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    How to cure numbness in fingers?

hi,i have been waking up for the last 2 weeks with numb fingers,and only get the feeling back when i open and close them and hold them down,i use power tools in work,ive been talking 225mgeffexor for 1and a half years,and i have done a lot of srenght trainng over the last 10 years,could it be that im just lying on my hand when im asleep?thanks.
Fri, 11 Mar 2016
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Hi

Thanks for your query and Welcome to Healthcare Magic. I am Dr Akshay from Fortis Hospital, New Delhi.

If it is a transient numbness which becomes better as you wake up, then it may not be a lot of worry especially if it is one side towards which you are sleeping .
It can be due to a transient compression of the nerves, but if it is a persistent issue even while at work and is associated with Neck pain, or other symptoms like weakness, paresthesias ( Pin prick or needle prick sensations ) etc, then it requires evaluation in form of blood tests, clinical examination and maybe if needed a nerve conduction study .

Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance/SOS
You can also discuss your case and treatment plans with me in a greater detail in a private consultation.

Thanks & Regards
Dr Akshay Kumar Saxena
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