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Doctor insights on: Intermittent Arm Numbness

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If waking with both-arm numbness and immobility happened a lot, yet hasn't happened in ages, am I better?

If waking with both-arm numbness and immobility happened a lot, yet hasn't happened in ages, am I better?

Sleeping style chang: Definitely, credit should be given to the changes that you've made, either knowingly or unknowingly. You essentially must have changed your sleeping style. Keep an eye out for a return, but for the most part it seems that you are healed. ...Read more

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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What is the definition or description of: arm numbness?

What is the definition or description of: arm numbness?

Decreased sensation: 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 testing. Causes are multiple. ...Read more

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Arm numbness caused by rotator cuff?

Arm numbness caused by rotator cuff?

Usually no: Rotator cuff injuries do not usually involve symptoms of numbness (although there are rare exceptions). ...Read more

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Could arm numbness propably be due to a compressed nerve!?

Cerv Radiculopathy: Pain that radiates into the arm with associated numbness or weakness, suggests a pinched nerve. In older patients, this is often due to arthritis. Younger patients, herniated disc is often the cause. If symptoms result from postures or positions of the arm or shoulder, other causes are suggested: thoracic outlet, cubital or carpal tunnel. For symptoms that persist or worsen have a doc take a look. ...Read more

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Constant chest pain and left arm numbness. What do I do?

Constant chest pain and left arm numbness. What do I do?

Go immediately to an: Emergency room to make sure that this is not a cardiac or heart issue like angina which can present just with these symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if I have frequent arm numbness while sleeping. Could this be dangerous?

What to do if I have frequent arm numbness while sleeping. Could this be dangerous?

Not dangerous: More likely it is pinching of nerve in arm or neck area which occurs by the position of arm or neck. You may see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can migraines with arm numbness be associated with strokes later?

Can migraines with arm numbness be associated with strokes later?

Yes: There studies that proves that migraine sufferers have high chance of stroke. Make sure it is migraine and not aneurysm, am etc. ...Read more

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My husband is 45 years old he has hypertension and arm numbness. Is that sign of something bad?

My husband is 45 years old he has hypertension and arm numbness. Is that sign of something bad?

Could be: He does have a number of risk factors for heart disease (sex, age, hbp), but he likely has a nerve entrapment issue in his neck.

Either way, he should seek care if his symptoms don't improve.

Hope he feels better soon! ...Read more

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How to cure right arm numbness? Feeling numb when the arm is in "L" position like using the PC.

How to cure right arm numbness? Feeling numb when the arm is in "L" position like using the PC.

? ulnar: Your description suggests you may well be compressing ulnar nerve at elbow, but this could also represent an issue at the wrist. An EMG test could reveal location and severity. Contact your doctor and get opinion. ...Read more

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What might cause chest pain and left arm numbness?

What might cause chest pain and left arm numbness?

Rule out heart first: Number one cause in seriousness is heart disease / attack. If you haven't checked this out, do so right away. Other causes include pinched nerve in neck, shoulder injury, overuse syndrome of left arm, thoracic outlet syndrome, blockage of axillary artery. ...Read more

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How do you treat chest pain and left arm numbness?

Consult a doctor: Chest pain can be due to many causes and can be serious, especialy when you have left arm numbness, as it may be related to your heart
so waste no time see your doctor asap or go to er. ...Read more

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Can thoratic outlet syndrome cause left side of face and left arm numbness?

Can thoratic outlet syndrome cause left side of face and left arm numbness?

Face no, arm yes: Assuming that to syndrome has been confirmed on left side, the left arm can become numb but not face where nerve supply is from higher level trigeminal nerve. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause left arm numbness and heavy feeling is arm it just happens on and off?

Can anxiety cause left arm numbness and heavy feeling is arm it just happens on and off?

No: I don't think that anxiety would single out the left arm like that. If you get true intermittent numbness and heaviness and/or weakness of the left arm, I recommend en evaluation by a neurologist to check for problems with nerve impingement, circulatory problem, etc. ...Read more

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What causes deep headache. Also causes cheek and arm numbness to last for at least 5 minutes?

