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My Arms Hands Fall Asleep After Weight Lifting
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
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.
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
Wondering y my hands and arms fall asleep all throughout the night no matter how I sleep, I wake up all night shaking them, what's going on?
When I fall asleep sitting up in chair & awake, my hands & arms are often numb & swollen. It takes time for it to return to normal. What could it be?
Why does my head throb? What nerves are restricted to make your leg fall asleep. And what nerves are cut off to cause your arms/hands to fall asleep?
Leg fall asleep: Not nerves but blood vesselsGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
My hands, arms, feet constantly fall asleep, I feel bruised over majority of my body, I never feel rested. Tired of hurting, what is this?
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 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
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 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
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.?
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
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
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
What can I be? I have constatly headaches, chestpain and I have notice that either my legs or hands fall asleep. I'm 35 years old.
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
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
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
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
Hands fall asleep everynight and in pain. Been wearing stints and now my wrists are itchy. What could be?
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
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
3 Months - On and off tingly hands, lightheadness, tight right knee, floaters in eyes, hands fall asleep at night, - Brain MRI completely normal - MS?
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
3 Months - On and off tingly hands, lightheadness, tight right knee, floaters in eyes, hands fall asleep at night, Brain MRI completely normal - PPMS?
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?
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
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
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
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
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