What is the main cause of numbness in hands?

Carpal Tunnel. Carpal tunnel syndrome is probably the most common cause of "numbness in the hands". This occurs when the median nerve gets compressed in the wrist. Other causes include compression of the median, ulnar, or radial nerves in the wrist, elbow or arm. Compression of the nerves leaving the neck and peripheral neuropathy are also common cause of numbness.

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What could be some causes for my hand numbness?

Carpal Tunnel Syndro. Most numbness in the hand is from pressure on the median nerve at the wrist causing carpal tunnel syndrome. Most patients will have intermittent numbness at first, often at night or while reading or driving. Other causes can be cubital tunnel syndrome, diabetic neuropathy or other forms of neuropathy. Read more...
Many possibilities. Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. Read more...

Can strained biceps cause numbness in hands?

I'm concerned. In general there is usually no numbness with a biceps strain although there is close anatomical proximity. If it started at the same time as the biceps injury you may have injured a peripheral nerve but that would be uncommon. I would bring this to your doctors attention as it may be a problem that needs work up, like an emg. Hope this helps. Read more...

What causes numbness in hands and spine pain?

Nerve compression. If there is numbness in the hands and associated spine pain, then most commonly the nerves in the neck (cervical spine) are being pinched/compressed from something (disc herniation, bone overgrowth, etc). Sometime the nerves into the hands can also be pinched along the way at the elbow or wrist (list carpal tunnel syndrome). See a specialist to walk you through the work-up. Read more...

What are the causes of numbness in hands and severe rib and spine pain?

Radiculopathy. This sounds like it is most likely to be cervical radiculopathy which results from a pinched nerve in the neck. This requires orthopedic evaluation. There are other much rarer causes, and an orthopedist or a neurologist visit can help. Read more...
Possibilities. Could be different causes or one cause. If numbness only in hands, think vascular problem or carpal tunnel. If also arms, think neck problem. Would get x rays for severe spine and rib pain that does not resolve with rest. Read more...

What can cause hand numbness, tingling for weeks?

Carpal tunnel. Statistically the most common cause by far is carpal tunnel syndrome in which the median nerve is compress as it passes with 8 tendons trough a "tunnel" bounded by a thick ligament and multiple wrist bones. Other causes include bone spurs , nerve compression in neck, elbow, root of the neck, metabolic-nutritional imbalances. If your hand is weak or clumsy see an orthopedist or neurologist. Read more...
Hard to say. There are many possible causes, but probably the most common are carpal tunnel syndrome (which is a pinching of the median nerve at the wrist), a pinched nerve in the neck, or a neuropathy. Usually a detailed exam and possibly a nerve conduction test can tell what the diagnosis is and what her options are. Thank you for the question. Read more...

What could cause hand numbness in the middle of my sleep?

Carpal tunnel synd. There a re many potential causes, but by far the most common is carpal tunnel syndrome (cts). Cts is a compression of the median nerve at the wrist and many patients wake up with hand numbness. Usually initial treatment is a night spilint. If this does not work, surgery may be indicated. Thanks. Read more...