Why is My Hand Tingling?

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Nerves provide our hands with sensation and the ability to move. The carpel tunnel is located at the wrist, and is a narrow passageway made up of ligaments and bones.  The median nerve runs through this tunnel and can become pinched or compressed. When this happens the sensation in your thumb, index, middle and ring fingers is altered. This common condition is called Carpel Tunnel Syndrome.

Common causes of carpel tunnel syndrome include overuse or repetitive use of your hand (common in people who work in administration, chiefs and trades). It may also be due to pregnancy or an injury such as a broken wrist.

Signs and symptoms usually include numbness or tingling in the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers, weakness, or pain. You might find it difficult to hold and objects and have increased clumsiness.


Treatment options vary depending on the severity of your symptoms and underlying cause. Rest is very important, and you may also need to wear a splint or brace at night when you sleep.  

Depending on the severity of your symptoms I can provide you with exercises for your muscles and your nerve. Looking at your daily activities and how you use your hands is also very important to help to reduce symptoms, and I can give you advice about different ways to complete daily activates.