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Can cadpal tunnel extend up into the forearm and upper arm? Tingling in hand. Pain when extending the arm.

Can cadpal tunnel extend up into the forearm and upper arm? Tingling in hand. Pain when extending the arm.

Yes: The symptoms of carpal tunnel, on occasion may be misleading, and some pts even experience shoulder aching. All of this represents referred symptoms, and disappears with alleviation of the cts. ...Read more

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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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45/f. Arm & hand pain while sleeping. Also wake up w/ arms tingling from arms falling asleep during night. Pain also wakes me up at night.?

45/f. Arm & hand pain while sleeping. Also wake up w/ arms tingling from arms falling asleep during night. Pain also wakes me up at night.?

Possible Carpal Tun: There are other possibilities, but the most likely cause for your symptoms is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is the result of compression of the median nerves at the wrists and it is common for people to wake up to "shake out the numbness." I would recommend that you see a neurologist, but while you are waiting you can ice the wrists, try otc ibuprofen, and buy carpal tunnel splints for nighttime. ...Read more

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Neck pain with arm and hand pain and tingling in left foot...What coul it be?

Neck pain with arm and hand pain and tingling in left foot...What coul it be?

Pinched nerve: This sounds a lot like a pinched nerve in the neck. The left foot tingling is unusual for a pinched nerve in the neck so it would suggest a different diagnosis or 2 separate unrelated diagnoses. ...Read more

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I am experiencing body aches, arm pain, hand pain and wrist pain. The following also describe me: Finger tingling, Hand numbness, Numbness or ting...

I am experiencing body aches, arm pain, hand pain and wrist pain. The following also describe me: Finger tingling, Hand numbness, Numbness or ting...

Not urgent: I would like to know where your other body aches are and what you do for work and leisure. Do you also have a neck pain? This most likely is a pinched nerve, but based on your answers to my questions above could also be something else ...Read more

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Tremors In hands, weak upper arms, kinda weak in legs, dizziness, weight loss, vision off, tingling in feet, stiff fingers. Post viral? Got mri, not ms

Tremors In hands, weak upper arms, kinda weak in legs, dizziness, weight loss, vision off, tingling in feet, stiff fingers. Post viral? Got mri, not ms

Please keep: Looking for the cause. Lots of possibilities Blood sugar? Neurological? Thyroid? Please stay w/your doc but ask about seeing a specialist. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Right Upper arm hands and wrists, tingling, numbing, stiff?

Right Upper arm hands and wrists, tingling, numbing, stiff?

Neurologist: These symptoms may occur with deficiencies of magnesium, calcium, vitamin b12, certain electrolyte disturbances, toxic material exposure, hyperventilating or neurological disorders like multiple sclerosis. Your physician can order the necessary tests and/or refer you to a neurologist if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I have upper arm tingling and some leg tingling only on right side been six with carpal tunnel. However hands don't hurt or feel numb?

I have upper arm tingling and some leg tingling only on right side been six with carpal tunnel. However hands don't hurt or feel numb?

What is the Question: You may have much more dangerous symptoms tha from carpal tunnel, . Youmust get checked promptly. ...Read more

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29y/o F. Numbness/tingling feet rt hand. Feet cold burning. Upper arm ache to elbow. Labs/mri/emg normal. Mild degenerative disc/ iron10. Flagyl X2 bv?

29y/o F. Numbness/tingling feet rt hand. Feet cold burning. Upper arm ache to elbow. Labs/mri/emg normal. Mild degenerative disc/ iron10. Flagyl X2 bv?

Numbness normal MRI: The fact that MRI/EMG is normal is good news. Did they check thyroid? glucose? sed rate, ANA (autoimmune issues)? lyme titer? Could be reflux or H pylori, low iron Vit D, B12, magnesium, potassium calcium, supplement if low. Check diet: Vegetarian (vit deficiency)? Do you have discomfort with eating (, may be malabsorping)? . Do fingers turn purple? Could be Raynauds. F/U with doctor/urgent care ...Read more

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I have pain in arm from a IV placed on the back of my hand pain is moving up my forearm to elbow.?

I have pain in arm from a IV placed on the back of my hand pain is moving up my forearm to elbow.?

