Anybody ever had numbness/tingling in their wrist to their hands?

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  1. Rdfnd1253

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    I woke up last saturday with some pins and needles in my right wrist. I figured I slept on it and sure enough it dissipated. Hours later it came back, and for days it was on and off with the tingleness and what not. Well today at 9 am while at work, it started to tingle and didn't stop at all even after waiting a few hours. I went to the hospital as the pharmacist thought I might be having a stroke(at 28 years old), and the doctor thinks I have a pinched nerve running near the carpel tunnel area. Anyway, has anyone had this happen to them and it got better? He gave me a steroid to use the next few days but told me to see a hand doctor. It seems my other arm is getting it a little bit now too, or maybe its mind of matter?
     
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    No. Nobody else has ever had that happen. Ever. You're a mutant freak, or maybe an adopted alien far from home. Turn yourself into the government now. It'll go easier for you than if they have to track you down via this thread.
     
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    My guess, either Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or you might want stretch your pecs. Sometimes you can end up with "Thoracic Outlet Syndrome" where you have too much contractile force in your pecs and not enough in your back/shoulder area to maintain proper posture and you press on the brachial plexus in your armpit. Stand in a doorway, make a "field goal" with your arms on the door frame, and step through and hold for 30-45 seconds to maximize the stretch. It should help, but still, if it persists for longer than 2-3 days, might want to get checked out.

    *Source, my field of work and personal experience.
     
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    Thanks! I am going to try it. I hope its not carpel as I don't know how i could of gotten it so young.
     
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    What did the government say?
     
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    Could be a pinched nerve.

    I tend to rest my hand on my left hand with my elbow on the table and noticed that my left pinky and ring finger would go numb.

    I told my doctor about this and she mentioned that it could very well be the fact that constant pressure on my elbow might be pinching a nerve there and causing the numbness from the wrist to the pinky and ring fingers.
     
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    Are you a d bag?
     
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    I hope its only a pinch nerve as I don't know what could cause carpel at this age. Usually you have to be doing things repetitively for years on end before developing carpel tunnerl.
     
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    I recommend some ice on your wrist just to make sure. Freeze a paper cup half full of water, peel the top off and use the bottom as a grip and quickly rub back and forth on the visible tendons of your wrist until numb. That should reduce some of the inflammation and ease the tingling in your fingers. Don't freak out if you have carpal tunnel, lots of things to do other than surgery to fix that, but try the stretches first, if that doesn't work let me know.

    *EDIT* Also, it doesn't have to be repetitive for years. If you spend a lot of time on the computer in poor wrist posture, that can do it pretty quick. You create far too much pressure on the ligament that crosses your ventral carpal bones and creates the "tunnel." Stretch your wrists, stretch your pecs and good luck.
     
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    Jack it less.

    Typing on a computer without wrist support, video games, texting... jackin it...


    edit: Or maybe it's related to your accident or changes in your lifestyle as a result.
     
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    Odd. They don't ask me that. Your symptoms must have been more obvious. :) 
     
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    Thanks for the info I will try it. No I don't sit on my computer a lot but maybe I have poor hand posture. I never really looked to notice. I don't know it seems nothing helps carpel tunnel much other than surgery. Some alleviate symptoms but you always have it.
     
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    arthritis/cts can happen at any age, I have problems with it too, repetitive motion, typing, texting, game playing etc. will screw your wrists up, I've had that pain and the numbness and tingling. I've been taking some kinda vitamin thing that helps restore joint fluid and reduces inflammation, and I hardly have the numbness now. hope it gets better :) 
     
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    I'll try that. Thanks for the pointers guys.
     
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    My fingers tend to go numb if I have my arms bent fully at the elbow for too long. Once I straighten my arms the numbness goes away. Since I tend sleep with my arms folded I often wake up with numb fingers. Also if I'm laid on the sofa watching telly and supporting my head on my hand with my arm bent my hand will go numb.

    I have a variety of nerve damage from an accident years back so I'm kinda used to parts of my limbs going numb when compressed or under stress. I mostly just try to remember to not keep my arms bent for too long and to give them a stretch and a shake now and again. The same thing also makes my arms feel really heavy sometimes when I'm out walking.

    It's weird and not likely to ever get better, but one of these days I'll find a good use for my occasionally numb hands...
    Aha!
     
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    Well last year while I was playing on my 360 my left hand went numb finger by finger all the way up my forearm then the same thing happened to my right arm and then my face started to go numb...kinda freaked me out a bit...
     
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    Last time this happened, I realized I was being mildly electrocuted. Might wanna look into that before you stop pullin' it or something.
     
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    How hard do you rub?
     
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    All the way down to the bone.

    Gotta keep rubbing until you reach the marrow.