A 31-year-old member asked:
what does ot mean if hands always go numb and is worst while laying down as if somebody is sitting on your arms?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Bennett Machanic answered
52 years experience Neurology
Likely nerve: Most common cause is carpal tunnel syndrome, with nerves compressed at wrists, perhaps secondary to keyboarding. Although might wonder re nerves higher up in arms, this is less likely. Could wonder about a neck issue (stenosis?), and recommend you see your doctor and perhaps get films of neck. An EMG study will probably confirm cts.
Answered on Mar 28, 2017
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