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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Burning Tingling Left And Right Arm

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Xray of shoulder shows nothing abnormal but i have burning in upper back between shoulder blades and random right arm tingling and numbness...whats up?

Xray of shoulder shows nothing abnormal but i have burning in upper back between shoulder blades and random right arm tingling and numbness...whats up?

Trigger point?: Pain between the shoulder blades and arm tingling is often a pinched nerve, a trigger point or a muscle strain. Rarely something serious like heart or aorta problems can do this. A careful history and physical exam can usually clarify the issue. While rare, sometimes you need a CT or MRI to rule out more serious problems. ...Read more

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What causes tingling and numbness on right arm?

What causes tingling and numbness on right arm?

Depends ..: It could be from multiple sources. It could be related to compression of nerves stemming from the neck, armpit(axilla), elbow or (less likely) the wrist area. It could be a toxic/nutritional deficit effect on the sensory nerves, though this tends to affect both sides. It could be from a particular issue within a sensory area of the brain(exceptionally unlikely). ...Read more

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What does a burning, tingling feeling in your left arm mean?

What does a burning, tingling feeling in your left arm mean?

Likely pinched nerve: You have not specified precise location in the arm. Your symptoms suggest pinching of nerve or nerves in any of following locations; neck, shoulder area behind collar bone, elbow or wrist depending on exact location of your symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the causes for numbness or tingling right under the right arm?

What are the causes for numbness or tingling right under the right arm?

Couple possibilities: Numbness under the arm could be the result of pressure over a nerve, pinched nerve in the neck or arm, or even muscle overuse/strain due to poor posture. If correcting posture/repositioning does not resolve the concern, that warrants an office visit, particularly if there is an associated lump or mass, or any arm weakness. ...Read more

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Burning feeling on upper back and down right arm. Feels like a sunburn. What could cause this?

Burning feeling on upper back and down right arm. Feels like a sunburn. What could cause this?

Many possibilties: Considering the symptoms you describe, there are many potential possibilities - some of which include nerve impingement or shingles. It would be wise for you to see your doctor about this in oder to get an appropriate evaluation. Best wishes ...Read more

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I have a slight tingling and burning sensation in my left arm should i be worried about anything?

I have a slight tingling and burning sensation in my left arm should i be worried about anything?

LIKELY BENIGN: Could be you have some nerve irritation at wrist or elbow. Unlikely to be sign of any issue other than transient nerve pinching. If continues or worsens, have your doctor assess. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling in my right arm and hand?

What can cause tingling in my right arm and hand?

Most likely: You probably have some nerve compression at either elbow or wrist. Would be unlikely that this is due to vascular or systemic issues. See your physician and get examined. ...Read more

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I have slight tingling in my left arm and on and off burning feeling on the left side of my face.

I have slight tingling in my left arm and on and off burning feeling on the left side of my face.

See a doctor: These symptoms are concerning for a possible neurologic or cardiac (heart) problem. More information is needed to determine the cause of the symptoms. Please see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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I've been having burning/tingling sensation on the left side of my body (mostly head and arms) what can that be? What should I do?

I've been having burning/tingling sensation on the left side of my body (mostly head and arms) what can that be? What should I do?

See a neurologist: The possible causes for these symptoms include headache, anxiety, stress, spinal cord injury, plexopathy, cerebral ischemia, etc. See a neurologist to discuss your symptoms in detail and to undergo a neurological examination. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm ...Read more

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I have experienced numbness, pain and tingling in my right arm and now left.I take provigil but have also been raking leaves. Side effect or nerve?

Numbness and pain: in the right arm and then the left is likely due to overuse and resultant nerve compression. If it were due to a medication it would affect both sides of the body at the same time and likely begin in the legs. Numbness in pain in the left arm first associated with difficulty breathing could be due to angina. If the symptoms persist see a doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp, sudden pain in right chest while lying on right side. Pain went away immediately but left tingling down right arm and fingers. 37/m, 240/smoker?

Sharp, sudden pain in right chest while lying on right side. Pain went away immediately but left tingling down right arm and fingers. 37/m, 240/smoker?

Chest pain: Again as we have told others this may be heart related. You have multiple risk factors being a male smoker. It may be nothing but with tingling after chest pain down your arm you need to be evaluated. Please go to the ER to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can neck problems cause tingling in right arm and hand?

Can neck problems cause tingling in right arm and hand?

Yes: that can occur. Would have it medically checked. Take care. ...Read more

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Been to p.T. For tingling going down to right hand. Found out right arm is loosing some strength. Also now gwtting tingling in left. What is going on?

Neck: Need to get evaluation of your neck, as you might possess cervical stenosis, or even what is termed "central cord syndrome". Of course, might merely be carpal tunnel syndrome or other peripheral nerve process. An MRI and/or an EMG will likely sort this out. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve in the neck cause burning across shoulders and tingling in both arms?

Could a pinched nerve in the neck cause burning across shoulders and tingling in both arms?

Cervical Spine: Yes. Have you suffered any trauma? Specifically any neck injury? HYou show long have you had symptoms? You need to see a neurologist who will probably order an MRI of your cervical spine if further information suggests cervical disc pathology. ...Read more