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Tingling and numbness creeps into my hands at night while lying down and sleeping. Not every night, not each hand but to the point I have began to worry. Taking asprin, ect and circulation over the counter meds but still have the numbness. At the moment I could not sleep, came to this site, typing with two fingers in the right hand numb (but working) and some finger tips in the left tingling somewhat. Tried shifting posistions laying down and raising my hands to improve circulation. Any suggestions?
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replied May 27th, 2006
Numbness And Tingling In Hands And Feet At Night
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replied May 6th, 2007
I have the same problem. It started about a year ago when I was doing a lot of writing at the time, I don't know if this has anything to do with it but strange coincidence if not! At night I'd wake with numb tingly hands, I thought at first it was because I'd slept on my hands but it continued. Usually if I shake my hands about they come ok in seconds. I'm left handed, and now the tip of my index finger has gone numb but I can use it fine and it doens't really cause any problems. Recently I've stopped using my laptop (my wrists used to ache when resting them on it all time) and since this the problem hase decreased loads. It tends to come on when I'm writing a lot or using the computer day in day out. The numbness in my finger has got no worse but is still numb, I've been told a damaged nerve takes years to recover. I'n no doctor but I don't think its much to worry about. Its prob a result of repetitive strain/use of hands.
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replied April 3rd, 2009
Numb fingers and hands at night
Does anyone still have this problem?
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replied October 31st, 2011
Painful Hands
I have the same problem,It is 1:30am and I have just been akwoke with both hands throbbing to the point I have to get out of bed.I was told to get up and swing both arms in a circular motion as fast as I can and that actually helps.I have to seek treatment because this happens every night.It is painful and it disturbs my sleep.I just dont know what kind of doctor to go to for treatmeant.Any ideas out there would be very helpful.

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replied October 31st, 2011
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Murt6,

You should see an orthopedic hand surgeon or a neurosurgeon which does work on the peripheral nerves. You most likely have carpal tunnel syndrome, but could also have cubital tunnel syndrome.

You need to have an evaluation of the complete upper extermities and the spine. You may also need to have some electrical studies done, such as an EMG (electromyegraphy) and NCV (nerve conductoin velocity).

Good luck.
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replied January 22nd, 2012
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I couldn't agree more.

I have a lot of problems with my carpal joints and I too get the tingling sensation (especially when going to bed).

