Electric shock like feelings in my hand in fingers

United States
March 3, 2009 8:23am CST
Does anyone know what this could be caused from? My hand keeps getting an electric shock like feeling with tingling. Do you think its from carpal tunnel or could it be coming from my cervical spine? I have both problems so I dont know which one its coming from.
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• United States
4 Mar 09
For me it was a ruptured disc at c5-6. The shock ran down to my pinky finger and the one next to it. Surgery didn't help. Can't say though what is causing it for you though. You might want to revisit your doc.
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• Philippines
4 Mar 09
ruptured disc, katiedidit! that is too bad. i have been suffering from this condition from out of having been overworked at the farm. i promised never to push myself too much again at the farm. after all, work can also be taken at a pace which is comfortable for us. there is nobody bossing me around, i am dictated by the pace that i want to proceed with, after all. it is good that my case has not been as serious as yours. it is never an easy feeling to be going through this kind of thing. it is very irritating and there's an undefinable kind of pain, searing pain actually.
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• United States
4 Mar 09
I do have many problems in my cervical spine, I had buldging disc at those locations at last mri maybe they have ruptured or is that the same thing. I think its coming from my neck because it effects the middle,ring and pinky finger which I believe the nerves are in the neck.
@eden32 (3978)
• United States
3 Mar 09
I think it could be either or it could be something else, but since tingling in the hand can also be a flag for a heart attack I think you should see your doctor. How long has it been going on?
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• United States
3 Mar 09
Its been coming and going for a month now.
• Philippines
4 Mar 09
this happened to me too, moneymommy. the last incident was last december. i came home from eight months of stressful farm work and that's what among those odd things that i got. the first step for me was to avail the services of a therapist followed by a visit by the chiropractor after a week. then, i got massages daily from my son. this went on for more than a month. when i felt better, i got a massage from an expert in our place on those back, shoulder and arm area. now, i am treating myself with those hot water with salt submerges for my hands and feet. slowly, i am feeling much better each day. most probably, you are also overworked, my friend. this is what happens to us when we abuse ourselves by doing too much work. if you prefer to see your doctor first, just do so. however for me, this is how i always deal with this condition.
@derek_a (10907)
4 Mar 09
It could be coming from anywhere, but I get this in my arms because a nerve get trapped in my neck, from an injury I had years ago. But it could also be circulatory problems, and I would certainly get it medically checked out, if you are not sure what it is. Once you know what something is, you can know what to do about it. . Derek
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@vicky30 (4774)
• India
4 Mar 09
I think your fingers have become very weak.Try giving your fingers a days rest and see how it feels.Also dip your fingers in warm water to make the blood circulate in it.If the pain is severe you can put pain killers to get temporary releif from the instense pain.Try putting vitamin supplements and drinking fresh fruit juice.It will remove the pain naturally and quickly.
@winterose (39928)
• Canada
3 Mar 09
it could be a pinched nerve somewhere but the only one who knows for sure and maybe even not then is your doctor. You should have it checked out.
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• Malaysia
3 Mar 09
I think you heart now encountering electric flow instability. I watched many times on TV's health and science program for this kind of interruption in human body. In this case, actually, you cannot wait to obtain specialist treatment because it is not a disease but under chronic; human body natural failure. I suggest, don't wait as it can worsen your heart function!
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@alokn99 (5719)
• India
3 Mar 09
I remember getting a similar kind of feeling when i had started some unknown medication. Check to see if this has happened after you have done anything similar. But see a doctor. The more you try and figure out this yourself the more anxiety and stress.