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'my arms and hands fall asleep after weight lifting?

'my arms and hands fall asleep after weight lifting?

Get examined: Sounds like u may have early carpal tunnel syndrome (pinching of median nerve @wrist).Gripping and re-gripping the bar w/ wt. Lifting could be irritating the nerve. Do your hands hurt @night? See your physician for exam (best to come in right after u wt. Lift). Good luck! ...Read more

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Weight lifting refers to the activity of lifting weights, or using resistance bands, pulley systems, or similar resistance apparatus to increase muscle mass or to tone the body. This can either be done competitively or as a ...Read more


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Why do my arms and hands fall asleep when I sleep on my back?

Why do my arms and hands fall asleep when I sleep on my back?

Posture: You may possess carpal tunnel syndrome, but could be compressing the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Unlikely that this represents neck or shoulder issues, although possible. Nerve conduction testing may provide answers. ...Read more

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Haven't slept well since approx. Jan 2014. I wake up many times @ night bc arms and hands fall asleep no matter my pos. Feet & legs burn too. Cause?

Haven't slept well since approx. Jan 2014. I wake up many times @ night bc arms and hands fall asleep no matter my pos. Feet & legs burn too. Cause?

Need eval: You need medical evaluation for your complaints. I would start with evaluating your neck as I would be concerned there is something going on in your cervical spine that's causing some pressure on the spinal cord which could cause your symptoms. Also concern would be diseases that cause what is known as peripheral neuropathy. Please see your doctor for evaluation. Hope this was helpful. Good luck ...Read more

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I have very red palms, numbness&tingling in fingers & toes with sharp pains shooting up arms & legs. My hands fall asleep& I have to shake them.

I have very red palms, numbness&tingling in fingers & toes with sharp pains shooting up arms & legs. My hands fall asleep& I have to shake them.

Be seen: I would not hesitate to be seen. There may be more than one condition contributing, or they may all be stemming from one systemic condition. A nerve conduction test would probably be helpful in addition to being seen and examined. ...Read more

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Why do my hands fall asleep when I'm just sitting in one position for just a short time? My legs also, whenever I cross them, almost instantly. Also, whenever I bend my left arm or turn my wrist, it feels like I'm hitting my funny bone

Why do my hands fall asleep when I'm just sitting in one position for just a short time? My legs also, whenever I cross them, almost instantly. Also, whenever I bend my left arm or turn my wrist, it feels like I'm hitting my funny bone

Pressure palsies: There is a genetic entity termed "congenital pressure palsy" where patients are inordinately sensitive to nerve pressure. Although other patients have subclinical peripheral neuropathies which sensitize them to low level nerve compressions. See neurologist. ...Read more

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How come my hands and arms twitch as I am trying to fall asleep?

How come my hands and arms twitch as I am trying to fall asleep?

This is normal: Different parts of the brain "fall asleep" at slightly different times. This twitching, called myoclonus, is common upon falling asleep - it is related to the feeling of falling during sleep and waking with a "jerk". If you watch an infant fall asleep, they often have slight jerking movements before they are fully asleep. This is normal. ...Read more

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Why do my arms, hands and feet always fall asleep. I know I have nerve damage?

Why do my arms, hands and feet always fall asleep. I know I have nerve damage?

Possible nerve injur: You may have some early carpal tunnel syndrome
when you sleep sometimes the nerve gets
pinched and causes some numbness and
tingling in your fingers.
The foot numbness may be another story. ...Read more

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Why does my hands arms and legs fall asleep when sitting too long an I'm always cold?

Couple of Things: It is unlikely at your age that you would have neurological or vascular issues causing your symptoms. My first thought would be to check a thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level, alongside an anemia panel and suggest that you ensure adequate hydration in the meantime. A primary care physician can obtain the above tests and discuss the results and further thoughts with you. ...Read more

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Why do my hands/arms and legs/feet fall asleep easily also my viens seem to hurt?

Why do my hands/arms and legs/feet fall asleep easily also my viens seem to hurt?

Circulation: Hands/arms and legs/feet falling asleep has to do with circulation and pressure points - try to move around more it should help
not sure why your veins hurt.
Being anemic can make these symptoms worse as can low vitamin B12 so you may want to be checked by a physician. ...Read more

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Waking up with numb arms, hands and legs. Like they're asleep. 6 months now. And if I sit my legs fall asleep even just a few mins. Recent diagnosis ofiron def and MS and ank spond. What now?

