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Back Of Hand Numb
L pinky, ring, 1/2 middle finger, front/back hand numb/distorted sensation and elbow itching for 4 days. What could cause this? How to remedy?
When I go to sleep I get a horrible headache and my hands and arms go numb. If I lay on my back my hands go numb. Any ideas?
Seems like stomach flu,vomiting,light headedness,can't stand,severe back pain, numb hands and shaking,extreme nausea,can't hold anything down. ER?
Always be safe.: With the severity of your symptoms, without knowing why you're having them, the safest thing would be to get to the ED for an evaluation. ...Read more
My back popped while I was bent over and when I stood up it popped. Now it hurts where it popped and my hands felt like they got kinda numb when it happened is this serious?
Back strain: This is consistent with an acute lumbosacral strain. The hand numbness would be unrelated and possibly a result of associated anxiety or hyperventilating. The strained area takes 7-10 days to resolve. Treatment consists of rest, cold applications for 48hours and thereafter intermittent heat. Liniment and,if you can take them,nsaids like Aleve or advil. Your physician can order muscle relaxant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hand and shoulders: This depends on how you move your shoulders. Numbness in hands can come from neck being extended or the brachial plexus being stretched (the nerves from the neck to the arm). There is anatomy in the neck and shoulders that explain this. Get an exam from someone who knows necks and the thoracic outlet anatomy and shoulder impingement exam. ...Read more
Right hand gets tingly and numb only from my pinky to my palm/bottom of my rist what can this be it stays like that for months then goes back to norma?
Ulnar neuropathy: You may have a 'pinched ulnar nerve' which occurs most commonly at the elbow (sometimes called cubital tunnel syndrome). The symptoms may come and go depending on the amount of nerve compression. Be careful not to rest your elbow on a hard surface. If pain returns and hand weakness develops you may need a nerve study and corrective surgery by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Needs to be seen..: Since I don't know all the details and other symptoms associated with this numbness neither I know the time frame this has been going on for I would suggest that if this is recent go to the ED for immediate evaluation. This could be related to a pinged nerve, stroke, brain lesion, infection, among others. ...Read more
Would my hand go numb, the back of my shoulder be in constant pain? Esp to touch?(if torn) i can not lift stretch, or put behind back. I have spurs.
Partially correct: A torn rotator cuff or osteophytes/spurs in the shoulder would restrict your motion, lifting ability and cause pain but not numbness in your hand. Numbness in your hand can be a pinched nerve in your neck (from a disc or spur) or in your arm or wrist like carpal tunnel syndrome. See your rehab doctor for a diagnosis and proper treatment to avoid a frozen shoulder, wasted muscles or complete tear. ...Read more
Fell asleep on top of my hands woke up 2 hrs later my hands were numb took awhile to get circulation back and today they hurt?
Compression pain: You are experiencing some of the possible aftereffects following a significant compression of both blood vessels and nerves to the hands. Not sure why you did not move into hours while on top of your hands. If pain symptoms persist you may want to get an examination by a neurologist. ...Read more
What should I do if my back and right side of my head is going numb land feels like when ur hand falls asleep. What could that mean is erong?
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