Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Numbness in the Hands Overview

Another name for Numbness in the Hands is Hand Numbness (bilateral).

What is hand numbness (bilateral)?
A person with hand numbness (bilateral) has reduced or loss of sensation on the skin of both hands. This may be caused by nerve injury, nerve compression, or peripheral neuropathy.

What are the symptoms of hand numbness (bilateral)?
Symptoms of bilateral hand numbness depend on the underlying cause. Symptoms that may be associated with hand numbness (bilateral) include hand pain (bilateral), hand swelling, hand weakness, and clumsiness in the hands.

How does the doctor treat hand numbness (bilateral)?
Treatment of bilateral hand numbness depends on the underlying cause. Treatment may include vitamin supplements, corticosteroids, close control of underlying diabetes, and surgery.

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