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Why do my hands wake me up in the middle of night hurting?

Why do my hands wake me up in the middle of night hurting?

Carpal tunnel: Waking up with pain, or more specifically numbness in a hand is a very common sign of carpal tunnel syndrome. Could also be arthritis or a pinched nerve in the neck. There are more less common reasons, but you should see your doctor if it keeps bugging you. ...Read more

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23 Male. Keep waking up with sore, visibly red and inflamed middle pinky joint. Hurts pretty badly, eventually lessens during the day. Definitely its worst when I wake up. Scared its onset Rheumatoid Arthritis. What are the other possibilities?

23 Male. Keep waking up with sore, visibly red and inflamed middle pinky joint. Hurts pretty badly, eventually lessens during the day. Definitely its worst when I wake up. Scared its onset Rheumatoid Arthritis. What are the other possibilities?

Other arthritis: There are other types of arthritis, including run-of-the-mill osteoarthritis (OA, generic "arthritis"), infections (viral, Lyme disease, TB, Neisseria - latter 3 can be treated), paraneoplastic arthritis (related to cancer), lupus or other autoimmune conditions, & arthritis related to gout, crystal disease, or other systemic disease (IBD). RA runs in families. Recommend seeing your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Pain and numbness in right hand at night that keeps me awake and hurts a lot on a lot of medicines and vitamins worried help me almost every night now for the past month I wake up in the middle of the night in agony, to pain throbbing pain in my right ha

Pain and numbness in right hand at night that keeps me awake and hurts a lot on a lot of medicines and vitamins worried help me almost every night now for the past month I wake up in the middle of the night in agony, to pain throbbing pain in my right ha

While: While these symptoms are typical of carpal tunnel syndrome, there can be a variety of causes. If you want a simple check, buy any of the over-the-counter "computer" or "carpal tunnel" braces to wear at night. I prefer to straighten the stay (metal part that makes the splint rigid) to a neutral wrist position, with the fingers in line with the forearm, rather than tipping the wrist back where the thumb is in line with the forearm. The straighter splint takes the most pressure off the nerve. If it relieves your symptoms, it's more likely that you have carpal tunnel syndrome.

Depending on your age, general health, location of symptoms within the hand, and any motor or sensory loss, there may be other conditions and treatments to consider. Numbness that persists throughout the day or weakness in the hand requires immediate evaluation by a trained hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I wake up at all hours of the night with my hands numb and tingely and in pain and my elbows hurt. Do you have any clues?

I wake up at all hours of the night with my hands numb and tingely and in pain and my elbows hurt. Do you have any clues?

Neuritis: Or irritation/ compression of the nerve. If you sleep with your elbows bent you will stretch your ulnar (funny bone nerve) and you forearm and 4th and 5th finger will fall asleep and be painful. If your thumb and first 2-3 fingers are numb and you wake up shaking them at night might be carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left ring finger. It hurts every night and every morning as I wake up. Sometimes when I wake up I have no sense in my left hand.

I have pain in my left ring finger. It hurts every night and every morning as I wake up. Sometimes when I wake up I have no sense in my left hand.

Neuro problem: Seems that you have a problem with your ulnar nerve, just where along the nerve, I don't know. Go to a good neurologist and he will help you figure it out! ...Read more

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My right hand keeps going numb while I sleep and through out the day. It even wakes me up at night a couple of times because it hurts.

My right hand keeps going numb while I sleep and through out the day. It even wakes me up at night a couple of times because it hurts.

Carpal tunnel: A likely cause is a carpal tunnel syndrome impinging nerves at the wrist which results in these symptoms which are often positional. Various factors can cause the wrist ligaments to thicken and exert pressure on these wrist structures. A hand surgeon is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you. Treatment may be wearing a brace, getting a corticosteroid injection or surgery. ...Read more

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My hands an arms are goin numb at night while I sleep it wakes me up crying cause it hurts so bad what's wrong with me?

My hands an arms are goin numb at night while I sleep it wakes me up crying cause it hurts so bad what's wrong with me?

