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I hit the back of my hand yesterday and immediately had numbness, today same thing. It's right between my first and middle finger. What could this be?

I hit the back of my hand yesterday and immediately had numbness, today same thing. It's right between my first and middle finger. What could this be?

Neuropraxia: This is like a whiplash of the nerves in the hand/wrist region. Hopefully, this will gradually decrease and go away. You can ice the hand to eliminate any swelling that may be present. ...Read more

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Hi, I hit my elbow yesterday, and my hand has been numb since, but now the numbness is going up my arm. And every time I move it, it hurts really bad.

Hi, I hit my elbow yesterday, and my hand has been numb since, but now the numbness is going up my arm. And every time I move it, it hurts really bad.

Local measures first: You hit your ulnar nerve. Pain medicine such as Advil (ibuprofen) will help. Warm compresses may help as well. How long it takes for the pain and numbness to go away depends on how hard you hit it. If the symptoms start to subside within the next couple of days, then just be patient If it gradually gets worse, you will need to call your physician or a physiatrist. Fortunately, that is a less likely scen ...Read more

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2 wisdom teeth (left) removed 3 weeks ago. When brushing teeth, hand slipped, hit the back of cheek, started feeling some numbness in lower jaw. Worrisome?

2 wisdom teeth (left) removed 3 weeks ago. When brushing teeth, hand slipped, hit the back of cheek, started feeling some numbness in lower jaw. Worrisome?

Numbness: You may have inadvertently bumped the nerve. It's not worrisome unless the numbness does not resolve itself.
If the numbness remains longer, than 7-10 days, have it examined by your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Hit pinky on door frame. About 10 days later it is still achy with sharper pains w/ movements. Swollen on middle joint, numbness. Dr says not fx??

Hit pinky on door frame. About 10 days later it is still achy with sharper pains w/ movements. Swollen on middle joint, numbness. Dr says not fx??

X-ray: Without seeing the finger I would not want to contradict your doctor's opinion. However, the only reliable way to tell if it is fractured or not is to get an X-ray. Asking for an x-ray if it is still causing you pain after 10 days of rest is not unreasonable. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a random, tingling, and numbness to my right index finger at random times of the day. I haven't hit my arm or jammed my finger or any sorts?

Hi, I have a random, tingling, and numbness to my right index finger at random times of the day. I haven't hit my arm or jammed my finger or any sorts?

More information: Many possibilities, more information is needed. If one taps on your median nerve in the wrist does your finger tingle. If one puts pressure on the proper digital nerve in the palm or finger can you reproduce the symptoms. If the problem was in a nerve root (C6) you would also get shooting pains to from the neck down to the finger. Time will tell. It will either or worse. ...Read more

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In all season if it hits anywhere from 60 degrees and below my hands and feet turn from pink to blue to white and become numb. Gloves don't work.

In all season if it hits anywhere from 60 degrees and below my hands and feet turn from pink to blue to white and become numb. Gloves don't work.

Raynaud's Disease: What you have described is a common and relatively benign condition in which cold temperatures trigger spasms of the arterial circulation particularly the hands. Proper protection for added warmth will protect as you have noted. In severe and frequent cases a type of medication known as a calcium channel blocker may help. Talk to your doctor about Raynaud;s Disease. ...Read more

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I banged my top of my hand on the corner of something, and a day later, my whole arm is numb. Help?

I banged my top of my hand on the corner of something, and a day later, my whole arm is numb. Help?

Nerve contusion: To the sensory nerves that supply the top of the hand especial;ly on the thumb side in the radial sensory nerve can be uncomfortable and can reslut on the nerve feeling as tho the entire length of th nerv is affected. Care for the bruising to the nreve is just like caring for a bruise anythwhere else except if nervepain is severe, non narcotic pain meds and nerve medications may help. ...Read more

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I hit the back of my hand on an oxygen tank at work yesterday. The area hit was red, swollen and numb. Today it's still numb.?

