The thumb is the first digit finger of the hand. Although your thumb is not actually a finger, people still classify it as one. When a person is standing in the medical anatomical position where the palm is facing to the front , the thumb is the outermost digit. The Medical Latin English noun for thumb is pollex compare hallux for big toe , and the corresponding adjective for thumb is pollical. The English word "finger" has two senses, even in the context of appendages of a single typical human hand:.
Our hands connect us with the world. We work with our hands and communicate with our hands. The wear and tear from all that use can sometimes cause painful conditions, and women are particularly prone to develop two of these: de Quervain's pronounced deh-KWER-vins tenosynovitis and stenosing tenosynovitis or trigger finger. Both de Quervain's tenosynovitis and trigger finger involve the tendons of the hand.
Numbness in the fingers can have many different causes, from carpal tunnel syndrome to some types of neuropathy. In some cases, treatment may simply require a change in the way that a person uses their hands. However, medication or surgery may be necessary for cases with more complex underlying causes. This article looks at six causes of numbness in a person's fingers, as well as the treatment options.
The ring finger is often one of the fingers affected. The condition is also known as stenosing tenosynovitis. Tendons are bands of tissue that attach muscles to bones. In the hand, tendons and muscles must work together to flex and straighten your fingers and thumb. Usually, tendons slide easily through a tunnel of tissue called a sheath.