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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 more
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
Likely CT syndrome: Pinched nerves at hands is a common cause. See a neurologist. ...Read more
Both hands are going numb shortly after holding something hands are turning grayish in color on both hands?
Color changes can b: Circulationor an abnormal response to cold, as wellas nerve irritation that is associated at times with poor circualtory regulaiton and temperature changes. Other issues can be inflammatory or metabolic or endocrine (such as diabetes or thyroid) a good general exam and bloodwork by your pcp should be the next step, gray and numb is not normal so best get it looked at. ...Read more
My step dad has been having numbness on his hand, its been going on about a week. Can it be something to worry about?
Nerves are involved when numbness is there. Can be at the level of the wrist, carpal tunnel, at the area of the elbow, the shoulder, or neck (such as a disc injury) even at the level of the brain such as a small stroke or ms or tumor etc.
He needs an exam and some tests so that it doesn't stay or get worse if possible to avaoid ...Read more
Numbness and tingly in pinky both hands at night wakes me from sleep. I change positions it goes away. What could it be from?
Positional: Evaluate how you are holding your hands at night when you sleep. If they are clasped in one position for hours the compression can cause numbness in both pinkies. Get wrist splints or change how you sleep with pillows. If they continue to bother you go to doctor for full workup ...Read more
Woke up last night; both of my hands were or went numb lasting less than a minute. Could a TIA have caused both hands to go numb at the same time?
Carpal tunnel: You may have carpal tunnel syndrome, characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle finger and the lateral aspect of the ring finger. It may be triggered by repetitive use. Wearing a wrist cock- up splint is very effective. Surgery reserved for severe cases. Check with your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Needs to be seen..: Since I don't know all the details and other symptoms associated with this numbness neither I know the time frame this has been going on for I would suggest that if this is recent go to the ED for immediate evaluation. This could be related to a pinged nerve, stroke, brain lesion, infection, among others. ...Read more
A couple of things: Wnat is your sleep position? Sleeping with the arms over the head, bent at the elbow or other positions can cause the hands to be numb or partially numb. You may have a neck problem and would depend on the positon of the neck and the type of pillow your have. I would see your pcp, neurologist or neurosurgeon or orthopedist and get checked out. ...Read more