I hit the back of my hand on an oxygen tank at work yesterday. The area hit was red, swollen and numb. Today it's still numb.?

Neuropraxia: This is like a "whiplash" of the nerves and hopefully is temporary and will resolve. Ice and antiinflammatories can be helpful. If pain persists see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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My hand is numb, got hit in the funnybone I got hit in the funny bone a couple days ago and my entire hand went numb, I shook it out and everything went away expect for my pinky finger and half of my ring finger, also its numb down the side of my hand (th

My hand is numb, got hit in the funnybone I got hit in the funny bone a couple days ago and my entire hand went numb, I shook it out and everything went away expect for my pinky finger and half of my ring finger, also its numb down the side of my hand (th

Your: Your "funny bone" is your ulnar nerve at the elbow located in an area knoiwn as the cubital tunnel. The cubital tunnel is a tight band of tissue that holds the ulnar nerve in place and prevents it from sliding around when you move the elbow.
The ulnar nerve contains nerve fibers that give snesation to the little and ring fingers and the small muscles of the hand and several forearm and forearm based finger muscles

the extent of the bruise determines the time frame for this injury.
Prior issues wit the nerve, genreal health, age, diabetes, circulation, smoking and other things all affect nerve recovery. ...Read more

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Left cheek numb, scared the right corner of mouth wants to droop and right hand feels like can't grip. I have health anxiety. Should I worry? Seen dr.

Left cheek numb, scared the right corner of mouth wants to droop and right hand feels like can't grip. I have health anxiety. Should I worry? Seen dr.

Health anxiety: If you had not mentioned that you had seen an MD for these symptoms, with BP check and CT, it would be time to go to the ED. However, bc from your question it sounds like you have been medically evaluated, and there is no sign of stroke, It sounds like you may be having a Panic Attack, which can cause anxiety, numbness, weakness, and fear of severe medical illness. A Psych MD can treat you :) ...Read more

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I just hit my hand on something hard and immediately my thumb at the joint became slightly swollen and bruised. It's not hurting unless I mash on it. It is a little numb at the joint, but not bad. Is this most likely a sprain, fracture, or break?

I just hit my hand on something hard and immediately my thumb at the joint became slightly swollen and bruised. It's not hurting unless I mash on it. It is a little numb at the joint, but not bad. Is this most likely a sprain, fracture, or break?

Hard to say: It is really hard to say. If you had significant mechanism to have caused a fracture, you might want to be seen, examined, and get an X-ray. If it was a minimal "bump" you might give it 24-48 hours if rest, ice, elevation and if it seems to have resolved let it go but if not better be seen. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in most people's hands?

What causes numbness in most people's hands?

Carpal tunnel syndr: Is the most frequent cause, a pinched nerve over the medial wrist at the transverse carpal ligament. Sometimes associated with keyboard activities, and maybe an initial sign of diabetic neuropathy. ...Read more

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What medicine should I take for my hands numbness?

Varies: Most common cause of hand numbness is carpal tunnel syndrome due to nerve compression at inside wrist. There are, of course other reasons. Assuming the above, might benefit from vit b-6 100 mg twice daily, but larger amounts could be toxic. An anti-inflammatory such as Motrin or aleve (naproxen) might help. Best to see your doctor and get more precise idea of causation. ...Read more

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What do you think could cause numbness in my hands?

What do you think could cause numbness in my hands?

Many possibilities: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and 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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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 can cause numbness and blood rushing to hands?

What can cause numbness and blood rushing to hands?

Several causes.: Arm and hand numbness is usually related to a problem with the nerves. There can be a pinch on the nerve in the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome) or a pinch on the nerves as they come down into the arm from the neck (radiculopathy). The sensation of blood rushing to the hands may be related to the numbness. A general practitioner or neurologist will be able to discuss this further with you. ...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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I feel a tingling numbness in both my hands, what could be wrong?

I feel a tingling numbness in both my hands, what could be wrong?

