Tingling in the hands is not always for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
The numbness and tingling in the hands is recognized in the medical field by the term paresthesia. However, paresthesia can possibly be related to numbness, tingling or burning is done in other extremities too.
There are several causes of hand paresthesia, numbness or tingling in the hands. Some of them are short-lived and harmless and others tend to be very severe. If there is tingling most of the time or happens often, people with the disease should consult a physician to establish the cause.
Some causes include hand experience of waking up after “sleep”. If a stress is applied in a nerve that is interconnected with one or both hands, perhaps you can get numb. When that stress is eliminated, hands begin to wake up and may have a feeling of pins and needles small.
Some people may be aware of tingling in the hands at all times if they use shirts that restrict the arms. As soon as you finish this limitation, numbness of the hand usually goes away.
Other causes of numbness in the hand that can happen when you break a constant pressure on the nerves. Conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome can cause tingling or numbness in the thumb, index and middle, and other repetitive motion injuries of the wrist and hand.
Injury or inflammation in the arm or spine can compress or damage the nerves in a relatively permanent, or at least until the injury heals. This can cause tingling in the hands (one or both hands), depending on the location of the pinched nerve or damaged.
The direct injury to the hand like a broken bone or fracture in the hand or wrist may also result in feelings of stinging or tingling in the hands, but usually also cause pain.
Tingling in the hands can result from conditions not caused by injury, such as: a lack of vitamin B 12, or diseases such as multiple sclerosis. People who are suffering heart attacks or problems may notice tingling in one or both hands.
Some other conditions can cause numbness as a side effect. These include:
- Guillain-Barre syndrome, and
- Sjogren’s syndrome.
- Thyroidlevels low (hypothyroidism) or very low levels of calcium may also be a potential cause of tingling in the hands.
Some medications can cause numbness or tingling in the hand and these may include some over-the-counter antihistamines and medications to treat migraines. If the homigueo or numbness of the hands seems to occur when taking a medication, read the prospectus to see if this is a side effect, or call a doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Some substances cause numbness or tingling in the hands and one of the greatest concern is exposure to lead. Lead poisoning leads easily to paresthesia and this symptom that occurs in children who may have had exposure to lead should not be ignored.
In total, may be more than 50 factors causes “tingling in the hands”, and over 100 drugs can result in this symptom. Since the causes are so varied, if you have persistent paraesthesia consult a doctor. Its presence could be temporary and not threatening, but also could be related to potentially fatal diseases such as stroke or heart attack. Take care. Your health is most important.