in the morning. All this is connected with problems of blood vessels and blood supply to the hand. For example, the nerve of the carpal canal can be pinched, which should ensure the sensitivity of the fingers. This can happen when a person works at a computer a lot, and the hand that works with a mouse suffers more often.

Finger numbness can be associated with many diseases, such as nervous exhaustion, sciatica, multiple sclerosis, Raynaud's syndrome, vasculitis.

What to do with numbness

Just do not sit and wonder what to do when your fingers go numb. The longer you try to discard the idea that numb fingers are a sign of a serious internal disease, the greater the likelihood of numbness of the whole arm, up to a complete loss of movement. Therefore, if you find numbness in your fingers, you should immediately consult a doctor, preferably a neurologist. He will accurately diagnose your disease and prescribe a course of treatment.

Folk recipes

Very good for numbness of fingers help compresses from wild rosemary tincture. One part of the grass should be poured three parts of apple cider vinegar, insist three weeks. And then rub your fingers. You can band a non-rolling finger and sprinkle the bandage with tincture, put on an old glove.

You can put pumpkin porridge around your hand. Grate raw pumpkin on a fine grater, lay on parchment paper or cellophane, attach to hand and wrap. It is necessary to do such wrappings every other day for 20 days. Pain and numbness should disappear.

But the old Tibetan method of treating finger numbness. In a deep plate it is necessary to pour hot water, dip the brush there. In turn, each finger must be pressed on the bottom of the plate.Those who have been treated this way claim that the numbness passes instantly.


If you do not know what your fingers get numb from, and there is no time to go to the doctor yet, then you can alleviate your sufferings with physiotherapy. Very effective for hands that are prone to numbness, bath with contrasting temperature of water. Put two baths in front of you, pour hot one into one, cold one into the other. Keep your hands in turn in each bath for 1-2 minutes. It is necessary to do the procedure for 10-15 minutes during the week.

All these tools are very good when you just need to postpone a visit to the doctor, or the recovery phase has already begun.


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