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Why do my fingers go numb when I sleep

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Gaya
Neurology 30 years experience
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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Pinched nerve: Sounds like you are compressing your ulnar nerve at the elbow. Talk to your doctor about getting EMG study and subsequent treatment.
A female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 39 years experience
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
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
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
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
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
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatric Critical Care 32 years experience
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
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
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
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Carpal tunnel: Suspect carpal tunnel or interruption of circulation. Will require physician evaluation.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Numbness : Numbness to the driver's finger is a serious problem, lol. On a more serious note this could be an early sign of carpal tunnel syndrome or some other ... Read More
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