Numbness and tingling in your hand or upper extremity are both unpleasant sensations. Numbness is a reduced or absent feeling in the skin, while tingling is often referred to as a “pins and needles” sensation. The most common reason associated with these two sensations is a problem with nerve function. It can be a result of an injury to the nerve, something pressing on the nerve or an imbalance in the body’s chemistry which interferes with nerve function.
Numbness and tingling of hand(s) and finger(s) is commonly associated with conditions such as:
Most causes of numbness and tingling are not dangerous, however in some cases, it may be indicative of something more severe. If you or a loved one is experiencing these symptoms, contact Fort Worth Hand Center for an evaluation, diagnosis and to learn more about available treatment options. If you prefer, click here to request an appointment.