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Hand paresthesia

Hand paresthesia: Introduction

Abnormal nerve sensations such as pins-and-needles, tingling, burning, prickling or similar feelings are all known as "paresthesias". They usually result from nerve damage due to pressure, entrapment, or nerve diseases. Continued nerve damage can lead to hand numbness and permanent loss of feeling. Any abnormal sensation needs medical investigation....more »

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Causes of Hand paresthesia:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Hand paresthesia. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Hand paresthesia

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Causes of Types of Hand paresthesia:

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Hand paresthesia: Symptom Checker

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Hand paresthesia Treatments

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Stories from Users for Hand paresthesia

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Diagnostic tests for Hand paresthesia:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Hand paresthesia. Some of these are listed below :

  • General appearance - abnormal posture, muscle wasting, abnormal arm movements.
  • Physical examination
    • May be necessary to examine a variety of joints including the cervical spine, shoulder, elbow , wrists and the various joints of the hand
    • Test muscle tone, power, reflexes and co-ordination of upper limbs
    • Test sensation of upper limbs ( including pain , touch , temperature and vibration sensation)
  • more tests...»

Hand paresthesia: Animations

Hand paresthesia: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hand paresthesia

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Hand paresthesia. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Hand paresthesia: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Hand paresthesia

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Hand paresthesia: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hand paresthesia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Hand paresthesia:

The list of organs typically affected by Hand paresthesia may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Hand paresthesia

The list below shows some of the causes of Hand paresthesia mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Hand paresthesia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hand paresthesia. Of the 57 causes of Hand paresthesia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 54 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hand paresthesia:

The following list of conditions have 'Hand paresthesia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Hand paresthesia:

The following list of medical conditions have Hand paresthesia or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.



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Causes of Hand paresthesia Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hand paresthesia based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Hand paresthesia?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Hand paresthesia, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Hand paresthesia:

    Subtypes of Hand paresthesia:

    Finger paresthesia (23 causes), Tingling hands (7 causes), Palm paresthesia/ tingling (11 causes), Thumb paresthesia/ tingling (10 causes), Tingling fingers (36 causes), Tingling in both hands (44 causes), Tingling in one hand (50 causes), Wrist paresthesia/ tingling (10 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Hand paresthesia:

    Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Paresthesias (453 causes), Arm paresthesia (68 causes), Tingling (951 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Hand paresthesia:

    Hand pain (60 causes), Hand rash (23 causes), Tingling hands (7 causes), Tingling fingers (36 causes), Weak hands (57 causes), Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Diabetes (212 causes), Peripheral artery disease (22 causes), Peripheral neuropathy (299 causes), Peripheral nerve trauma, Peripheral nerve compression, Cold Compartment syndrome

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