You need examination: This may be positional but no one can tell without examining you. You need to see an orthopedic or neurological surgeon to evaluate your repeating symptoms. ...Read more

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My feet & hands are swelling in the night I'm waking up and my hands are numb swollen I can't feel them. Feet severe pain walking hurt bad. Pls advise?

My feet & hands are swelling in the night I'm waking up and my hands are numb swollen I can't feel them. Feet severe pain walking hurt bad. Pls advise?

Neuropathy: Nerve pain is due to a cause. I would start with a doctor check up and labs. Peripheral neuropathy could be caused by diabetes, deficiency of B12 and Folic Acid, reduced kidney function, arthritis or other.
The causes are treatable with oral medication. The pain will only get worse without treatment. ...Read more

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I've been noticing that my legs twitch in my sleep, not often but maybe 1-2 times per night and it wakes me up. My hands also cramp and hurt for hrs!

I've been noticing that my legs twitch in my sleep, not often but maybe 1-2 times per night and it wakes me up. My hands also cramp and hurt for hrs!

Try K-Mg Aspartate: Try Potassium-Magnesium Aspartate. Aspartic acid is a mineral transporter, and will enhance the uptake of potassium and magnesium into the cells. Restless legs, as you are describing, often responds to additional magnesium and potassium, two minerals which most people are deficient. ...Read more

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For the past two wks, the top of both hands wake me up at night in horrific pain. Ideas? Seemed to have started once I started pt for neck issues.

For the past two wks, the top of both hands wake me up at night in horrific pain. Ideas? Seemed to have started once I started pt for neck issues.

Nerve impingement: You should tell your therapist and doctor about these symptoms. Also your pillow may be placing your neck in a position at night that exacerbates the problem. Make sure your pillow is providing enough support to keep your head in a neutral position. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I wake up in the morning my hands and fingers hurt really bad. What could be the cause?

Possible arthritis: Morning stiffness or pain is a frequent symptom of arthritis. Have it evaluated, preferably by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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My hands and feet wake me up during night tingling bad and last for hours. What could be causing this?

My hands and feet wake me up during night tingling bad and last for hours. What could be causing this?

Neuropathy: Neuropathy: condition causing abnormal signals in peripheral nerves. Various causes. A condition invoving back such as spinal stenosis or compressed disc ia a common cause. Diabetes, b-12 deficiency anemia, excessive long term alcohol consumption as well as other neurological or metabolic conditions. See your physician. ...Read more

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My hands clench at night and wake me about 2 and Half. Hours into sleep. Very painful. Also does this when I nap. Also have extreme numbness. Help?

My hands clench at night and wake me about 2 and Half. Hours into sleep. Very painful. Also does this when I nap. Also have extreme numbness. Help?

Carpal tunnel: You might want to read about carpal tunnel syndrome. Pain and numbness in the hands when wrists are bent especially while sleeping. You can try carpal tunnel wrist braces to wear while sleeping. If you do a lot of typing, working with your hands etc very important to have set up ergonomically correct. Wearing wrist braces would be the first step to prevent the wrists from kinking while you sleep. ...Read more

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I just started at a plant. My hands hurt & my thumbs are very stiff when I wake up. I constantly rub hands, I feel numbness & sharp pains in hands

Hand pain and numb: What type of work do you do at the plant? If you use power equipment you may benefit from anti-vibration gloves. If you do repetitive work you may benefit from breaking every 30-45 minutes for 1-2 minutes and shaking out your hands/possible splints. Check that your computer is ergonomically situated. Note if you are at a chemical facility. If you work in a freezer wear gloves. F/U / doc ...Read more

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Lately my hands and feet will fall asleep alot, it even will wake me up at night?

Lately my hands and feet will fall asleep alot, it even will wake me up at night?

See below: Tingling hands, feet, or both is an extremely common and bothersome symptom. Such tingling can sometimes be benign and temporary. For example, it could result from pressure on nerves when your arm is crooked under your head as you fall asleep. Or it could be from pressure on nerves when you cross your legs too long. In either case, the "pins and needles" effect -- which is usually painless -- is s. ...Read more

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Why would the palms of my hands and the bottom of my feet hurt when I wake up in the morning?

