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Numbness and "pins and needles" in the hands can stem from conditions like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, where the median nerve is compressed at the wrist, or from pressure on the ulnar nerve, common among cyclists. Other causes include neck issues, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, diabetes, and certain medications. Addressing these symptoms may involve exercises, lifestyle adjustments, or medical interventions to alleviate discomfort and improve hand and wrist function.
image showing the distribution of pins and needles and numbness hands when someone has carpal tunnel syndrome

Understanding the Causes Behind Numbness and Pins and Needles in Your Hands

Numbness and “pins and needles” in the hands can stem from conditions like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, where the median nerve is compressed at the wrist, or from pressure on the ulnar nerve, common among cyclists. Other causes include neck issues, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, diabetes, and certain medications. Addressing these symptoms may involve exercises, lifestyle adjustments, or medical interventions to alleviate discomfort and improve hand and wrist function.

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