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Plant City, FL
A 38-year-old female asked:

I have numbness in both of my hands every morning and i also have to sleep with my arms straight because the joints in my elbows will start to hurt?

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Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 39 years experience
Pinched nerve: If the numbness is in the first 3 fingers the problem is most likely carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a problem in which the median nerve gets pinched at the wrist. It often occurs during sleep, driving a car, typing, or talking on the phone. If the numbness is in the 4th and 5th fingers it is likely from the ulnar nerve being punched at the elbow..
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Last updated Nov 21, 2019


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