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Waking-Up to Swollen Hands & a Numb Arm

I have been experiencing numbness throughout my entire left arm, as well as swollen hands and or fingers in the morning when I awake. Sometimes, I think the pain in my hand(s) is what is actually waking me up. The swelling and pain in my hands recedes within 3-10 minutes, usually, but has persisted for almost an hour--on rare occasions. The numbness in my left arm, however, is continual and persistent throughout the entire day, at varying degrees of intensity, sometimes flaring then dying, sometimes extreme but localized to certain areas. What is most disturbing to me, though, is that it happens almost every single day, even moreso than the swelling in my hands/fingers. What is happening to me?
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