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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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What does it mean if my left hand tingles when I wake up?

What does it mean if my left hand tingles when I wake up?

Hand numbness: It could mean several things. It could mean you are experiencing compromise/compression of the circulation or it could mean you are compressing the nerve at one of many different levels depending on bony and muscular anatomy as well as postural/positional changes effecting the wrist, forearm, elbow, shoulder, axilla, or neck. ...Read more

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When i close my fist, my hand tingles. What does this mean?

When i close my fist, my hand tingles. What does this mean?

Increased pressure: When you make a fist the flexor tendons glide proximally through the carpal tunnel. In some individuals the lumbrical muscles which arise from the profundus tendons pass back into the carpal tunnel causing pressure on the median nerve. This results in tingling and numbness in the median nerve distribution to the thumb, index finger, long finger and half the ring finger. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have had hand surgery 6 months ago but my hand tingles?

Is it unusual to have had hand surgery 6 months ago but my hand tingles?

Possibly: Ideally you would no longer have pain after surgery, but it is possible. Tingling in the hand is usually related to an irritated nerve. Carpal tunnel is the most common cause. I would recommend seeing your hand surgeon to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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I hit my elbow hard on a wall the side of my hand tingles when touched and when ever my elbow is tapped i get a sharp pain should I be worried?

I hit my elbow hard on a wall the side of my hand tingles when touched and when ever my elbow is tapped i get a sharp pain should I be worried?

Probably a contusion: Sounds as though you may have an ulnar nerve contustion. The complaints you have listed are common for people who "hit their funny bone". The pain should subside in time, but if it doesn't be sure to consult with a local orthopedist. For treatment options, and further details please visit my blog @ http://drmarkgalland.Com/%e2%80%9cit%e2%80%99s-not-funny%e2%80%9d/. ...Read more

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I touched a light switch with a wet hand, had a slight electric shock, didn't hurt but was surprising.Hand tingles a bit but thats all, serious?

I touched a light switch with a wet hand, had a slight electric shock, didn't hurt but was surprising.Hand tingles a bit but thats all, serious?

Not from what you : Describe but i wouldnt repeat it again! sometimes its better to be lucky. Id get that light switch looked at by an electrician and put some electrical tape over the switch ( with dry hands and gloves) so no one has that happen. If the tingling stops ok, if it persists get evaluated as the shock may be the precipitant that highlights the issue rather than the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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Can you explain why my thumb hurts and hand tingles?

Can you explain why my thumb hurts and hand tingles?

SOUNDS LIKE A COMBO: Of tenosynovitis or inflammation of soft tissue structures in the thumb and carpal tunnel. Can not rule out circulatory problems with this amount of history so please get this looked at by a physician. ...Read more

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Whymy granddaughter 8 years old have headaches and in her and hand tingles why?

Whymy granddaughter 8 years old have headaches and in her and  hand tingles why?

See below: Headaches have many potential causes. Too many to list here. I would suggest seeing her pediatrician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have had a lump in my right forearm...now my hand tingles...could this be a nerve?

I have had a lump in my right forearm...now my hand tingles...could this be a nerve?

FOREARM LUMP: I CANNOT SEE THIS LUMP! HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN THERE? HOW LARGE IS THE LUMP? HAS IT BEEN GROWING? DO YOURSELF A FAVOR: SEE YOUR PCP OR DERMATOLOGIST SOON. BEST LUCK! ...Read more