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What causes pain and numbness in the right hand?

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Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Question: I had a pontine stoke 5weeks ago down my right side canwalk and talk and feel but have severe pins and needles in right hand and foot and numbness and feels frozen with sensations moving on right side of leg and arm. AM doing all exercises but body goes back to square one when asleep,is this part of storke and with my recovery will i see more improvement. I can feel and muscles gd; can i expect more balance and feelings back; i try very hard but get fatigued easily. Can u give me ideas as to my ongoing improvement or anything else i can do. Pls ::lyn knight =adelaide australia
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Symptoms would gradually resolve.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for posting your query.

I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and I would try my best to help you.

I have noted your clinical details. Based on this, your symptoms are part of the pontine stroke. Stroke in pons can lead to weakness, imbalance, numbness as well as paresthesia (pins and needle sensation, tingling, burning, pain, etc) on the affected side.

You can continue doing regular physical therapy and exercises. The stamina would get better over time.

For paresthesia, you can take pregabalin capsules.

You would gradually recover, and it may take 3-6 months to see a good improvement.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
Click on this link to ask me a DIRECT QUERY: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar
My BLOG: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.in


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What causes pain and numbness in the right hand?

Brief Answer: Symptoms would gradually resolve. Detailed Answer: Thank you for posting your query. I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and I would try my best to help you. I have noted your clinical details. Based on this, your symptoms are part of the pontine stroke. Stroke in pons can lead to weakness, imbalance, numbness as well as paresthesia (pins and needle sensation, tingling, burning, pain, etc) on the affected side. You can continue doing regular physical therapy and exercises. The stamina would get better over time. For paresthesia, you can take pregabalin capsules. You would gradually recover, and it may take 3-6 months to see a good improvement. I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information. Wishing you good health, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Click on this link to ask me a DIRECT QUERY: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My BLOG: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.in