A 44-year-old female asked:
why would my hands keep going numb. its bad at night?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Daniel Lee answered
26 years experience Internal Medicine
May be carpal tunnel: It is possible that you may have carpal tunnel syndrome. When sleeping at night, you may be flexing your wrist or sleeping on it. There is a nerve which can be compressed leading to numbness. It tends to affect the thumb, index, and middle finger. However, you should see your primary care provider to confirm this as there are other possibilities as well.
Answered on Aug 16, 2013
Dr. Marybeth Lambe answered
45 years experience Travel Medicine
Carpal Tunnel?: Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when medial nerve-which runs through the tight channel of the middle wrist begins to get pinched as it travels out to palm & fingers. Tingling, numbness & sometimes weakness & pain are first felt at night. When awakened many will try to shake their hands to 'wake them up' the diagnosis should be confirmed & can be treated a variety of ways. Many ailments can mimic it.
Answered on Apr 26, 2015
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