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Any ideas why I am getting numbness in arm after physiotherapy?

Any ideas why I am getting numbness in arm after physiotherapy?

Cannot answer: I really cannot answer this because I do not have enough information. Why are you in physical therapy? What types of treatment are you receiving in physical therapy. Where in the arm is the numbness? Are there certain exercises that you have found give you these symptoms? ...Read more

Arm Numbness (Definition)

Less sensitivity to pin or light touch in the arm. May correspond to anatomical distribution such as ulnar or median nerve, or perhaps cervical anatomical correlates. May be localized using standard ...Read more


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Severe electric jolt down arm. Numbness. extreme pain in neck and shoulder. Extreme exhaustion. Fatigue easily. Any ideas?

Severe electric jolt down arm. Numbness. extreme pain in neck and shoulder. Extreme exhaustion. Fatigue easily. Any ideas?

See neurologist: There are many explanations but the first one coming to mind is multiple sclerosis if these symptoms have been present for long. Consult a neurologist soon. ...Read more

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Dizziness, sore shoulder, sore ear, aching cheek under eye, numbness in arm. All on the left hand side. Any ideas?

Dizziness, sore shoulder, sore ear, aching cheek under eye, numbness in arm.  All on the left hand side.  Any ideas?

R/O MS: With these multiple systemic symptoms you should be seen by a Neurophthalmologist or Neurologist to rule out MS. ...Read more

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My 4th vertebrae is slipping, i asked my doctor for a referral for MRI he insisted physical therapy but last couple weeks my left leg goes numb? Ideas

My 4th vertebrae is slipping, i asked my doctor for a referral for MRI he insisted physical therapy but last couple weeks my left leg goes numb? Ideas

See a specialist: By your question I am assuming you have had a plain x-ray showing changes at your 4 th lumbar vertebret since you can't see disks on plain x-rays i suspect you have something called sponsylolysthesis of mild severity. Have you discussed the new numbness with your doctor. If so you may need to see a pm&r doctor or neurologist for a more comprehensive exam to see if more studies are needed. ...Read more

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Having pain in neck shoulder and numbness in arm fingers I cant seem to get any relief from the pain what can I do please help thank you ?

Having pain in neck shoulder and numbness in arm fingers I cant seem to get any relief from the pain what can I do please help thank you ?

First see your PCP: to make sure this is not any heart related issues & then get evaluated for a neck problem like a pinched nerve such as from a disc problem which will usually respond to medication such as a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak or NSAID if no contraindications to their use and possibly some physical therapy along with activity restriction /modification & time. Sometimes home traction and a soft collar worn reversed . ...Read more

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Moderate shoulder stiffness all day. when i lift my arm above my shoulder I get tingling sensation and numbness in arm. it's raining today?

Moderate shoulder stiffness all day. when i lift my arm above my shoulder I get tingling sensation and numbness in arm. it's raining today?

Sounds like: a pinched nerve...the one which comes from your neck (between the 6th and 7th cervical (neck) vertebrae!

speak with your PCP about possibly ordering a cervical MRI

Just a thought!
Hope it's helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Went to Dr w/ upper back pain + arm numbness. Was told I have strain/spasm. Given prednisone/flexril. If it doesn't get better, when should I recheck?

Went to Dr w/ upper back pain + arm numbness. Was told I have strain/spasm. Given prednisone/flexril. If it doesn't get better, when should I recheck?

Depends..: Depending how bad was the strain it might take from 1-2 weeks to feel completely better. If not then physical therapy is the next step recommended unless you develop severe numbness of your arm or unable to move it then that requires emergency immediate reevaluation. ...Read more

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I was bit had 4 white bumps now one red bump in big rash its hot get twinges sweating nausea blurry vision numbness in arm and hand is it scorpion ?

I was bit had 4 white bumps now one red bump in big rash its hot get twinges sweating nausea blurry vision numbness in arm and hand is it scorpion ?

Go to the ER: There could be a reaction to the insect bite. Go to an ER now as your symptoms are concerning for allergic reaction or envenomation. Without the actual animal being seen it is almost impossible to tell what bit you. ...Read more

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When I go to sleep I get a horrible headache and my hands and arms go numb. If I lay on my back my hands go numb. Any ideas?

When I go to sleep I get a horrible headache and my hands and arms go numb.  If I lay on my back my hands go numb. Any ideas?

HEADACHE NUMBNESS: You need a check- up. It could be serious like aneurysm, space occupying lesions, or any circulation problems. It's better to know than guess what's causing the problem.Good luck! ...Read more

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My 21yo has some numbness in arm after pec stretch and pec massage, just worried! These were advice from physio for rounded shoulders and headaches. ?

My 21yo has some numbness in arm after pec stretch and pec massage, just worried! These were advice from physio for rounded shoulders and headaches. ?

Probably normal: It's normal for there to be numbness after massage or stretching. Sometimes the nerve gets pinched, a nearby muscle inflamed. As long as there is no weakness and the numbness gets better there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Could arm numbness propably be due to a compressed nerve!?

