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What causes tingling sensation and numbness in the hands?

Hand has a tingling, numb, burning feeling. This radiates down from the shoulder/back which has a dull pain. It comes and goes. Over the counter pain Meds seem to help. Started two weeks ago. Perhaps gym overuse or a minor/slip fall on pine needles onto my back while hiking two weeks ago also.
Wed, 4 Oct 2017
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Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have tingling sensation and numbness in the hands. Well there can be many reasons for symptoms you mention in query like abnormal levels of vitamin B12 or other vitamins, potassium, calcium, or sodium , poor blood supply to the affected area , herniated disk in your spine , pressure on your nerves diabetes or transient ischemic attack , cervical problem or stress . Over use of muscle can also lead to tingling sensation. I would suggest you to put your hand in hot water tub with epsom salt for 15 minutes daily , drink plenty if water , eat healthy and do light exercise . If condition doesn't get well then consult orthopedic surgeon for proper examination rule out any psychological problem and treatment . If your are experiencing dizziness , shortness of breath or weakness along with numbness and tingling in legs then your should go to emergency . Doctor may also refer you to neurologist .

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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What causes tingling sensation and numbness in the hands?

Hi Dear, Welcome to HCM. Understanding your concern. As per your query you have tingling sensation and numbness in the hands. Well there can be many reasons for symptoms you mention in query like abnormal levels of vitamin B12 or other vitamins, potassium, calcium, or sodium , poor blood supply to the affected area , herniated disk in your spine , pressure on your nerves diabetes or transient ischemic attack , cervical problem or stress . Over use of muscle can also lead to tingling sensation. I would suggest you to put your hand in hot water tub with epsom salt for 15 minutes daily , drink plenty if water , eat healthy and do light exercise . If condition doesn t get well then consult orthopedic surgeon for proper examination rule out any psychological problem and treatment . If your are experiencing dizziness , shortness of breath or weakness along with numbness and tingling in legs then your should go to emergency . Doctor may also refer you to neurologist . Hope your concern has been resolved. Get Well Soon. Best Wishes, Dr. Harry Maheshwari