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What are the symptoms of vibration white finger?
VWF is a painful condition that's often worse in cold weather. Symptoms can differ greatly depending on the individual, but the most common are a tingling sensation or numbness in the fingertips, a cold sensation in the fingers or a discolouration of the skin where the fingertips or fingers can turn white, blue or red as well as general aches and pains in the hands, arms and fingers.
Some sufferers experience a 'pins and needles' tingling sensation in their fingers as well as a numbness or loss of feeling caused by nerve damage. Usually these symptoms are limited to the fingertips but in more serious cases they can extend up the whole length of the finger and arm (known as hand arm vibration syndrome). Smokers, diabetics and those taking prescription drugs such as beta blockers are all more susceptible to VWF.
Lasting effects of vibration white finger
Usually, the symptoms only last from between a few minutes to around an hour, but the damage caused can be permanent. In those extreme cases, sufferers may be left unable to do intricate work such as fastening buttons or gripping objects, which means they can no longer continue their employment.
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