Get evaluated: This needs to be evaluated by the service that inserted the iv. It could be clot in the vein, infection, or extravasation of fluid (amongst others). ...Read more

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Surgery to reconstruct pec major after tendon tear 5 CM 6 wks post op tingling and numbness in hand pain in pec shoulder arm forearm elbow point?

Surgery to reconstruct pec major after tendon tear 5 CM 6 wks post op tingling and numbness in hand pain in pec shoulder arm forearm elbow point?

Nerve irritation: Postoperative parasthesias (numbness, tingling, etc.) are not uncommon after your type of surgery. Nerves that provide sensation/ pain temperature and help to move muscles in your forearm and hand are fairly close by. Once the swelling from the surgery subsides these symptoms should diminish... If they don't consult w/ your orthopedic surgeon. Good Luck! ...Read more

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I have had chronic neck pain for about a year. If I lay or sit wrong, I get pain in my upper arm and I get tingling in my wrist and thumb?

I have had chronic neck pain for about a year. If I lay or sit wrong, I get pain in my upper arm and I get tingling in my wrist and thumb?

Pinched nerve?: It sounds like you might have a pinched nerve in your neck. I would suggest finding a local do for some omm. Osteopathic manipulation can be very effective in treating symptoms such as you are describing. You will likely also need an x-ray to make sure there isn't something more ominous happening. If the symptoms persist, see you physician for a complete neurological workup. ...Read more

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Feel numbness/tingling in right thumb as well as some pain stiffness in the upper arm when bending, reaching behind back.?

Feel numbness/tingling in right thumb as well as some pain stiffness in the upper arm when bending, reaching behind back.?

Disc or CTS: If the numbness is on the entire thumb, check your neck for pathology like a disc rupture. It the numbness is only on the palm side, consider carpal tunnel syndrome and a wrist brace. ...Read more

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What could be causing left arm and hand pain that goes into my fingers?

What could be causing left arm and hand pain that goes into my fingers?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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What could cause upper left chest, back and arm/hand pain when xray, and ECG are normal?

What could cause upper left chest, back and arm/hand pain when xray, and ECG are normal?

Neck perhaps: Neck problems like a disk rupture can cause left arm pain down to the hand; they sometimes cause pain in the midback and occasionally the chest. You might want to see a spinal specialist. ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause severe arm and hand pain?

Does diabetes cause severe arm and hand pain?

Indirectly: Diabetes is a leading cause for peripheral neuropathy and compressive neuropathies like carpal tunnel syndrome. I would recommend an evaluation by a health care professional. ...Read more

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What type of dr would one go to for shoulder arm hand pain?

What type of dr would one go to for shoulder arm hand pain?

Primary care: I would start with primary care doctor. He/she will do the necessary examination, workup, possibly imaging and refer you to specialists when needed. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats arm, shoulder and hand pain?

What type of doctor treats arm, shoulder and hand pain?

Variable: Usually a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, although other non surgeons and general orthopedic surgeons do. ...Read more

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What type of doctor would I go see for arm, shoulder and hand pain?

What type of doctor would I go see for arm, shoulder and hand pain?

Ortho: Seek consultation with orthopedic surgeon, if you have tingling or numbness may be you need to see neurologist also. Always good idea to call your primary care physician to rule out emergency. ...Read more

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Sore pain in the side of my neck that goes down my arm coupled with arm pain and hand pain?

Sore pain in the side of my neck that goes down my arm coupled with arm pain and hand pain?

Get Evaluated.: Although neck pain is very common and generally self limiting, the radicular type pain which you are describing may be a symptom of a more serious condition such as a muscular or a spinal condition or referred from another body part/region. You should be evaluated by an appropriately trained provider and this is even more important given your young age. ...Read more

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The hand specialist is suggesting I see a neurologist for my arm/hand pain. This is worker's comp. Both tests for EMG and xray are negative. Why?

Thought: EMG is for nerve function speed.
X-ray will show some soft tissue but more bone.
There are tendons, muscle, vessels, cartilage, that are part of an extremity and can have issues.
Some other pains are referred pain from heart etc
Good history, physical exam may guide to cause of trouble, and confirm wit higher testing. ...Read more

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Woke up with shoulder pain over a week ago, pain in neck, back and now it has moved to left arm with numbness in my left hand. Pain lying down. Ta.

