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My fingers are numb when I wake up. Should I be concerned?

My fingers are numb when I wake up. Should I be concerned?

Probably not: It usually means you have cut off circulation from sleeping in an odd position; however, it could be carpal tunnel syndrome. Try wearing a wrist splint at night to keep your wrists from bending while you sleep, and also pillows under your elbows to avoid pressure there. If it keeps up, see your doctor for testing. ...Read more

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Why are my fingers numb and swollen when I wake up?

Why are my fingers numb and swollen when I wake up?

Nerve compression: Numbness of the fingers with swelling which is worse at night or present when you wake up is suspicious for nerve compression syndromes such as carpal tunnel syndrome. An evaluation by a hand surgeon with appropriate diagnostic testing can confirm. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up with numbness on my little finger? Every morning

Why do I wake up with numbness on my little finger? Every morning

Ulnar nerve: A numb little finger is usually due to compression of the ulnar nerve. The most common place to compress it is at the elbow, sometimes by sleeping one your back with the elbow bent and the "funny bone" part of the elbow pressing against the bed. Another place to compress is at the wrist--usually by bending the wrist. If you sleep with your elbow bent a lot, there are ways to prevent that. ...Read more

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Pain in elbows, numbness, it spreads down from shoulders to fingers, wrists hurt, wake up at night, but is all day. What is it? Maybe Part Of Fibromya

Pain in elbows, numbness, it spreads down from shoulders to fingers, wrists hurt, wake up at night, but is all day. What is it? Maybe Part Of Fibromya

Elbow pain: Pain on both elbows? Lateral or medial side, Swelling? Aggravated by activities or impaired range of motion? Pain, numbness spread down to fingers could be nerve entrapment (ulnar, median nerve). Fibromyalgia (FM) is possible due to bilateral symmetry of pain (usually 2 cm distal to lateral epicondyle). FM pain usually widespread plus fatigue, depression. Consult your PCP. Thanks and good luck ...Read more

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Myhands go numb really easy, I wake up with numb fingers alot. Also when holdiing things. Why?

Myhands go numb really easy, I wake up with numb fingers alot. Also when holdiing things. Why?

? carpal tunnel synd?: Most likely, you are experiencing nerve compression at the wrist, and activity and positioning exacerbates the ongoing process. This may be a consequence of repetitive keyboarding or flexion/extension movements of the wrists. See your doctor, obtain an EMG study, and get this treated, as a full cure is highly likely indeed. ...Read more

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I wake up and my finger tips and toes are numb. What causes this?

I wake up and my finger tips and toes are numb. What causes this?

Numbness on waking: When you are sleeping, there is reduced movements. Sometimes, one may lie in a position that compresses some nerves for hours, or compresses blood vessels that supply these nerves. These nerves then do not function properly, and there can be a sensation of numbness or tingling, even pain. With movement after you wake up, the pressure is released, and function rapidly returns to normal. ...Read more

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I had numbness in one finger few weeks ago after waking up and today I wake up to my lips being numb should I be concerned?

I had numbness in one finger few weeks ago after waking up and today I wake up to my lips being numb should I be concerned?

Depends.: If these are fairly brief changes in your sensation, then it probably doesn't require an evaluation. But if the symptoms last days and days, then you probably should be seen... Perhaps by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can epicondilytis med or lateral make your fingers numb? How often? They become numb for like half an hour when I wake up in the morning

Can epicondilytis med or lateral make your fingers numb? How often? They become numb for like half an hour when I wake up in the morning

Radial tunnel is--: -often diagnosed as lateral epicondylitis, as the painful areas R so close. Epicondylitis by itself does not cause numbness. If the radial nerve is involved, the numbness is usually on the top of the hand or fingers.

C a hand specialist.
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I'm 46 year old female. I've been having numbness, feeling of pins, swelling and stiffness in my fingers. I wake up all night with this.???

I'm 46 year old female. I've been having numbness, feeling of pins, swelling and stiffness in my fingers. I wake up all night with this.???

Repetitive work?: If you do repetitive work, such as typing, you may also be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. Other possibilities include nerve impingement and even metabolic causes. I think you should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My whole body goes numb while sleeping and I feel like my body is rotating. Even after I wake up sometimes my fingers cannot be stretched.

My whole body goes numb while sleeping and I feel like my body is rotating. Even after I wake up sometimes my fingers cannot be stretched.