Waking up with numb arms, hands and legs. Like they're asleep. 6 months now. And if I sit my legs fall asleep even just a few mins. Recent diagnosis ofiron def and MS and ank spond. What now?

Consider this:: Waking up with numb hands often suggests carpal tunnel syndrome, you should also consider this.

Iron deficiency usually responds pretty well to iron therapy. There are also treatments for MS and AS. Your medical provider who diagnosed these must be planning some kind of treatment regimen for you! ...Read more

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Can carpel tunnel cause both hands to turn freezing cold? I have been having my arms at night fall asleep and get the pins and needles and numb feeling in both arms. For the last week my hands ache they feel almost swollen like and my sensation in my fing

Can carpel tunnel cause both hands to turn freezing cold? I have been having my arms at night fall asleep and get the pins and needles and numb feeling in both arms. For the last week my hands ache they feel almost swollen like and my sensation in my fing

There: There has been a lot written about non-occupational risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome. In one study out of boston about 11-12 years ago in fact it was determined that women who took birth control pills had an increased incidence of carpal tunnle compared to women who did not. The problem with a lot of studies is that while statistically it seems to implicate certain behaviors or co medical conditions or medications it doesn't help you as an individual trying to do what is right for yourself. Remember that a study like that offers guidance as a risk factor but may not imply a direct cause. There are a lot of coincidences too.

Tingling and numbness in the hand can be from carpal tunnel but aching, coldness can occur form that or other issues.

As far as stopping or starting birth control, talk with your doctor. Your neurologist should be able to clarify whether you have carpal tunnel or not and ifyou are not getting success with the treatment offered maybe you want to ask your neurologist about an emg/nerve conduction study or perhaps see a hand surgeon in your area.

If your curiuos you can look at the one of the styudies I am talking about, but none of these dtudies offer a direct cause and effect ie you can't say bcp lead to cts just that its been identified as a factor in this one study in this one population (the people studied). ...Read more

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For some reason my hands start to get numb. I know they aren't "fall asleep" because it stats in my left pinky and then move its way my arm.?

For some reason my hands start to get numb. I know they aren't "fall asleep" because it stats in my left pinky and then move its way my arm.?

Ulnar: The description suggests a problem with the ulnar nerve. Do you have a tendency to lean on your elbows? If it is intermittent, do not worry, as it may be an issue with the "funny bone", but if painful and persistent, let your physician know. ...Read more

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I have been having a lot of dizziness for about a year. My left hand and arm also fall asleep off and on. I have been to my GP so many times and no help. I have seen a neurologist multiple times and no help either. I'm starting to think I maybe it's due t

I have been having a lot of dizziness for about a year. My left hand and arm also fall asleep off and on. I have been to my GP so many times and no help. I have seen a neurologist multiple times and no help either. I'm starting to think I maybe it's due t

Dizziness/numbness: The only way to put the two symptoms together is either a vascular steal phenomenon due to vascular tearing or compression, but these could be independent also and may be due to a stroke also. Make virtual appointment for further review. ...Read more

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Recently I started to have tingling mainly right arm/hand, thumb seems numb, and my feet fall asleep fairly quick. Muscles twitch a bit. Any ideas?

Recently I started to have tingling mainly right arm/hand, thumb seems numb, and my feet fall asleep fairly quick. Muscles twitch a bit. Any ideas?

Pinched nerve: The right arm/hand/thumb numbness/tingling may be caused by a pinched nerve in your neck, which then sends symptoms down the arm. A carpal tunnel syndrome could also cause similar symptoms. The feet falling asleep and the twitching muscles would most likely be unrelated conditions that would require further evaluation. ...Read more

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What are some possible reasons that my hands fall asleep during the night and it's only after I consume alcohol?

What are some possible reasons that my hands fall asleep during the night and it's only after I consume alcohol?

Hand tingling EtOH: There are many reasons that your hands can "fall asleep" during the night and many are positional. You typically move without awareness when this happens, or wake up and avoid it getting worse. Alcohol could prevent you from that awareness; but it is also toxic to the nervous system, so could ultimately worsen something like entrapped nerve, carpal tunnel or other syndromes. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my hands fall asleep when I lay down and use my phone?

