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Why do my hands stay nunb ?

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Dr. Hill Hastings
Orthopedic Surgery
11 doctors agree

In brief: Nerve compression

The most common cause is nerve compression such as carpal tunnel syndrome which affect the thumb through half of the ring fingers and often a problem at night.
Less common are compression of the ulnar nerve at the wrist or elbow (cubital tunnel) and cervical (neck) problems. Diffuse "polyneuropathe" can occur from diabetes. When numbness is frequent you should see a hand surgeon.

In brief: Nerve compression

The most common cause is nerve compression such as carpal tunnel syndrome which affect the thumb through half of the ring fingers and often a problem at night.
Less common are compression of the ulnar nerve at the wrist or elbow (cubital tunnel) and cervical (neck) problems. Diffuse "polyneuropathe" can occur from diabetes. When numbness is frequent you should see a hand surgeon.
Dr. Hill Hastings
Dr. Hill Hastings
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Dr. Michael Raemisch
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Carpal Tunnel Syn

Carpal tunnel syndrome is probably the most likely problem. Numbness feelings are due to nerve problems.
Certainly, lots of nerve problems are possible, but carpal tunnel is very very common cause of hand numbness. Have this checked by your doctor or a hand surgeon. I'm sure they can help you and you'll be glad you did.

In brief: Carpal Tunnel Syn

Carpal tunnel syndrome is probably the most likely problem. Numbness feelings are due to nerve problems.
Certainly, lots of nerve problems are possible, but carpal tunnel is very very common cause of hand numbness. Have this checked by your doctor or a hand surgeon. I'm sure they can help you and you'll be glad you did.
Dr. Michael Raemisch
Dr. Michael Raemisch
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Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Numbness

Numbness in the hand could be a symptom related to peripheral nerve compression, like carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome.
Hand surgeons are the most indicated specialist to take care of this. Go to handsurgery.Org to find a specialist in your area.

In brief: Numbness

Numbness in the hand could be a symptom related to peripheral nerve compression, like carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome.
Hand surgeons are the most indicated specialist to take care of this. Go to handsurgery.Org to find a specialist in your area.
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
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Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery

In brief: Consultation,EMG/NCT

Bilateral hand numbness can be commonly caused by either systemic issues like diabetes, vitamin deficiencies etc or can be due to peripheral causes like nerve compressions in the neck, elbow or hand.
See your pcp who will refer you to a neurologist. After the investigations you will get referred to a hand specialist if you have ulnar or median nerve compressions for surgical release procedures.

In brief: Consultation,EMG/NCT

Bilateral hand numbness can be commonly caused by either systemic issues like diabetes, vitamin deficiencies etc or can be due to peripheral causes like nerve compressions in the neck, elbow or hand.
See your pcp who will refer you to a neurologist. After the investigations you will get referred to a hand specialist if you have ulnar or median nerve compressions for surgical release procedures.
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Hand numbness

Most likely carpal tunnel syndrome.
Also consider cubital tunnel, radial tunnel, guyon's canal, and cervical radiculopathy.

In brief: Hand numbness

Most likely carpal tunnel syndrome.
Also consider cubital tunnel, radial tunnel, guyon's canal, and cervical radiculopathy.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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