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Alpena, MI
A 25-year-old female asked:

My hand keeps going numb. when i'm writing or even when my elbow is just bent. it's occurring more often. what could it be?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nancy Ferguson
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Ulnar Neuropathy: Ulnar nerve irritation may cause the symptoms described. Causes include: sleeping with the arm folded behind neck with elbows bent, resting the elbows on the chair arms while typing, resting or bracing the elbow on the arm rest of a vehicle, bench pressing, intense exercising and strain involving the elbow, holding a cell phone to the ear for prolonged periods, using mouse on a hard surface.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: Depending on the fingers involved, the two most likely causes are carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel syndrome. Have it evaluated.

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