Could arm numbness propably be due to a compressed nerve!?

Cerv Radiculopathy: Pain that radiates into the arm with associated numbness or weakness, suggests a pinched nerve. In older patients, this is often due to arthritis. Younger patients, herniated disc is often the cause. If symptoms result from postures or positions of the arm or shoulder, other causes are suggested: thoracic outlet, cubital or carpal tunnel. For symptoms that persist or worsen have a doc take a look. ...Read more

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Palpitations and numbness in arm, help?

Palpitations and numbness in arm, help?

Needs evaluation: This needs evaluation especially if there is a family history of heart disease. Being your the likelihood of coronary artery disease is low but present.

You should see a cardiologist for further evaluation.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Can migraines with arm numbness be associated with strokes later?

Can migraines with arm numbness be associated with strokes later?

Yes: There studies that proves that migraine sufferers have high chance of stroke. Make sure it is migraine and not aneurysm, am etc. ...Read more

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My husband is 45 years old he has hypertension and arm numbness. Is that sign of something bad?

My husband is 45 years old he has hypertension and arm numbness. Is that sign of something bad?

Could be: He does have a number of risk factors for heart disease (sex, age, hbp), but he likely has a nerve entrapment issue in his neck.

Either way, he should seek care if his symptoms don't improve.

Hope he feels better soon! ...Read more

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How to cure right arm numbness? Feeling numb when the arm is in "L" position like using the PC.

How to cure right arm numbness?  Feeling numb when the arm is in "L" position like using the PC.

?ulnar: Your description suggests you may well be compressing ulnar nerve at elbow, but this could also represent an issue at the wrist. An EMG test could reveal location and severity. Contact your doctor and get opinion. ...Read more

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Lump underarm with numbness in arm?

Exam needed: The mass may be pressing on nerves leading down the arm. You should have your physician examine you to ascertain the presence and nature of a lump in the axillary area. ...Read more

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Tingling and numbness in arm, is that from cervical radiculopathy?

Tingling and numbness in arm, is that from cervical radiculopathy?

Could be!: Cervical neuropathy which is compression of a nerve root in the neck as it exits from the spinal cord through the neural foramen of the spine in the neck, usually from an arthritic spur or herniated disk, often causes paresthesia (tingling) and anesthesia (numbness) as well as, potentially, pain that can, depending on which is involved, go down the shoulder, neck, chest, back, and/or arm. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: arm numbness?

Decreased sensation: Less sensitivity to pin or light touch in the arm. May correspond to anatomical distribution such as ulnar or median nerve, or perhaps cervical anatomical correlates. May be localized using standard testing. Causes are multiple. ...Read more

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Arm numbness caused by rotator cuff?

Arm numbness caused by rotator cuff?

Usually no: Rotator cuff injuries do not usually involve symptoms of numbness (although there are rare exceptions). ...Read more

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What might cause chest pain and left arm numbness?

What might cause chest pain and left arm numbness?

Rule out heart first: Number one cause in seriousness is heart disease / attack. If you haven't checked this out, do so right away. Other causes include pinched nerve in neck, shoulder injury, overuse syndrome of left arm, thoracic outlet syndrome, blockage of axillary artery. ...Read more

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How do you treat chest pain and left arm numbness?

How do you treat chest pain and left arm numbness?

Consult a doctor: Chest pain can be due to many causes and can be serious, especialy when you have left arm numbness, as it may be related to your heart
so waste no time see your doctor asap or go to er. ...Read more

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Constant chest pain and left arm numbness. What do I do?

Go immediately to an: Emergency room to make sure that this is not a cardiac or heart issue like angina which can present just with these symptoms. ...Read more

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Can thoratic outlet syndrome cause left side of face and left arm numbness?

Can thoratic outlet syndrome cause left side of face and left arm numbness?

face no, arm yes: Assuming that to syndrome has been confirmed on left side, the left arm can become numb but not face where nerve supply is from higher level trigeminal nerve. ...Read more

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What to do if I have frequent arm numbness while sleeping. Could this be dangerous?

Not dangerous: More likely it is pinching of nerve in arm or neck area which occurs by the position of arm or neck. You may see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause left arm numbness and heavy feeling is arm it just happens on and off?

Can anxiety cause left arm numbness and heavy feeling is arm it just happens on and off?

No: I don't think that anxiety would single out the left arm like that. If you get true intermittent numbness and heaviness and/or weakness of the left arm, i recommend en evaluation by a neurologist to check for problems with nerve impingement, circulatory problem, etc. ...Read more

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What causes deep headache. Also causes cheek and arm numbness to last for at least 5 minutes?

What causes deep headache. Also causes cheek and arm numbness to last for at least 5 minutes?

Sinusitis: Sinusitis on the sphenoid sinuses will cause headache in the center of the head. But is you have numbness in the arm and cheek is a good idea to visit your doctor to rule out any other problems. Hope this helps.
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Physiotherapy (Definition)

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