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why do my hands go numb when i sleep

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Numbness: Numbness in hands may be simply cutting off blood supply. Could also be carpal tunnel syndrome, and or pinched nerve at level of cervical spine. Reall ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Wilson
20 years experience Sleep Medicine
Carpal tunnel?: Hands that go numb or tingle in the middle of the night are often from carpal tunnel syndrome and less likely from cubital tunnel syndrome (ulnar nerv ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
20 years experience Podiatry
Numbness: Numbness in the feet can be caused by a similar problem to Carpal Tunnel called "Tarsal Tunnel." But there are many other causes of numbness, includi ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Hands & Feet ?: The symptoms you describe are concerning in this respect. There are many, many reasons why a hand or a foot can go numb. You are saying that initially ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Carpal tunnel: This are classic symptoms related to carpal tunnel syndromes. There are several possible causes for cts. Have the problem evaluated.
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Shoulder or wrists: Teenager with both arms "going to sleep" at night likely has nerve impingements in shoulders or wrists. Thoracic outlet syndrome usually unilateral. ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Carpal tunnel?: Many times when u sleep, u will flex ur wrists. This bends the median nerve over the transverse volar carpal ligament, ; this pressure effects the sen ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Likely CTS: You have symptoms typical of carpal tunnel syndrome. See a neurologist. You need EMG test.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conner
24 years experience Family Medicine
See doc for lumps. : These could be impinging on nerves causing carpal tunnel syndrome. You should see a doctor.
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A male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience Internal Medicine
You need to see MD: The symptoms you describe are clearly not normal. The potential causes are numerous, and if not identified may result in significant medical problems ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Carpal tunnel: The median nerve is very superficial, and sometimes in sleep we flex our wrists, leading to compression of the nerve and changes of numbness and tingl ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
HEADACHE NUMBNESS: You need a check- up. It could be serious like aneurysm, space occupying lesions, or any circulation problems. It's better to know than guess what's ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Carpal tunnel synd.: There a re many potential causes, but by far the most common is carpal tunnel syndrome (cts). Cts is a compression of the median nerve at the wrist a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Position: Consider nerve pinching at wrist or elbow, and less commonly shoulder and/or neck. Carpal tunnel syndrome most common due to position of wrist at nig ... Read More
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