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How To Relieve Numbness In Hand
Sounds systemic: Numbness in both your hands are feet, indicates a problem either from your neck on up or systemic process. Look up neuropathy although there are lots of causes of it. Are you diabetic? You'll need to find the underlying cause of your symptoms, consult with your family provider or internist. The neuropathy is just the tip of the iceberg of something else going on. Good luck. ...Read more
I have complete numbness in pointer, index and tip of thumb on right hand for over a month. Nothing relieves it. Please help. Thank you.
Sumtimes my arm n hand will go numb. Sumtimes after bein bent 4 a bit n sum times 4 no reason. Any way to relieve the numbness or n e thing I can do?
Depends on the cause: Fir your symptoms: is it truly positional or related to something going on in your cervical spine like a pinched nerve or due to some issue within the arm like a peripheral nerve entrapment which there are multiple examples such as carpal tunnel syndrome. If it is annoying and persistent or progressive, see your physician. Sometimes it may be due to a combination of issues. ...Read more
Every time I lay down to go to sleep, my arms and hands go numb. I turn to help relieve it some, but the numbness doesn't go away until I stand up.?
Nerve compression: Your symptoms are suggestive of a nerve entrapment problem;most commonly the median nerve @your wrists (carpal tunnel syndrome) or your ulnar nerve @your elbows (cubital tunnel syndrome).See your PCP or orthopedic surgeon for examination and definitive diagnosis. Best of Luck! ...Read more
Aggravated a pinched nerve during recent move. Left arm/hand going numb at night. Is there sleeping position that could provide some relief?
Nerve compression: Nerve compression, whether in the neck (pinched nerve or herniated disk) or in the arm (carpal or cubical syndrome), can cause numbness or tingling in the arm. Peripheral nerve compression like carpal and cubical tunnel syndrome, typically produce symptoms in the hand/fingers. Compression in the neck can cause symptoms throught the arm. Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most likely cause. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
What are possible reasons for partial loss of sensation (numbness) in all fingertips (both hands)?
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
One of my hands (my right to be specific) occasionally becomes extremely cold while my left is very warm. There's ususlly no numbness. Is this normal?
Last couple days both hands have felt tingling sensations, no pain or numbness, at fingertip location. What could be the main reason (s)? Thanks
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
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