Lying on arms.: Probably b/c you are lying on your arm and partially cutting off the blood flow and nerve transmission to your hands. When you shift positions, you feel the numbness and tingling. ...Read more

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At night while I'm in bed and in the mornings, both of my hands fall asleep and start hurting really bad. Also, in both elbows too.

At night while I'm in bed and in the mornings, both of my hands fall asleep and start hurting really bad. Also, in both elbows too.

Numbing of hands ins: You need to see a spine specialist to r/o any reason for spine bones to compress upon the nerves to cause those symptoms.
Once that is ruled out; other avenues can be explored eg blood levels of vitamin b12; or any local bolt lesion or cyst to compress upon nerve or compromise blood supply. ...Read more

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My hands "fall asleep" a lot. Why? Usually it's when I'm on my phone...

Carpal tunnel.: Sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome - a compression of the median nerve in the tunnel as it enters the wrist. Usually causes numbness / tingling in the first three digits of the hand. Treatment is rest / splint and non steroidal anti-inflammatory meds. ...Read more

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My hands fall asleep all the time even while I am driving my car?

My hands fall asleep all the time even while I am driving my car?

Carpal Tunnel: The most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, a nerve compression at the wrist, are numbness and tingling at night, when you awaken, when driving, when holding a phone to your ear, when brushing your hair, and others. I recommend careful evaluation by a hand surgeon who can help you get an accurate diagnosis and treatment to hopefully permanently cure this issue. ...Read more

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My hands fall asleep every night on me. Also, during the day they tingle every once in a while. What could this be???

My hands fall asleep every night on me. Also, during the day they tingle every once in a while. What could this be???

Hand tingling: Do you think the part of the hands that falls asleep is the thumb, the index finger and the middle finger? Hands that "fall asleep" at night or during driving are common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. This is best diagnosed with nerve conduction tests. For many people, special wrist splints, which can be found at the drug store, are very helpful for this. Consider wearing them at night. ...Read more

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Wh why do my hands fall asleep at night?

Wh why do my hands fall asleep at night?

Carpal Tunnel: This sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome. Try wearing a wrist brace at night when you sleep this takes the pressure off the nerve and can help with the symptoms. If this is not resolved I would recommend you see a hand surgeon for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do my hands fall asleep when im sleeping? 26 weeks pregnsnt

Why do my hands fall asleep when im sleeping? 26 weeks pregnsnt

Carpal tunnel: A very common cause of nocturnal hand numbess in pregnancy is compromise of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel. This is from the hormonal and fluid shifts in pregnancy. It usually clears after delivery and can be helped with wrist splints. In rare cases decompression at the wrist may be necessary. ...Read more

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Hands fall asleep everynight and in pain. Been wearing stints and now my wrists are itchy. What could be?

Hands fall asleep everynight and in pain. Been wearing stints and now my wrists are itchy. What could be?

Nerve-related.: The symptom of your hands "falling asleep" would suggest some compressive neuropathy, which could be located in the carpal tunnels in the wrists, at the cervical spine or someplace in between. A nerve conduction study may help determine the location of said compression. ...Read more

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Why my hands fall asleep while I'm sleeping?

Why my hands fall asleep while I'm sleeping?

Sleep: It could be that you put pressure on your arm with your head or have medical conditions or low calcium. ...Read more

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My hands fall asleep when I am sleeping, why is that?

My hands fall asleep when I am sleeping, why is that?

Parathesia: These occur primarily from blood flow or nerve impingements during sleep in a particular posture. ...Read more

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My hands fall asleep at night and during the day. When I'm holding somethingand I have a hard time maki f a fist in the morning?

My hands fall asleep at night and during the day. When I'm holding somethingand I have a hard time maki f a fist in the morning?

Parathesias: At night we can have ulnar compression that results in hands getting numb. May be related to cervical spine disease, or thoracic outlet syndrome Would also check for carpal tunnel syndrome, especially if you work a lot with computers. Splints at night, motrin (if not allergic) may help. Rarely could be MS (usually not both sides). f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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I have severe muscle spasms in my left leg. Weakness in both legs. Both hands fall asleep and I have a loss of sensitivity in my fingers?

