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Saw 2 pa's one said cervical nerve, one said entrapped nerve, now pain in my elbow and below (right arm) index and middle fingers numb and tingling?

Saw 2 pa's one said cervical nerve, one said entrapped nerve, now pain in my elbow and below (right arm) index and middle fingers numb and tingling?

Both are right: You likely have a compression of the nerve that runs from your neck to the fingers.....Either where it originates in the neck or somewhere along the course of the nerve, such as near the elbow. You will likely need a test called an EMG to pinpoint where the problem is located. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Khorsandi
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Finger Numbness (Definition)

Can be from a general or a focal conditon. Thyroid disease, diabetes nutrition, neuropathy, circulation and others in the genrela category . Focal tings include neck issues, peripheral nerve compression (likecarpal tunnel) and many other things. It may be better to start with a pcp., then it can be determined whether a neurologist, hand surgeon, endocrinologist ...Read more


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Outer 3 fingers numb and tingling. Started with iv' caused infection & swelling. Antibiotic given but 8 weeks later, swelling gone but not numbness.

Outer 3 fingers numb and tingling. Started with iv' caused infection & swelling. Antibiotic given but 8 weeks later, swelling gone but not numbness.

Ulnar nerve: You very likely have an injury to the ulnar nerve. This usually occurs at the elbow or wrist and could be caused by swelling from an infiltrated IV but it could also relate to something in your neck. See your doctor you will be referred to neurology or rehabilitation for further eval. ...Read more

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My fingers are numb and tingling from skydiving. Should I be worried?

My fingers are numb and tingling from skydiving. Should I be worried?

How are you now?: Sometimes the cold wind can do this; sometimes hyperventilating from the excitement can do it; sometimes you can get carpal tunnel going from gripping the toggles intensely, and if you land on your wrists, you can bruise the median nerve. If you're not better in 48 hours, get seen. ...Read more

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My right hand and fingers are numb and tingling. They also hurt why is that?

My right hand and fingers are numb and tingling. They also hurt why is that?

Carpal tunnel: the most common reason for these sx in this location is carpal tunnel syndrome. I would see a Neurologist. Numbness and tingling always point to irritation of nerves, whether due to a disc pressing on the nerve or at the wrist (carpal tunnel) will have to be determined through proper testing ...Read more

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What causes fingers feeling numb and tingling effect when sleeping, have undergone a mastectomy?

What causes fingers feeling numb and tingling effect when sleeping, have undergone a mastectomy?

Nerve pressure: The nerve could be pinched in the neck, the upper arm, mid arm or forearm. I suggest you might check in with your primary doctor to see if any other symptoms or findings can help localize the level of the problem. ...Read more

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I went indoor sky diving and afterwards, the top of my shoulder, inside of my forearm and thumb (not the fingers) were numb and tingling. What's up?

I went indoor sky diving and afterwards, the top of my shoulder, inside of my forearm and thumb (not the fingers) were numb and tingling. What's up?

Neuropathy: Sounds like you may have developed a mild peripheral neuropathy (likely temporary) as a result of pressure from the parachute gear on your brachial plexus (a network of nerves that supply the arm and hand). This is much like waking up with numb arm/fingers after sleeping "wrong." this has been reported with backpacks, although I have not seen reports of peripheral neuropathy after skydiving. ...Read more

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While holding the telephone receiver to my ears my fingers felt numb & tingling sensation . Why?

While holding the telephone receiver to my ears my fingers felt numb & tingling sensation . Why?

Nerve Irritation: Since the activity of holding the telephone could put pressure on nerves at the wrists or elbow. That could cause irritation of the ulnar nerve which could cause numbness of the 4th and 5th fingers. At the wrist the median nerve irritation causing numbness of the first 4 fingers. Change hands when holding the phone or use a speaker phone to rest the nerves. If symptoms continue see a physician ...Read more

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My right shoulder down to my fingers is numb, tingling & painful everyday. My other arm & feet are starting to do it once in awhile now. What's wrong?

My right shoulder down to my fingers is numb, tingling & painful everyday. My other arm & feet are starting to do it once in awhile now. What's wrong?

Poss Cervical Spine: Based on your reported symptoms the most common place where this would occur is your cervical spine. Involvement of your feet could potentially signify involvement of your cervical spinal cord. Another consideration would be a peripheral neuropathy but the symptoms usually start in the feet before the upper extremities. Please meet with your doctor to discuss what further action is needed. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Daniel Mass
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Numbness And Tingling (Definition)

The feeling after ...Read more