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I did a handstand today and my forearm and left half of my left hand is numb. Its been a couple of hours. I did mountain climbs, planks, and push ups since then. I've been using it regularly. Should I be worried?

I did a handstand today and my forearm and left half of my left hand is numb. Its been a couple of hours. I did mountain climbs, planks, and push ups since then. I've been using it regularly. Should I be worried?

Probably not ....: but that's a lot of activity for a little wrist! In general, it's best to avoid any further unusual use of a part if it's started to get you some negative feedback like numbness. While the planks and push ups are normal activities for you, it is extra work for your arm. Just do other activities (no arm use) until the numbness goes away. Use ice. If it lasts >24 hrs, call your doc. Good wishes:) ...Read more

Dr. Jack Choueka
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Hand Numbness (Definition)

Hand numbness is a clinical finding in which a person's hand has decreased sensation. Numbness can be ...Read more


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Is there a reason half my hand and arm goes numb when i prop myself up on my elbow?

Is there a reason half my hand and arm goes numb when i prop myself up on my elbow?

Pinched nerve: The ulnar nerve lies in a groove behind the elbow. Flexing the elbow bothers the nerve. If your pinky is in half the hand you're referring to then you are pinching the ulnar nerve. ...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?

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

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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?

It can be: It is possible that pressure was placed on a nerve. This will most likely resolve in 4 to 6 weeks. If it is not improved see a hand surgeon. ...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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