When it comes to practical body parts, the hands are high up on the list. That being said, it’s no surprise that when you experience an injury to the hand, it can become very difficult to perform many tasks. When it comes to car accidents, hand injuries are extremely common, but they often do not show up right away. Sometimes symptoms can take weeks to arise after the incident, and usually the pain isn’t late-onset. You may find yourself with numbness or tingling. Today we take a closer look into the causes behind hand sensitivity after a car accident.
Why Do I Feel Tingling?
When you feel your hands tingling, it could have been caused by a number of activities. Repetitive stress or a sports injury are usually common causes, but let’s turn our focus to car accidents primarily. Normally you will be experiencing one of the three sensations:
- Severe tingling
- Episodic tingling
- Chronic tingling
If you are experiencing severe or chronic tingling, you should speak to a doctor immediately as these are the most dangerous. Episodic tingling can also indicate an injury to the nerve, but it is normal for these issues to resolve on their own. Regardless, we recommend visiting a Ceda Health clinic right away to get ahead of the problem and receive an expert opinion.
Causes Of Tingling Sensation Of The Hands
In terms of bodily systems, the nervous system is among the most complicated and intricate. This is primarily due to the fact that it helps your body and brain make sense of your surroundings and prepare accordingly. Because of this complexity, it can sometimes be difficult to find the precise cause of the tingling sensation. Tingling hands can be caused by spinal cord injury, neck injury, a pinched nerve in the shoulder, elbow, or wrist, or even from a herniated disk in your back.
Fortunately, our medical experts are skilled in determining the causes of such injuries. Through physical examination and diagnostic tests such as x-rays and MRI’s, our team can identify the problem area and develop a course of recovery that is right for you.