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Arm Numbness (Overview)

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.


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Can muscle strain cause arm numbness w/ back pain? Went to dr told me I strain my muscle.

Can muscle strain cause arm numbness w/ back pain? Went to dr told me I strain my muscle.

It all depends.: Muscle strain/sprain are injuries to the muscle tissue that can be very painful. Some muscle injuries can cause trigger sensation which will cause pain to radiate to different areas. This are trigger points.
Now, a low back injury will not cause hand numbness. Other pathologies should be ruled out and a complete physical examination and likely imaging studies should be perform if symptoms persit ...Read more

Arm Numbness (Overview)

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.


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What does it mean when you have a painful breast that hurts your left side of your chest with left arm numbness?

What does it mean when you have a painful breast that hurts your left side of your chest with left arm numbness?

Chest pain: It might due to your t1-3 thoracic nerve root irritated if the pain is sharp, burning, radiating and the pain increased with skin irritation. If the pain is dull, and you feel heavy of chest, you need see your family doctor to have cardiac check. ...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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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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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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What is the definition or description of: arm numbness?

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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If waking with both-arm numbness and immobility happened a lot, yet hasn't happened in ages, am I better?

If waking with both-arm numbness and immobility happened a lot, yet hasn't happened in ages, am I better?

Sleeping style chang: Definitely, credit should be given to the changes that you've made, either knowingly or unknowingly. You essentially must have changed your sleeping style. Keep an eye out for a return, but for the most part it seems that you are healed. ...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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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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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.

? 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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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?

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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Brief left side of face numbness and lower left arm numbness that went away after a few seconds. What's wrong?

Brief left side of face numbness and lower left arm numbness that went away after a few seconds. What's wrong?

Parasthesias: These symptoms are called parasthesias and could be a result of a number of different issues including anxiety or panic attacks, malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies, neuropathies or nerve disorders, vascular problems, inflammatory or infectious diseases. This is only a short list, there are many causes of numbness and more history and an exam would need to be done to confirm a diagnosis or cause. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain and right arm numbness took B12 vit. Thngs imprved, last time I hit the gym found sudden drop of strength in right arm?

Get a check up: I would suggest to contact your physician today to undergo a detailef history of the symptoms and followed by a thorough physical exam. He may order dome x-ray or MRI of spine to get the confimative diagnosis. In mean time, I would advise you to putneck collar to prevent any further injury to spine. Good luck! ...Read more

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Lump in upper arm seems like its getting bigger with pain and I cant do anything with out arm numbness. Any suggestions on what it could be?

Lump in upper arm: You need to see physician. Your symptoms suggest growing mass that compresses nerves supplying upper extremity causing numbness. There are numerous possibilities. Definitely, you need medical attention before it grow too big. ...Read more

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What can cause heart flutter with arm numbness?

What can cause heart flutter with arm numbness?

Many things: The two are not necessarily related. Heart flutter, if you mean sensations of fluttering in the chest, can be caused by an abnormal heart rhythm. But palpitatios can occur even if the rhythm is regular. Numbness of an arm is commonly caused by pressure on a nerve which can occur in the neck, elbow, or wrist. Occasionally, arm numbness can occur with heart chest pain. Also can occur with stroke. ...Read more

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