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I woke up today with pins and needles in my hand. Ive now

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I woke up today with pins and needles in my hand. I've now had them for three hours. I don't know why I still have them. But my thumb feels the worst, it's horribly numb with pins and needles.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

I am sorry you are having pins and needles in your hand

Dr. David :

it sounds like you might have slept on your arm

Dr. David :

or you could be having carpel tunnel syndrome.

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do you work on the computer frequently?

Dr. David :

this can cause increased pressure on the median nerve which goes through your wrist.

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and this can cause pins and needles of your thumb and index finger.

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you need to try to elevate your arm and ice your wrist.

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and see your doctor about possible carpel tunnel syndrome.

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let me know if you have questions

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