Joint stiffness: If your joints are stiff in the morning and they get better as the day goes by, you may be suffering from arthritis. You need to be evaluated by a physician for this and the other issue ...Read more

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I'm 44 found a knot on shoulder. Halfway through my work night whole arm will hurt and I wake up can't move arm for a while and fingers are numb?

I'm 44 found a knot on shoulder. Halfway through my work night whole arm will hurt and I wake up can't move arm for a while and fingers are numb?

T.O.S.: Aching shoulder pain, numb fingers, global arm numbness awakening from sleep, ; "shoulder knot", likely a loci of muscle spasm, all suggestive of thoracic outlet syndrome. Diagnosis is best made by osteopath or physiatrist. In my opinion, many neurologist doubt that it exists; so do not rely on them. Vascular surgeons know how to diagnose. ...Read more

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When I wake up my entire arm is in a pretty bad pain while feeling kind of numb and my finger tips feel tingly. What could be the reason?

It depends: Often an arm that is in pain with numbness and tingling after awakening meant that you slept on it, causing a decrease in blood flow and/or a compression of one of the nerves in the arm. If this is the case, it should resolve on its own. However, with your history of diabetes, this could be neuropathic pain if your diabetes is not well controlled. A visit with your doctor may be needed. ...Read more

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My pinky has been numb for a week, I slept on my hands on the table and it's the first time that a finger has taken this long to 'wake up'.what I do?

My pinky has been numb for a week, I slept on my hands on the table and it's the first time that a finger has taken this long to 'wake up'.what I do?

Time: You likely have a neuropraxia of the ulnar nerve which covers the pinky. These nerves take time to heal. Keep trying to move it and also make sure you are not compressing your elbow near the "funny bone' If it goes on see a neurologist ...Read more

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For about 3-4 weeks I've been having constant numbness in my left hand pointer middle and ring fingers. I find it more sever when I wake up in the morning. The numbness doesn't go past my fingertips, but its present all day. I am 24 years old I have no si

For about 3-4 weeks I've been having constant numbness in my left hand pointer middle and ring fingers. I find it more sever when I wake up in the morning. The numbness doesn't go past my fingertips, but its present all day. I am 24 years old I have no si

Pressure neuropathy: Is my best guess, based on your sleep position. Make sure you are not sleeping on your hand, or propping it up or on your chest. Does it eventually go away each day? If not, you could also have an odd pattern of carpal tunnel syndrome. Wear a wrist brace to sleep (not tight though) and see your doc if it persists. ...Read more

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Why is it when I wake up in the morning my hand or fingers and sometimes arm goes numb?

Why is it when I wake up in the morning my hand or fingers and sometimes arm goes numb?

Numbness: Sometimes this can be cause by your position of sleep, particularly if laying on your arms. It can also be related to carpal tunnel syndrome. If your symptoms persist or worsen (tingling, pain, numbness, etc), consider seeing a neurologist to be evaluated further. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my fingers when I wake up in the morning. It feels likemy fingers are falling a sleep. It only happens in my left hand?

I have numbness in my fingers when I wake up in the morning. It feels likemy fingers are falling a sleep. It only happens in my left hand?

Carpal?: Well, common things being common, carpal tunnel syndrome comes to mind. A "neutral posiition splint" worn at night is a good place to start. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Pain in thumb and first finger especially where it joins to the hand, some numbness. Worse in the morning when I wake up and I have diabetes.?

Pain in thumb and first finger especially where it joins to the hand, some numbness. Worse in the morning when I wake up and I have diabetes.?

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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Why is the tip of my middle finger numb? Also, I wake up every morning with both hands tingling... I recently started prep cooking in a restaurant.

Why is the tip of my middle finger numb? Also, I wake up every morning with both hands tingling... I recently started prep cooking in a restaurant.

Need to see a doctor: This could be either neck problem or possible carpal tunnel syndrome. You need to see a doctor to get a completely neurological examination. Did you ever had neck injury during sports or motor vehicle accident in the past? If you did, it is possible the numbness related to the neck injury. If you did not it is possible carpal tunnel. I still recommend you to see a doctor to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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I wake up at nite to numbness in my hand, thumb and fingers but when I sit up in the bed and wiggle my fingers it goes away, lay back down it come back?

I wake up at nite to numbness in my hand, thumb and fingers but when I sit up in the bed and wiggle my fingers it goes away, lay back down it come back?

