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Sensory Symptoms

Sensory symptoms are a common experience and when they occur, for example when sitting cross-legged or sleeping on an arm, can be regarded as a normal physiological phenomenon.

Some nerves are more sensitive to pressure than others and at the wrist a narrow carpal tunnel through which the median nerve passes may be the cause of sensory symptoms in the hand. The ulnar nerve at the elbow lies in a relatively superficial groove and similarly trauma in this area can also be a cause of ulnar nerve symptoms affecting the little and ring finger and the hand.
 

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