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Tingling in one hand?

(11 Posts)
PenguinBear Thu 27-Dec-12 08:22:27

Anyone experienced this?

I usually only notice it when I first get up and each for a mug or something with that hand and then it's gone.over the past few days, it seems to have for worse and is usually when my arm is bent like now typing this. Because its got worse over the past few days I am worrying a lot about it.

When I straighten my arm, it goes in a couple of seconds... Any ideas?

PenguinBear Thu 27-Dec-12 08:22:50

Reach not each

digerd Thu 27-Dec-12 09:14:59

I had that happen while typing and scrolling down. Just stopped and let my arm hang down and shook it around. Many people get in in bed while sleeping in a certain arm position. Same remedy, hang the hand and arm down side of bed. Think it has to do with a nerve, but restricted blood flow can also be the cause.

PenguinBear Thu 27-Dec-12 09:17:32

It's also happening when I hold my fork <panics>.

How does one free a trapped nerve or increase blood flow?

UrsulaBuffay Thu 27-Dec-12 09:31:39

Carpal tunnel syndrome, if its suddenly come on and lasts see the gp I get it on and off most annoying. Don't panic!

Eeebygum Sat 29-Dec-12 00:57:35

Yep, sounds like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I have had it for 18 months. They have tried physio, and steroid injections into the wrists but nothing really helped. I have to wear splints now most of the time to ease the pressure off the nerve. Once my toddler is a bit older, they will be sending me for an operation so that is another option also.

Definitely go and see your GP.

mangledmess Sat 29-Dec-12 20:01:27

I would say carpal tunnel aswell. There is a nerve conduction test you can have to diagnose it if it gets too troublesome or painful.

Piemistress Mon 31-Dec-12 21:46:16

I had/have something similar. The GP thought it was a pinched nerve and suggested an osteopath. Went to see one and after two massages it had gone. She said my posture was really bad because of breast feeding my baby and always carry her on one hip. That was two months ago but the tingling has just come back

breatheslowly Mon 31-Dec-12 21:55:53

Which fingers does it effect? There are two nerves which supply the hand (I think) and therefore you can tell which nerve is effected by which fingers tingle.

PenguinBear Mon 31-Dec-12 23:18:34

I think it's my thumb, first finger and ring finger though until it happens again I can't be totally sure!

breatheslowly Mon 31-Dec-12 23:52:47

The thumb across to one side do the ring finger is carpal tunnel, the other side of the ring finger and the little finger is cubital tunnel.

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