I have severe muscle spasms in my left leg. Weakness in both legs. Both hands fall asleep and I have a loss of sensitivity in my fingers?

See Neurologist now: Your symptoms are very concerning, urgent that you see Neurologist asap. Comprehensive workup is indicated including blood tests, MRI of spine and brain. If these symptoms just started, call 911 or go to nearest ER. You did not give any history, but it will be important to determine if you have had recent injury, trauma or involved in Motor vehicle accident. Please see Neurologist now, ...Read more

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3 Months - On and off tingly hands, lightheadness, tight right knee, floaters in eyes, hands fall asleep at night, - Brain MRI completely normal - MS?

3 Months - On and off tingly hands, lightheadness, tight right knee, floaters in eyes, hands fall asleep at night, - Brain MRI completely normal - MS?

Tingly hands: The symptoms of tingly hands and hands falling asleep at night may mean you have carpal tunnel syndrome. Having these symptoms and a normal brain MRI probably means you do not have MS.

The symptom of floaters is not common for MS. Tightness in the right knee does not normally suggest MS. Lightheadedness is caused by so many things, too many to list. ...Read more

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3 Months - On and off tingly hands, lightheadness, tight right knee, floaters in eyes, hands fall asleep at night, Brain MRI completely normal - PPMS?

3 Months - On and off tingly hands, lightheadness, tight right knee, floaters in eyes, hands fall asleep at night, Brain MRI completely normal - PPMS?

PPMS: No - these are not the symptoms of PPMS, but you could have some knee soreness, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Tell your providers about your symptoms, let them help you take care of them. ...Read more

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Why does my wrist pop when I rotate it? Why does my wrist and arm fall asleep really fast? And, Also, Why does my wrist feel like it is spazzing out?

Why does my wrist pop when I rotate it? Why does my wrist and arm fall asleep really fast? And, Also, Why does my wrist feel like it is spazzing out?

Probably normal: Popping of joints in a young person is probably normal. Not sure what it means for the wrist to "spazz out". If the arm goes to sleep when it's being actively used (not just sitting still) then a medical exam would be needed to investigate further. ...Read more

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My right arm, wrist and finger fall asleep at random times, usually 2 or 3 times a day accompanied by finger and elbow pain. What could be the issue?

My right arm, wrist and finger fall asleep at random times, usually 2 or 3 times a day accompanied by finger and elbow pain. What could be the issue?

Neurologist: Most likely there is a nerve entrapment which could be in the elbow, wrist or possibly the neck area. An orthopedic surgeon or a neurologist would be best qualified to examine you but an EMG (elelectromyogram) May be needed to pinpoint the area of nerve entrapment and xrays and/or MRI May also be ordered. ...Read more

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Why from my elbow down into my middle finger to my pinkie fall asleep so easily and only in my left arm?

Ulnar nerve: The ulnar nerve supplying the little finger and half the ring finger can become compressed at the cubital tunnel along the medial elbow causing numbness. This is the most likely problem. Involvement of the middle finger raises questions. Seek care with a hand surgeon or neurologist. ...Read more

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Limbs easily fall asleep after leaning on them. Pinky and ring fingers lock up while sleeping. Is this bad or am I being paranoid? Drinl plenty water.

Limbs easily fall asleep after leaning on them. Pinky and ring fingers lock up while sleeping. Is this bad or am I being paranoid? Drinl plenty water.

Trigger finger: Generally, locking of the fingers or thumbs are caused by trigger fingers. This is a benign condition in which the tendon becomes entrapped around a structure called the A1 pulley. If this is painful, an injection or surgery can improve the symptoms. If this is not painful, you can live with this as long as you have full range of motion and full function. Anti-inflammatory meds, finger splint ...Read more

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Every time I go to sleep my arm and hand falls asleep and my hand swelled up and hurts do bad it wakes me up and when I wake up I can't even close my hand what is it?

Every time I go to sleep my arm and hand falls asleep and my hand swelled up and hurts do bad it wakes me up and when I wake up I can't even close my hand what is it?

Nerve compression: The position you sleep in may be causing compression of a neurovascular bundle. The nerves and blood vessels that supply the hand and forearm pass into the arm under the pectoralis muscle and may be getting squeezed by sleeping on your side in a scrunched up position. Doing pect stretches before bed may help. ...Read more