When to seek medical advice

See your doctor for a prompt diagnosis if you experience numbness or tingling in your one or both hands. Get emergency medical care if the numbness:

  • Begins suddenly
  • Follows an injury or accident
  • Is accompanied by a sudden, severe headache
  • Is accompanied by weakness or paralysis
  • Is accompanied by confusion or difficulty speaking
  • Is accompanied by dizziness

Numbness or tingling in hands

Find possible causes of numbness or tingling in hands based on specific factors. Check one or more factors on this page that apply to your symptom.

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