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Arm And Hand Numbness Other Than Carpal Tunnel
The term numbness describes an altered sensation that can occur usually from either a neurological or vascular etiology. Some patients that have numbness have a complete inability to sense any object at all, where others may be able to sense but it is reduced. One example is neuropathy, in severe cases patients will be so numb they can not sense even if they step ...Read more
No : Carpal tunnel is when the median nerve gets pinched at the level of the wrist. The median nerve gives sensation to the thumb, index, middle, and half of the ring finger and these are the digits that develop the pain/numbness/tingling seen with class carpal tunnel. The small finger tends to be without symptoms with carpal tunnel -. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Numbnesss tingling: Numbnesss and tingling can be caused by issues directly related to the hand , wrist and upper extremity but there can also be indirect or systemic issues that can cause this. While carpal tunnel syndrome is common and a hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon takes care of this, the other issues, circulation, referred pain, neck causes, nerve issues not related to compression, other nerve compression ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I have bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome, also c5-6 pinched nerve, will carpal tunnel surgery lessen the pain and numbness and tingling?
EMG/NCV: I suggest you get a emg/ncv study (if you have had symptoms more than 3 months) to determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome and/or c5/6 radiculopathy. This is the best way of determining your actual diagnosis and not a steroid injection. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Dr. said pinched nerve was causing numbness in thumb and pain up and down arm. More pronounced with computer work. suspect carpal tunnel. Difference?
C6 radiculopathy: Although carpal tunnel can clearly affect function and feeling of the thumb causing radiating pain up the limb as well- the MOST common neurological phenomenon seen as isolated THUMB symptoms (whether pain or numbness) with pain radiating up limb would be a C6 radiculopathy. Tell me what the EMG/NCV study shows. Wanna chat? Write me at: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi ...Read more
Could cervical issues cause extreme hand pain without arm pain. Only slight numbness, pain in palm, index finger knuckle , starting in other hand too?
Possibly: Yes, the nerves that supply your hand run through the neck and compression in the neck can therefore cause hand pain and/or numbness. The other main cause is a problem in the hand itself. Don't hesitate to be seen. A nerve conduction test can be helpful as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: Hand numbness, more so than wristnumbness, can be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome. So can pain in the digits of the hand. Predominately the symptoms are felt in the first three digits of your hand. Electro diagnostic testing may help determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome or something else. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is an aching left arm and left leg a sign of peripheral neuropathy, hiv, carpal tunnel or pinched nerve?
Depends: This can be a systemic disease process (neuropathy, hiv) affecting multiple nerves at once. Carpal tunnel affect the hand specifically, not the arm. You can have two pinched nerves possibly, but one tries to explain symptoms by the most simple explanation. Consider spinal cord issues, which would affect arm and leg simultaneously. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When rest on table with elbow numbness last 2 fingers and half middle finger. Also tingling in fingers. Carpal or cubita? Only numb when elbow surfsce
Ulnar nerve: Compression of the ulnar nerve can cause numbness, tingling or pain in the 4th and 5th fingers. Entrapment can occur in many places along it's path from the neck to the wrist, but most commonly in the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome). It is possible to have elements of both carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes. ...Read more
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