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Dr. Richard Levin
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Can carpel tunnel cause both hands to turn freezing cold? I have been having my arms at night fall asleep and get the pins and needles and numb feeling in both arms. For the last week my hands ache they feel almost swollen like and my sensation in my fing

Can carpel tunnel cause both hands to turn freezing cold? I have been having my arms at night fall asleep and get the pins and needles and numb feeling in both arms. For the last week my hands ache they feel almost swollen like and my sensation in my fing

There : There has been a lot written about non-occupational risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome. In one study out of boston about 11-12 years ago in fact it was determined that women who took birth control pills had an increased incidence of carpal tunnle compared to women who did not. The problem with a lot of studies is that while statistically it seems to implicate certain behaviors or co medical conditions or medications it doesnt help you as an individual trying to do what is right for yourself. Remember that a study like that offers guidance as a risk factor but may not imply a direct cause. There are a lot of coincidences too. Tingling and numbness in the hand can be from carpal tunnel but aching, coldness can occur form that or other issues. As far as stopping or starting birth control, talk with your doctor. Your neurologist should be able to clarify whether you have carpal tunnel or not and ifyou are not getting success with the treatment offered maybe you want to ask your neurologist about an emg/nerve conduction study or perhaps see a hand surgeon in your area. If your curiuos you can look at the one of the styudies I am talking about, but none of these dtudies offer a direct cause and effect ie you can't say bcp lead to cts just that its been identified as a factor in this one study in this one population ( the people studied). ...Read more

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Low back pain with right thigh numbness and right arm/hand/wrist pain/numbness. Sneezing causes extreme aching pain in both arms. Thoughts on causes?

Low back pain with right thigh numbness and right arm/hand/wrist pain/numbness. Sneezing causes extreme aching pain in both arms. Thoughts on causes?

Spine specialist W/U: It coulb be from disc disease in your neck or high in the back creating some nerve root irritation from the sudden negative intrathoracic pressure created by the sneeze. When not sneezing the disc may look normal, which makes it very difficult to diagnose. The same phenomenon can result from a build up of bone (osteophytes) near the central canal or the foramen where the nerves travel. ...Read more

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Both arms are so sore pinch nerve whst exercise can I do relieve pain?

Both arms are so sore pinch nerve whst exercise can I do relieve pain?

Get seen: It is possible that there may be permanent nerve injury if you ignore this! please see an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon soon. It is possible there may be a non surgical solution but you need expert evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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Im 17. last night I was laying with both arms resting behind me. After a few mins my arm began to ache. I got scared & my chest hurt. should I worry?

Im 17. last night I was laying with both arms resting behind me. After a few mins my arm began to ache.  I got scared & my chest hurt. should I worry?

Likely not: At 17 I would be surprised if you have a coronary issue. In all likelihood the position you were in put a sheering force on the chest from the arms being under pressure behind your back. ...Read more

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4 times in past few years I've had episodes of both arms aching maybe with slight swelling. Only pattern I can find is usually close to my period.why?

4 times in past few years I've had episodes of both arms aching maybe with slight swelling. Only pattern I can find is usually close to my period.why?

Aching arms: I cannot tell you why your aching arms are close to your period but recommend you see a Gynecologist. If that does not solve your problem a consult with a neurologist might be helpful. Wish you well! ...Read more

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I have small lumps under both arms a few on both inner legs as well as outer areas....I stay so sore under arm..what is this??

I have small lumps under both arms a few on both inner legs as well as outer areas....I stay so sore under arm..what is this??

Inclusion Cysts: These are likely small cysts. You need to have them evaluated by your doctor or a dermatologist. Removal may be an option and a cure. ...Read more

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Both arms hands tingling/aching some weakness. Comes and goes weeks at a time. Upper back pain sometimes. Scared?

Both arms hands tingling/aching some weakness. Comes and goes weeks at a time. Upper back pain sometimes. Scared?

2 main possible cau-: ses:- 1: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, on both sides, or Ulnar nerve getting pinched at elbows; 2: Referred pain from your Neck/spine where the possible disk lesion might be causing this. Other causes could be at play. U need to see an Orthopod for proper Diagnosis and treatment. Meanwhile use a Wrist brace and wear them most of the time, to see whether your numbness/tingling improves. Good Luck. ...Read more

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