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Left arm pain weakness and numbness. what kind of doctor should i see? pain is from the elbow down into the hand 39 yr old male

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Dr. Douglas Mund
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Neurologisr: There are many possible causes. The presence of weakness and numbness strongly suggest that nerves are being compressed in the arm. This could eminate fron the neck or from nerve entrapment at the elbow ( cubital tunnel syndrome). A neurologist can diagnose this with elctrical studies and radiographic imagiong as needed.
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