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A 24-year-old female asked:

I have numbness and pain in my right forearm and when i bend and straighten my elbow it hurts what could be wrong?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Pinched nerve: You could possess nerve compression of median nerve over antecubital fossa, pronator syndrome, or ulnar nerve at elbow, cubital tunnel syndrome. Local problems at elbow joint may be promoting these complications. Get fully evaluated.
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Varies: Numbness suggests a neurological origin. Can be a pinched nerve in neck and/or elbow among other possible causes. I would not hesitate to be seen. A nerve conduction test may be helpful as well.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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