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What does it mean that my right hand is tingling from my wrist to my pinky?

What does it mean that my right hand is tingling from my wrist to my pinky?

Probable ulnar pinch: Pinky is supplied by ulnar nerve. Compression of this nerve most commonly occurs behind elbow and next common is at the wrist. You need EMG test. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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My right hand is tingling. Like little needle points.

My right hand is tingling. Like little needle points.

Paresthesias: Paresthesias refers to tingling secondary to nerve irritation. One of the most common causes for paresthesias in the hand is carpal tunnel syndrome. The next would be an ulnar neuropathy. And lastly the differential would include cervical spine disease. Vascular disorders would be unusual as both hands would likely be involved. Similarly, a peripheral neuropathy prefers the lower extremities. ...Read more

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I have tingling in my right hand? For the last year every morning my first 2 fingers are tight/soar and now my hand is tingling. What could it be?

I have tingling in my right hand? For the last year every morning my first 2 fingers are tight/soar and now my hand is tingling. What could it be?

Tho outlet v. Carpal: In the hand may be cause by temporal compression of nerves coming from the chest through the axilla towards the hand or at wrist. Most of time is temporal compression of axillar nerve while sleeping. Otherwise needs nerve conduction studies and evaluation for compression in the thorax or arm, or carpal tunnel syndrome which affects the wrist & hand only. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have numbs and tingling in your right hand. For 4 weeks?

Maybe very benign: You could possess carpal tunnel syndrome due to nerve compression at the wrist. Perhaps you have had repetitive wrist flexion/extension with keyboard activity? If cts, can easily be treated and reversed. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have numbs in your right hand and tingling, and I had it for a month now.?

What does it mean when you have numbs in your right hand and tingling, and I had it for a month now.?

? carpal tunnel: You may possess a pinching of a nerve at the volar wrist causing carpal tunnel symptoms, which may be associated with repetitive hand and wrist activity. This can be easily and successfully treated. See your doc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have tingling in your left hand and fingres. Had it right hand but now it's in left hand and fingers.?

What does it mean when you have tingling in your left hand and fingres. Had it right hand but now it's in left hand and fingers.?

Sounds c/w nerve: Perhaps you use your hands for repetitive activity such as keyboard activities, and a flexion/extension of your wrists can cause a synovitis at the wrist with subsequent carpal tunnel syndrome, but could be at elbow as an alternative explanation. You may need an EMG test to pin this down, but usually quite reversible. ...Read more

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My left hand is tingling for the day why?

My left hand is tingling for the day why?

CTS: You may have carpal tunnel syndrome. If symptoms persist, consider visiting neurologist. You might need a test called emg, electromyography.
If it is only hand issue, it is less likely related to any cardiac problems, but you may consider to visit your pcp. ...Read more

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My hand is tingling right now and it did hurt. Now I'm really scared I won't meet deadline for my paper. Help?

My hand is tingling right now and it did hurt. Now I'm really scared I won't meet deadline for my paper. Help?

Working on a paper: There are well described neuropathies that occur from working at a keyboard for long periods which occur due to nerve compression syndromes. I suggest you take a break, both for your hand and for your mental health! When you go back to working, pad your wrist and and elbow and stop every 15 minutes, even if it's only for a minute or 2. ...Read more

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I keep waking up with pain on my left side, burning in my shoulder blade, aches down my side and arm, an my hand is tingling?

I keep waking up with pain on my left side, burning in my shoulder blade, aches down my side and arm, an my hand is tingling?

Pinched nerve: Neck pain that runs down the arm or shoulder with or without numbness and tingling sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. This can often improve on it's own with rest and anti-inflammatories, but if your pain lasts greater than one week or gets worse see your physician. ...Read more

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I'm a 24 year old female with 2 small children. I always have bad headaches n back probs, but now my left arm/hand is tingling/numb/throbbing?

I'm a 24 year old female with 2 small children. I always have bad headaches n back probs, but now my left arm/hand is tingling/numb/throbbing?

Get checked: Looks like you have lot of stress and probably anxious too. Since you have headaches and numbness and tingling of the arm- better get checked to rule out a neurological problem. ...Read more

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I'm a 24 year old female with 2 small children. I always have bad headaches n back probs, but now my left arm/hand is tingling/numb/throbbing?

