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Numbness on the two middle fingers in both hands
Hi, I fell back when I was 9months pregnant landing on my left hand, jolting my shoulder.
I had an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair three months later & the removal of a burst fluid sack that supplied the area between my thumb & first finger. The incision for that is on the under side of my wrist. For at least the last six months I have regular numbness in my two middle fingers on both hands? It is a very unusual feeling, not asleep & not tingly but almost dead like which can be frightening & take up to 6-7 minutes to get any sensation back. Another surgeon has now recommended I get a nerve conduction test done. My question is, why would this be happening in both hands as the surgery & original injury was to the left hand & arm only. Admittedly, I had to use my right hand a lot more after the surgery which became "overused & sore to the point I used to have to strap it up"! It's been more than a year & a half since the surgeries & I have mobility albeit with some pain still, but why is the numbness getting worse, especially at night or when my arms are raised such as taking on the phone? Thankyou
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Hi there!

Well, without a clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms; though there could be a few causes such as spinal issues, bilateral neuro-muscular causes such as nerve impingement, micronutrient deficiencies, vascular causes etc. It is true that shoulder issues on one side would not cause symptoms on the other hence a different etiology would need to be considered. I would suggest getting this evaluated by a neurologist for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management.
Hope this helps.

Take care!
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