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Dr. Jack Choueka
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Hand Numbness (Overview)

The term numbness describes an altered sensation that can occur usually from either a neurological or vascular etiology. Some patients that have numbness have a complete inability to sense any object at all, where others may be able to sense but it is reduced. One example is neuropathy, in severe cases patients will be so numb they can not sense even if they step on a sharp nail.


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What can cause hand numbness, tingling for weeks?

What can cause hand numbness, tingling for weeks?

Carpal tunnel: Statistically the most common cause by far is carpal tunnel syndrome in which the median nerve is compress as it passes with 8 tendons trough a "tunnel" bounded by a thick ligament and multiple wrist bones. Other causes include bone spurs, nerve compression in neck, elbow, root of the neck, metabolic-nutritional imbalances. If your hand is weak or clumsy see an orthopedist or neurologist. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Choueka
305 Doctors shared insights

Hand Numbness (Overview)

The term numbness describes an altered sensation that can occur usually from either a neurological or vascular etiology. Some patients that have numbness have a complete inability to sense any object at all, where others may be able to sense but it is reduced. One example is neuropathy, in severe cases patients will be so numb they can not sense even if they step on a sharp nail.


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What can I do to address hand numbness?

What can I do to address hand numbness?

Hand numbness: A good way to determine the cause of hand numbness is to give this information to your medical provider (location, duration, mitigating factors) and if needed, have nerve conduction testing. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common cause- feel free to learn about this while you are thinking about this. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for hand numbness?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for hand numbness?

Various: Hand numbness generally comes from disturbance in the sensory nerves to the hand. This can be from nerve compression in the carpal tunnel area, elbow flexure area or in the neck (cervical) spine. Some relief from nsaids and physical therapy is possible but you might require surgical release. Diabetic neuropathy can also cause numbness. Have your doctor sort this out. ...Read more

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Is there a cure to hand numbness?

Is there a cure to hand numbness?

Depends: Depends on the cause of the numbness and how long its been there. ...Read more

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I have hand numbness & tingling. It feels all swelled up but it's not and the feeling goes up my arm it keeps me up at night. I'm 46 with no medicals problems other than a few kidney infections throughout life.

I have hand numbness & tingling. It feels all swelled up but it's not and the feeling goes up my arm it keeps me up at night. I'm 46 with no medicals problems other than a few kidney infections throughout life.

How: How is your neck? Any history of prior injury to your neck? Compression of a nerve in your neck (from arthritis in the cervical spine or a disc herniation) can cause your symptoms. And you don't necessarily have to have neck pain in order for a problem in your neck to cause radiating pain ("radiculopathy").

I'd start with either an orthopedic surgeon or a neurologist who can perform some simple nerve tests. An MRI of your neck would disclose any narrowing between the vertebrae. Also, try using a thinner pillow when you sleep.

Feel better! ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, left hand numbness while sleeping. Though used wrist cover, still has it. He gets tired and now he can hear ticking when he bend fingers?

Hi Doctor, left hand numbness while sleeping. Though used wrist cover, still has it. He gets tired and now he can hear ticking when he bend fingers?

?????: Sorry, only part of your post is understandable. So this isn't about you, this is about "him"? You really need to have "him" see a doctor who can have an actual conversation with "him" and examine "him" because I doubt you'll get any kind of satisfactory answer this way. Your English is not good enough. Preferably see a doctor who speaks "his" native language, eh? ...Read more

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Is there a cure to hand numbness?

Depends: Depends on the cause of the numbness and how long its been there. ...Read more

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What can I do to address hand numbness?

Hand numbness: A good way to determine the cause of hand numbness is to give this information to your medical provider (location, duration, mitigating factors) and if needed, have nerve conduction testing. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common cause- feel free to learn about this while you are thinking about this. ...Read more

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Does bilateral hand numbness have a cure?

Does bilateral hand numbness have a cure?

Varies: It really depends on the cause, as there are multiple potential possibilities. Things like carpal tunnel syndrome do have a pretty simple fix, whereas conditions like a sensory neuropathy do not but can be managed with medications, consider being seen. A nerve conduction test may also be of benefit. ...Read more

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What can I do about lingering hand numbness?

What can I do about lingering hand numbness?

Nerve irritation: Ongoing complaints of tingling in the hand is commonly associated with nerve irritation like carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel syndrome. See a neurologist and hand surgeon for assessment and treatment. ...Read more

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What could be some causes for my hand numbness?

