Numbness in Hands

Symptom – Are you experiencing Numbness in Hands? 

Numbness in the hands can be caused by a variety of factors, including nerve compression or irritation, poor blood circulation, and certain medical conditions. Some common causes of numbness in the hands include:

  1. Carpal tunnel syndrome: This condition occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm to the hand, becomes compressed as it passes through the wrist.
  2. Repetitive strain injury: Repetitive strain injuries, such as tendonitis or tenosynovitis, can cause numbness in the hands and fingers.
  3. Diabetes: High blood sugar levels can damage the nerves, leading to numbness and tingling in the hands and feet.
  4. Vitamin deficiency: Deficiencies in certain vitamins, such as vitamin B12, can cause numbness in the hands and feet.
  5. Raynaud’s disease: This condition causes the blood vessels in the hands and feet to narrow, reducing blood flow and leading to numbness.

If you are experiencing numbness in your hands, it is important to speak with a medical professional to determine the cause and receive proper treatment.

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What causes Numbness in Hands? 

Numbness in the hands can be caused by a variety of factors, including nerve compression or irritation, poor blood circulation, and certain medical conditions. Some common causes of numbness in the hands include:

  1. Carpal tunnel syndrome: This condition occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm to the hand, becomes compressed as it passes through the wrist.
  2. Repetitive strain injury: Repetitive strain injuries, such as tendonitis or tenosynovitis, can cause numbness in the hands and fingers.
  3. Diabetes: High blood sugar levels can damage the nerves, leading to numbness and tingling in the hands and feet.
  4. Vitamin deficiency: Deficiencies in certain vitamins, such as vitamin B12, can cause numbness in the hands and feet.
  5. Raynaud’s disease: This condition causes the blood vessels in the hands and feet to narrow, reducing blood flow and leading to numbness.
  6. Other medical conditions: Numbness in the hands can also be caused by conditions such as multiple sclerosis, spinal stenosis, and peripheral neuropathy.

If you are experiencing numbness in your hands, it is important to speak with a medical professional to determine the cause and receive proper treatment.

How to treat your Numbness in Hands? 

Treatment for numbness in the hands depends on the underlying cause. Some possible treatment options may include:

  1. Rest: If the numbness is caused by repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel syndrome, resting the affected hand and avoiding activities that may aggravate the condition can help improve symptoms.
  2. Splints or braces: Wearing splints or braces to keep the wrist in a neutral position can help alleviate pressure on the median nerve in cases of carpal tunnel syndrome.
  3. Medications: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help reduce inflammation and pain. In some cases, corticosteroids may be injected into the carpal tunnel to reduce swelling and relieve pressure on the median nerve.
  4. Physical therapy: Doing hand and wrist exercises, as prescribed by a physical therapist, can help improve range of motion and strengthen the muscles in the affected hand.
  5. Surgery: In severe cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, surgery may be necessary to release the compressed median nerve.
  6. Lifestyle changes: Making changes to your diet and exercise routine can help improve blood sugar control in cases of diabetes, and taking supplements can help correct vitamin deficiencies.

It is important to speak with a medical professional to determine the most appropriate treatment for your specific condition.

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