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Dr. Jack Choueka
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Hand Numbness (Definition)

Hand numbness is a clinical finding in which a person's hand has decreased sensation. Numbness can be ...Read more


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Sudden left elbow to hand numbness and hand weakness?

Sudden left elbow to hand numbness and hand weakness?

Cubital tunnel: May be a pinched nerve at your elbow. This will cause numbness / tingling in the ring and small finger and weakness in your hand. If symptoms are persisting / worsening, seek evaluation by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Fell on elbow, diagnosis w bursitus after x-ray. No swelling improvement after 3 days w ice/motrin. Some hand numbness and limited fx. Normal?

Fell on elbow, diagnosis w bursitus after x-ray. No swelling improvement after 3 days w ice/motrin. Some hand numbness and limited fx. Normal?

Elbow bursitis: After trauma may take some time to resolve. In the absence of infection, patience is needed. A gentle compressive sleeve or elvow pad may help comress the tissues and avoid repeat trauma but just as long as the skin does not irritated and the elbow does not get stiff. Ice and nsaids work well. For chronic issues an injection with cortisine or for very refractory cases a sclerosing agent may help. ...Read more

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I fell on elbow and was diagnosed with bursitis after an x-ray. There is no swelling and there is improvement after 3 days with motrin/ice. I also have hand numbness and limited functionality. Is it normal?

Could be: A trauma bad enough to cause bursal swelling could also be putting some pressure on the ulnar nerve on the inside of the elbow. This could cause some numbness in the ring and small finger of the hand. Keep up with the Motrin and ice. If numbness does not go away in a few weeks, get it checked out. ...Read more

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Elbow pain when leaning on it and bending my elbow and my arm and hand feel numb, i also have hypermobility?

Elbow pain when leaning on it and bending my elbow and my arm and hand feel numb, i also have hypermobility?

Cubital tunnel: You are putting stress on the ulnar nerve which is commonly called the "funny bone". Pressure or flexing of the elbow will cause it to be irritated and then numbness/tingling down to the hand. Try to get a elbow pad to protect it for a few weeks and it will likely go away. ...Read more

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I have tingling and numbness in hands, elbow and forearm - are these depression symptom?

I have tingling and numbness in hands, elbow and forearm - are these depression symptom?

Not normally: Depressive sx's may include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy, v concentration, v memory ; suicidal thoughts. ...Read more

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My right hand is numb tingling in the fingertips with throbing pain up to elbow no numbness anywhere else any ideas?

Carpal tunnel: If the tingling is in the thumb and first two finger it is most likely carpal tunnel or irritation of your median nerve. ...Read more

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After my elbow has been bent a long time it's hard to extend, also if i'm laying in bed reading, while my elbow is bent, my hand goes numb?

After my elbow has been bent a long time it's hard to extend, also if i'm laying in bed reading, while my elbow is bent, my hand goes numb?

Cubital tunnel: Everybody has heard of carpal tunnel, but the other commonly compressed nerve in the arm is the ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve resides in the groove at the back of the elbow and is commonly pinched with prolonged elbow flexion creating numbness in the ring and small finger. For early symptoms the best way to manage is avoid the aggravating positions for the elbow. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more


Elbow Pain (Definition)

Discomfort or soreness to varying degrees at the joint that joins the upper ...Read more