Why is My Hand Tingling?

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Why is my hand tingling?  This is a common question that hand and physical therapists get often.  The truth is there is not one definite answer.

There are many different causes to answer ‘why is my hand tingling?’  That pins and needles feeling can be very uncomfortable.  Your skin is filled with tiny nerve endings that relay signals to your brain.  If these nerves are interrupted when they are trying to signal the brain, the skin feels that prickling and tingling sensation.  This interruption can be caused by compression, pulling, inflammation or reduced blood supply to the nerve.
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