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Need help docs! Both my hands& feet feel severe numbness, need advice for relief?

Need help docs! Both my hands& feet feel severe numbness, need advice for relief?

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

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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Aggravated a pinched nerve during recent move. Left arm/hand going numb at night. Is there sleeping position that could provide some relief?

Aggravated a pinched nerve during recent move. Left arm/hand going numb at night. Is there sleeping position that could provide some relief?

Elbow/wrist straight: Keep your elbows and wrists straight during sleep. Using wrist splints and/or elbow sleeves can help.
If symptoms persist, check with your doc. ...Read more

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What causes tinglness and numbness on both hands?

What causes tinglness and numbness on both hands?

Carple Tunnel?: Do you do a lot of repetitive work with your hands? ...Read more

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The numbness in my hands is off and on for weeks?

The numbness in my hands is off and on for weeks?

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 causes numbness in the hands that happened overnight?

What causes numbness in the hands that happened overnight?

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

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I am feeling my hands sleeps, numbness, what is the causes for this strange feeling?

I am feeling my hands sleeps, numbness, what is the causes for this strange feeling?

CTS: Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the causes of hands falling asleep. Consider an emg/ncs to know for sure. See your local neurologist or physical medicine and rehab doctor for details. ...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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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 causes numbness in hands and spine pain?

Look fro cervical: Disc for the cause of this symptomes. ...Read more

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What causes numbness, to akur in legs and hands?

Diabetes: If you have a family history, waking at night to go to the bathroom, get checked out. ...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 can be done about numbness in both hands?

What can be done about numbness in both 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 medicine should I take for my hands numbness?

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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When iam waking in morning I get numbness in my hands why?

When iam waking in morning I get numbness in my hands why?

Which part?: The most common reason for this would be carpal tunnel in which case your 1st 3 or 4 fingers would go numb. Try a carpal tunnel splint at night for a while. It is possible you might need an injection in your wrist. See a pmr doctor or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more