What could be some causes for my hand numbness?

Carpal Tunnel Syndro: Most numbness in the hand is from pressure on the median nerve at the wrist causing carpal tunnel syndrome. Most patients will have intermittent numbness at first, often at night or while reading or driving. Other causes can be cubital tunnel syndrome, diabetic neuropathy or other forms of neuropathy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have hand numbness after a massage?

Is it normal to have hand numbness after a massage?

See below: Putting too much pressure on a nerve can cause numbness. Usually these symptoms will improve within a day or 2. See your doctor if still having numbness in a week. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hand numbness?

What is the definition or description of: Hand numbness?

Altered sensation: The term numbness describes an altered sensation that can occur usually from either a neurological or vascular etiology. Some patients that have numbness have a complete inability to sense any object at all, where others may be able to sense but it is reduced. One example is neuropathy, in severe cases patients will be so numb they can not sense even if they step on a sharp nail. ...Read more

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What could cause right hand numbness?

What could cause right hand numbness?

Pinched nerves: Nerves are like garden hoses. If they are piched then there is less function i.e. Feeling. You need to see a specialist to pinpoint where your nerves are pinched. They can be pinched in more than one place. ...Read more

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What can cause hand numbness, tingling for weeks?

Carpal tunnel: Statistically the most common cause by far is carpal tunnel syndrome in which the median nerve is compress as it passes with 8 tendons trough a "tunnel" bounded by a thick ligament and multiple wrist bones. Other causes include bone spurs, nerve compression in neck, elbow, root of the neck, metabolic-nutritional imbalances. If your hand is weak or clumsy see an orthopedist or neurologist. ...Read more

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What could cause hand numbness in the middle of my sleep?

Carpal tunnel synd.: There a re many potential causes, but by far the most common is carpal tunnel syndrome (cts). Cts is a compression of the median nerve at the wrist and many patients wake up with hand numbness. Usually initial treatment is a night spilint. If this does not work, surgery may be indicated. Thanks. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hand numbness and dizziness when I stand up?

I am experiencing hand numbness and dizziness when I stand up?

Low Blood pressure: You are probably dehydrated. See checklist on avoiding dehydration. Drink lots of salty fluids like broth or bullion and don't stop until you are peeing practically clear. If you are bleeding or have any abdominal pain at all, you should be seen at A&E. ...Read more

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What causes hand numbness while asleep?

What causes hand numbness while asleep?

Nerve compression: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can cause hand numbness during sleep?

Position: Consider nerve pinching at wrist or elbow, and less commonly shoulder and/or neck. Carpal tunnel syndrome most common due to position of wrist at night. Check with your doctor to find out fully., . ...Read more

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What could lead to feet and hand numbness?

What could lead to feet and hand numbness?

Possible neuropathy: You should be evaluated by a neurologist for possible neuropathy. ...Read more

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What are finger and hand numbness symptoms of?

Most common CTS: Carpal tunnel is common, ulnar nerve or cubital tunnel, neck discs, nerve compression are common issues. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain and hand numbness after my wrist popped.?

I am experiencing wrist pain and hand numbness after my wrist popped.?

Not enough: Information....is it swollen?? Discolored??? Is there a lump?? (ganglion)...WHERE is the numbness...Suggest a full Health tap Prime consultation!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I'm experiencing hand numbness and tingling. It keeps on getting worse and worse. What can I tell hr?

I'm experiencing hand numbness and tingling. It keeps on getting worse and worse. What can I tell hr?

Couple of reasons: If you are thinking of filing a work comp claim you'll have to report it, but make sure you understand the implications of doing so. Hand numbness could be for many reasons so you will want to have that evaluated. It may or may not be related to your work. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do I go to for hand numbness?

Hand Doc: A board certified hand surgeon is best qualified to treat you non-surgically and surgically, if necessary. ...Read more

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Can sleeping hard cause hand numbness during sleep?

Can sleeping hard cause hand numbness during sleep?

Indirectly: The depth of sleep would not directly cause numbness, but during sleep one can hold the wrist in flexion which can then aggravate carpal tunnel syndrome. Don't hesitate to be seen for it. ...Read more

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What could cause chest pain and left hand numbness?

What could cause chest pain and left hand numbness?

Nerve dermatome: Your pain may be following a nerve root dermatome. Heart attacks do this because they stimulate that nerve root, but so does neck arthritis with cervical spondylitis or injury. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more