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

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What can I do to treat pain in my shoulder and numbness in my hands?

What can I do to treat pain in my shoulder and numbness in my hands?

Pain and numbness: First see a practitioner who can do a thorough neurological examination to determine if a problem in your neck is causing both symptoms. This is particularly important if one shoulder in pain, and both hands numb. There could be other reasons, but exam by good neurologist would sort this out. Then pt for neck and/or shoulder might be best approach. Get checked first. ...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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What can cause a sudden onset of dropping things and numbness in the hands?

What can cause a sudden onset of dropping things and numbness in the hands?

Weakness: You may have weakness or paresis of the hand of some kind, you need to be investigated for a stroke or radial nerve palsy. ...Read more

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What are some causes of numbness in the fingertips? I'm having the problem in both hands.

What are some causes of numbness in the fingertips? I'm having the problem in both hands.

Pinched Nerve: The most common cause of tingling in the fingers is a pinched nerve and this can come from carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the wrist cubital tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the elbow or a cervical radiculopathy which is a pinched nerve at the neck. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons for partial loss of sensation (numbness) in all fingertips (both hands)?

What are possible reasons for partial loss of sensation (numbness) in all fingertips (both hands)?

Numbness: The most common reason would be some kind of neuropathy (problem with nerves). Diabetes is a common associated problem with it and causes a "glove and stocking" area neuropathy. If you have not had a check make sure you get your blood glucose checked. ...Read more

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I woke up yesterday and my hands were numb and very painful. The pain has gone away but the numbness is still here. What should I do?

I woke up yesterday and my hands were numb and very painful. The pain has gone away but the numbness is still here. What should I do?

Depends...: It all depends if this has happened before, if this has become gradual, etc. The most common reason for this is carpal tunnel syndrome in which one of the nerves that serves your hand gets inflamed due to repetitive hand movements, like writing a lot, typing, same hand motions for many hours and the like. Visit your doctor for exam and final diagnosis. ...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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Why do I feel numbness on my hands or fingers?

Why do I feel numbness on my hands or fingers?

Carp tunnel syndrome: Numbness of the hands can be due to carpal tunnel syndrome/or nerve damage at the wrist, especially if you spend a lot of time on the computer. It is also can be due to radiculopathy/or nerve damage around the spine. Polyneuropathy is also a possibility. It is very important that you see neurologist and have a few tests done, especially emg, electromyography. ...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 is causing the numbness in my hands and feet?

What is causing the numbness in my hands and feet?

Diabetes?: You should see a physician. The numbness could be from uncontrolled diabetes. It also could be a neck injury or a reaction to a medication. ...Read more

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What could cause numbness in the arm and hand?

What could cause numbness in the arm and hand?

Neuropathy: It is possible you have some kind of nerve injury. Your doctor needs to evaluate you as the answer may be simple but important. ...Read more

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Numbness in hand's & feet what could be causing this?

Numbness in hand's & feet what could be causing this?

Many causes: There are a great many things that can cause numbness in the hands and feet, which can be caused by peripheral neuropathy. You can find out by seeing a doctor, who will take a complete history and perform a thorough physical exam. ...Read more

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What causes tingling, burning, numbness, pain in hands?

What causes tingling, burning, numbness, pain 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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Woke up with both hands feeling numbness. Slept with both arm s at 90 degrees right angle, why?

Woke up with both hands feeling numbness. Slept with both arm s at 90 degrees right angle, why?

You have probably: Temporarily compressed or stretched the nerves running through the elbow area of your arms impairing their ability to function normally. This results in loss of feeling. It should resolve over a few minutes to hours. ...Read more

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What would cause numbness in my fingers and hand?

What would cause numbness in my fingers and hand?

Many causes,: Since not feet, neuropathy unlikely. Carpal tunnel and ulnar neuropathy are the most common, and carpal tunnel invloves all digits except for the last. Steroid injections can help. Surgery could be in the cards. And repetitive motion activities are causes. ...Read more