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Numbness In My Hands
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Carp tunnel syndrome: Numbness of the hands can be due to carpal tunnel syndrome/or nerve damage at the wrist, especially if you spend a lot of time on the computer. It is also can be due to radiculopathy/or nerve damage around the spine. Polyneuropathy is also a possibility. It is very important that you see neurologist and have a few tests done, especially emg, electromyography. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been getting numbness in my hands at night when I am sleeping for the ladt two months. I am not sleeping any differently than I usually do.?
It could be a side : Effect of the antibiotics. There are anecdotal reports online of this symptom including tingling of extremities, partly related to the sunburn / photosensitivity from it. Try taking vitamin b complex - might help! next time, go sunbathing at night! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My right side of my neck hurts and part of my back. Could this cause numbness in my hands and feet?
If I am now diabetic and i would like to know how to make the numbness in my hands and feet go away?
Have it evaluated.: Topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medication such as Pregabalin (lyrica), Amitriptyline (elavil), duloxetine (cymbalta), Gabapentin (neurontin), Carbamazepine (tegretol), or valproate (depakote) to reduce the painful symptoms in the feet due to neuropathy. Watch you sugar intake, and have your vitamin b levels checked and supplemented as necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can possibly be the cause for numbness, in my hands and feets. That only occur when I am resting. I am a cigarette smoker?
I seem to develop numbness in my hands every night during my sleep. After I get up or change my sleeping posture it becomes normal. Is this normal?
I am experiencing numbness in my hands, THUMBS AND sometimes but rarely in my face. Can anyone help me know what I can do to reduce or eliminate it ?
I've had periodic numbness in my hands for years especially when im tying fishing knots or sim activities i sometimes feel it in my elbows it has been getting worse i don't get it while typing at work ?
At night m experiencing pins n needles and numbness in my hands and feet? Holding handing above head helps, what could this be? X
I have really band pain sometimes numbness in my hands and wrists. Occasionally in my feet. I also smoke, so I'm concerned that I may have Buerger's?
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