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why do my fingers go numb when I sleep

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Gaya
29 years experience Neurology
Carpal tunnel: You may have carpal tunnel syndrome, characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle fin ... Read More

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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Hand numb/neck pain : The nerves that control the muscles and carry sensation of the hand and arm pass through the neck and arms. When you sleep you can apply pressure on t ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Pinched nerve: Sounds like you are compressing your ulnar nerve at the elbow. Talk to your doctor about getting EMG study and subsequent treatment.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
See ur Dr and get: Checked for pinched nerve in ur neck and lower back spine, nerve inflammation, diabetes, etc. Take care! http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobil ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Position change need: Arm and hand numbness overnight is commonly caused by neck mal positioning or wrist flexion during sleep. Sleep collar, special pillows for supportin ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Ulnar parasthesias: 40's female with numbness in 4-5 fingers while sleeping on back using a pillow has impingement of the ulna nerve tract. If in both arms this wou ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
VASCULAR VRS NERVE: Could wonder about carpal tunnel syndrome, but maybe a cold reaction secondary to raynaud's phenomenon. Have your primary doctor check it out, as thi ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Could be: Related to some form of nerve compression, like carpal tunnel. Have your family doctor evaluate you, and decide if you need a referral to a hand sur ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
31 years experience Pediatrics
Joint stiffness: If your joints are stiff in the morning and they get better as the day goes by, you may be suffering from arthritis. You need to be evaluated by a phy ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Numbness: It is possible. If you are sleeping in positions that rest heavy pressure on blood vessels or even kink them off, this would cause a lack of blood flo ... Read More
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