I'm a 24 year old female with 2 small children. I always have bad headaches n back probs, but now my left arm/hand is tingling/numb/throbbing?

Why back and head: Always is along time. There are too many causes to be specific but I wonder if a chiropractor might find out if you have a thoracic syndrome and why a young women would have persistent headaches and back pain. ...Read more

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I'm a 24 year old female with 2 small children. I always have bad headaches n back probs, but now my left arm/hand is tingling/numb/throbbing?

I'm a 24 year old female with 2 small children. I always have bad headaches n back probs, but now my left arm/hand is tingling/numb/throbbing?

BE seen: You may have a neck disc problem that is leading to the arm symptoms. Yo need to be seen. Also consider additionally acupuncture and chinese medicine. They can provide pain relief and over time help your body heal. ...Read more

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I'm a 24 year old female with 2 small children. I always have bad headaches n back probs, but now my left arm/hand is tingling/numb/throbbing?

I'm a 24 year old female with 2 small children. I always have bad headaches n back probs, but now my left arm/hand is tingling/numb/throbbing?

Get checked: Looks like you have lot of stress and probably anxious too. Since you have headaches and numbness and tingling of the arm- better get checked to rule out a neurological problem. ...Read more

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I have a 3 week old closed fracture on 3rd and 4th metacarpels. It is splinted. My hand is tingling and very warm. Normal healing or er?

I have a 3 week old closed fracture on 3rd and 4th metacarpels. It is splinted. My hand is tingling and very warm. Normal healing or er?

Be seen: I would be seen, have the splint removed, and have your hand examined. You can never be really sure what is going on under a splint. Infection would be one of multiple potential concerns with what you are describing. ...Read more

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I have tingling in my right hand all the time. Is this something I need to be concerned about?

I have tingling in my right hand all the time. Is this something I need to be concerned about?

Possibly; go: Numbness and tingling in your hand can be due to a variety of causes- I would consider carpal tunnel syndrome, spinal stenosis& nerve impingement for starters. MS is also in the differential.
Check it out with your doctor - you may need an EMG/nerve conduction and MRI but you they should rule out the simple stuff first. ...Read more

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My right hand keeps tingling. Then pinky hurts, then palm too. What's going on?

My right hand keeps tingling. Then pinky hurts, then palm too. What's going on?

Ulnar nerve entrapmt: It is likely that you have ulnar nerve entrapment--the nerve traveling through the groove of your funny-bone/elbow area. Symptoms often occur during sleep or when having your elbow flexed such as hold a phone to your ear for awhile etc...Typically keeping your elbow straight will resolve your symptoms. You may want to consult doc for an eval and treatment...Good luckl. ...Read more

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I've had some tingling in my right hand on and off. Could back problems be causing this?

I've had some tingling in my right hand on and off. Could back problems be causing this?

Cervical: The cervical area (upper back/neck) are is where the nerves come out from the spine and innervate your upper arms, ...so issues in your upper back may cause tingling in your Right hand. More likely though, it is issues in your wrist area such as carpal tunnel, assuming since the issues are only affecting your hand. See your Dr. For an eval and possibly an EMG to see where the issue is coming from. ...Read more

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Been having pain and tingling in mostly right hand by grasping things or just nothing at all. It has got worse over time. What could be wrong?

Been having pain and tingling in mostly right hand by grasping things or just nothing at all. It has got worse over time. What could be wrong?

Possibly..: You could have carpal tunnel syndrome (pain and/or numbness and tingling in arm/hand caused usually by repetitive movements) or possibly nerve impingement in arm or even spine. Check out this natl institutes of health website: http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/carpal_tunnel/detail_carpal_tunnel. Htm
see your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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My right hand is numb and tingling. Why won't it stop?

My right hand is numb and tingling. Why won't it stop?

Depends: It really depends on what the specific cause is. I would not hesitate to be seen. Carpal tunnel syndrome is among the more common causes. ...Read more

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Why does my right hand keeps tingling?

Why does my right hand keeps tingling?

Check for nerve: Possibly you have a pinched nerve at wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome, or maybe at elbow, cubital tunnel syndrome. Easy to check clinically and accessible to successful treatment. ...Read more