A 52-year-old member asked:
What can cause hand numbness, tingling for weeks?
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Dr. Edward Smith answered
53 years experience in Neurosurgery
Carpal tunnel: Statistically the most common cause by far is carpal tunnel syndrome in which the median nerve is compress as it passes with 8 tendons trough a "tunnel" bounded by a thick ligament and multiple wrist bones. Other causes include bone spurs , nerve compression in neck, elbow, root of the neck, metabolic-nutritional imbalances. If your hand is weak or clumsy see an orthopedist or neurologist.
Answered on Apr 7, 2018
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