When to seek medical advice

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

  • Began 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 or lightheadedness

Numbness or tingling in hands in adults

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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