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I woke up twice this past week withy fingers tingling numb on right hand. took a few minutes to go away. i've read it's possibly carpal tunnel?

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Dr. Aleks Radovic
A Verified Doctoranswered
9 years experience
Indeed: I would see your doctor for a full evaluation to make sure though. Typical symptoms include numbness and/or tingling of the thumb and index/middle fingers, aching wrist, and clumsiness. Try a wrist splint overnight to alleviate those symptoms until you see your doctor. Hope you feel better!
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Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Numbness: This depends on which fingers were numb. If it was the thumb/index/middle fingers then it is likely carpal tunnel(pinching of a nerve in your wrist. If it was the ring and small fingers then it could be cubital tunnel syndrome(pinching of a nerve in your elbow). It is also possible that you could have a pinched nerve in your neck (cervical spine) that caused radiating numbness to your fingers.
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Last updated Jul 5, 2015


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