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Why are my arms/hands numb, tingling painful when i wake up? Lasts for hours. Even happens if i sleep in recliner. My sle or mechanical?

Why are my arms/hands numb, tingling painful when i wake up? Lasts for hours. Even happens if i sleep in recliner. My sle or mechanical?

Merits evaluation.: Called paresthesias, these symptoms are often caused by nerve root impingement at the level of the cervical spine. Ones doctor can take a careful history, perform an examination and, if that seems a possible cause, arrange for imaging of the cervical spine. Other causes are possible but less likely. ...Read more

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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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Could you tell me why my left hand is numb and tingling?

Could you tell me why my left hand is numb and tingling?

R/o Carpal tunnel : Tingling ; numbness in the hand can be symptoms associated with median nerve compression or irritation. This is quite common. Some patients may have similar symptoms due to nerves being irritated in the neck. See a neurologist to get an emg/nerve conduction test. If the test confirms carpal tunnel syndrome then you will likely be referred to a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Wake up with hands numb and tingling. What does this mean?

Wake up with hands numb and tingling. What does this mean?

Typical of CTS: Classic experience of folks who compress median nerve at wrist due to repetitive wrist and hand activities. Carpal tunnel syndrome is very common and often readily and successfully treated. See a hand specialist and get this addressed. ...Read more

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What to do if I have numbness and tingling (mostly tingling) in both of my hands.?

What to do if I have numbness and tingling (mostly tingling) in both of my hands.?

Neuropathy: It could be median nerve or ulnar nerve neuropathy.Its unlikely a neck problem.Need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Hands been going numb and tingling don't know why it happens a few times a dayday?

Hands been going numb  and tingling don't know why it happens a few times a dayday?

CTS: Most common etiology for your complaint would be carpal tunnel syndrome particularly if it awakens you at night. Try a course of nighttime splinting, and see your pcp. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to wake up every morning with my hands so numb and tingling?

What could be causing me to wake up every morning with my hands so numb and tingling?

Nerve dysfunction: This could be from a disc problem in the neck or an odd sleeping position in which the nerve to the hands is compressed. Try sleeping in a different position and if it still persists see your family doctor to have your neck evaluated. ...Read more

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What can cause numbness and tingling on the right hand?

What can cause numbness and tingling on the right hand?

Need an eval: Only an evaluation by your physician can answer this, but common causes are compression of a peripheral nerve (eg carpal tunnel, which is compression of the median nerve at the wrist), or compassion of certain nerve roots leaving the neck spinal cord, among other possibilities. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Mass
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Numbness And Tingling (Definition)

The feeling after ...Read more