Numbness and Tingling: What Could It Mean?

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If you’re having trouble indentifying the cause of numbness or tingling feeling, such as sleeping on your arm or a recent injury, you may be suffering from one of a variety of orthopedic conditions. These conditions include:

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which there is pressure on the median nerve, the nerve in the wrist that supplies feeling and movement to parts of the hand. It can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in the hand and fingers.

Cervical Spinal Stenosis

In cervical spinal stenosis, the spinal canal narrows and can squeeze and compress the nerve roots when they leave the spinal cord, as well as irritate or injure the spinal cord itself. Pain and numbness will develop gradually and are typically accompanied by balance and coordination problems.


Bursitis, a condition that can be caused by overuse, trauma, arthritis, or infection, commonly occurs in the shoulder, knee, elbow, and hip. It is the inflammation of the fluid-filled sac that lies between a tendon and skin or between a tendon and bone. This inflammation can be accompanied by tenderness, stiffness, numbness, or tingling surrounding the affected joint.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with a doctor at Coastal Orthopedics today by calling (843) 484-0976