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I have left arm pain with numbness and tingling in my left pinky finger.

Agree: Agree that numbness and tingling in the pinky finger is likely a pinched nerve in the neck (c8) or injury to the ulnar nerve. Would suggest a physiatric or neurologic evaluation. May benefit from emg/ncv testing.

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Left arm pain weakness and numbness. What kind of doctor should I see? Pain is from the elbow down into the hand 39 yr old male

Left arm pain weakness and numbness. What kind of doctor should I see? Pain is from the elbow down into the hand 39 yr old male

Neurologisr: There are many possible causes. The presence of weakness and numbness strongly suggest that nerves are being compressed in the arm. This could eminate fron the neck or from nerve entrapment at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome). A neurologist can diagnose this with elctrical studies and radiographic imagiong as needed.

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Neck, left shoulder and left arm pain. I have tingling all the way down my arm. More in my pinky and ring finger..

Neck, left shoulder and left arm pain. I have tingling all the way down my arm. More in my pinky and ring finger..

Radiculopathy: You may have a herniated cervical disk with radiculopathy (compression of a nerve). See your doctor. An MRI of the spine in your neck may be ordered. Treatment is usually physical therapy and sometimes surgery.

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Left shoulder and arm pain with numbness in hand and fingers can't raise arm above shoulder?

Left shoulder and arm pain with numbness in hand and fingers can't raise arm above shoulder?

Intrinsic shoulder: Joint problem, such as rotator cuff tear or frozen shoulder joint may be present. The numbness could be indeed "shoulder hand syndrome" or maybe brachial plexus issue associated with the shoulder pain. Perhaps a parsonage turner syndrome or even a thoracic outlet syndrome if symptoms worsen on arm elevation. However, sounds like a mix of joint and plexus. See orthopedic surgeon first.

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Left shoulder and arm pain with numbness in hand and fingers and can't raise arm above shoulder?

Left shoulder and arm pain with numbness in hand and fingers and can't raise arm above shoulder?

Nerve root injury: One of the more common causes of your symptoms is a cervical nerve root injury called cervical radiculopathy. In a man of your age the cause is more likely to be osteoarthritis affecting the foramen (hole where the nerve root exits). The reports of numbness argues against an intrinsic shoulder problem and without antecedent trauma a brachial plexus lesion is unlikely. Please go see your doc.

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Left shoulder and arm pain with hand and finger numbness can't raise arm above shoulder?

Left shoulder and arm pain with hand and finger numbness can't raise arm above shoulder?

Rotator cuff: If you can't move the arm above the shoulder you probably have a rotator cuff syndrome and if you have numbness and tingling you have nerve compression- these two may or may not be related. You should see your pcp or orthopedics.

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I felt a lump in left arm while pressing down on it. Numb hand and fingers also. What can this be?

I felt a lump in left arm while pressing down on it. Numb hand and fingers also. What can this be?

Get a medical exam: This is a bit unusual. Numbness in the hand is usually caused by nerve damage in the wrist, elbow or neck, but wouldn't be associated with a lump. A medical exam is needed to sort it out.

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Symptoms ongoing for a year. Chest pain, left arm pain, left calf and thigh pain. Sometimes numbness in hand. No one knows. Been to many drs.

Symptoms ongoing for a year. Chest pain, left arm pain, left calf and thigh pain. Sometimes numbness in hand. No one knows. Been to many drs.

Mystery: Your year long syndrome deserves better than a 2 line description (your part) and wild guessing (our part). A thorough evaluation is necessary. If the UK system allows you to go to a university for a comprehensive evaluation, I would recommend that.

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My hubby (33) woke up with a sore upper left arm, and numbness in his pointer and middle finger (of left hand). What might the cause be?

My hubby (33) woke up with a sore upper left arm, and numbness in his pointer and middle finger (of left hand). What might the cause be?

Nerve issue: Pain and numbness in a limb sounds like a pinched nerve. It can be pinched in the neck or wrist as well as possibly other places in the arm. Carpal tunnel can cause these symptoms as well and often cause numbess in thumb and index finger. You can try over the counter nsaids and a wrist splint but if sx aren't going away and especially if you have weakness you should see your doc.

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I have pain on my left shoulder blade and next to my spine. As well as arm pain and slight numbness in my ring and pinky finger. Also have acid reflux?

I have pain on my left shoulder blade and next to my spine. As well as arm pain and slight numbness in my ring and pinky finger. Also have acid reflux?

