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Arm Hand Numb
If this is an: Acute finding would seek urgent medical eval. ...Read more
Last night I played computer games, when my game got finished my left my arm & hand went numb. It's the next day and my whole arm and hand is still numb?
Overuse: The most likely cause is median nerve malfunction due to severe overuse. If you haven't had prior similar problems, then your symptoms should gradually resolve, tho this may take several weeks. But if your symptoms are worsening, seek medical attention promptly because then something other than overuse is occurring. ...Read more
I've been waking up in the middle of the night or every morning with my right arm, elbow & hand numb/ pins & needles. Today it is extremely painful?
Sleep position: If the right arm pain discomfort disappears after you message, active/passively move the arm...it is quite possibly you are sleeping on your right side in a position somehow pressing on the back of the right mid arm where the radial nerve passes causing it to temporally cut off circulation with the complaints you are having...just practice a different position to sleep not compressing that side ...Read more
Having sharp burning pains in my neck right side radiating down my shoulder and arm hand going numb started today?
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Aggravated a pinched nerve during recent move. Left arm/hand going numb at night. Is there sleeping position that could provide some relief?
Arthroscopic shoulder surgery Sept5th, arm &hand get numb on & off. Also not much pain until last week or so. Keeps me awake@ night? Why?
Which one is most likely to make only my left side neck, shoulder, arm, hand & leg numb & tingly a pinched nerve in back or neck? I have no pain.
Nerve impingement: These symptoms most likely arise in your neck/cervical spine. It can also arise from your brain from something like a stroke but this is less likely if the face is not involved. Nerve impingement should not be taken lightly. Any neurologic deficits such as these should be evaluated by a physician promptly. If you develop any functional loss or weakness that would represent an emergency. ...Read more
Arm and hand numb and tingling I had been turned around backwards for around an hour, my shoulder started hurting. I was sore for 2 days. On the 3rd morning I woke up in severe pain and could not move my arm or hand because of it. My brother had to drive me
Possi injured nerve: I am assuming that your neck was" turned around backwards". If this is so then nerves in the neck seem inflamed. Turning the neck could have injured facet joints in neck and their inflammation is affecting the exiting nerve roots which are nearby. It is likely to take quite some time to heal. ...Read more
2 herniation at C5-C7. I can no longer lift my left arm, it won't move, also extreme pain in neck shoulder, arm pit, arm, hand is numb. What do I do?
Cervical pinched ner: You may have already seen a neurosurgeon. This can be a dangerous situation and would suggest you may need immediate treatment. Please discuss this with your physician ...Read more
Pulse after workout 125-132. Very lightheaded and loss of strength and sensation In legs. Left arm/hand/fingers numb/tingling. Goes away once rested.
What to do if I'm once only, left arm goes numb, hands get cold, desire to lie down, no pain. What is wrong?
See a neurologist: You describe symptoms suggestive of tia. You need to see your pcp as well as a neurologist. ...Read more
Further testing: The association of numbess w fainting begs to make certain that a neurological cause is not present. More history/testing might clarify if there was a prodrome of symptoms or post event symptoms that might suggest seizure activity. That said, numbness could also occur after changes in respiratory rate (such as hyperventilation) or sympathetic tone (neurocardiogenic syncope). Needs to see a doc. ...Read more
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your neck. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more
Depends: This may be raynaud's phenomenon, which is a blood vessel spasm. It is classically triggered by cold. Treatments vary from medication to surgery. It may also be related to autoimmune diseases. Best to get evaluated by a physician for a full history and physical. Make note of what seems to trigger this. If it doesn't resolve quickly, you may need an er visit. ...Read more
Elbow pain when leaning on it and bending my elbow and my arm and hand feel numb, I also have hypermobility?
Cubital tunnel: You are putting stress on the ulnar nerve which is commonly called the "funny bone". Pressure or flexing of the elbow will cause it to be irritated and then numbness/tingling down to the hand. Try to get a elbow pad to protect it for a few weeks and it will likely go away. ...Read more
3.4.5th fingers (only fingers. None in the palm hand arm) become numb for 1 hour after I wake up in the morning. What kinda illness could cause such?
Arm being numb hand locking up, hurts and having really bad sharp chest pains only 21 and losing alot of weight?
Please have your family/friend take you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible.
Wish you well. ...Read more
23 yo female laying on floor when arm went numb hand tingling for over an hr. No balance/cognitive issues. Cause for concern?
Probably not: As a one time event I would not be concerned. If it becomes more problematic then see your doc. ...Read more
I've been having chest pains for the past 7 months. Recently, whenever my chest hurts my left arm and hand gets numb and stiff. Why is this happening?
Seen by MD?: If you've been seen by your doctor already and these symptoms are a continuation of what's been going on for the past 7 months then, what's going on now is not a medical emergency and can be worked up more calmly. If you have not been seen by a physician then, again my index of suspicion is lower for a truly emergent cardiac or other type of acute problem but nevertheless you should be seen by MD. ...Read more
What medical condition could be the cause if the right arm and hand are numb, tingling, and sore?
Pinched Nerve: While there are many causes of arm pain and numbness one of the most common causes is cervical radiculopathy. This occurs when one of the nerves leaving the neck gets compressed as it leaves the spine and travels down the arm. Compression may occur due to degenerative/bulging discs or arthritic bone spurs contacting the nerve. See your physician if these symptoms last longer than 2 weeks. ...Read more
See a dr: Any time you have acute onset of a neurologic dysfunction one should be concerned. See a dr ti have this evaluated. ...Read more
Hi sometimes I have chest pain in my left arm in hand gets numb what does that mean had blood work done but nothing back yet.?
Large disc extrusion (c7), but pain is not severe. Arm and hand are numb for 2 months. One surgeon said to wait, another wants to operate. Who knows?
Talk to MD: Nerve symptoms such as numbness, pain and weakness are signs nerve is being compressed in some fashion. This may resolve, but if issues persist or get worse you need to choose a more aggressive option. Don't forget other modalities such as acupuncture and epidural injections. ...Read more
Having Pains In My Right Chest and Arm n Hand Gets Numb been having kidneys pains as well what can it be I had bell palsy before?
Chest pain, hand num: There are several things in the differential but in regards to the chest pain and hand numbness, this could be thoracic outlet syndrome. Cannot explain flank pain. Flank pain and chest pain could be occult pulmonary embolism and in that case, cannot explain numbness in the hand. Not simple. There could be more than one thing going on. You need to see your primary care doctor for comprehensive exam ...Read more