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The numbness in my hands is off and on for weeks?

The numbness in my hands is off and on for weeks?

See below: There are several common causes of hand numbness. The most common cause is carpal tunnel, but you may also can neuropathy. See your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Choueka
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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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What do you think could cause numbness in my hands?

What do you think could cause numbness in my hands?

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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When iam waking in morning i get numbness in my hands why?

When iam waking in morning i get numbness in my hands why?

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 more

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What can I do to treat pain in my shoulder and numbness in my hands?

What can I do to treat pain in my shoulder and numbness in my hands?

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

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Why do I feel numbness on my hands or fingers?

Why do I feel numbness on my hands or fingers?

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 more

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What is causing the numbness in my hands and feet?

What is causing the numbness in my hands and feet?

Diabetes?: You should see a physician. The numbness could be from uncontrolled diabetes. It also could be a neck injury or a reaction to a medication. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to cure numbness in my hands & fingers all the time?

Can you tell me how to cure numbness in my hands & fingers all the time?

Splint: Rest, night splint, vitamin b6 100mg / day, over the counter anti-inflammatory meds and ergonomic changes to work space. If there is no improvement see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Could I have dysautonomia if I get on and off tingling or numbness in my hands?

Could I have dysautonomia if I get on and off tingling or numbness in my hands?

Not likely: Intermittent numbness in hands is usually carpal tunnel (median nerve) or ulnar neuropathy (at the elbow, usually). I frequently get either or while mountain biking. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Carpal tunnel: If occurring exclusively at night, may still be carpal tunnel. Compressive nerve syndromes get worst at rest, but so can degeneration of nerves, or neuropathy. Need nerve conditions. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my hands after sunbed and am takin doxycycline?

I have numbness in my hands after sunbed and am takin doxycycline?

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 more

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My right side of my neck hurts and part of my back. Could this cause numbness in my hands and feet?

My right side of my neck hurts and part of my back. Could this cause numbness in my hands and feet?

Yes: This could mean that the cervical neck bones are pinching off the spinal cord. There ae other reasons too such as carpal tunnel syndrome, radiculopathy, neuropathy. See a neurologist soon for some tests. ...Read more

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If I am now diabetic and i would like to know how to make the numbness in my hands and feet go away?

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 more

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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?

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?

Numbness: Cigarettes are peripheral vasoconstrictors and that decrease in blood supply is most likely the cause . As already stated - do yourself a favor and stop . ...Read more

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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 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?

See your doctor: It is possible that you may have carpal tunnel syndrome. Your doctor will take a detailed history and perform a physical exam. If your doctor determines that you have carpal tunnel syndrome, there are multiple treatment options available. ...Read more

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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 ?

See details: See a neurologist have have the issue evaluated. The hands may be carpal tunnel syndromes but there are numerous other possible causes. ...Read more

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Waking up every morning to numbness in my hand and fingers, no pain are tingling, ?

Waking up every morning to numbness in my hand and fingers,  no pain are tingling, ?

Common: This could indeed be a sign of nerve compression at your wrist, and would consider carpal tunnel syndrome as an explanation. Your doctor can assess and provide confirmation of your problem. ...Read more

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At night m experiencing pins n needles and numbness in my hands and feet? Holding handing above head helps, what could this be? X

At night m experiencing pins n needles and numbness in my hands and feet? Holding handing above head helps, what could this be? X

Peripheral neuropat: Early peripheral neuropathy,medication side effect, . Commonly....B12, Diabetes, can be also due to other neurologic conditions. Nicotine use and circulation problem can agrvate it. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more