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A 55-year-old female asked:

Palm-side of r hand n all the fingers feel numb sometimes when i walk n swing the arms, put my arm down, when i lie down, write or type. reason?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 20 years experience
Carpal tunnel?: Consider carpal tunnel syndrome. This causes the tips of the thumb, forefinger, middle finger and sometimes part of the fourth or ring finger to feel numbness or tingling. It may feel worse with typing, writing, sleeping or driving. This condition can often be treated by wearing wrist splints.
Dr. Kornelis Poelstra
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 25 years experience
Numb hand: Sometimes traction on a root due to extension of an extremity can cause some distal tingling and numbeness. It can occur due to tight clothing around the forearm or wrist, jemelry or tethering of a periferal nerve in the arm. Often there is alittle contribution from a few different sources and prositional changes help often. Bend the elbow maybe. It can mean carpal tunnel compression too...

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Last updated May 19, 2016

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