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What could waking up with my arm and hand numb be caused by?

What could waking up with my arm and hand numb be caused by?

Nerve entrapment: Sleeping in a way such that the weight of your body compresses a nerve, and/or reduces blood flow to the arm. ...Read more

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What can make shoulder hurt and arm and hand numb?

What can make shoulder hurt and arm and hand numb?

Incomplete info.: It could be pinched nerve in neck. If not due to injury, then arthritis in neck is most common cause. See a neurologist or an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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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

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Having sharp burning pains in my neck right side radiating down my shoulder and arm hand going numb started today?

Having sharp burning pains in my neck right side radiating down my shoulder and arm hand going numb started today?

Neck & Arm pain: It is best to consult a medical practitioner for a clinical diagnosis. This may be due to a variety of underlying problems and vary from a non-serious muscle spasm, to a serious problem. ...Read more

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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?

Aggravated a pinched nerve during recent move. Left arm/hand going numb at night. Is there sleeping position that could provide some relief?

Elbow/wrist straight: Keep your elbows and wrists straight during sleep. Using wrist splints and/or elbow sleeves can help.
If symptoms persist, check with your doc. ...Read more

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Arthroscopic shoulder surgery Sept5th, arm &hand get numb on & off. Also not much pain until last week or so. Keeps me awake@ night? Why?

Arthroscopic shoulder surgery Sept5th, arm &hand get numb on & off. Also not much pain until last week or so. Keeps me awake@ night? Why?

Varies: Multiple potential causes, I would let your surgeon know. May be recurrent problem/ tear in that shoulder, or sometimes other conditions can develop. Carpal tunnel syndrome, for example, is a common cause of numbness in the hand. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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Why does my right arm and hand get numb even when im not doing anything.?

Why does my right arm and hand get numb even when im not doing anything.?

Pinched nerve: Based on your symptoms this most likley a condition called a cervical radiculopathy. This is a pinched nerve in the neck that can cause numbness, tingling or both in the arm. Initial treatment can include physical therapy and oral cortizone (hydrocortisone). ...Read more

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My daughter keeps fainting and her arm and hand goes numb?

My daughter keeps fainting and her arm and hand goes numb?

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

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Rotator cuff pain, arm and hand goes numb is that tendon damage?

Rotator cuff pain, arm and hand goes numb is that tendon damage?

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

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My left arm and hand are numb and my fingernails are blue. Could this be something serious?

My left arm and hand are numb and my fingernails are blue. Could this be something serious?

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

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Elbow pain when leaning on it and bending my elbow and my arm and hand feel numb, I also have hypermobility?

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

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Arm being numb hand locking up, hurts and having really bad sharp chest pains only 21 and losing alot of weight?

Problems: Please have your family/friend take you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible.
Wish you well. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What medical condition could be the cause if the right arm and hand are numb, tingling, and sore?

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

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I woke up with a sore right shoulder and my right arm and hand are numb. Should I be concerned?

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

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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.?

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.?

You Are In Danger: You are describing what may be heart pain. You may need an electrocardiogram or more to be properly evaluated. Do not delay! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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I'm a 24 year old female with 2 small children. I always have bad headaches n back probs, but now my left arm/hand is tingling/numb/throbbing?

I'm a 24 year old female with 2 small children. I always have bad headaches n back probs, but now my left arm/hand is tingling/numb/throbbing?

Get checked: Looks like you have lot of stress and probably anxious too. Since you have headaches and numbness and tingling of the arm- better get checked to rule out a neurological problem. ...Read more

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I'm a 24 year old female with 2 small children. I always have bad headaches n back probs, but now my left arm/hand is tingling/numb/throbbing?

I'm a 24 year old female with 2 small children. I always have bad headaches n back probs, but now my left arm/hand is tingling/numb/throbbing?

Why back and head: Always is along time. There are too many causes to be specific but I wonder if a chiropractor might find out if you have a thoracic syndrome and why a young women would have persistent headaches and back pain. ...Read more

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