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Severe Pain And Numbness In Hands
Having severe pain and numbness in my hands and feet happens in the night while sleeping it wakes me?
GET IT CHECKED: You are describing neuropathy. Neuropathy has many causes, the diabetes is one of the most common. If he has not been checked for this, I highly recommend it. Neurologists and physiatrists can do noninvasive studies to identify this. It can be treated, but is always best in no what the source is. ...Read more
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
Saw Dr for severe pain numbness in arms & hands, he said I have muscles spasms use heat and they'll get better. Heat's making it worse. What can I do?
Cause for 26 yo f awoke with severe rt. Eye pain, lt hand numbness, dizziness, vomited x2 taste &smelt sweet. Few hrs later only has rt eye soreness?
See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
After using power tools or digging using a speed I wake up in early morning w/ severe numbness & pain in my hands & lower arms & it is getting worse?
? carpal tunnel: Sounds like this may be carpal tunnel syndrome, a compression of the median n. Beneath the palm. Can be aggravated by heavy work and repetitive motion. Frequently causes episodes of numbness and discomfort in the hands, at night, causing the patient to waken, then shake and/or rub the hands for relief. If this sounds right, see your doctor. Could require surgery.Good luck. ...Read more
Two disc herniations 1 pinching C8 ddd canal stenosis and severe carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands. Which is causing severe hand numbness 3yrs?
Likely carpal tunnel:
Both have overlap within the hands depending upon the distribution. MRI is necessary of cervical spine and in many cases if distribution is not distinct, further an EMG/Nerve conduction study to delineate.
In most cases however, it is more likely the carpal tunnel is the culprit.
Consultation/examination by a neurosurgeon would be most appropriate for diagnosis. ...Read more
Girlfriend is 22. >1 hr ago she had sudden severe headache, bloody nose, arm/hand numbness for >5 min. Now she just looks groggy. What can I do 4 her?
Have had lower right back pain....and numbness in hands/forearms and legs on/off for about a week...comes and goes, feel stiff/achy, M, 51 yrs old?
You mention a number of concerns so you must see your Primary doctor as soon as possible.
You are likely to be referred to a Specialist!
Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more
What can cause neck pain and numbness in hands while sleeping. While working I have twisting of fingers and restless legs while resting.
Neck problems: It is very possible that the root if your numbness, tingling and lack of strength of upper extremities and hands is on the neck. High and hard pillows may exacerbate it while in bed. Make a consult to a chiropractor or medical doctor regarding your neck contracture and pain. Use a soft pillow or none at all. Relax your neck when you work at the office, using a tall seat whenever possible. ...Read more
Carpal Tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome is probably the most common cause of "numbness in the hands". This occurs when the median nerve gets compressed in the wrist. Other causes include compression of the median, ulnar, or radial nerves in the wrist, elbow or arm. Compression of the nerves leaving the neck and peripheral neuropathy are also common cause of numbness. ...Read more
Tingling numbness: In the hands can be a variety of things for the most common thing is carpal Tunnel. Early treatment for this can be night time splintingas long as the splints are not too tight use of over-the-counter anti-inflammatories and avoidance of provocative positioning such as extremes of flexion and extension this is often a good start if it continues or becomes constantthen you should talk to primary ...Read more
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
Nerve compression: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, 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
Hand numbness: A good way to determine the cause of hand numbness is to give this information to your medical provider (location, duration, mitigating factors) and if needed, have nerve conduction testing. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common cause- feel free to learn about this while you are thinking about this. ...Read more
Varies: It really depends on the cause, as there are multiple potential possibilities. Things like carpal tunnel syndrome do have a pretty simple fix, whereas conditions like a sensory neuropathy do not but can be managed with medications, consider being seen. A nerve conduction test may also be of benefit. ...Read more
Altered sensation: 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 on a sharp nail. ...Read more
Always had numbness in hands but here recently they have got worse. I, m always playing games on my cell. Could this b why. Mostly my right one.
Numbness: Numbness involving hands and fingers can be caused by various conditions, most commonly carpal tunnel syndrome, other causes may include other upper extremity nerve injuries (such as a pinched nerve in the elbow); a pinched nerve in the neck can also cause numbness in hands/fingers. Best to discuss with your md for an exam. ...Read more
I'm concerned: In general there is usually no numbness with a biceps strain although there is close anatomical proximity. If it started at the same time as the biceps injury you may have injured a peripheral nerve but that would be uncommon. I would bring this to your doctors attention as it may be a problem that needs work up, like an emg. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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