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Dr. Jack Choueka
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Hand Numbness (Overview)

Hand numbness is a clinical finding in which a person's hand has decreased sensation. Numbness can be caused by nerve damage.


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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

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Dr. Jack Choueka
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Hand Numbness (Overview)

Hand numbness is a clinical finding in which a person's hand has decreased sensation. Numbness can be caused by nerve damage.


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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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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?

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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?

Depends on the cause: First the cause of the numbness must be determined. A hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon can make the diagnosis with a history and physical but may need an MRI or emg. The most common causes are carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome and a pinched nerve in the neck. ...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