Originally Posted by mrblanche
I have always had trouble with my hands going to sleep. It runs in our family, and is due at least partially to low blood pressure. I DID develop carpal tunnel syndrome at one time, due to handling too much heavy freight, but I was promptly taken out of that fleet and it went away. If I hold my hands above my heart, they will go to sleep pretty quickly.
Mine do that too, and always have. As a kid I couldn't hold my hand up in class, more recently reaching over my head caused me to faint. Are your hands extremely weak when you first wake up, too?
Back to ulnar nerve - Despite my doctor not really finding much wrong with my elbows (no x-rays were done...), they hurt quite often. I don't get pain in my fingers (unless you count a couple knuckles swelling and hurting) but I do get pain in my wrists that feels more like nerve pain.
Originally Posted by sarahp
It's the same kind of feeling as if I slept on it, but during the day while just going about my every day business.
You may be doing that. Do you sleep on your right side or put your arm under your head? DH did that and had to break that habit when he had tendinitis.
I hope you can try bracing and if you can take them NSAIDs to get this to stop. And you won't need any more serious treatment for it, I'm sure you've had enough of doctors lately!