A 26-year-old male asked:
Numbness from elbow down to hand with cramps/burning on fingers. i have a rug burning sensation by the elbows. both hands. pain on upper arm to.?
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Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Ulnar nerves: Commonest cause of this is ulnar nerve compression at the elbow. Although most of the symptoms will be experienced in forearm and hands, some symptoms may be noted in upper arms. If the funny bone is tender to the touch this is the most likely case. Don't lean on your elbows. If elbows are swollen or red, get them examined. If your hand is weak, seek medical care soon.
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Last updated Jun 15, 2015
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