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    What causes numbness and tingling sensation in the hands and fingers at night?

Posted on Mon, 21 Aug 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: I experience bilateral numbness and tingling of pinky fingers while sleeping , also have high blood pressure being controlled with lisinipril
Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Probably carpal tunnel syndrome

Detailed Answer:
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
Tingling in hand and fingers especially at night may be due to carpal tunnel syndrome.
You should visit to a Neurologist for examination and investigation.
You may require nerve conduction studies.
You may require CTS splint.
Medications like omnacortil, pregabalin, gabapentin and pain killers may be helpful.
Surgical options are available.
Hope you found the answer helpful. .
Dr N Kumar

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
Follow up: Dr. Neeraj Kumar 1 hour later
researching online it states it is the thumb and first three fingers, not the pinky fingers, would a general physician be able to help? also what treatments are available?
Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 17 hours later
Brief Answer:
Get examined by a neurologist and get investigated as advised

Detailed Answer:
Involvement of only little finger may be due to nerve root compression at neck or ulnar neuropathy.
Get examined by a doctor.
NCV may be required followed by imaging of cervical spine.
DR N Kumar
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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