Although it looks trivial, but tingling hands that occur in a long time can be caused by several medical conditions. In addition to various diseases that damage the nerves, tingling that occurs in a long time can also be caused by injuries or side effects of certain medications.
Temporary tingling on the hands is usually caused by pressure on the hands. By removing the pressure, tingling disappears. However, if the tingling does not go away, the first thing to do is find out the cause. Without treating the main cause, it is difficult to eliminate this disorder.
Various Causes of Tingling Hands
To facilitate your efforts, the following conditions may be at the root of the appearance of tingling in the hands:
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
One of the causes of chronic hand tingling is carpal tunnel syndrome or carpal tunnel syndrome. This condition is a type of nerve damage caused by repetitive pressure and irritation of the median nerve in the hand. One of the characteristics is tingling hands (especially at night), wrist pain, weakness or no strength when holding things, or impaired hand coordination. This disease can occur due to trauma due to the work done continuously. Some people who are at risk of experiencing this condition are those who often work using their hands to type, write, or pack goods.
Rheumatoid arthritis in the hands can cause symptoms of CTS, including tingling in the hands and wrists. The tingling sensation of the hands is usually getting annoying, especially at night. Other symptoms arising from rheumatoid arthritis in the hands are the joints of the hands and fingers that feel warm, the shape of the joints looks deformed, and pain or stiffness when I wake up that lasts more than an hour .
Chronic hand tingling can also occur if small blood vessels are disrupted. If the damaged blood vessels supply the nerves in your fingers, you may feel pins and needles, aches, or numbness. This can happen to people with diabetes. This condition can cause hand numbness, so that a person can experience pain without pain. As is known, wounds in diabetics are difficult to heal and can develop into gangrene.
Tingling hands can also be caused by nerve damage. The cause of nerve damage to the hand can occur due to infection, injury, or excessive use of the hand. For example if someone in his work regularly operates a vibrating machine, then his hands will experience nerve damage and cause tingling. This condition is commonly referred to as ‘hand and arm vibration syndrome’. Long-term tingling can also be caused by diseases that cause damage to the nervous system that is not only in the hand. As a result of damage to the nervous system, then the nerve area can experience pins and needles. Diseases that have such potential are stroke, multiple sclerosis, and brain tumors. Although this condition is serious, the cases are rare and usually the symptoms are not just tingling.
Although tingling hands seem natural at first glance, but this condition can be a symptom of certain diseases. If tingling hands are accompanied by rashes, dizziness, and muscle spasms, consult your doctor immediately. The doctor will provide treatment in accordance with the underlying conditions.