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A 54-year-old member asked:

What are some causes of numbness in arms and hands?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Multiple causes: There are multiple causes, ranging from carpal tunnel syndrome to cervical spine disease to metabolic issues such as diabetes mellitus and thyroid trouble. Your pcp and/or a neurologist can help to narrow down the possibilities and guide treatment.
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Other causes can be some infections (less likely), vitamin deficiencies, and even serious nerve problems like multiple sclerosis. I agree with Dr Bragg that seeing your physician is an important step to making the right diagnosis
Jan 27, 2012
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Common/ less common : Most frequent carpal tunnel at wrist, cubital tunnel at elbow, thoracic outlet over lateral neck & shoulder, pinched nerves in neck and others already mentioned

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Can anxiety cause numbness in arms and hands?

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A 59-year-old male asked:

Numbness in arms and hands with headaches?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Correlations: Hard to say that all of this is related to one diagnostic cause. Each does need evaluation. In arms and hands, could be peripheral nerve issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome, but maybe cervical stenosis. Headaches could be migraine, tension, jaw problems. To sort out, you could see your local doctor or schedule HT Concierge appt.
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