Numb Trigger Finger?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grasssin, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. grasssin

    grasssin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 361

    Lately my trigger finger has been going numb and turning blue at night and at random times during the day. I am smart enough to realize that it is due to the vibration of edging/trimming/chainsawing all day, but what should I do about it?

    What exactly is it?
     
  2. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    probably should just cut it off and be done with the problem :drinkup:

    on a serious note sounds like you may have something wrong with it, cause i would say a little tingle after hard days work would be ok, but turning blue does not sound good.
     
  3. bushtrimmer

    bushtrimmer LawnSite Senior Member
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    See a doctor
     
  4. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    Mine gets tingly but never blue, definatly see a doctor. I started wearing gloves and it helps with the vibration.
     
  5. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
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    Sounds like circulation is getting cut off and you better go to a doctor.
     
  6. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If it's turning blue something definitely isn't right i would get it checked out soon
     
  7. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 911

    gangrene - I don't know, just a bad (and wrong) guess but WOW, I'd definately see a doctor about it.
     
  8. oneandonlyjojo

    oneandonlyjojo LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 125

    i doubt anyone here is a doctor.
     
  9. RICHIE K

    RICHIE K LawnSite Senior Member
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    SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME MY DOC TOLD ME TO TAKE VITAMIN B12. AFTER 1 WEEK OF USING THIS IT WORKS!!!!! :drinkup:
    B12 HELPS THE FLOW OF THE BLOOD. HELPS WITH CARPAL TUNAL



    RICHIE K

    www.kulakandcompany.com :blob3:
     
  10. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    Richie you are right about taking B-12 but its action is mostly on nerves.
    The blue part is a little troubling but that could be a trapped or swollen blood vessel. Carpal tunnel has some of the effects you are experiencing. You are right I am not a doctor, I'm a paramedic and yes this is a bit out of my scope but it has something to do with nerves and vessels that supply the thumb. It can't hurt to see the doc. As far as prevention of future problems, I can't really say. Some guys have tried anti-vibe gloves but the jury is still out. You may have something that is correctable but only the M.D. can tell. Good Luck.
     

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