I found this forum while I was searching for a problem my wife has had for close to a year. She will wake up at night after 4 to 5 hours of sound sleep with a burning right hand...The only way she can make it stop is to lie on her back with her hand to her side and her right shoulder pushed to the bed. Once it starts it can happen several times more during the night.She describes it as quite painful.
While searching for a answer for her I found this post from 2009 from a poster here named ladybug.
From Lady bug
"I am not sure if you are experiencing the same as I but I do have what I might explain as burning in hands @ times.
Does the burning come and go?
I mostly get the strange sensations in hands when I wake up from sleep or they sometimes wake me up during sleep. I believe mine have to be from some position that I have my neck in while I am sleeping.
Most the time I still sleep with a soft collar neck brace on because this stops me from getting the sensations in hands and arms..
When I don't put the collar on before sleep I will wake up with the sensations. And if I have slept that way for hours the sensations are worse and last longer, one time it did last for one whole day with no relief.
I don't know if this will help you, but when this does happen I have found that laying on my back,with head looking straight up towards ceiling then putting arms above my head and hands resting on flat surface with palms of my hands towards ceiling..(this helps me, I hope it will help you)"
After reading this... that night We wrapped and pinned a folded towel around my wife's neck and it's hard to believe but for three nights she has not had a hot hand! She thinks I'm a miracle worker! I PMed Ladybug to thank her but the post was from 5 years ago so not sure if I'll hear back from her.I asked her if she still used the soft collar and if she ever found the cause of the hot hand?
I'm writing this to help anybody else that may have this problem and also hear if anybody has a solution to it.
Thanks in advance Oldgringo.