A 43-year-old female asked:
saw 2 pa's one said cervical nerve, one said entrapped nerve, now pain in my elbow and below (right arm) index and middle fingers numb and tingling?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Both are right: You likely have a compression of the nerve that runs from your neck to the fingers.....Either where it originates in the neck or somewhere along the course of the nerve, such as near the elbow. You will likely need a test called an EMG to pinpoint where the problem is located.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 19 years experience
Difficult: Difficult to determine without additional information. Certainly could be a pinched nerve in the neck (cervical radiculopathy) or peripheral nerve entrapment (carpal tunnel syndrome). Suggest evaluation with a physiatrist or neurologist. Agree that you may require an EMG test to help with the diagnosis.
Last updated Jul 30, 2016
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