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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.

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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.

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

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

Position: Many times it occurs because of the position it is in when you sleep. If it persists, see your doctor.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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/.

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My shoulder dislocates pretty much every time I lift and now it just make this awful tearing noise.But the last 2weeks my hand tingles and goes numb?

My shoulder dislocates pretty much every time I lift  and now it just  make this awful tearing noise.But the last 2weeks my hand tingles and goes numb?

Deterioration: Sounds like you have gone from an orthopedic problem to an orthopedic-neurological problem. You've ignored this too long. Please seek immediate medical care.

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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.

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My thumb and pointer finger on right hand tingles it dose is. 3to4x dayle?

My thumb and pointer finger on right hand  tingles it dose is. 3to4x dayle?

Carpal tunnel syndr?: You may have carpal tunnel syndrome and needs to be evauated and treated.It is caused by pressure on median nerve which supplies the thum and index finger.You will need a blood test to rule out hupothyridism which sometimes can cause this, use a carpal tunnel splint and anti inflammatory meds like naprosyn (naproxen). If that does not help, surgery will give relief consult your doctor if that's what you have?

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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!

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When i grab heavy objects with my fingers/thumb i get a pop in my palm/thumb area and either my whole hand tingles or just my thumb. happens bothsides?

When i grab heavy objects with my fingers/thumb i get a pop in my palm/thumb area and either my whole hand tingles or just my thumb. happens bothsides?

Trigger finger : is one common issue. Other things can be snapping tendon in or near the carpal tunnel or the distal forearm. All of these especially trigger fiver respond well to conservative and palliative treaent.

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Have bells palsy and was using an electrical stimulator. The target point to use on neck caused my hand to contract on same side and hand tingles. Why?

Have bells palsy and was using an electrical stimulator. The target point to use on neck caused my hand to contract on same side and hand tingles. Why?

Nerve stimulation.: The target point for electrical nerve stimulation in Bell's Palsy should be on the face in front of the ear. Stimulation the neck especially behind the collar bone will stimulate the brachial plexus or cervical nerve root . It will cause contraction or tingling in the arm or hand as expected.

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What could cause theses symptoms: face aches and numb, left hand tingles & I feel sick often?

See your doctor: These are important symptoms that need to be evaluated in person by your physician as soon as possible.

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Hand tingles when i bend my wrist backwards and wrist feels stiff. Carpal tunnel was released may 2013.Is it related to old surgery or something else?

Hand tingles when i bend my wrist backwards and wrist feels stiff. Carpal tunnel was released may 2013.Is it related to old surgery or something else?

CT release not 100%: So rather than being related to the surgery, it may just be coming back. There have been studies showing that surgical releases work anywhere from 40-80 % of the time. Many times its still the best option, but could be that. May also be related to other nerve entrapments and you may need another emg. Discuss with your physician testing and therapies like steroid injections that may help.

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I keep having episodes where I experience the worst headache imaginable, my right cheekbone and right hand tingles, and I get dizzy(for over 1 month)?

I keep having episodes where I experience the worst headache  imaginable, my right cheekbone and right hand tingles, and I get dizzy(for over 1 month)?

See a specialist: You need to see neurologist as soon as possible for evaluation of these symptoms. You will probably need a referral from your primary care physician.

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I was going on stairs, my heart was racing which gets me anxious then face/head and hand tingles and feels like pricking everywhere?vanish after rest

I was going on stairs, my heart was racing which gets me anxious then face/head and hand tingles and feels like pricking everywhere?vanish after rest

Heart rate: It's normal for the heart rate to increase and become more forceful when climbing stairs. You have an anxiety reaction when you feel your heart beat. It would be important to take your pulse and see what the heart rate is during your symptoms and how long it takes to return to normal. A rate of 100 or less is not unusual and if it subsides within a few minutes, you are ok. See your physician also.

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Neck pain facial numbness tongue tingles headache left arm/hand tingles/ numbness what could it be?

Serious: This could be serious and you should consult a physician immediately. An er or minor emergency center is a quick trip and have qualified physicians. Have someone take you. Bother them, it could mean a major life event. Heart attack or stroke are in my mind.

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