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Overland Park, KS
A 47-year-old female asked:

When i sleep, my hands go numb, swell so bad i cannot make a fist, my knuckles go white, and its painful. what's going on?

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Dr. Steven Simon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 40 years experience
Carpal tunnel: The median nerve is very superficial, and sometimes in sleep we flex our wrists, leading to compression of the nerve and changes of numbness and tingling.,the swelling suggests excess salt or circulatory problems that vein outflow back to,the heart. This can produce all the symptoms you describe.
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