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 the condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome. Learn more about carpal tunnel syndrome here.
Injections of steroid medication provides short term relief for most people and is sometimes used in conjunction with, or as a last effort before, surgical release. Injections are safe and often an effective way to deliver anti-inflammatory medicine directly to the site of the cause of pain. Patients generally experience relief from the pain after three to five days.
Contact Omega Rehabilitation and Spine today. James L. Carlisle, MD can evaluate and help plan effective treatment for occasional or chronic pain. If pain is a persistent or long-lasting problem in your everyday life, you shouldn’t wait a minute longer. Call today.