Every once in a while, my arms also have a tendency to go numb without any pressure applied to them...strange that I had never made the connection between it and my wrist problems Razz.
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replied December 21st, 2012
I have the same problem when i sleep, but it is not only in hands but even arms, legs and even my abdomn gets numb and is very painful.i have to change my position frequently. sometimes i bend and twist my organs till the pain goes away and at that time i can here my bones making cracking noise. dont know what to do?
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replied December 26th, 2012
I get this too, most recently last night, wake up from sleeping suddenly and jump out of bed only to fall because not only my arm and hands are numb my leg is too. This cant be carpal tunnel as that's only the ulnar nerve. Anyone shed some light on this?
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replied April 9th, 2009
numbess in hands at night
My husband and I both have this problem. Both of us at different times will have trouble with numbness and tingling in one or both hands during sleep. It happened to me last night in both hands and hurt so bad I couldnt go back to sleep. The doctor says I have arthritis in my neck and that could be the reason. Physical therapy , excersise, and weight loss will help and not doing the same thing over and over again. Try getting up for a while and walking when this happens. Sometimes that will help take the pressure off the nerve that gets pinched while laying in bed at night.
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replied May 1st, 2009
Left hand tingle
I have the same condition, and think it's the way I'm sleeping? My left wrist is to the point of so much pain, I too wake up in the middle of the night, generally I won't go back to sleep. It takes several hours for the condition to pass. Additionally, the tingling is some times so severe, that I'm bothered that I may be aggravating my left shoulder by trying to shake out the numbness and tingling. My guess, It's the way I'm sleeping, but wondered if it's something larger and whether or not a doctors visit is in order? I just don't want to make the visit, and have them tell me to loose weight, take drugs, or seek therapy. Corrective actions are needed, and if any of the above are a temp fix, then I'm out. Any suggestions would be helpful.
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replied May 1st, 2009
A possible solution
I had a problem with numbness and tingling in fingers on both hands for over six months. First, my doctor give me wrist splints that initially worked, but the pain level crept up to the point where I just couldn't sleep. Believe it or not, it might not be carpal tunnel syndrome as my doctor originally thought. It was inflammed muscles and the cure for me is Prednisone pills. After 2 days of the pills, no pain whatsoever. No numbeness, no tingling; I'm not kidding. Talk to your doctor, give it a try you have nothing to lose but the pain. Good Luck.
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replied June 21st, 2009
Numb, Tingly hands
I have a similar problem with both my hands. They go numb and tingly anytime I use a grip and also sleeping. If I shake my hands, feeling will come back. It started about four years ago while doing landscaping for a while. I was digging all day, every day. I've wondered if the repetitive shock from the shovel may have damaged some nerves or something, or carpal tunnel. It only bothers me in the summer once I start doing landscaping again and using a tight grip. Any feedback would be helpful.
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replied July 15th, 2009
numb tingling painfull hands
I have exactly the same problem I,too,am a gardener.My problem started 32 years ago when I had to cut a meadow full of 4ft high grass with a sythe 8 hrs a day for a week. Since then everytime I grip a spade,pen or even knife and fork the problem re occurs but goes quite quickly again if I hang my arms down and shake my hands. I have never sought medical advice for this because I thought it was caused by over work.
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replied February 9th, 2010
numbness on the left lower side of head
At night when i try to fall asleep i get numbness on my right lower side of my head and arm, sometimes my ear.. ill sit up and feel very weak and dizzy.. and the one night i got out of bed to fast.. and my knees buckled.. i have been doing a paper route with my daugter.. and recently had a baby.. could this be a pinched nerve.. im also getting anxiety attacks over this with worry.
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replied February 9th, 2010
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hi caramae
yes you need to see either a neuro or ortho spine surgeon who specializes on the spine. there is a nerve root that comes out of the neck which controls side of head and the arm. there must be pressure on that nerve root. dr will probably do mri of the neck to get a diagnosis. he will also carefully check your symptoms.
be very careful about your neck. i would stop the throwing of the paper.....pete
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replied July 5th, 2010
I have just started having a similar problem with numbness to ides of hands & fingers and up to my elbows and mainly on left arm.
I had a car crash 15 years ago where I fractured c5 & c6 and I wondered if anyone knew could this old injury be the cause?
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replied July 6th, 2010
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hi...
yes an old fracture can cause symptoms years later. have ortho spine surgeon look at it......pete
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replied August 3rd, 2010
i was in a car accident where i broke my neck almost 2years ago.I dont know if this is related to my new problem or not considering i have several other health issues im dealing with right now but i have recently started waking up at night and the entire back of my head is numb and tingling,it takes along time to get feeling back i dont know if i have a nerve pinched or if its something else. I also have trouble breathing at night,unfortunatley i Snore Very Loud, sometimes even that wakes me up. ..I have had hand and arm tingling off and on throughout that last year but my head just started a month ago.? i dont know what to do.
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replied August 4th, 2010
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hi...
with all those nerve problems you need to see neuro surgeon who is spine specialist. chances are accident caused your discomfort. i hope they find cause....pete
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replied October 23rd, 2010
Hi, wow, it is something to see I am not the only one with this weird problem. Both of my hands are completely numb when I wake up. It started as tingling and is now up to totally numb most mornings. It takes a few moments of shaking them and rubbing them to get any feeling back. I am going to a doctor for lumbar disk problems which shoots pain and numbness down my legs, but this hand thing is new. I am suspecting overuse in my hands from the computer and remote control and gaining weight. Guess it's time for a lifestyle change! Do you think losing weight would help? I'm about 35 pounds overweight. That is new, too. (It's been a stressful year). Thanks and best wishes.
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replied April 20th, 2011
i just recently started having numbness and tingling in my right hand when i wake up and i havent been sleeping on it at all.......it was so numb this morning it actully hurt,really bad too and my husband had to massage it out but all day my hand has ached along with my wrist and arm...idk what to do or what it's from cuz im n ot on the computer alot and i dont write alot ethier so i have no idea what could be casuing this
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replied April 20th, 2011
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proudmom9901,

You have the early signs of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Night waking or waking up with numbness, tingling, and/or pain in the hand(s) is one of the hallmarks of CTS.

The median nerve (which supplies sensation to the palmar thumb, index finger, middle finger, and half of the ring finger) runs through the carpal tunnel at the base of the palm. The space in this tunnel is very tight, as along with the nerve, nine tendons also go through it. The nerve can be compressed when the wrist is flexed. A very common position for humans to get into when sleeping is to draw our hands up under our chins. In doing this, the wrists are often flexed down. We also, sometimes, support our chin or forehead with the base of the palm, resting that way. This can also compress the nerve. The result is for the nerve to go to sleep. This causes the numbness, tingling, and pain. Nerve pain is a deep aching discomfort.

