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What Does It Mean When Right Hand Goes Numb
What does it mean when your right hand goes numb and so numb that it causes you to wake up from a dead sleep.
Carpal tunnel: The most common cause would be carpal tunnel syndrome. The median nerve innervates the thumb, index finger and half the middle finger. It runs into the hand through a tunnel (called the carpal tunnel). If there is a bit of swelling of the tissues or if you bend your wrist while sleeping, the nerve gets pinched and causes numbness. There are some other possibilities, so get checked to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say!: Numbness is usually do to pressure on a nerve. This is not something i would expect a fever to cause. However, a fever can cause increased blood flow and this may cause some swelling that could be pressing on a nerve. Probably not much to worry about if it goes away as your temp goes down., but if this occurs every time let your doctor know. ...Read more
A possibility: It may indicate a neuropathy depending on where exactly on the hand and arm you note numbness. Carpal tunnel syndrome (a type of median neuropathy), ulnar neuropathy, or radial neuropathy may be present. Try to avoid pressure on the arm and hand while sleeping including awkward posturing. Keep it straight while asleep. If you note weakness or pain, please consult a neurologist. Hope that helps! ...Read more
My right hand goes numb all the time even when I'm using it . at night it wakes me up as soon as I lay on my right it goes numb n starts n my thumb?
My right hand goes numb a lot, muscles start feeling weak when I use it a lot. Most recently it has started to form itself in an odd position.?
CTS: Numb hands and cramping are characteristic of carpal tunnel syndrome. Not only does the nerve that give sensation to the hand give the characteristic numb sensation, but cramping is another complaint. See your hand specialist and get a nerve conduction study (EMG) to see if that is the problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My right hand goes numb, mainly the 3 fingers, swells drastically. Sometimes i get a shock feeling. Hard to grasp things more and more. Getting worse.
?Carpal Tunnel?: You may be having carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a build up of pressure in the wrist that causes the nerve to the hand to hurt. It causes hand numbness and pain up the arm. It can be diagnosed and treated. See you pcp or neurologist or hand surgeon or other health care provider dealing in this condition. A nerve conduciton test may need to be done. Surgery may be needed. Splinting can help. ...Read more
Having numbness in the right hand numbness in the left leg fell and broke tail bone about 10 years ago .I smoke and drink what could this be?
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