Ask a question

Numbness/tingling In Right Hand

Numbness/Tingling Right Side Hand & Foot?

Numbness/Tingling Right Side Hand & Foot?
I woke up yesterday morning and my right hand was tingly. I brushed it off as my carpal tunnel acting up and went on with my day. After a few hours passed and it didn't go away I started to feel really "off" and my ears started to burn (but felt kinda colder inside). Later that evening I went to class, and my right foot also started to tingle, then both my right arm and leg felt kinda achy (the achiness you feel when your body is tired). I pulled my teacher, who is a nurse, aside and asked her if she thought I should go in and be seen immediately, or wait it out till tomorrow. She told me to go in asap. I went to the ER, and the doctor did various tests for what I assume was a stroke. Everything was normal, but since only my right side was tingling and wasn't letting up he wanted a CT scan. The CT scan came back clear, aside from what he called an "arachnoid cyst" on/in my skull (which he said was clinically irrelevant). He told me he thought I had a Migraine with Aura. I did not, nor do I still, have a head ache, but he gave me a shot of imitrex and waited for it to "kick in". The symptoms never let up, and they sent me home with orders to follow up with my PCP. It's been almost 24 hours now and the tingly feeling is spreading to my left hand (it's still in my right hand and foot). My hands also kinda feel itchy as they tingle.
I guess my question is, has anyone ever experienced this before? And if so, what was the diagnosis?
Thanks!

Numbness/tingling in left hand?

Sophie,
A difficult question to give a definitive answer to. There are many possible causes, including nerve damage, if you are left handed and use an object regularly and rest your arm whilst doing so – like the mouse of a computer, carpal tunnel syndrome, circulatory problems, neurological problems. Whilst in some cases this condition arises due to some minor health problems, like, panic attacks, dehydration, etc., it can be a symptom of something serious too. Hence, it is very necessary to consult a doctor, to avoid possible complications. You appear to have ruled out ‘stroke’ and 'heart attack' but you have not mentioned a ‘mini stroke.’ Though considered to be less fatal as compared to a stroke, a mini stroke may lead to a full blown stroke later. Left arm numbness and tingling may also be one of the transient ischemic attack symptoms, if it has occurred on the right side of the brain. This condition also require immediate medical attention, to avoid future stroke attacks. Pinched nerve(s) may also be included as one of the possibilities. It is the function of the peripheral nerves that travel from the spinal column to the limbs, to provide mobility and sensation to the hands, arms and fingers. If such a nerve gets pinched, due to reasons like spinal arthritis, accidents – whiplash injury etc - or herniated disc(s), it stops functioning properly and fails to send the signals from the hands to the brain and vice versa. This results in numbness and tingling of the arms. If not treated properly and immediately, the pinched nerve may also die. It really requires a medical examination to diagnose your symptoms, but for the reasons that you mention in your question, this is going to have to be your decision.


ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.


The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.


Hope this helps
matador 89

How do I stop the numbness and tingling in hand?

I always end up falling asleep on my stomach with my right arm under my head, and I head always wake up with my right hand asleep. Generally, though, the numbness and tingling goes away after a minute. However, I have been up for about 45 minutes and I still feel pressure where my head was and my ring and pinky finger are still tingly. Also I feel a little tingling in my hand above the fingers. It has never lasted this long after I woke up, what should I do??

Numbness, needle like tingling and pain in right hand?

I have had carpal tunnel release surgery in February. I now have all the numbness, tingling and pain again but it goes up my arm to the shoulder. The symptons are always there but at times are so unbarable. My hand doc said it's not from carpel tunnel because i have the symptons in my pinky finger also, which is a nerve that is not connected to the rest. Any possibilities of what it could be?

Tingling numbness in my right hand while playing flute?

This type of problem is fairly common with instrumentalists, but one you do not want to ignore. If you continue to play with numbness, chances are it's going to get worse.

The root cause of your numbness may be from playing the piccolo or it may be from some unrelated activity. Assuming it's the piccolo that's causing the problem, then it's probably a result of bad hand or arm position.

When you play, make sure your shoulders are down and relaxed, your elbows are low and your wrists are not bent. Your hands should be straight with no twisting to the left or right and they should be relaxed. The piccolo should not be held straight out, but at a somewhat lower angle so that your right arm and shoulder are in a relaxed position. Tell your flute teacher or band director that you're having problems and have them check out your hand position and posture.

Sometimes the source of the problem is not the instrument. If you do a lot of typing without proper wrist support, you could develop problems that affect your playing. Any activities that are overdone like weeding the garden or playing computer games can cause wrist pain as well.

Finally, if the problem persists or gets worse, see a doctor. Problems like this can be fixed, but if ignored, can sometimes get out of hand very quickly.

Good luck.

How can I stop numbness and a tingling sensation on the right side of my face?

How long has this been going on? Do you have any symptoms with your right arm/hand? Is tongue effected? Look in the mirror and stick out your tongue, does it leave your mouth straight or deviate to either side? Do you have a family member at home? If so or not get a neighbor and squeeze their hands. Is your grip equal or weaker one vs the other? If so or even not, take a baby asprin under your tongue and get to an emergency room that has a stroke study center. ASAP! Better to be safe than sorry, Time is of the essence 90 minuets from onset of symptoms sometimes 3 hours. Please do this. I’m not an alarmist but I have seen symptoms reversed with proper meds. You may need a CT brain scan but an eval by a qualified Emergency Room Physician is crucial ASAP.The Savvy Consumer Terry

My right arm has been numb and tingling for a week or two. Should I worry?

Poor posture with some physical tension while sitting during long trips or working a long time at the computer can sometimes be the culprit.An old whiplash-like, shoulder/ back injury and inflammation around the joint where the cervical vertebrae meets the thoracic can create this too.Eat a little something healthy, mind the slouching, and move around some more to see if YOU can make it go away.If it doesn't go away you can investigate the complaint with your doctor.

What causes numbness and tingling in the hands and fingers?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (pressure on a nerve at the wrist)DiabetesMigrainesMultiple sclerosisSeizuresStrokeTransient ischemic attack (TIA), sometimes called a "mini-stroke"Underactive thyroidRaynaud phenomenon (narrowing of the blood vessels, usually in the hands and feet) Numbness and tingling can be caused by other medical conditions, including:Sitting or standing in the same position for a long timeInjuring a nerve (a neck injury may cause you to feel numbness anywhere along your arm or hand, while a low back injury can cause numbness or tingling down the back of your leg)Pressure on the nerves of the spine, such as from a herniated diskPressure on peripheral nerves from enlarged blood vessels, tumors, scar tissue, or infectionShingles or herpes zoster infectionLack of blood supply to an area, such as from atherosclerosis, frostbite, or vessel inflammationAbnormal levels of calcium, potassium, or sodium in your bodyA lack of vitamin B12 or other vitaminUse of certain medicinesNerve damage due to lead, alcohol, or tobacco, or from chemotherapy drugsRadiation therapyAnimal bitesInsect, tick, mite, and spider bitesSeafood toxins Source:  Numbness and tingling: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

What does the numbness and sensitivity mean in your right hand and arm, as well as on the right leg and foot?

That means you shouldnt be asking on quora, means you should go see a doctor.To diagnose you, knowledge of your medical history and medication use is necessary as well as a proper fysical examination. Cant be done online. Go see a doctor.