Woke up with shoulder pain over a week ago, pain in neck, back and now it has moved to left arm with numbness in my left hand. Pain lying down. Ta.

Pain: Not being a spinal surgeon can't be sure but it sure sounds from your description that it stems from the cervical level of your spine. See a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Have fast progressive numbness & weakness in right arm/hand, pain is now controlled. Have spurs @c6c7. Is surgery recommended.?

Have fast progressive numbness & weakness in right arm/hand, pain is now controlled. Have spurs @c6c7. Is surgery recommended.?

Cervical radiculopat: Nerve compression at the C6 C7 level can lead to weakness and numbness in the arm. I would have this evaluated by a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Sudden pain in left arm from elbow to hand. Pain mosly in wrists. Will wrapping and icing help? Has happened before bt never stays long

Sudden pain in left arm from elbow to hand. Pain mosly in wrists. Will wrapping and icing help? Has happened before bt never stays long

Wrist Pain: Why do you have arm/elbow/wrist pain? Any history of trauma? Do you play any sport? Is it just pain or with redness and swelling? Cold compress and nsaids such as ibuprofen/aleve can help relieve the inflammation. If it doesn't go away, get it checked by your doctor. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Could cervical issues cause extreme hand pain without arm pain. Only slight numbness, pain in palm, index finger knuckle, starting in other hand too?

Could cervical issues cause extreme hand pain without arm pain. Only slight numbness, pain in palm, index finger knuckle, starting in other hand too?

Possibly: Yes, the nerves that supply your hand run through the neck and compression in the neck can therefore cause hand pain and/or numbness. The other main cause is a problem in the hand itself. Don't hesitate to be seen. A nerve conduction test can be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain with left arm/hand pain. EMG/NCV test. Pain in right armpit & right thumb-pointer. Which discs? NCV show difference in left & right

Left shoulder pain with left arm/hand pain. EMG/NCV test. Pain in right armpit & right thumb-pointer. Which discs? NCV show difference in left & right

C5 radiculopathy: Pain in these areas suggests a C5 radiculopathy. Aggressive conservative measurement is preferred prior to considering any surgical intervention. See a neurologist and physical medicine and rehabilitation physician in order to help manage your pain. Http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/94118-treatment ...Read more

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Pain in both hands, most of the pain between thumb and index finger of right hand- pain radiates past wrist into lower part of arm, strength loss hands.

Hand pain: Can be related to arthritis from the cmc (base of thumb) or stt (inside of thumb) arthritis, possible tenosynovitis of the dorsal compartment, or possible carpal or radial nerve issue. A physical examination with shed light on exact cause to determine best treatment. ...Read more

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Have right anti pain week after breast surgery and the IV was in the left hand pain sharp and unable to move arm

Have right anti pain week after breast surgery and the IV was in the left hand pain sharp and unable to move arm

I: I am not sure what "anti" pain is or how it relates to an IV in the left hand. Discomfort a week after surgery may or may not be normal. It all depends on how concerned you are about the pain you are having. The best thing to do is to call your surgeon and check with them. If you cannot reach them then try your internist. If all else fails and you feel your need is urgent then go to the nearest emergency room. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can emg determine if carpal tunnel cause of hand pain? Mri shows cervical stenosis. Emg only done on arm, confirmed carp tunl, not done on neck?

Can emg determine if carpal tunnel cause of hand pain? Mri shows cervical stenosis. Emg only done on arm, confirmed carp tunl, not done on neck?

Yes: The nerve study can determine if there is a compression at the neck or further down such as the wrist in carpal tunnel syndrome. This is only one portion of the diagnostic workup and should include a full exam by a hand surgeon. If there are 2 issues then release of the carpal tunnel is generally regarded as the first line treatment as recently evident in an article published this month. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain-popping, with arm/hand pain numbness. Done pt, tens, and cervical epidurals. Mri of neck ok emg showed abnormalities but symptoms worse?

EMG should show: If you had a normal cervical spine MRI it is no surprise that epidurals were ineffective. The EMG you said is abnormal - it should suggest the nerves affected and allow your pain management physician to develop a diagnosis and treatment options. If your doctor can not seem to help, consider obtaining another medical opinion. ...Read more