What causes deep headache. Also causes cheek and arm numbness to last for at least 5 minutes?

Sinusitis: Sinusitis on the sphenoid sinuses will cause headache in the center of the head. But is you have numbness in the arm and cheek is a good idea to visit your doctor to rule out any other problems. Hope this helps.
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Brief left side of face numbness and lower left arm numbness that went away after a few seconds. What's wrong?

Brief left side of face numbness and lower left arm numbness that went away after a few seconds. What's wrong?

Parasthesias: These symptoms are called parasthesias and could be a result of a number of different issues including anxiety or panic attacks, malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies, neuropathies or nerve disorders, vascular problems, inflammatory or infectious diseases. This is only a short list, there are many causes of numbness and more history and an exam would need to be done to confirm a diagnosis or cause. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain and right arm numbness took B12 vit. Thngs imprved, last time I hit the gym found sudden drop of strength in right arm?

Get a check up: I would suggest to contact your physician today to undergo a detailef history of the symptoms and followed by a thorough physical exam. He may order dome x-ray or MRI of spine to get the confimative diagnosis. In mean time, I would advise you to putneck collar to prevent any further injury to spine. Good luck! ...Read more

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Lump in upper arm seems like its getting bigger with pain and I cant do anything with out arm numbness. Any suggestions on what it could be?

Lump in upper arm: You need to see physician. Your symptoms suggest growing mass that compresses nerves supplying upper extremity causing numbness. There are numerous possibilities. Definitely, you need medical attention before it grow too big. ...Read more

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Bump on left upper arm, numbness in left arm numbness started about 3 weeks and bump been fodidnt notice a while, didn't notice I thought I bumped it, its is slightly tender when touching it?

Bump on left upper arm, numbness in left arm numbness started about 3 weeks and bump been fodidnt notice a while, didn't notice I thought I bumped it, its is slightly tender when touching it?

Examination: Is required - may be a bruise with surrounding nerve inflammation or may be some sort of nerve problem such as radiculopathy (pinched nerve) with a concurrent lump. Could also be a shoulder injury with associated nerve irritation. A doctor examination will help sort through this and then if necessary tests can be run if the diagnosis still remains unclear. All the best. ...Read more

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I've had numbness in my head, face, neck, for 6 months with headaches & weakness in my arm. Numbness is moving to my body drs won't help. Help me?

I've had numbness in my head, face, neck, for 6 months with headaches & weakness in my arm. Numbness is moving to my body drs won't help. Help me?

Numbness: As long as you have had any life threatening conditions ruled out, get evaluated by someone who treats tmd problems. Could be as simple as nerve impingement due to cervical and masticatory muscle fatigue and spasm. ...Read more

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I have neck pain that's running down my left arm numbness and tingling. What is the cause of this?

I have neck pain that's running down my left arm numbness and tingling. What is the cause of this?

PRESSURE ON NERVES: Pain in neck radiating down the arm usually is from pressure on the nerves that originate from the neck
you need to be evaluated by your doctor or an ortopedic specialist, you need exam and may need MRI exam to find the cause. You are only 34 years old so see your doc. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I visit for arm numbness most likely the result of repetitive motion at work?

Your PCP: While I can't be certain, the most likely cause of numbness in your situation is that one of the nerves in your wrist, arm or neck is being irritated or pinched. This is something that your primary care provider, or pcp, can help sort out and possibly treat effectively, and refer if needed. Pcp's usually include family practice or internal medicine doctors, and nurse practioners. ...Read more

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I am 32 yrs female I been having left arm numbness and my upper back its been hurting on and off its that a sing of a heart attack?

Heart attack: Women tend to have variable and atypical symptoms. Please see your pcp if your symptoms have resolved or go to the er if you have on going symptoms. ...Read more

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36f and am experiencing discomfort on the side of my left breast and left arm numbness. I had augmentation in 2008-this is just now starting. Help?

