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Apr 7, 2011, 2:36 PM

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Occasional numbness, right hand
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I've recently started having occasional numbness in my right hand. It's usually triggered by something; for instance, sleeping on my stomach with my hands under my pillows* (i've slept this way all of my life with no problems). Other things, like leaning on my right elbow (while at a desk, for instance) can start to cause the same thing. It's a somewhat new issue, so i don't quite have a comprehensive list of triggers.
What i can say, though, is that it's only on the right side, and goes away in two or three seconds once i re-adjust my hand.

I do recall something similar when i FIRST started climbing. It only ever happened while sleeping (on my stomach, arms under pillow), but went away after a month or so.

I don't know if this is directly related to climbing or not, but i have been in "training mode" for the past three months.
My schedule is about five days a week of climbing. My weeks mostly consist of three days of bouldering amd two days of sport climbing in the gym, with sessions lasting 3-4 hours. Sessions always end with hard bouldery traverses to failure, and some fingerboard work.
Outdoors is obviously different; For instance, Sunday was spent at the Gunks climbing one or two pitch routes from about 11AM to about 6PM.

So you know, i have no reason to correlate the issue ith climbing other than that i have never experienced this before EXCEPT when i first started climbing.
Other than that, hand numbness is pretty unfamiliar to me.

Your thoughts?

*note: i've since started sleeping on my back, which i f***ing hate.

(This post was edited by sp00ki on Apr 7, 2011, 2:37 PM)

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Post edited by sp00ki () on Apr 7, 2011, 2:37 PM

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