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Why Does My Hand Keep Going Numb
Often carpal tunnel syndrome (nerve compressed in wrist) or ulnar nerve entrapment (at the funnybone area) can cause this...It is quite common. Also pinched nerve in the neck area can cause numbness to hands/fingers as well.
It is difficult to accurately tell what you have based on the limited info you provided. Consult doc for an evaluation/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause the nerves to be compressed; in addition the nerve could be similarly compromised at the elbow level, the axilla or the spine.
An exam and imaging can help pinpoint the cause.
See your doctor for an assessment and recommendation regarding treatment. ...Read more
My right thumb and hand keep going numb. It also getting cold and it is very sore. What should I do and should be concern?
Hand pain: It sounds like carpal tunnel but you should see your doctor for an examination and more detailed history to know for sure. ...Read more
Yes: Numbness and tingling most likely represents a nerve compression of one or more nerves of the upper extremity - commonly carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome. There are a host of other medical conditions that can cause it as well. The reason it is a concern is than prolonged compressions can lead to permanent nerve damage. A qualified hand surgeon could help you. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when medial nerve-which runs through the tight channel of the middle wrist begins to get pinched as it travels out to palm & fingers. Tingling, numbness & sometimes weakness & pain are first felt at night. When awakened many will try to shake their hands to 'wake them up'
the diagnosis should be confirmed & can be treated a variety of ways. Many ailments can mimic it. ...Read more
Need more info: Hi. Sorry, but we can't guess at things like this. We have no information on you, no medical history, no medications you take, etc. We don't even know your age! You should see your doc for a thorough evaluation and diagnostic tests. That is your best chance. Good luck! ...Read more
Nerve issues: Those symptoms are classic for some sort of nerve entrapment condition. You may have a nerve being irritated anywhere. --> from your neck where the nerves that innervate your arms come out of your spinal cord, to the shoulders, or elbow joints. Get a dr. To do or order an EMG on you and get the diagnosis officially so any proper treatment can occur. Best wishes. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not much: Hands going numb at night is a common complaint. It is often caused by positioning of the arms or hand that puts pressure on a nerve. Median nerve compression at the wrist, or carpal tunnel syndrome, is common. Night splints, vitamin b6, and local steroid injection can help. See your physician for and exam and proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Hand numbness: This could be a manifestation of a nerve problem. The hand is enervated by the median, radial and ulnar nerves. The median nerve enervates the thumb and little finger and the other nerves the rest. It is unusual for the whole hand to go numb unless there is a problem higher up in the brachial plexus or spine. You need a neurological evaluation by a neurologist and X-rays of your spine. ...Read more