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A 17-year-old female asked:

My thumb and 2 fingers closest go numb when i lean on my hand. i rock a lot. i put my two hands down while sitting and i rock back and forth. ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Nerve: You are putting pressure on the nerves at your wrist making the hand symptoms occur. Change your hand and wrist positions while rocking. It sounds like your symptoms are purely positional but you could try a wrist brace if your symptoms are severe.
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Numbness tingling: Your hadn't is partially falling asleep. This can be due to loss of circulation or loss of nerve signal or a little of both. The distribution of the numbness sound like the median nerve distribution. This does not mean you have carpal tunnel, instead your body is telling you not to do this. Whether it is sitting on high stool for too long or riding a bicycle try to avoid poisons the cause this
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Last updated Aug 25, 2017


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