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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


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Leg tingling and numbness with foot pain?

Leg tingling and numbness with foot pain?

Back vs leg: "tingling and numbness" usually means a nerve is not functioning properly. Depending on what part of the leg is affected, it's possible that the nerve irritation is at the level of the back (nerve root) or a peripheral problem (nerve affected at the level of the leg. ...Read more

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Have left arm pain and numbness?

Have left arm pain and numbness?

See below: This may be coming coming from a pinched nerve in your neck. See your physician for a full workup ...Read more

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Excruciating pain. At shoulder & goes into wrist, hand & fingers. Severe pain, numbness, & tingling. My nerves pop. Excruciating pain, numbness, tingling, itching, nerves pop.

Excruciating pain. At shoulder & goes into wrist, hand & fingers. Severe pain, numbness, & tingling. My nerves pop. Excruciating pain, numbness, tingling, itching, nerves pop.

You : You listed nerve repair and nerve surgery in the topics. Does this mean you had nerve surgery? Shoulder instability especially anterior instability can give the feeling of the entire arm going numb when the shoulder and arm are in certain positions. This is known as dead arm syndrome neck, nerve root involvement can give neck pain and spasm and symptoms down the arm into the hand depending upon which nerve roots of the cervical spine are involved. Nerve "popping" can indicate subluxation of the ulnar nerve at the elbow, which can give distal symptoms of hand weakness if associated with nerve compression, as well as abnormal sensation in the hand especially the little and ring fingers. An injured nerve that was repaired after laceration can give the feeling of pain that radiates up and down the arm and be associated with wean=kness and numbness into the hand or forearm. Nerve recovery after a laceration can take months or years depending upon how high up the forearm or arm the injury and repair was. Sometimes in very far proximal ( towards the shoulder) injury, recovery never fully occurs and recovery is also age and general health dependent ( i.e. Smokers and diabetics vs healthy fit 20 year olds ). ...Read more

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Can ulnar nerve entrapment cause shooting pain in elbow?

Can ulnar nerve entrapment cause shooting pain in elbow?

Yes: Classically it causes numbness and shocking pain from elbow to hand bur have heard this described esp with subluxating ulnar nerve. ...Read more

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Paresthesia, weakness and pain on left arm and shoulder?

Paresthesia, weakness and pain on left arm and shoulder?

Possibilities: You could have cervical nerve compression, or thoracic outlet syndrome, or nerve compression at elbow or wrist, and this can all be discerned by your doctor. Additional testing may well be required to confirm, and in most cases, very good outcomes can be achieved. ...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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Shoulder pain with shooting pain down arm?

Shoulder pain with shooting pain down arm?

Many possibilities: Pain from the shoulder down the arm my be caused by a variety of things. Starting at the neck, there may be a pinched nerve, or the joints in the neck may be irritated. The muscles around the neck and shoulder may develop trigger points or tendonopathy which cause radiating pain. The shoulder itself may develop impingement. A pm;r doc is best able to diagnose the source of your pain. ...Read more

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Sciatic pain causing sharp pulsing pain around outer ankle bone &numbness& numbness underside of toes but no longer shooting down entire leg. Better?

Sciatic pain causing sharp pulsing pain around outer ankle bone &numbness& numbness underside of toes but no longer shooting down entire leg. Better?

Sciatic pain: If you're still having pain and symptoms i would certainly be evaluated by a spinal orthopedist or a neurologist regarding the cause of the spinal issues creating the sciatic numbness and pain. ...Read more

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From right shoulder, down arm having aching, numbness.Tingling, hand numb, tingling and swelling female age 47

From right shoulder, down arm having aching, numbness.Tingling, hand numb, tingling and swelling female age 47

Numbness : Numbness and tingling of the extremities are typically seen in peripheral neuropathies. Swelling is a typical symptoms of inflammation. Any history of trauma or rheumatic disease? For a better orientation you need to provide more details! i think the best option at this point is to go talk to your pcp or your family physician. ...Read more

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Pain in right shoulder little numbness & tingle?

Pain in right shoulder little numbness & tingle?

Shoulder or neck : This could be a shoulder or neck problem or even both. If it hurts to sleep on your shoulder or use the shoulder above your head it is most likely a shoulder issue. If a couple of days of otc medication like ibuprophen and icing the shoulder does not help then see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, wrist weakness, finger weakness, hand pain, finger pain, knee pain, ankle pain...

I am experiencing  wrist pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, wrist weakness, finger weakness, hand pain, finger pain, knee pain, ankle pain...

Be seen: A good medical screening exam would probably be a good place to start; in part screening for a variety of rheumatologist and structural abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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Left side body numbness tingling tightness?

Left side body numbness tingling tightness?

see a neurologist: Assuming that by left side you mean left face, left arm and left leg that are numb, these symptoms would suggest that pathology is in right brain. A neurologist will investigate this. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in foot when i stood up, radiating pain in upper thigh simultanesouly, feet/hand numbness and tingling, pinched nerve?

Sharp pain in foot when i stood up, radiating pain in upper thigh simultanesouly, feet/hand numbness and tingling, pinched nerve?

Confusing: The only place all those areas have a common nerve serving them is the neck. This would be very unusual. Ypou should see your doc soon. Those are sx of multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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Pain in right arm between shoulder and elbow. Neck pain numbness and tingling down my arm. Now short of breath .

Pain in right arm between shoulder and elbow. Neck pain numbness and tingling down my arm. Now short of breath .

Pinched nerve: Sounds like you may have a pinched nerve in the neck. Often patients will develop numbness, tingling, and pain that radiates from the neck down the arm. Depending on the nerve that is pinched, it will affect different parts of the hand. Over time, weakness in the arm may develop as well. I would recommend getting it checked out. You may need an EMG and/or MRI ...Read more

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Left forearm sometimes numb and tingling with pain?

Left forearm sometimes numb and tingling with pain?

Consider: Transient nerve compression at elbow or wrist, but maybe secondary to problem over chest or heart. Get examined by your doc. ...Read more

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Burning shoulder neck and arm pain?

Burning shoulder neck and arm pain?

Pinched nerve: Neck pain that runs down the arm or shoulder with or without numbness and tingling sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. This can often improve on it's own with rest and anti-inflammatories, but if your pain lasts greater than one week or gets worse see your physician. ...Read more

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Elbow pain constantly but no finger tingling or numbness?

Tennis elbow: The most common cause of elbow pain i see is tennis elbow which is a tendinitis on the outside part of the elbow. The pain can be treated with injections of cortisone. ...Read more