Purple hands may be symptomatic of a number of medical conditions, including peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, Raynaud's phenomenon, generalized anxiety disorder or vitamin B12 deficiency. Purple hands may also be due to exposure to cold, but numbness or a feeling of cold is typical of most conditions associated with this symptom.Continue Reading
According to the NHS, Raynaud's phenomenon is a condition caused by a spasm of blood vessels, blocking the flow of blood to the hands. It may be related to cold exposure or anxiety.
The condition is not a serious problem and may be treated by protecting the hands against cold or else practicing relaxation exercises.Learn more about Pain & Symptoms
The primary cause of hands falling asleep in the evening and while sleeping is a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome, according to WebMD. People commonly feel tingling and numbness that travels from the hands to the shoulder.Full Answer >
A possible reason a person’s hands swell during sleeping hours is carpal tunnel syndrome, according to E-Hand.com. The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome typically occur while sleeping, because regular use of the hand while awake sends excess fluid outside the carpal tunnel, thus relieving swelling.Full Answer >
Swollen hands upon waking up can occur when a person stays in one position for a long time or sleeps in an odd position cutting off circulation to the hands, says WebMD; however, swollen hands upon waking can also be indicative of a more serious problem, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis, says the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the Arthritis Foundation. Body swelling is something that most people experience at some point in their lives whether it is in the hands, the feet, the legs or the ankles, as they are the most common areas for swelling, states WebMD.Full Answer >
Some causes of shooting pain in the hands are carpal tunnel syndrome, hand fractures, de Quervain's tendinitis, different forms of arthritis and stenosing tenosynovitis. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when there is compression of the median nerve at the wrist region. The condition can lead to the sensation of tingling, pain and numbness in the fingers and hands, as well as a shooting pain in the forearm region, states MedicineNet.Full Answer >