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Why Does My Hand Keep Going Numb
Squeezed nerves: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neuropathy: 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?: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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