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Why Do My Hands Go Numb While Sleeping
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Carpal tunnel?: Hands that go numb or tingle in the middle of the night are often from carpal tunnel syndrome and less likely from cubital tunnel syndrome (ulnar nerve compression) at the elbow. If left untreated either may progress to permanent numbness and weakness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
When i sleep/lay down, my hands go numb. After waking my fingers dont 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 : 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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