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How To Make Your Hand Go Numb
Often carpal tunnel syndrome (nerve compressed in wrist) or ulnar nerve entrapment (at the funnybone area) can cause this...It is quite common. Also pinched nerve in the neck area can cause numbness to hands/fingers as well.
It is difficult to accurately tell what you have based on the limited info you provided. Consult doc for an evaluation/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Nerve compression: One of the most common reasons is carpal tunnel syndrome. You should get an evaluation from a hand surgeon who will examine you and possibly order nerve tests and/or ultrasound which will determine if you have an issue with your nerve and where it is located. Depending on if it is a nerve compression or neuropathy the surgeon will order appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Not much: Hands going numb at night is a common complaint. It is often caused by positioning of the arms or hand that puts pressure on a nerve. Median nerve compression at the wrist, or carpal tunnel syndrome, is common. Night splints, vitamin b6, and local steroid injection can help. See your physician for and exam and proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Hand numbness: This could be a manifestation of a nerve problem. The hand is enervated by the median, radial and ulnar nerves. The median nerve enervates the thumb and little finger and the other nerves the rest. It is unusual for the whole hand to go numb unless there is a problem higher up in the brachial plexus or spine. You need a neurological evaluation by a neurologist and X-rays of your spine. ...Read more
Likely CT syndrome: Pinched nerves at hands is a common cause. See a neurologist. ...Read more
Both hands are going numb shortly after holding something hands are turning grayish in color on both hands?
Color changes can b: Circulationor an abnormal response to cold, as wellas nerve irritation that is associated at times with poor circualtory regulaiton and temperature changes. Other issues can be inflammatory or metabolic or endocrine (such as diabetes or thyroid) a good general exam and bloodwork by your pcp should be the next step, gray and numb is not normal so best get it looked at. ...Read more
My step dad has been having numbness on his hand, its been going on about a week. Can it be something to worry about?
Nerves are involved when numbness is there. Can be at the level of the wrist, carpal tunnel, at the area of the elbow, the shoulder, or neck (such as a disc injury) even at the level of the brain such as a small stroke or ms or tumor etc.
He needs an exam and some tests so that it doesn't stay or get worse if possible to avaoid ...Read more
Numbness and tingly in pinky both hands at night wakes me from sleep. I change positions it goes away. What could it be from?
Positional: Evaluate how you are holding your hands at night when you sleep. If they are clasped in one position for hours the compression can cause numbness in both pinkies. Get wrist splints or change how you sleep with pillows. If they continue to bother you go to doctor for full workup ...Read more
Woke up last night; both of my hands were or went numb lasting less than a minute. Could a TIA have caused both hands to go numb at the same time?
Could be a nerve: The most common type of compressive neuropathy in the arms is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is due to a pinched nerve in the wrist. Other common causes are cubital tunnel syndrome (pinched ulnar nerve at elbow) and cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in neck). Peripheral neuropathy from diabetes or medical problems are less common. I would ask your primary care doc to investigate this for you. ...Read more
Hand numbness: Many things can make your hand go numb. Almost all involve the nerves that send signals to your brain. Any nerve pinching or problem between your fingers and your brain can do it. The most common is probably carpal tunnel syndrome where a nerve (median) gets pinched by swelling in a fixed space. The nerve can't do it job (to send signals to your brain) causing numbness. ...Read more
A couple of things: Wnat is your sleep position? Sleeping with the arms over the head, bent at the elbow or other positions can cause the hands to be numb or partially numb. You may have a neck problem and would depend on the positon of the neck and the type of pillow your have. I would see your pcp, neurologist or neurosurgeon or orthopedist and get checked out. ...Read more
Yes: Numbness and tingling most likely represents a nerve compression of one or more nerves of the upper extremity - commonly carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome. There are a host of other medical conditions that can cause it as well. The reason it is a concern is than prolonged compressions can lead to permanent nerve damage. A qualified hand surgeon could help you. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when medial nerve-which runs through the tight channel of the middle wrist begins to get pinched as it travels out to palm & fingers. Tingling, numbness & sometimes weakness & pain are first felt at night. When awakened many will try to shake their hands to 'wake them up'
the diagnosis should be confirmed & can be treated a variety of ways. Many ailments can mimic it. ...Read more
Nerve compression: Numbness is typically an indication that you may have a nerve entrapment syndrome such as carpal tunnel syndrome which is a nerve compression in the wrist or possibly cubital tunnel syndrome which has a compression at the elbow. Evaluation by a hand surgeon and nerve conduction studies can help identify the source and proper treatment options. ...Read more
Need more info: Hi. Sorry, but we can't guess at things like this. We have no information on you, no medical history, no medications you take, etc. We don't even know your age! You should see your doc for a thorough evaluation and diagnostic tests. That is your best chance. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends: It depends on how severe the numbness was before surgery and for how long you had your symptoms. If your surgery was to repair a cut nerve, it can sometimes take 12-18 months for sensation to return and it may not be 100%. If surgery was done because your nerve is under pressure (as in carpal tunnel syndrome), the numbness may resolve quickly if your symptoms were not too constant or chronic. ...Read more
Resolution of: Numbness after hand surgery such as carpal tunnel release is dependent upon many factors but the primary issue is what the nerve was like before the surgery. The more severe the preoperative symptoms, the more severe the nerve compression as shown on nerve studies and EMG and the more time that the severe compression has been there all limit recovery. However putting off surgery for fear is bad 2. ...Read more
Hand nerves: Can be compressed transiently wen the wrist is hyper flexed or extended. Also tight gripping has been described as changing the lumbrical relationship in the carpal tunnlel. The lumbricals glide attached to tendon that cross through the carpal tunnel. ...Read more