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For about 3-4 weeks I've been having constant numbness in my left hand pointer middle and ring fingers. I find it more sever when I wake up in the morning. The numbness doesn't go past my fingertips, but its present all day. I am 24 years old I have no si

For about 3-4 weeks I've been having constant numbness in my left hand pointer middle and ring fingers. I find it more sever when I wake up in the morning. The numbness doesn't go past my fingertips, but its present all day. I am 24 years old I have no si

Pressure neuropathy: Is my best guess, based on your sleep position. Make sure you are not sleeping on your hand, or propping it up or on your chest. Does it eventually go away each day? If not, you could also have an odd pattern of carpal tunnel syndrome. Wear a wrist brace to sleep (not tight though) and see your doc if it persists. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Choueka
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Hand Numbness (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Constant severe numbness in arms, hands, leg, feet, etc. What could this be?

Constant severe numbness in arms, hands, leg, feet, etc. What could this be?

Need More Details: Have you had any back injury? Could be a pinched nerve or poor circulation see you pcp as soon as possible! ...Read more

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Numbness in hands, feet with odd sensations of pain and feel extremely cold I have had numerous symptoms starting with my bladder and needing to constantly urinate. This started on august those symptoms have somewhat subsided and now I have numbness in ha

Numbness in hands, feet with odd sensations of pain and feel extremely cold I have had numerous symptoms starting with my bladder and needing to constantly urinate. This started on august those symptoms have somewhat subsided and now I have numbness in ha

This: This is a very concerning state. First, have you changed or started any medications lateley? Have you had any other symptoms, like fevers, chills, having the light bother your eyes, or a stiff neck? It sounds like either myelopathy (spinal cord dysfunction), a mild meningitis (inflammation or infection of the covering of the nervous system), or neuropathy (nerve dysfunction) and you should probably have an MRI of your cervical spine (the spine in your neck) and brain. If those are normal, you should have a very thorough evaluation by your neurologist, as there are a number of conditions that can cause those symptoms. This is not a condition I would move slowly on.

Best of luck, I would also (given the serious nature of your symptoms) consider looking into seeing a neurologist or neurosurgeon at a major teaching hospital in a major city to make sure you get the most advanced care available. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in hands and spine pain?

What causes numbness in hands and spine pain?

Look fro cervical: Disc for the cause of this symptomes. ...Read more

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How can I stop pain and numbness in hands?

How can I stop pain and numbness in hands?

See below: There are several common causes of hand numbness. The most common cause is carpal tunnel, but you may also can neuropathy. See your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of numbness in hands?

What is the main cause of numbness in hands?

Carpal Tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome is probably the most common cause of "numbness in the hands". This occurs when the median nerve gets compressed in the wrist. Other causes include compression of the median, ulnar, or radial nerves in the wrist, elbow or arm. Compression of the nerves leaving the neck and peripheral neuropathy are also common cause of numbness. ...Read more

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What to do if I have numbness in hands off and on for weeks?

What to do if I have numbness in hands off and on for weeks?

Tingling numbness: In the hands can be a variety of things for the most common thing is carpal Tunnel. Early treatment for this can be night time splintingas long as the splints are not too tight use of over-the-counter anti-inflammatories and avoidance of provocative positioning such as extremes of flexion and extension this is often a good start if it continues or becomes constantthen you should talk to primary ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis for numbness in hands that wake you up at night time?

What is the diagnosis for numbness in hands that wake you up at night time?

Many possibilities.: It can be the position you sleep in that causes this. It can be a pinched nerve in the neck. It can be circulation problems. See a physician and find 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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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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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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Hi, as I m suferring from weekness nd body pain, numbness in hands nn legs?

Hi, as I m suferring from weekness nd body pain, numbness in hands nn legs?

See a doctor: You should give your whole story to a doctor and be examined. You may start with your personal (primary) doctor if you have one. Alternatively you could see a specialist: neurologist, physical medicine/rehabilitation specialist, spine physician, pain management doctor. ...Read more

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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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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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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 does it mean when there is tingling and numbness in hands everyday?

What does it mean when there is tingling and numbness in hands everyday?

See below: There are several common causes of hand numbness. The most common cause is carpal tunnel, but you may also can neuropathy. See your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Mum has numbness in hands for over 6 months now. Is it because she's o neg or age? 50+

Mum has numbness in hands for over 6 months now. Is it because she's o neg or age? 50+

See below: There are several common causes of hand numbness. The most common cause is carpal tunnel, but you may also can neuropathy. See your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness in hands and fingers?

What can cause numbness in hands and fingers?

Numbness: Numbness involving hands and fingers can be caused by various conditions, most commonly carpal tunnel syndrome, other causes may include other upper extremity nerve injuries (such as a pinched nerve in the elbow); a pinched nerve in the neck can also cause numbness in hands/fingers. Best to discuss with your md for an exam. ...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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Can strained biceps cause numbness in hands?

I'm concerned: In general there is usually no numbness with a biceps strain although there is close anatomical proximity. If it started at the same time as the biceps injury you may have injured a peripheral nerve but that would be uncommon. I would bring this to your doctors attention as it may be a problem that needs work up, like an emg. Hope this helps. ...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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What could be causing numbness in hands, face and foot?

What could be causing numbness in hands, face and foot?

One side?: If all this is on the same side, you could be having what is called TIA which is a temporary lack of blood to the opposite side of the brain. You really need to get this evaluated. ...Read more

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What are the causes of numbness in hands and severe rib and spine pain?

Radiculopathy: This sounds like it is most likely to be cervical radiculopathy which results from a pinched nerve in the neck. This requires orthopedic evaluation. There are other much rarer causes, and an orthopedist or a neurologist visit can help. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for numbness in hands and fingers?

What kind of doctor should I see for numbness in hands and fingers?

Hand/fingers numb: Your fp/pcp would be a good start. May be referred to orthopedic specialist or neurologist for EMG study if conservative therapy doesn't work. ...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?

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

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