Top
20
Doctor insights on: Causes Of Tingling In Left Wrist

Share
Dr. Bennett Machanic
2,067 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
I have periodic tingling in my left wrist and fingers. What could this be?

I have periodic tingling in my left wrist and fingers. What could this be?

Carpal Tunnel: This could be carpal tunnel syndrom which is a pinched nerve in the wrist that causes tingling in the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers. See a hand surgeon for a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
I woke up with left wrist pain tingling in last two fingers hot and cold feeling in wrist?

I woke up with left wrist pain tingling in last two fingers hot and cold feeling in wrist?

Inflamed nerve: It seems that your wrist got swollen near the inner side which has affected the ulnar nerve and abnormal feelings in inner 2 fingers. ...Read more

4

4
Left wrist pain for a few months. No injury or numbness/tingling. Full range of motion, but sharp pain wen lifting and hurts randomly.?

Left wrist pain for a few months. No injury or numbness/tingling. Full range of motion, but sharp pain wen lifting and hurts randomly.?

Hand exam, x rays: The wrist has many bones and ligaments and can be injured acutely or by wear and tear or have tumors. A hand surgeon will take a detailed history, do a careful physical exam, and order plain x rays. Additional x rays often used are MRI for soft tissue evaluation and CT scan for bones. Hand therapy may be needed and splints, meds, injections, and then arthroscopic or open surgery to gain power grip ...Read more

5

5
I have sharp pains shooting from left wrist through my thumb, pinky, and ring finger, and pain shooting up to my elbow. No numbness or tingling.

I have sharp pains shooting from left wrist through my thumb, pinky, and ring finger, and pain shooting up to my elbow. No numbness or tingling.

It: It is hard to fully understand your description of symptoms such as these without further information regarding the diagnosis given thus far but there are several nerve related problems that can turn on or turn up the signal in nerves giving pain and discomfort. Tendinitis, fracture injury, ligament injury it sounds like you should get evaluated. ...Read more

6

6
Left wrist weakness with no tingling/numbness. Pain/discomfort when wrist is rubbed at base of the thumb and when bent. Emg, X-ray and MRI are normal.

Left wrist weakness with no tingling/numbness. Pain/discomfort when wrist is rubbed at base of the thumb and when bent. Emg, X-ray and MRI are normal.

Occupational therapy: It seems that you are already seeing a neurologist and they have ruled out common neurological causes of wrist and hand pain. See an occupational therapist who may be able to help. Diagnosing such conditions can be challenging and sometimes take several months and repeated follow up. In the meanwhile pain management is recommended and various classes of different analgesics may have to be tried. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Why does my left wrist hurt? What are possible causes?

Possible causes: There are many possible reasons for wrist pain including carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, ganglion cyst, fracture, sprain, strain, tendonitis and infection to name a few. ...Read more

9

9
Recently I've been having a stabbing/sharp sensation on my left wrist a few times a day. What is the cause of such discomfort?

Recently I've been having a stabbing/sharp sensation on my left wrist a few times a day. What is the cause of such discomfort?

Need More Info: Is there history of trauma or injury? Is it your dominant hand? Any loss of motion, numbness, tingling or loss of strength? What makes it worse? What makes it better? You should likely get hands on examination by your physician to help determine the cause of your pain. ...Read more

10

10
What causes a pinching type of discomfort in my left wrist. The vein gets hot and feels like something burned me.

What causes a pinching type of discomfort in my left wrist. The vein gets hot and feels like something burned me.

Hard to say: Could be a pinched nerve or circulation issue. Hard to say without a thorough history and exam. Was this trauma related, repetitive action related, longevity, duration, does it change over time??? See a Dr. ...Read more

11

11
What is cause or symptom of left wrist pulsing without pain?

What is cause or symptom of left wrist pulsing without pain?

Artery or nerve: Sometimes irritated nerves can cause muscle to twitch or perhaps one of the arteries in your left wrist is closer to the skin. It is nothing to worry about unless you have deteriorated strength or coordination ...Read more

12

12
What could cause swelling on outside of left wrist, there is no pain and when I lift my arm up it goes away?

What could cause swelling on outside of left wrist, there is no pain and when I lift my arm up it goes away?

Cyst: There are many things that cause swellings but at the wrist, it would be most common to have a ganglionic cyst. Other possibilities are traumatic cyst, lymph node, etc. The only way to know for sure what it is is for you to have it examined and perhaps a test called MRI or ultrasound to image the lesion. I would have your physician look at it and evaluate it. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Can hyper-extending and loading it down with heavy steel parts cause scapholunate dissociation in my left wrist?

See an orthopedist: If you may have injured your wrist in this fashion you should be examined and probably undergo imaging studies soon. The internet is not a place to solve this problem. Good luck. ...Read more

15

15
I have a pimple- like thing with no pus located on on my left wrist. It causes no irritation and feels a slight pain when I pinch it. What is it?

I have a pimple- like thing with no pus located on on my left wrist. It causes no irritation and feels a slight pain when I pinch it. What is it?

Many possibilities.: You don't say how long it's been there, but this time of year it could be as simple as a bug bite. If it hasn't been there long, give it a few days to go away. If it has been present longer than a week, let your doctor or a dermatologist have a look at it. ...Read more

16

16
Mom having a swelling on her left wrist. She also has a back pain. What may be the cause for this? She has had servical problems before.

Mom having a swelling on her left wrist. She also has a back pain. What may be the cause for this? She has had servical problems before.

Wrist, neck, back: These issues could be very different or the same the could be related by arthritis or one could be muscular and another the joint and the third from a discount disorder. Wrist swelling without reason needs to be worked up. Please have your mother see you primary care physician. ...Read more

17

17
What can cause left hand tingling and wrist pain?

What can cause left hand tingling and wrist pain?

Carpal tunnel: This sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the wrist. If the symptoms are mild you can consider an injection of cortisone or splinting. If the symptoms are more sever surgery is the only option. ...Read more

18

18
What causes bulging veins in left wrist? When raising above head veins go normal when laying them down they bulge again

What causes bulging veins in left wrist? When raising above head veins go normal when laying them down they bulge again

Bulging Veins: Bulging veins in the hands and wrists are often associated with aging, being thin and well hydrated. When the arms are down the blood in your veins have to work against gravity to return to the heart. When you raise your arms the blood flows with gravity to move more quickly toward the heart. Unlike the arteries which pulse blood, the movement of blood in the veins is more passive. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
The veins in my left wrist look bruised and puffy sometimes and today they look darker, especially compared to my other wrist. What causes this?

The veins in my left wrist look bruised and puffy sometimes and today they look darker, especially compared to my other wrist. What causes this?

Explanation: Do you take any medicine like aspirin, ibuprofen or others? Are you left or right handed? Did it happen after physical work/exercise? Check all of this and that give you idea why you have a difference. If you do not have a swelling and pain you should be good. ...Read more

20

20
My left wrist has been hurting. Would that be the cause of my left hand going numb? It wakes me up and its driving me nuts

My left wrist has been hurting. Would that be the cause of my left hand going numb? It wakes me up and its driving me nuts

C.T.S.: Wrist pain and finger numbness in a fortyish male during sleep process suggests carpal tunnel syndrome (C.T.S.) median nerve impingement; aroused by wrist flexion during sleep. Wearing a cock-up wrist splint might alleviate symptoms and thereby support this diagnosis. A doctor can order electrodiagnostic studies to confirm. B-vitamins are reputed to be helpful, but this is likely anecdotal. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer