Numbness and Tingling

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Our board-certified orthopedic hand and wrist surgeons Eric Angermeier, MD and Kyle Kokko, MD, PhD, are here to help! They can often diagnose the problem in one visit, and get you started with a treatment plan. We offer a wide variety of both nonoperative and operative treatment options.

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This is one of the most common problems that we treat at Hand Institute of Charleston. Patients may describe that the hand feels numb, tingly, cold, or asleep, or may have sensations of pins-and-needles, burning, shocking, pain, or weakness. 


These symptoms usually indicate a nerve problem. Nerve problems may occur due to overuse, injuries, or medical problems like diabetes, but often nerve problems occur spontaneously. Most commonly the problem is pinching of the nerve in a tight area: 

Common Locations for Pinched Nerves 

  • Wrist (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
  • Elbow (Cubital Tunnel Syndrome)
  • Neck (Cervical Radiculopathy) 

Where Are Your Symptoms? 

The specific location of your numbness and tingling may help to narrow down possible causes: 

Thumb, Index, Middle Fingers

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ring, Small Fingers
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome 

Whole Hand

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Neuropathy Associated with Other Medical Conditions
  • Diabetes, Autoimmune, Chemotherapy, Radiation
  • Discrete Area Beyond a Cut
  • Nerve Injuries