Pinched nerve: These symptoms are termed a radiculopathy; they often represent pinched nerves exiting from the cervical spine. A soft collar worn at night might help. If the symptoms continue, see your doctor for an exam and possible MRI of the cervical spine. ...Read more

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My husbands left shoulder& arm hurts him alot& his arm 2 HS fingers goes numb thru out day&night a lot evn whn he's moving it. Its hard 2 wake it up

My husbands left shoulder& arm hurts him alot& his arm 2 HS fingers goes numb thru out day&night a lot evn whn he's moving it. Its hard 2 wake it up

Nerve pinching: Sounds like a nerve compression. This may be at the neck or over the plexus in the shoulder region, or even more distal such as wrist, or elbow. Carpal tunnel can refer pain upwards into the shoulder. Thoracic outlet can cause numbness in ring and little fingers. Get this sorted out by an exam from your doctor. ...Read more

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What kinda exercises are good for numbness in hand due to hnp in my cervical spine? My fingers become most numb usually after I wake up

What kinda exercises are good for numbness in hand due to hnp in my cervical spine? My fingers become most numb usually after I wake up

Before discussing: Specific treatment or exercises for the neck or cervical spine you should be evaluated for a carpal tunnel syndrome as that is a very common condition that can lead to this pattern of symptoms or you may be " doubly" affected by a "pinched " nerve in your neck as well as at the wrist which is known as a " double crush syndrome"! so see your doctor first to get a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Had carpal tunnel surgery back in 2009 and my fingers and arm are still going numb and wake me up out of my sleep... What could this be?

Had carpal tunnel surgery back in 2009 and my fingers and arm are still going numb and wake me up out of my sleep... What could this be?

New exam. Maybe EMG: A new examination by a physician who specializes in nerve pain (dysesthesias) is warranted. The key would be to perform a physical exam and history to try to differentiate the cause. Electrodiagnostic studies (EMG) may be indicated to evaluate specific nerves. Get eval with neurologist, physiatrist, or hand surgeon to help. ...Read more

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2 times a night I wake up with a numb hand and tingling fingers, unless I sleep totally still on my back (impossible). Doc shoves it off. Ideas?

2 times a night I wake up with a numb hand and tingling fingers, unless I sleep totally still on my back (impossible). Doc shoves it off. Ideas?

Nerve compression: It sounds like you are getting a pinched nerve, either in your hand (carpal tunnel syndrome) or in your neck. This can be diagnosed with a nerve test called an emg. Either one should be treatable. In the meantime, you can try a different pillow and see if that helps. ...Read more

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My middle and ring finger on my right hand constantly numb and when I wake up in the morning aside from my fingers being tight and numb my elbow hurt?

My middle and ring finger on my right hand constantly numb and when I wake up in the morning aside from my fingers being tight and numb my elbow hurt?

Numb fingers: There is no way to know the answer without a clinical examination and follow-up testing.
Make an appointment with your family doctor. If necessary he/she will refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

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I have numbness & tingling in neck & whole arm. Hand and fingers are swollen, with some pain. What could cause this discomfort? This discomfort wakes me up in the middle of the night. Ice don't work for the swelling. I also have an itch in the palm of my

I have numbness & tingling in neck & whole arm. Hand and fingers are swollen, with some pain. What could cause this discomfort? This discomfort wakes me up in the middle of the night. Ice don't work for the swelling. I also have an itch in the palm of my

Carpal Tunnel Syn: Nocturnal numbness &paresthesia associated with burning pain is fairly typical of nerve compressions like carpal tunnel with or without associated nerve compression in the neck. Your pcp will refer you to a neurologist for emg/nct to confirm/exclude the dignoses & you will then likely be referred to a hand surgeon. In interim, start using hand brace and nsaids.Md may inject steroid or Gabapentin tab. ...Read more

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I wake up every morning and my right arm is numb, my hand is swollen and my fingers tingle. What is wrong?

Nerve impingement: Transient symptoms of numbness, tingling, swelling and weakness in one arm upon awakening are usually caused by nerve impingement due to sleep position. If symptoms do not improve shortly after waking and becoming active, one should consider another cause. ...Read more

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My arm and hands go numb when my elbow is bent and now I've started having more joint pain in my fingers when I wake up. Anything I can do?

My arm and hands go numb when my elbow is bent and now I've started having more joint pain in my fingers when I wake up. Anything I can do?

Be seen: There are a number of potential causes, I would not hesitate to be seen and accurately diagnosed. A nerve conduction test may help to aid in the diagnosis. If the numbness involves primarily the 4th and 4th fingers and can be reproduced by elbow flexion, cubital tunnel syndrome would be a primary consideration. ...Read more