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Doctor insights on: Aching Left Arm And Tingling Fingers

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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What's causing my left arm to ache from the shoulder to the fingers?

What's causing my left arm to ache from the shoulder to the fingers?

Check the neck: Your arm pain could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. A herniated disk in the neck could be causing your symptoms. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. See an orthopedist. Read more

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I am nauseous, have tingling in my left arm and fingers are numb. What is going on?

I am nauseous, have tingling in my left arm and fingers are numb. What is going on?

Carpal Tunnel: Pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and night pain are the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. I would recommend evaluation with a hnd surgeon. Read more

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What causes tingling all over the body, tingling and pain in the toes and fingers, and numbness on and off in the left arm?

What causes tingling all over the body, tingling and pain in the toes and fingers, and numbness on and off in the left arm?

Heart attack: Not knowing your age and health status I would suggest immediate medical attention to rule out some serious medical condition as a heart attack or impending stroke. Read more

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My whole left arm sore, tingling in left back for 2 months (upper left of back) could it be bursitis. ..The upper part of left arm hurts the most?

My whole left arm sore, tingling in left back for 2 months (upper left of back) could it be bursitis. ..The upper part of left arm hurts the most?

Nerve irritation: When you get a tingly sensation, it is usually because a nerve is irritated. Although bursitis is a possibility, a pinched nerve in your neck can cause the same symptoms. See your primary care doc, and if necessary referral to a physiatrist. These symptoms usually improve with a short course of anti-inflammatories (if you can take them) and physical therapy. Read more

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What are the possible reasons for my left arm and fingers tingling and hurting?

What are the possible reasons for my left arm and fingers tingling and hurting?

Carpal tunnel: Pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and night pain are the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Treatment options: rest, night splint, vitamin b6 100mg / day, over the counter anti-inflammatory meds and ergonomic changes to work space, cortisone injection, carpal tunnel release surgery (endoscopic). Read more

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My whole left arm sore, tingling in left back for 2 months?

Pain in arm: What part of your back? Referred pain from the lower neck can produce arm pain and upper back pain. Read more

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Tingling in left finger and bad circulation down left arm?

Tingling in left finger and bad circulation down left arm?

Shoulder problem: You describe parasthesias and autonomic changes of an upper extremity. You need to be checked for thoracic outlet syndrome. Perhaps you have predisposing joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs). See discussions on my chronic pain board at quora. Com. Read more

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Hi I have pain at my elbow and my left arm and it's going down to my fingertips and my fingers are tingling what could be causing that?

Hi I have pain at my elbow and my left arm and it's going down to my fingertips and my fingers are tingling what could be causing that?

Carpal tunnel vs: Overexersize/strain such as housework, golf, tennis, rest your arm, try advil or aleve or aspirin, avoid too much wrist action like on computor, if not better in a month see neurologist for test to see if carpal tunnel, also check labs like b12, folate, thyroid, iron Read more

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What causes tingling in left arm and fingers? I have no pain or swelling. I'm 26 yrs old. The tingling comes and goes and goes a little to my neck?

What causes tingling in left arm and fingers? I have no pain or swelling. I'm 26 yrs old. The tingling comes and goes and goes a little to my neck?

Nerve entrapment?: Need to be investigated. Concerns are a possible herniated cervical disc or nerve being entrapped at some point in your arm. Need to be examined and an EMG is a very useful tool in determining the proper level of nerve compression.Of course some other causes of nerve tingling need to be investigated. Read more

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I have had a dull aching, radiating pain in my left arm for about 4-5 days now with tingling sensation in arm but mostly in the fingertips. It gets pr?

Could be nerve: Hard to tell based on limited information. Many times neck and shoulder muscles when injured will cause a radiation of pain in the arm and a sensation of tingling.

However, if there is any associated weakness you should be evaluated by a ORTHO/NERUO/PM&R promptly.

Also if there is any nausea or sweating with it get to ER for cardiac work up....you are young for that but you never know. Read more

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I have left arm pain with numbness and tingling in my left pinky finger.

Agree: Agree that numbness and tingling in the pinky finger is likely a pinched nerve in the neck (c8) or injury to the ulnar nerve. Would suggest a physiatric or neurologic evaluation. May benefit from emg/ncv testing. Read more

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Sharp pains in left arm sometimes dull ache. When pressing thumb and first finger together it's worse.?

Sharp pains in left arm sometimes dull ache. When pressing thumb and first finger together it's worse.?

Could be tendinitis: There may be more than one etiology of this but my first consideration would be tendinitis, The pattern going down the arm to suggest this and we need to know where on the arm you feel the tenderness. This would be a clue to the tendinitis location. Other conditions could also be included and you need to see your physician for an evaluation. Other choices could be neurological or vascular to na Read more

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Pain radiating to left arm and chest originating from near left shoulder blade. Tingling in left arm till fingers also present depending upon position?

Two considerations: You might possess pinching of nerve in neck, cervical radiculopathy, and if arm is raised, you might feel less symptoms. Or, you could have thoracic outlet syndrome, and if arm is elevated, you will have more intense symptoms. One additional caveat, make sure that your pain is not of cardiac origin. Have your doctor assess all of this. Read more

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Is pain in left arm with tingling in fingers cause for concern? Was hospitalized last yr with a PE.

Tingling in the arm: The tingling and pain along with numbness sometimes, is a symptom of a nerve pinched in the cervical (neck) spine. Possibly due to an injury such as falling forward or any jerky motion (incl chiropractic manipulations). It would not be related to your PE but you should see a physician who specializes in pain or orthopedic surgery for proper diagnosis. Meanwhile try to avoid looking down (texting) Read more

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I'm 38 years old and I'm having tingling in my left arm all the way down to my finger tips and pains in my shoulder?

I'm 38 years old and I'm having tingling in my left arm all the way down to my finger tips and pains in my shoulder?

Need evaluation: Difficult to determine without an examination. Differential diagnosis could be cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in neck), brachial plexopathy, peripheral nerve entrapment such as carpal tunnel syndrome (not uncommon for cts pain to travel up the arm), or even myofascial pain with trigger points. Would suggest physiatric evaluation for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Read more

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