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A female asked:

my left arm and hand are going numb when i sleep i do not sleep on that side. on occasions this has resulted in pain and swelling in my left fingers?

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Dr. Steven Simon
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 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 supporting head, and wrist braces are easily obtained for a trial. The edema should not recur with above. If the problem is not resolved, your doctor can assist

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