Why would the palms of my hands and the bottom of my feet hurt when I wake up in the morning?

There are lots of: Potential causes. On thought that comes to mind is to make sure you don't have diabetes. People with diabetes can have what is called neuropathy from deposition of the sugar onto the nerves and its resultant damage. Best to get a full physical exam and routine labs with your internist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Last two days my hands feel swollen and hurt when I make a fist. They really hurt when I first wake up in morning. My pointer finger is the worse.?

Last two days my hands feel swollen and hurt when I make a fist. They really hurt when I first wake up in morning. My pointer finger is the worse.?

See your doctor: If it persists, this should be evaluated as dr. Williams recommended. A rheumatologist may be helpful. Rheumatologists diagnose and treat arthritis, and bone and autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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I have been having problems with my hands and fingers for about a month I wake up every morning to sore stiff hands and fingers I can't hardly close my hands or bend my fingers they hurt to the touch my fingers are very painful and hurt to the touch or wh

I have been having problems with my hands and fingers for about a month I wake up every morning to sore stiff hands and fingers I can't hardly close my hands or bend my fingers they hurt to the touch my fingers are very painful and hurt to the touch or wh

The: The symptoms that you are describing are concerning for arthritis in the hands. This could be related to inflammatory arthritis (such as rheumatoid arthritis), degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis) or other conditions. It is important to be evaluated asap to determine the cause. Rheumatoid arthritis can lead to permanant joint damage within 4-8 weeks if not diagnosed and treated properly. Whatever the cause, a rheumatologist should be able to make a diagnosis and prescribe appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I wake up with a very painful numb hand and arm. Only on the right side. My hand is colorless and hurts I rub for at least 15 minutes for it to feel?

I wake up with a very painful numb hand and arm. Only on the right side. My hand is colorless and hurts I rub for at least 15 minutes for it to feel?

Sounds positional: Try changing positions when you sleep. Sounds like you may sleep with your arms bent up. Try that first. If problem then persists see your doctor ...Read more

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Every time I go to sleep my arm and hand falls asleep and my hand swelled up and hurts do bad it wakes me up and when I wake up I can't even close my hand what is it?

Every time I go to sleep my arm and hand falls asleep and my hand swelled up and hurts do bad it wakes me up and when I wake up I can't even close my hand what is it?

Nerve compression: The position you sleep in may be causing compression of a neurovascular bundle. The nerves and blood vessels that supply the hand and forearm pass into the arm under the pectoralis muscle and may be getting squeezed by sleeping on your side in a scrunched up position. Doing pect stretches before bed may help. ...Read more

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I wake up each morning unable to make a fist in my left hand. It doesn't hurt, just feels uncomfortable. It loosens up later in the day, but begins to tighten again in the evening. It started about four months ago. What does this mean?

I wake up each morning unable to make a fist in my left hand. It doesn't hurt, just feels uncomfortable. It loosens up later in the day, but begins to tighten again in the evening. It started about four months ago. What does this mean?

Arthritis mild: Early morning stiffness is often mild early osteoarthritis. Another problem can be trigger finger or tendinitis but licking or clicking may be present for this. Heat up warm showers warm water often helps am symptoms. Cool down. Or ice for pain after activity ...Read more

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I have been having so much joint pain in my hands and wrists when I wake up in the mornings my hands hurt even to move them around and my wrists too?

Be seen: That is not really a "normal" complaint in a 24 year old. There are multiple potential considerations, a good medical checkup and some basic blood work would be a void place to start. ...Read more

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My middle and ring finger on my right hand constantly numb and when I wake up in the morning aside from my fingers being tight and numb my elbow hurt?

My middle and ring finger on my right hand constantly numb and when I wake up in the morning aside from my fingers being tight and numb my elbow hurt?

Numb fingers: There is no way to know the answer without a clinical examination and follow-up testing.
Make an appointment with your family doctor. If necessary he/she will refer you to a specialist. ...Read more