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Left Arm Cold And Numb
What causes numbness, pain and cold sensation behind the left shoulder blade? Hard to lift left arm, overuse or something more serious?
You may have : Notalgia paresthetica, an uncommon irritation of nerves over the mid shoulder blade, but if there is a winging this is a problem with long thoracic nerve, and if weak over shoulder may involve suprascapular nerve. Since many possibilities, have your doc do an exam and see what is the most likely answer. ...Read more
More information req: Lupus can certainly cause many things including neuropathy. However unilateral neuropathy of an arm is unusual and other causes such as cervical radiculopathy, thoracic outlet syndrome, etc. I think it is important to discuss with your primary care or rheumatologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
What to do if I'm once only, left arm goes numb, hands get cold, desire to lie down, no pain. What is wrong?
See a neurologist: You describe symptoms suggestive of tia. You need to see your pcp as well as a neurologist. ...Read more
My Left arm feels numb and cold. It started from my thumb to my elbow. Now its up to my shoulder. What does it mean?
Nerve pinched: Pressure on a nerve can cause pain, numbness, feeling of cold alone or in combination. This pressure can occur at any level where the nerve runs ending in the neck. At the wrist or the neck would be most likely. Less likely would be problem in the brain. A blood vessel blockage is possible but the way you describe less likely You need to see a doctor right away and get examined and diagnosed. ...Read more
Yesterdaymy sister's left arm was aching and her left hand went numb and cold. She also had pain under both shoulder blades. What could it be?
Why does my left arm feel like its numb and has no circulation? My hand & joint hurts & it's been like this the whole day. My arm is cold but I'm warm
See your doctor: This is unusual particularly depending on when this occurred after the shot and where the shot was delivered. I would definitely discuss it with your doctor as it is possible that it will get better with time but it also may signify a nerve injury. ...Read more
Pinched nerve: Most common cause of focal numbness is carpal tunnel syndrome, at the wrist, but nerve pinching can occur at the elbow, shoulder, or neck. Less commonly, this could be an early sign of a problem within brain or spinal cord. See your primary care doctor first, and, if a persistent problem, may need testing to uncover causation. ...Read more
Diagnosis of the causes of numbness relies on identification of specific patterns of sensory disturbance and relating them to the usual anatomy of the nervous system. Numbness involving a portion of the hand or forearm (what doctors call the upper limb further away from the rest of you than the elbow) could indicate an injury to a nerve root in the neck, to the brachial plexus, or to one of the peripheral nerves that run to the upper limb. Numbness involving the entire hand or forearm may indicate a problem in the spinal cord, or more likely the brain. Different types of conditions affect these different areas. Some are very serious, such as stroke or multiple sclerosis. There are many other potential causes too numerous to list or mention here.
Seeing a doctor is a start to getting a diagnosis. ...Read more
You could have numbness from compressed nerves in the neck, the upper shoulder or problems with the nerves themselves.
There could also be problems with blood flow in the arm.
Your family md can perform a physical exam and clear a lot of this up for you along with an MRI as warranted. He'll refer you on to a neurosurgeon or neurologist as needed. ...Read more
C7 merve pinch from : From disc herniation.Get a more detailed answer ›
It depends.: Are you over 50 with any risks for heart disease? Have you recently injured your neck, or your shoulder? Do you have any other symptoms, like shortness of breath or chest pressure? Your question is too limited to answer safely. Recommend you see your doctor asap and if the symptoms become severe seek urgent care. ...Read more
What other symptoms?: Everything from carpal tunnel to a bad disc in your neck could cause this. See a physical medicine doctor or neurologist for evaluation soon. They can get additional information examine you and possibly do an emg. ...Read more
My husband is truck driver and he drives using his left arm at night he is complaining of numbness?
Carpal Tunnel...: Your husband should be evaluated for possible carpal tunnel syndrome. The constand pressure of the wheel on the palm of his hand may have predisposed him for it. Symptoms usually include numbness and tingling sensation in the thumb and first 2 fingers. Wearing a neutral wrist spling for 6 weeks may be helpful, and surgical release is always a treatment option when all else fails. ...Read more
There are moments where my left arm feels like it's going numb yet I have no issues raising it. Is this something that is serious?
Numbness: Left arm numbness has various causes including a pinched nerve in the neck, shoulder, elbow or wrist regions. Circulation problems of the brain, coronary arteries or of an arm artery itself are other causes. If symptoms persist, see your physician for evaluation and appropriate tests and/or referrals to a specialist will be made. ...Read more
I am having major problems with my left arm going numb. It happens a lot and has been going on for months now. Should I be worried.?
This warrants: Medical evaluation. Not normal.Get a more detailed answer ›