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Why Do My Hands Go Numb When I Sleep
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
Dr said I have carpal tunnel as my hands go numb when I sleep. My feet have also started to go numb but goes away if I change position, what could itbe?
Hands & Feet?: The symptoms you describe are concerning in this respect. There are many, many reasons why a hand or a foot can go numb. You are saying that initially both your hands were affected and that now both your feet are also affected. The list of all the potential causes for your symptoms has just gotten more complicated. I suggest that you see a neurologist for his expert opinion and recommendation. ...Read more
Carpal Tunnels: You may be naturally resting on the palms of your wrists (maybe even laying your head on your wrists), unintentionally pressing on the flexor retinaculum which is a band that compresses the carpal tunnel. This is the pathway for the median nerve entering into the wrist, causing numbness. People who work on computers all day have the same problem. ...Read more
When I sleep/lay down, my hands go numb. After waking my fingers don't open and close properly but eventually return to normal by mid day. (Although there is joint pain) Also, my feet go numb. I have pain in my left foot and ankle. I have the same sharp p
You need to see MD: The symptoms you describe are clearly not normal. The potential causes are numerous, and if not identified may result in significant medical problems ranging from loss of function and joint destruction to even cardiac issues. This can't be diagnosed via Internet. Make an appointment to see a doc ASAP. ...Read more
When I sleep, my hands go numb, swell so bad I cannot make a fist, my knuckles go white, and its painful. What's going on?
Carpal tunnel: The median nerve is very superficial, and sometimes in sleep we flex our wrists, leading to compression of the nerve and changes of numbness and tingling., the swelling suggests excess salt or circulatory problems that vein outflow back to, the heart. This can produce all the symptoms you describe. ...Read more
When I go to sleep I get a horrible headache and my hands and arms go numb. If I lay on my back my hands go numb. Any ideas?
Carpal tunnel synd.: There a re many potential causes, but by far the most common is carpal tunnel syndrome (cts). Cts is a compression of the median nerve at the wrist and many patients wake up with hand numbness. Usually initial treatment is a night spilint. If this does not work, surgery may be indicated. Thanks. ...Read more
C T S: Most likely you have carpel tunnel syndrome please check it out. ...Read more
I have hand numbness while sleeping what the reason of that I wake up in the night and entire my hand has numbness im not sure which hand but I think both. Is that because of my work?
Every time I lay down to go to sleep, my arms and hands go numb. I turn to help relieve it some, but the numbness doesn't go away until I stand up.?
Nerve compression: Your symptoms are suggestive of a nerve entrapment problem;most commonly the median nerve @your wrists (carpal tunnel syndrome) or your ulnar nerve @your elbows (cubital tunnel syndrome).See your PCP or orthopedic surgeon for examination and definitive diagnosis. Best of Luck! ...Read more
When I sleep both of my arms and hands go numb I wake and stand up until the pain and numbness go away. What is my problem it happens when I work longer hours with chainsaw and other hand tools. What is the cause of this
Hand numbness that appears in sleep and with repetitive movements is commonly a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition in which one of the 3 major nerves to the hand gets compressed in the wrist. This causes numbness in the thumb, index, and middle finger, and sometimes in part or all of the ring finger, but usually not the pinkie. Discomfort from carpal tunnel syndrome can be felt elsewhere in the upper limb, but if there is true numbness anywhere in the forearm or arm, this can indicate a different problem, such as damage to the nerve roots or plexuses (big nerve interchanges) in the neck and shoulder. There are two other major nerves that go down into the hands, the radial nerve and the ulnar nerve, that could also be involved depending on the pattern of the problem
it is a good idea to get hand problems checked by a primary care doctor, who can then refer to a neurologist if needed. Left undiagnosed and untreated, problems like hand numbness can become worse, or develop into weakness of the hands.
More information on carpal tunnel syndrome and similar diagnoses can be found at:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/ds00326. ...Read more
Sleeping at night with my arms bent causes hand numbness. Try to sleep with my arms straight, usually without success. Any suggestions or excersises?
Flexion of the elbows as wells as wrists as we sleep puts stress on the ulnar and median nerves respectively which contributes to cubital and carpal tunnel.
It is difficult to maintain proper positioning at night without some type of either wrist or elbow splint depending on the nerve involved. ...Read more
Hi Doctor, left hand numbness while sleeping. Though used wrist cover, still has it. He gets tired and now he can hear ticking when he bend fingers?
?????: Sorry, only part of your post is understandable. So this isn't about you, this is about "him"? You really need to have "him" see a doctor who can have an actual conversation with "him" and examine "him" because I doubt you'll get any kind of satisfactory answer this way. Your English is not good enough. Preferably see a doctor who speaks "his" native language, eh? ...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 nerves: Can be compressed transiently wen the wrist is hyper flexed or extended. Also tight gripping has been described as changing the lumbrical relationship in the carpal tunnlel. The lumbricals glide attached to tendon that cross through the carpal tunnel. ...Read more
My hands go numb a lot. They do it more at night and it wakes me up with a bad burning painful sensation. What is this?
More of a Hx is --:
--needed. CTS is a good bet, but U will find that it involves the thumd, index, middle, & the thumb side of the ring finger. Also if it improves by shaking Ur hands in the AM. 2 B sure C a fellowship trained. It takes hands on xam, good Hx, &@ times nerve studies. There are other things that may need 2 B R/O.
What do you suggest if my hands go numb a lot. They do it more at night and it wakes me up with a bad burning painful sensation.?
Nerve compression: One of the most common reasons is carpal tunnel syndrome. You should get an evaluation from a hand surgeon who will examine you and possibly order nerve tests and/or ultrasound which will determine if you have an issue with your nerve and where it is located. Depending on if it is a nerve compression or neuropathy the surgeon will order appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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