Dr Siddharth Tambar discusses why your hands are numb in the morning.

Waking Up With Numb Hands: Understanding the Signs

A common issue some people develop is numbness in their hands first thing in the morning.

If this numbness has been occurring for a few weeks, it might indicate carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition involves a pinched nerve at the wrist, which, when compressed, can lead to numbness in the hands, particularly affecting the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and half of the ring finger. Sometimes, individuals might also experience dropping items or a sense of weakness in their hands.

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, it’s crucial to be evaluated by a healthcare provider. They will conduct a thorough history and physical exam and may order an electromyogram, or EMG test. This test assesses the health of the muscles and nerves in your hand.

Depending on the findings, various treatments might be recommended, including bracing, physical therapy, possibly an injection, or even surgery to alleviate the pressure on the nerve.

Another treatment option now available is PRP, or platelet-rich plasma treatment, which can help reduce inflammation around the nerve and aid in recovery from symptoms.

If you find yourself waking up with numbness in your hands, especially if it has been ongoing for a while, please ensure you get evaluated.

Thank you for your attention to this important health matter. Taking early action can significantly impact your well-being.


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