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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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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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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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Hi my hands keep getting numb and tingling, only when I am doing something with them like my makeup, cleaning, it started w my left 2 weeks ago now bo?

Hi my hands keep getting numb and tingling, only when I am doing something with them like my makeup, cleaning, it started w my left 2 weeks ago now bo?

A chance of: carpal tunnel. Please see your family doc for starters. He/she may suggest splints to sleep with if that's what it is. Small surgery is used for more advanced cases. ...Read more

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My hands have been going numb all hours of the day almost like their asleep like painful cold numb and tingling it's worse at night is this serious?

My hands have been going numb all hours of the day almost like their asleep like painful cold numb and tingling it's worse at night is this serious?

Maybe not: Your hands could be suffering from pinched nerves at the wrists, carpal tunnel syndrome, from repetitive activities. However, you could have a neck issue, or even a mixed disorder with some component of raynaud's. Suggest a visit with your doctor and maybe a few tests. This may be annoying and stressful but unlikely to be serious. ...Read more

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What would cause my left hand to feel numb and tingling and slightly swollen?

What would cause my left hand to feel numb and tingling and slightly swollen?

Possible CT Syndrom: If the hand is swollen then underlying arthritis may be causing pressure on median nerve and symptoms of ct syndrome. ...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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Numbness (Definition)

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