The reason that CTS patients are told to wear splints at night, is to just keep the wrists out of these positions, nothing else.

Other things that can cause the symptoms of CTS are continuous grasping (holding the phone for a long period, clutching the steering wheel while driving, holding the mouse for a long period), intermittent strong grasping (as in using pliers or wrenches at work), or the use of vibrating equipment on the job.

It is a very common misconception that the use of a computer keyboard causes CTS. It does not. However, if the person has his/her wrists in improper positions while trying to type, that can cause CTS symptoms. If the wrists are too high or too low, causing extreme flexion or extension, the median nerve can be compressed, along with a whole host of other problems with the shoulders, neck and back.

So, it sounds like you have the beginnings of CTS. The first thing that is tried is a small, basic wrist splint for night wear (not too tight). Some people do well with Vitamin B6, others it does not help at all. Maintain wrist range of motion, because stiffness in the wrist often makes CTS worse.

But, if your symptoms continue or get worse, you might want to see your physician. Good luck.
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replied June 8th, 2011
Thanks for this detailed report. I think it explains my problems. I am a knitter. Recently on a long road trip I did a lot of knitting. At the end of the trip I had this deep pain in my upper left arm. Over days the pain travelled down my left fore arm and then my index and ring finger started severe sporadic tingling. It is still doing this and sometimes also slightly in the thumb and ring finger. I was real concerned about this, but after reading this report may have an explanation. Guess I will back off on the knitting a bit and maybe also use a splint to keep from further aggravation.
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replied April 20th, 2011
numbess in fingers and hands
i just recently started having numbness and tingling in my right hand when i wake up and i havent been sleeping on it at all.......it was so numb this morning it actully hurt,really bad too and my husband had to massage it out but all day my hand has ached along with my wrist and arm...idk what to do or what it's from cuz im n ot on the computer alot and i dont write alot ethier so i have no idea what could be casuing this
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replied November 23rd, 2010
Hi, I am somewhat suffering from same symptoms but the major part is the vericose veins in the left leg, its very very painful and I cant walk comfortably. I have tried mostly all medications and massages but to no avail. I want to avoid surgery, is there any other way. Please help !
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replied February 17th, 2011
I'v been getting numbness and tingling in my fingers and toes. It feels like circulation is being cut off so I get a tight feeling. This started about 5 months ago. Once my whole leg went numb and feeling came back once I started moving around. I mostly feel it at night time as well. I have always been in great health. Only go to doctor once a year. I'm 40 years old. Not sure what has caused this. I've had an emg and mri and blood work. Doctors can't figure it out. Last neurologist visit was yesterday and he had a theory of "Migrant Sensory Neuritis of Wartenberg".
Very similar signs just no cure and no reasons for it. My doctor said not all doctors agree with this theory, but he said he agrees with the author on a lot of things.
Something to look at.
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replied March 2nd, 2011
I've had this problem for maybe ten years now; however it only occurs when I take on a laborious job. For instance when I work in restaurants it never happens, but when I work construction, it never fails. Any clues?
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replied May 4th, 2011
Painful fingers at night with pins & needles
For about 2 weeks my right hand ring finger locks at the mid knuckle. It's nothing major, no pain but for the past 4 nights my right hand ring finger and middle finger go numb with pins & needles and throb with extreme pain during the night. The pain wakes me up around 7-10 times during the night (6am now!). I have pins & needles when typing now and when holding anything for a time, but it goes when I lower my hands. Unfortunately my night time episodes do not go so quickly... I have obesity and high blood pressure so I'm wondering if it could be something more sinister than a pinched nerve, tendonitis or CTS. Any advice on where to go from here would be appreciated? Thanks for your help in advance.
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replied March 18th, 2012
You most likely have what is called trigger finger, look it up. I had it a few years ago when re modeling our house, I went to the doctor and he put me on 2 Aleves twice a day for one week, when that didn't work he gave me a cortisone shot right into the hand at the bottom of the ring finger, that did the trick, but I still have to be careful and not over use my hand as the simptoms such as tingling and pain come back, if I stop and rest my hand for a few days with motrin or aleve it quiets down. I had to go to an orthopedic doctor.
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