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Have numbness, tingling and pain in hand. No medication till now. What can be the cause?

I've been doing a lot of gardening/landscaping and my right hand goes numb, starting with my ring finger. It is the worst at night when I lay down to sleep. I can not find a comfortable position. It is not a tingling sensation like when your hand falls asleep so to speak. It is actually throbbing and painful. I have been icing and then using the heating pad. Thoughts?
Asked On : Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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Hi, you may be suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, its entrapment of Median Nerve in the carpal tunnel ( an EMG- NCV test or Electromyography- Nerve Conduction test is recommended for confirmation of this condition) A surgical release of the Flexor Retinaculum at wrist can be curative. The other possibility is of a Peripheral Vascular Disease (especially if you are a smoker) can be confirmed by a Colour Doppler test.
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