If she does any work that requires repetitive movements, like a typist, grocery cashier, assembly line, etc., she might have carpal tunnel syndrome. Tingling and numbness, even awakening the person at night, are symptoms of carpal tunnel. Also, swelling can make the condition worse and painful.
There are several other conditions that could be causing her problem. Is there a reason she has not seen a doctor about
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CD, Ankylosing Spondylitis, peripheral neuropathy, Sjogren's Syndrome