U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Overland Park, KS
A 46-year-old female asked:

I'm 46 year old female. i've been having numbness , feeling of pins, swelling and stiffness in my fingers. i wake up all night with this. ???

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Sleeping on arm?: Are you sleeping on the same side as your symptoms? Positioning during sleep can cause compression on the shoulder, arm, and/or wrist, which can possibly lead to feelings of numbness in the hands. Keep a log of these episodes and take it to your physician if the symptoms persist. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm
Dr. Ajainder Shergill
16 years experience
Repetitive work?: If you do repetitive work, such as typing, you may also be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. Other possibilities include nerve impingement and even metabolic causes. I think you should see your doctor for further evaluation.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Sep 29, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.