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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

Shoulder vs. TOS: Reduced range of motion plus shoulder pain and hand numbness are symptoms seen with brachial plexus compression in either the thoracic outlet or pectoralis minor areas. It could also be two diagnoses: shoulder tendonitis or inflammation plus brachial plexus compression. The next step should be a history and physical exam by a doctor familiar with both these conditions. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more