36f and am experiencing discomfort on the side of my left breast and left arm numbness. I had augmentation in 2008-this is just now starting. Help?

Bewildering Breast: Augmentation comes with the risk of rupture and extrusion or leakage of the implant contents. In most cases the body will absorb these substances depending on the content (saline vs. Silicone). In the case of silicone and other materials an inflammatory reaction can occur and will irritate the underlying muscle, connective tissue and nerves. If the arm is affected seek evaluation of the issue. ...Read more

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I have left arm numbness and heaviness like and my neck, and I been checked no signs of heart attck or stroke what else can it be? Its worrying me a lot

I have left arm numbness and heaviness like and my neck, and I been checked no signs of heart attck or stroke what else can it be? Its worrying me a lot

Radiculopathy: You may have a pinched nerve in the neck. It's called cervical radiculopathy. Mri and emg/ncv study usually are needed to diagnose this problem. ...Read more

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I have arm numbness and tingling in my left arm but also sometimes my right arm. My hand also feels like it wants to cripple up. I'm only 26 years old.

Arm numbness: Numbness in the arms often occurs from sleeping with the arms bent or working in a job with a lot of repetition. Other frequent causes include spinal stenosis or compression of the spinal cord. Diabetes, low B12 levels, and low thyroid function are common causes too. A neurological evaluation and a nerve conduction test can identify the cause of the numbness. ...Read more

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Is my arm numbness and dizziness something to be concerned about? Hi, I'm a 23 year old male, non smoker, no serious health issues in the past, no family history of heart issues or anything of that nature. I'm a stock trader, and recently when I am enteri

Yes: Arm numbness can be associated with cardiac and other chest issues, since pain is often referred, and also can be associated with something pressing on the nerves as they exit the spine, or go through the axilla (armpit), or further down the arm. It is not normal, and if has been persistent, you should see your health care provider. ...Read more

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Can muscle strain cause arm numbness w/ back pain? Went to dr told me I strain my muscle.

Can muscle strain cause arm numbness w/ back pain? Went to dr told me I strain my muscle.

It all depends.: Muscle strain/sprain are injuries to the muscle tissue that can be very painful. Some muscle injuries can cause trigger sensation which will cause pain to radiate to different areas. This are trigger points.
Now, a low back injury will not cause hand numbness. Other pathologies should be ruled out and a complete physical examination and likely imaging studies should be perform if symptoms persit ...Read more

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Pain in lower back and up my right arm. Numbness in my right arm tingling in my thumb pointer and middle finger. What do I do?

Pain in lower back and up my right arm. Numbness in my right arm tingling in my thumb pointer and middle finger. What do I do?

See your doc: The low back is not related to the right arm. The arm is most likely a disk herniation at C5-6 and or C6-7 on the right. It can be treated with traction, medication and surgery as a last resort. You can also try injections. ...Read more

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What is right arm numbness, shortness of breath and light headed when I walk upstairs?

What is right arm numbness, shortness of breath and light headed when I walk upstairs?

Chest pain: The symptom you describe could be benign but could also be an anginal equivalent. You should see your dr. And get checked out. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I visit for hand and arm numbness that is the result of repetitive motion at work?

What type of doctor should I visit for hand and arm numbness that is the result of repetitive motion at work?

PCP or ortho: You can see either your primary care physician, or an orthopedic surgeon. Splinting, anti-inflammatories and/or physical therapy may allow you to avoid surgery.

Good luck! ...Read more

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Went to my doctor today. He said a muscle strain in my upper back is causing arm numbness. Is this possible? Not sure if I'm buying it...

Went to my doctor today. He said a muscle strain in my upper back is causing arm numbness. Is this possible? Not sure if I'm buying it...

Arm numbness: Arm numbness comes from impingement of a nerve root in the cervical spine or a pinched nerve in the arm itself. Often people will have referred pain/numbness in the upper back too. Massage, physical therapy, and ice may be beneficial. If the numbness persists then an MRI of the cervical spine and a nerve test can help find the source of the numbness. ...Read more

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