(Closed) My hand has been numb since I woke..

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I had that alot when I was pregnant. Definitely call a doctor or maybe just wait it out more?.. : )

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’d call your doctor or go to an urgent care clinic. You don’t know what it could be, and it’s best to rule out something like a blood clot.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Better to be safe than sorry! I’m sure it’s fine but you never know.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

You could have carpal tunnel or however its spelled. Stretch your wrists from front to back and roll them to see if it helps. If not, what PPs said.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Has the numbness gone away? If you’re diabetic maybe it’s neuropathy? Either way, it’s worth letting your doctor know about. Good luck!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

If you just slept on it funny it should have been fine by now.  I wouldn’t freak out yet, but going to a doctor would be a good idea.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have carpel tunnel and nerve damage somewhere between my right shoulder and wrist.  I wake up with numb hands every morning (if I sleep in my brace it’s not as bad, but my dog likes to hide it) but it usually goes away in a few minutes of really moving my hand and wrist.  I also have pain, more like an ache, if I do something that requires me to use my hands a lot (like squeezing a stress ball, for example, is VERY painful) which I think is common, so if you don’t notice anything else it could be like a zillion things…maybe you just slept on it wrong?  I’d have it looked into, because you never know.  A few hours of numbness doesn’t sound right. 

FYI, if it IS carpel tunnel, try every single option known to man before you even consider surgery!  My occupational therapist (who is also one of my best friends) specializes in hands and has seen more bad outcomes than good.  Just another opinion Wink

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I get tension from having a desk job for 10 years. the tendons and muscles that connect the neck and arm wrap under the collarbone and can get really tense. sometimes this causes numbness in the hand. 

better posture at work and stretching can help. also, taking breaks away from the keyboard!

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