The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Senior Member bass slayer's Avatar
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    numb hand when sleeping

    Lately for the last couple months every night, I will wake up with a numb hand but only in my pinky and ring finger and that side of the hand. Its really intense, but after I move it for a few seconds it goes away. At first I wasnt worried because I thought I was sleeping on it, but now I know im not. Any body else have this problem? Any ideas to what the problem could be?
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    Wannabebig Member ShaneSauce's Avatar
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    I get this all the time in my hands and my wrist, I wake up and its asleep.

    Goes away after a few seconds but it always wakes me up from a deep sleep.
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    I also get the same thing, in either arm.
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    Senior Member bass slayer's Avatar
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    I wonder if its lifting related. Didnt start happening until I started lifting. Its really starting to drive me crazy!
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    I get it all the time too, I wake up and shake my hand and it goes away in a few seconds.
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    I've had that too and it has been quite severe in the past.

    There is a chance it is:

    Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, which is similar to Carpal Tunnel. But Cubital Tunnel is a compressed nerve near your elbow (think "funny" bone). It effects your pinky and ring finger. Carpal Tunnel is compression in the wrist and effects your middle and index finger.

    Also may be Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, which is compression of nerves starting in the back of your neck and down where your chest ties into your armpit and down your arm. (this is a very rough explanation)

    Please google each one for a better explanation.

    Docs thought I had Carpal Tunnel, but it turned out to be Cubital Tunnel and also Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

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    Why waste a perfectly numb hand? Ever heard of The Stranger?
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    Extremely doubtful this is a cervical disc problem without associated neck pain. This is almost certainly due to a temporary nerve entrapment caused by positioning of your arm during sleep. Google ulnar neuropathy or ulnar nerve entrapment. Best of luck & keep us updated.
    I know you're half-crazy, but I wish you'd go all the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bass slayer View Post
    Lately for the last couple months every night, I will wake up with a numb hand but only in my pinky and ring finger and that side of the hand. Its really intense, but after I move it for a few seconds it goes away. At first I wasnt worried because I thought I was sleeping on it, but now I know im not. Any body else have this problem? Any ideas to what the problem could be?
    It happens to me when i sleep on my side , to the arm that on the bottom, and like you it started when i started lifting again , problably since the muscles are tighter they cut the circulation easier depending on how you sleep.
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    Senior Member bass slayer's Avatar
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    I think I figured it out, I get it when pressure is put right below my elbow (under arm). I think I may be putting pressure on it when I sleep because I sleep on my side. I will google those things also. Thanks for the information.
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