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Half My Hand Is Numb
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
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
Peripheral nerve inj: ury is likely. If you hit your elbow for example, several of your fingers could be numb for a while. ...Read more
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I wake up with hand numbness,i have to shake them to be able to use them besides having pain in my upper left back,should i be worried?
Maybe carpal tunnel : You may possess a pinched nerve over your wrist, called carpal tunnel syndrome, but alternatively, your ulnar nerve may be compressed at the elbow, and even potentially, a possible site in the shoulder or neck. An exam may focus on the location, and other testing may confirm the locations. ...Read more
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
C T S: Most likely you have carpel tunnel syndrom please check it out. ...Read more
I'm experiencing hand numbness and tingling. It keeps on getting worse and worse. What can I tell hr?
My right hand is numb from a week.Dont know wats wrong... I m taking medicines too bt no improvement.Plz tall what to do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Sleeping hard means being so deeply asleep that the person is unresponsive to stimuli which would ordinarily cause some postural adjustment or actual awakening. If a wrist is markedly bent or the elbows markedly flexed or the shoulder abducted, this could happen. ...Read more
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