Consider these:: The numbness anatomy suggests ulnar distribution or c8-t-1, nerve compression in the neck, but this could also be seen in thoracic outlet syndrome. Have you had some recent trauma? Testing can reveal the diagnosis. Doubt the stomach issues relate to the arm and shoulder problem.

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I have had numbness on my left pinky and part of my ring finger for the past 3 weeks can it be from lifting a heavy object I lifted a full paint bucket using my left arm only and my pinky and ring fingers have been numb since

I have had numbness on my left pinky and part of my ring finger for the past 3 weeks can it be from lifting a heavy object I lifted a full paint bucket using my left arm only and my pinky and ring fingers have been numb since

Numbness: Numbness in the left pinkie and the pinkie-finger side of the ring finger is usually caused by an injury to the ulnar nerve. In addition to lifting heavy objects (called a "traction" injury), the nerve can frequently be injured by compression, usually at the elbow, forearm, wrist or hand. Similar feelings can sometimes also be caused by nerve problems in the neck, or in an interchange of nerves called the brachial plexus. It takes a careful neurological examination, often aided by the use of nerve conduction study / electromyography to tell the difference between these problems. Treatment can include splinting, surgery, or hand therapy (usually done by occupational therapists). Left undiagnosed and untreated, problems can get worse and can lead to things including permanent weakness in the hand. Neurologists who are board certified in neurology and board certified in electrodiagnostic medicine may be most helpful.

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Should I be concerned with numbness in my pinky finger, ring finger, and along that same line up my left arm? Is it a potential clot or a nerve issue?

Should I be concerned with numbness in my pinky finger, ring finger, and along that same line up my left arm? Is it a potential clot or a nerve issue?

Ulnar nerve: This sounds like a problem with your ulnar nerve up in your elbow. This is the thick cord in your elbow called your "funny bone" that sends electric shocks down when you hit it. You should get this checked out by a doc to see what treatment needs to be done before this leads to permanent problems.

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Left shoulder blade pain also between that and the spine and left arm pain and tingling ring and pinky finger?

Left shoulder blade pain also between that and the spine and left arm pain and tingling ring and pinky finger?

Tingling: Several problems. May be pulled muscle in neck or scapular region. Also sounds like a pinched nerve of the lower neck, possible pinched ulnar nerve at the elbow, too.

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Why would my left arm lower part be numb and my right hand will not straighten only curls up in ball along with arm pain to my shoulder?

Why would my left arm lower part be numb and my right hand will not straighten only curls up in ball along with arm pain to my shoulder?

Numbness/pain: Check with your pcp for pinched nerves in your neck or perhaps sequellae of stroke. Hard to tell without examining you, but other considerations include carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger, possibly dupuytren's contracture.

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What could cause a tingling sensation in my left arm, hot feeling in the palm, feeling pinky, next finger and thumb are asleep, facial numbness feeling?

What could cause a tingling sensation in my left arm, hot feeling in the palm, feeling pinky, next finger and thumb are asleep, facial numbness feeling?

Tingling sensation a: Depending on whether the symptoms are abrupt or chronic, the answers are different. It could be a cerebrovascular event such as a stroke, or a combination of problems, facial neuralgia with a cervical radiculopathy. It depends on your medical history. This may be emergent, and it should be worked up immediately by a neurologist.

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Problem in stress, pain in left arm from axilla to fingers especially ring finger last finger and thumb, sharp shooting pain and numbness of digits?

Problem in stress, pain in left arm from axilla to fingers especially ring finger last finger and thumb, sharp shooting pain and numbness of digits?

Need examination: You should be examined by a neurologist in all likelihood and very possibly you may benefit from an EMG which is an electrical test. Also, an imaging study such as CT or MRI may be requested to look the neck region. Try and discover (and document) what makes the shooting pains better and what makes them worse to tell the doctor. They will appreciate that information.

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Pain on entire left side, sore, hands and fingers are numb. Hard to grip things. Leg & arm pain also headache on the left side of head. What's wrong?

Not certain without: More information. But if it persists, sounds like you need to see a neurologist to figure out if this complex unilateral nerve distribution pain/numbness can be blamed on one syndrome or condition. Have a wonderful day and thanks for trusting in HealthTap.

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My left arm from my neck all the way to my fingers hurts and at times goes numb and can hardly use my hand?

My left arm from my neck all the way to my fingers hurts and at times goes numb and can hardly use my hand?

Arm numbness: Need more information like how long it lasts? When did it start? Any other symptoms associated? Any neck injuries? Any problems with your neck? These are some things that need answered before someone can help you. If it is acute get into your doctor as soon as possible or the ER.