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I think I have damaged my sciatic nerve, I don't know how but I have random tingling and numbness in my feet, legs, arms and hands. Why could this be?

I think I have damaged my sciatic nerve, I don't know how but I have random tingling and numbness in my feet, legs, arms and hands. Why could this be?

See your doctor: The sciatic nerve is actually a bundle of nerves that starts in the low back and supplies the lower extremities only. Numbness and tingling of both feet, arms, and hands is not consistent with a sciatic condition. See your family doctor or internist to find the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Arm Numbness (Definition)

Less sensitivity to pin or light touch in the arm. May correspond to anatomical distribution such as ulnar or median nerve, or perhaps cervical anatomical correlates. May be localized using standard ...Read more


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I am experiencing elbow to finger tingling in my left arm . no pain it just feels as if i hit my funny bone , but i haven't . what could cause this ?

I am experiencing  elbow to finger tingling in my left arm .
no pain it just feels as if i hit my funny bone , but i haven't . what could cause this ?

See your doctor: The symptoms are suggestive of a nerve problem, and a detailed history and physical exam should help tremendously in determining potential causes and needed tests (such as electrodiagnostics). ...Read more

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I have pain shooting down my arm. It feels like my arm is dislocated but I know its not. It mainly hurts when I have my arm above my heart. Any explan?

I have pain shooting down my arm. It feels like my arm is dislocated but I know its not. It mainly hurts when I have my arm above my heart. Any explan?

Nervous system: Likely a peripheral nerve is irritated, inflamed or "entrapped/compressed in ligament, tendon or bone is most likely. These typically get better by themselves with simply resting the affected extremity, NSAIDS, splinting/wrapping are options. ...Read more

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Why is it when i flex my biceps my arm goes numb?

Why is it when i flex my biceps my arm goes numb?

?pinched nerve.: You could possess a nerve compression at the elbow posteriorly at the cubital tunnel ("funny bone"), or anteriorly at antecubital fossa (pronator syndrome of median nerve).. All depends whether you bend at the elbow to flex. If persistent, get this evaluated. ...Read more

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Carpel tunnel what are the symptoms, i feel my left arm tingly numb and on my hand pinky and ring finger mostly numb. How do I get tested for this?

Carpel tunnel what are the symptoms, i feel my left arm tingly numb and on my hand pinky and ring finger mostly numb. How do I get tested for this?

Little finger numb..: The nerve supply to the little finger can be affected. A circulation issue can also account for numbness. Sometimes a simple bruise or contusion or a swollen finger can also make out feel "numb" or different when looking for nerve compression start at the finger and work your way up tot the neck any compression on any area can cause the finger to fell different. Although we generally use the word "numb" or numbness a true numb finger has no feeling at all. Maybe a better word is tingling to mean only a partial difference in sensation. Even a swollen joint from arthritis or a bruise to the finger can make the tip f a finger feel different. A swollen tendon or a trigger finger can also make the finger feel less normal. A contusion or bruise to the palm can affect the digital nerves that go to the finger. A site of compression can be a the wrist. The ulnar nerve at the wrist more commonly affects the little finger , but some people with carpal tunnel syndrome complain of little finger numbness even though we are not supposed to be "wired" that way. At the elbow the ulnar nerve continues up the arm and the inside of your elbow where you would think of your "funny bone" as residing is a site of compression that can give tingling in the little finger. Hoever usually little finger tingling from the ulnar nerve at the elbow will be accompanied by tingling on the top of the hand on the little finger side too. Finally a compressive site in the neck or at a lower cervical nerve root ( the lower part of your neck or cervical spine) can also give tingling as for circulation, there are a variety of systemic and localized conditions that affect circulation in the hand from ryanauds, a spasm of the blood vessels due to cold , to the decreased circulation ( and neve issues) of diabetes, to a disorder that is associated with trauma to the palm and interruption of normal hand circulation. Finally there are more severe conditions that can simulate 'numbness" in arm of exretemities that are indirectly related to nerve or circulation issues should one who has little finger numbness need to worry about all these things and more? The answer is yes and no. Thats for your health care provider to determine but if the numbness continues your should seek medical attention. From a hand or orthopedic surgeons perspective: a lot of those who have numbness in the little finger have cubital tunnel syndrome, which is a chronic compression of the ulnar nerve ( your funny bone) at the elbow in the meantime think about your arm position when you are sitting at the desk or kitchen table and typing, simply sitting and being on a keyboard both your hands rotated on the keys and the inside of your elbow resting on the table or table edge can also give tingling in the little finger! those who want to know more about cubital tunnel syndrome affecting the ulnar nerve can follow the link provided. ...Read more

