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My right hand feels numb and cramped. No previous injury or recent injury. Between ring and baby fingers. What is going on? It came on suddenly.

My right hand feels numb and cramped. No previous injury or recent injury. Between ring and baby fingers. What is going on? It came on suddenly.

Ulnar Nerve Entrapme: The ulnar nerve gives feeling to the little finger and half of the ring finger. Numbness and tingling in the ring finger and little finger are common symptoms of ulnar nerve entrapment. Increased risk with elbow injury or repetitive bending movement at wrist or elbow. Symptoms can come and go. They happen more often when the elbow is bent, such as when driving or holding the phone. Read more

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Hand Numbness (Definition)

The term numbness describes an altered sensation that can occur usually from either a neurological or vascular etiology. Some patients that have numbness have a complete inability to sense any object at all, where others may be able to sense but it is reduced. One example is neuropathy, in severe cases patients will be so numb they can not sense even if they step ...Read more


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Why does my right hand feel numb and warm?

Why does my right hand feel numb and warm?

Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. See a hand surgeon for an examination and treatment. Read more

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I just got bad pain/numbness tingling in the pinky side of my right hand hand feels numb starting to creep down arm just spent an hour dying my hair?

I just got bad pain/numbness tingling in the pinky side of my right hand hand feels numb starting to creep down arm just spent an hour dying my hair?

Nerve compression: You most likely compress/ squeeze a nerve (at the neck level c8, or at the elbow : ulnar nerve) while keep your arm up dying your hair. You might have inflammation, arthritis, or muscle spasm at these levels. You should see a neurologist to have emg/ncs to clarify the level. Read more

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My right hand sometimes feel numb n hard for me to write even holding pen. Getting more frequent now, why?

My right hand sometimes feel numb n hard for me to write even holding pen. Getting more frequent now, why?

Many causes.: There are a lot of things that can cause hand numbness. It could be a problem with the nerves in the hand or wrist, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Other neurological conditions can also cause hand numbness- it depends on what triggers your symptoms. Consider seeing a doctor to discuss your symptoms. Read more

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Why are my finger tips on my right hand numb feel tingling in on the tip of my fingers

Why are my finger tips on my right hand numb feel tingling in on the tip of my fingers

? pinching nerve: You may have a pinching nerve, like that caused when the median nerve gets inflammed or "pinched" in carpal tunnel syndrome. You should see a dr. To get properly diagnosed and the appropriate treatment started. Goodluck. Read more

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What could cause right hand numbness?

What could cause right hand numbness?

Pinched nerves: Nerves are like garden hoses. If they are piched then there is less function i.e. Feeling. You need to see a specialist to pinpoint where your nerves are pinched. They can be pinched in more than one place. Read more

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Do I have nerve damage because my hand feels numb? I’m a 45 year old male of average height and weight. A week ago, I fell a sleep with my right hand behind the back of my head. I woke up in the middle of the night and my arm was numb with no feeling. Wit

Do I have nerve damage because my hand feels numb? I’m a 45 year old male of average height and weight. A week ago, I fell a sleep with my right hand behind the back of my head. I woke up in the middle of the night and my arm was numb with no feeling. Wit

Nerves: Nerves can get pinched by sleeping in funny positions, and this can result in temporary (and sometimes longer-lasting) numbness and weakness. A google search for the term "saturday night palsy" will reveal a "textbook example" of a not-so-common, but very well-recognized, nerve compression syndrome (in this case, of the radial nerve). Also, one of the contributing factors of carpal tunnel syndrome (pinching of the median nerve) may be hand position during sleep. Other things can also cause numbness of the hands. Determining the cause involves a careful physical examination (which most doctors should be able to perform, but many cannot or do not), and sometimes requires special tests (including electrodiagnostic testing -- see my health guide at the link below) which probably get done more often than necessary. Left undiagnosed and untreated, hand numbness can get worse, can become associated with weakness, and eventually cause inability to use the hands. Indications that a doctor is qualified to diagnose the causes of hand numbness include board certification (such as by the american board of psychiatry and neurology and the american board of electrodiagnostic medicine). It is also a good idea to ensure that the board certified physician is the one who actually performs the examination, rather than a physician extender (pa or other) who is merely supervised by the physician. A thorough examination for hand numbness includes checking the strength of the major movements at each joint in the affected limb (fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, in this case), checking sensation in the entire affected limb up to and including the neck, checking reflexes at several points (forearms and both sides of the elbows at least), and checking coordination. This should be in addition to a general examination of the other limbs and major organs. For more information, check: http://patients. Aan. Com/disorders/ http://www. Aanem. Org/education/patient-resources/common-disorders. Aspx. Read more

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I need your help. My hand feels numb from time to time when writing?

I need your help. My hand feels numb from time to time when writing?

Poss CTS: If symptoms are confined to hands then cts is possible. See a neurologist. Read more

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Rught hand numbness. Feels like a dead weight at first. I try to move my hand fjngers and thumb and they don't move. Then hand goes tingly?

Rught hand numbness. Feels like a dead weight at first. I try to move my hand fjngers and thumb and they don't move. Then hand goes tingly?

Sounds like: nerve compression at the level of spine or more distally. Show it to your doctor, so he can run some tests. Does not sound like a metabolic disorder, if symptoms are localized to right hand only. Read more

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Is there a cure to hand numbness?

Is there a cure to hand numbness?

Depends: Depends on the cause of the numbness and how long its been there. Read more

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What could be some causes for my hand numbness?

What could be some causes for my hand numbness?

Carpal Tunnel Syndro: Most numbness in the hand is from pressure on the median nerve at the wrist causing carpal tunnel syndrome. Most patients will have intermittent numbness at first, often at night or while reading or driving. Other causes can be cubital tunnel syndrome, diabetic neuropathy or other forms of neuropathy. Read more

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What can cause hand numbness during sleep?

Position: Consider nerve pinching at wrist or elbow, and less commonly shoulder and/or neck. Carpal tunnel syndrome most common due to position of wrist at night. Check with your doctor to find out fully., . Read more

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What are finger and hand numbness symptoms of?

Most common CTS: Carpal tunnel is common, ulnar nerve or cubital tunnel, neck discs, nerve compression are common issues. Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for hand numbness?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for hand numbness?

Various: Hand numbness generally comes from disturbance in the sensory nerves to the hand. This can be from nerve compression in the carpal tunnel area, elbow flexure area or in the neck (cervical) spine. Some relief from nsaids and physical therapy is possible but you might require surgical release. Diabetic neuropathy can also cause numbness. Have your doctor sort this out. Read more

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