Things that Cause Tingling in the Hands

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Things that Cause Tingling in the Hands

An occasional tingling in the hands can be a nuisance to you, but it can also escalate to a more serious problem. Some who have tingling in the hands may find that it disrupts their daily lives, while some can find the tingling painful after time. Your doctor can try to diagnose your tingling in the hands by asking you about some of the other symptoms that you may be suffering. Based on that information. she may be able to categorise the tingling into a particular cause.


Arthritis is a condition that affects the joints when they become stiff or inflamed and the cartilage between the joints slowly wears away, making it hard for them to move easily. You may also find that this inflammation is accompanied by a tingling in the hands, especially if your arthritis seems to affect your hands and wrists the most. This can make everyday tasks, such as opening jars or sewing, hard. Arthritis pain can also cause problems in other joints, like your knees, so it's important to talk to your doctor if you are experiencing joint pain with the tingling in your hands.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which the passageway that protects the nerves and tendons in your hand becomes damaged through constant pressure placed on it. Carpal tunnel typically begins in the wrist, and then works its way into the palm and then fingers. One of the telltale signs of carpal tunnel is a tingling of the hands, especially in every finger but your little finger, which doesn't seem to be affected. You might also feel pain or stiffness. However, with proper treatment, carpal tunnel syndrome can be cured.

Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical spondylosis is a condition that begins with a tearing or wearing of the cartilage in the neck muscles and joints. Because it can affect some the body's main spinal nerves, you may feel a tingling or numbness in your hands if you have this condition. It will be accompanied with neck pain, lack of coordination and even slow reflexes. Neck braces and rehabilitation exercises can help with this condition.

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition manifested by tingling in the hands followed by a loss of sensation in the hands, as if you were wearing a glove. This condition can be caused by a traumatic accident or infection and even diabetes. Luckily, it can be cured over time with rehabilitation and as the nerve damage is repaired naturally.

Pins and Needles

One of the most common and nonserious cause of tingling in the hands is what is known as "pins and needles." Pins and needles can occur when you are positioned in such a way that nerves are being pinched and blood flow is not able to pass through to your hands properly. You'll find that simply repositioning yourself can help stop this sensation. However, if it is persistent, see your doctor, as it could be one the more serious reasons found in the previous sections.

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