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I have been having pain on my right toes, wrist, back and fingers on my right hand. What do I do? I have Fibroymalgia and arthritits

I have been having pain on my right toes, wrist, back and fingers on my right hand. What do I do? I have Fibroymalgia and arthritits

Poly arthritis: U seem to have developed arthritis in >1 joint @ the same time, a condition AKA polyarthritis. In the absence of any other Sx (especially swelling or fever), u shd rest ur joints- use them as little as possible- & if u are otherwise healthy & not taking meds, consider an NSAID like Naproxen with food. This will buy u time to see ur doctor &/or rheumatologist for diagnosis. Keep a diary. Good luck! ...Read more

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Doctor told me I have cubital tunnel in left elbow but now left arm shakes uncontrollably and now right arm is hurting what is going on?

Doctor told me I have cubital tunnel in left elbow but now left arm shakes uncontrollably and now right arm is hurting what is going on?

U need to get tested: By an orthopedist and possibly by a neurologist to confirm the dx. One can get pain with the cubital t syndrome. You might have a neck (spine) problem if both sides are affected. ...Read more

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What do I do for lump under left armpit makes my arm and hand feel funny, what could cause this?

What do I do for lump under left armpit makes my arm and hand feel funny, what could cause this?

Nerve compression : It could be due to nerve compression. Lymph nodes under the arm can also be a sign of breast issues. Please see your primary care provider right away. ...Read more

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I have pain in my elbow and my forearm from ulna side when I bent my arm for like 30 min I feel pain I have to sleep with arms straigh what itcould be?

I have pain in my elbow and my forearm from ulna side when I bent my arm for like 30 min I feel pain I have to sleep with arms straigh what itcould be?

Tendon/muscle strain: Sometimes when you are forced to keep your arm or leg in a set position, without moving for a prolonged period you can strain the tendons/ligaments. Perhaps your elbow was even "over" flexed...bent too far. We would normally expect this to resolve fairly quickly within a day or two. It sounds like you are now having trouble bending/flexing your elbow joint. You should seek evaluation from your doc ...Read more

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I have carpal tunnel in both of my wrists, lately my hands have been going numb quicker then usual. My left thumb hurts after it's numb. Why?

I have carpal tunnel in both of my wrists, lately my hands have been going numb quicker then usual. My left thumb hurts after it's numb. Why?

Pain in thumb C6: There's an entity called a C6 radiculopathy which may explain the isolated pain to that digit as well as numbness. Also, something called TENOSYNOVITIS could explain the thumb. You are awfully young to be having bilateral CTS. What type of work you do? I know you've got wrist braces but has your diagnosis been confirmed by either a good neurological exam or an EMG/NCV test? If not, consider them ...Read more

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Lately my right hand always felt numb from shoulder to finger. Why its happen?What to do?

Lately my right hand always felt numb from shoulder to finger. Why its happen?What to do?

Numb arm and hand: See your family doctor or a neurologist. The causes can be early stroke, compression of the nerves or blood vessels at the base of the neck from tumors or abscesses or muscle spasm in the scalene muscles.. A careful and accurate history, neurologic examination, sometimes a scan are required before determining treatment. If it is early stroke, it requires emergent attention. ...Read more

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My right arm is hurting really bad. Mainly in elbow area can't straighten my arm and can feel crunching in elbow . I haven't injured it what is it?

Needs xray: With a sudden onset of symptoms and no injury, you need to be seen right away to make sure that there is no infection. You can ice it for 15 mins every hour until it is seen. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my left foot toes since yesterday and they are still numb how i solve this

I have numbness in my left foot toes since yesterday and they are still numb how i solve this

Sciatica: Go to your doctor and have an evaluation with an emg. It can detect if there is some nerve compression either from the back area or from the leg area. ...Read more

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I have a throbbing pain in my elbow that comes and goes. It's quite painful, and I did not injure my arm nor have tennis elbow. What could cause this?

I have a throbbing pain in my elbow that comes and goes. It's quite painful, and I did not injure my arm nor have tennis elbow. What could cause this?

Many things are part: Of the elbow, thus many things can hurt too. Bone, tendon, joint, nerve, blood vessel, skin all can be a source of pain. Tendonitis is a common cause, as is ligament or joint irritation . But the take home answer is anything that gets a nerve supply ( which is everything) can be a source of pain. Hand surgeons can offer diagnosis & rx for this very complex region. ...Read more

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Why is my arm tingling when i strum my ukulele? I need some advice.

Nerve issue: Maybe, you are bending arm at elbow and compressing ulnar nerve or flexing at wrist and compressing median nerve. May be temporary and reversible at this point but could become more persistent and limiting if not controlled. Get your doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more