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How To Relieve Numbness In Hand
Gel wrist pad!: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) occurs when the wrists are extended (held upward). When you type for extended periods, you must keep your wrists neutral or downward to avoid this injury. All it takes is one of those gel pads in front of your keyboard! I have one for my mouse, too. Also take breaks. Maybe consider retraining into a job with no keyboard! ...Read more
Many remedies: available, you should see a doctor to decide what is appropriate for you. ...Read more
Hand Surgery: 29 year old gentleman with tingling in the left hand due to ulnar nerve issues. You need to see a hand surgeon/full exam. Did you have trauma to your hand or elbow? Do you have pain or weakness of your hand muscles? You need to have nerve conduction tests and consultation can also prescribe splinting/bracing, NSAIDs, etc. Antidepressants & anticonvulsants are used to treat neuropathic pain issues. ...Read more
How to reduce the pain in wrists and elbow joints. There is a constant itch to snap the wrist or twitch it. How to alleviate this?
Heat Ice NSAids: Avoid the smapping.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pinched nerve: Pain that runs down the arm with or without numbness and tingling sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. This can often improve on it's own with rest and anti-inflammatories, but if your pain lasts greater than one week or gets worse see your physician. ...Read more
See your doctor: These are important symptoms that need to be evaluated in person by your physician as soon as possible. ...Read more
Need More Info: This is likely from a pinched nerve causing pressure on a nerve to the hand called the ulnar nerve. The questions where is the nerve pinched and why will guide therapy. Talk to your doctor or a HealthTap doctor. Simple OTC remedies may help, but would want to know more about your health before recommending something specific. ...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
Identify cause: Before considering treatment see a good physician to decide if you need imaging or referral to a specialist to sort out the cause. Understanding reasons will define the best treatment. Often after exam, you will be referred to physical therapy but there may be other steps to address first. ...Read more
Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes joint pain, nerve pain and swelling in fingers, hands and wrists?
I would go: To a rheumatologist near you and have them look into it for you. What to do about it depends on what it is. It's just guesses in this format without more information and an exam. ...Read more
What can cause tingling in your forearm, hand and fingers? In between my thumb and index finger is some swelling to.
Several things: Need more information. Tingling in the 4th and 5th digit can be due to ulnar neuropathy in the base of the hand or elbow or c8 cervical nerve impingement. Tingling in the thumb through the 4 th digit may be due to carpal tunnel syndrome or a problem further upstream ( pronator syndrome, anterior interossius syndrome, ligament of struthers, plexopathy, thoracic outlet syndrome or C5-C7 issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?DVT?FISTULA?: There are many potential causes for your symptoms but the venous engorgement suggests a vascular etiology. See a physician for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Severe neck pain radiating to left bicep all the way to hand which is numb and tingling. What can I do for this?
Neck and back pain: The neck pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... It sounds like you are experiencing nerve pain from your neck. Please seek help from pain management doctor or spine surgeon ... For evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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