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Can C5-C5 thecal sac indention cause right arm pain, weakness & the hand to be frozen cold? Can it cause constant dizziness & balance issues headaches

Can C5-C5 thecal sac indention cause right arm pain, weakness & the hand to be frozen cold? Can it cause constant dizziness & balance issues headaches

Insufficent data: Please repost: Are you referring to an MRI? If so, please state. Do you mean "indentation"? If so, indentation by what? Indentation of the thecal sac by itself is only an incidental finding. What is indenting it is what's important. Also, you posted "C5-C5." Do you mean C4-C5 or C5-C6? Please also state how the doctor who ordered the test answered your question; or, if you haven't asked, why not. ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause severe arm and hand pain?

Does diabetes cause severe arm and hand pain?

Indirectly: Diabetes is a leading cause for peripheral neuropathy and compressive neuropathies like carpal tunnel syndrome. I would recommend an evaluation by a health care professional. ...Read more

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What are the causes of left arm pain radiating down to hand?

What are the causes of left arm pain radiating down to hand?

Several: This can be caused most typically from a neck or a shoulder problem . If if occurs from the elbow down it could be related to a neck or elbow issue. If really depends on where the pain starts and where it radiates and what makes it feel worse or better and what associated symptoms that may be present. You should see your doctor to make sure this is not a heart or lung issue that can cause this. ...Read more

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What causes arm pain starting at inside of elbow radiating up and down the arm causing hand to lose grip followed by fever?

What causes arm pain starting at inside of elbow radiating up and down the arm causing hand to lose grip followed by fever?

Ulnar nerve: Most likely etiology for pain and weakness of grip involving medial elbow would be ulnar nerve compression in the cubital tunnel. However this is not associated with fever. Follow up with hand surgeon or neurologist. ...Read more

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Could cervical issues cause extreme hand pain without arm pain. Only slight numbness, pain in palm, index finger knuckle , starting in other hand too?

Hand pain: The short answer to your question is yes. The longer answer is that there are various sources of hand painn, ranging from the spine to the thoracic outlet region to nerve compression in the forearm or more commonly also the wrist. The answer to the site of the problem can be determined by a careful neurologist possibly including electrical sudies of the nerves. See your neurologist. ...Read more

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What can cause left arm pain from shoulder down to hand? Not sharp pain..More like an achy pain? 29f. Healthy. Worried about stroke or heart attack

What can cause left arm pain from shoulder down to hand?  Not sharp pain..More like an achy pain?  29f. Healthy.  Worried about stroke or heart attack

Nerve pain likely: Many things -- most likely compression of a nerve in your thoracic outlet or neck. Unlikely to be heart disease in a healthy person of 29. Definitely not a stroke. More likely thoracic outlet syndrome, or cervical nerve compression, or compression of your nerve by some other mechanism like a tumor -- see a doctor. ...Read more

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Bone pain center of Lt hand, worse w/ grasping/pressing with fingers. Lt arm pain radiates from inside elbow. No trauma or swelling, Rt handed. Cause?

Bone pain center of Lt hand, worse w/ grasping/pressing with fingers. Lt arm
pain radiates from inside elbow. No
trauma or swelling, Rt handed. Cause?

Ulnar neuropathy: can cause pain and parasthesias from the elbow to the 4th and 5th digits as well as loss of muscle mass in the intrinsic hand muscles. This makes one more susceptible to pain in the hand (loss of protective muscle between bone and nerve. Have your ulnar nerve checked (EMG-NCS0. If there is a problem (slowing of motor conduction) across the olecranon groove get imaging study of the elbow. ...Read more

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I worry about things all the time at the moment its causing back, chest and arm 'pain' and tingly feelings in hands is it anxiety?

Anxiety & The Body: Anxiety can affect us in many ways. Not only are there psychological symptoms, but there are physical symptoms as well. Anxiety can appear as muscle stiffness/aches/pains, joint swelling and pain, gastrointestinal problems and strange neurological manifestations. Only your primary care physician can determine what if any symptoms are due to anxiety, so always check with her/him first. ...Read more

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Arm pain starting in left shoulder to hand on a 37 year old femal. Pain is very sharp and keeps waking me up.

Arm pain starting in left shoulder to hand on a 37 year old femal. Pain is very sharp and keeps waking me up.

Likely pinched nerve: You are possibly having a pinched nerve in your left arm. This could be in the neck area or sometimes in the shoulder area. You should see a doctor for evaluation, testing, and treatment. ...Read more