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My right hand goes numb sometimes and it travels up my arm to my shoulder?

My right hand goes numb sometimes and  it travels up my arm to my shoulder?

?Carpal Tunnel?: You may be having carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a build up of pressure in the wrist that causes the nerve to the hand to hurt. It causes hand numbness and pain up the arm. It can be diagnosed and treated. See you pcp or neurologist or hand surgeon or other health care provider dealing in this condition. A nerve conduciton test may need to be done. Surgery may be needed. Splinting can help. ...Read more

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Hand Numbness (Definition)

The term numbness describes an altered sensation that can occur usually from either a neurological or vascular etiology. Some patients that have numbness have a complete inability to sense any object at all, where others may be able to sense but it is reduced. One example is neuropathy, in severe cases patients will be so numb they can not sense even if they step ...Read more


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My right hand goes numb all the way to my elbow?

My right hand goes numb all the way to my elbow?

Be seen: I would certainly be seen. There are multiple potential causes. Probably the two most common causes are a pinched nerve in the neck or a peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. Thank you. ...Read more

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Periodic left forearm bicep and hand numbness tight shoulder when i look straight down back feels tight goes away after i take my ativan (lorazepam)?

Periodic left forearm bicep and hand numbness tight shoulder when i look straight down back feels tight goes away after i take my ativan (lorazepam)?

Neck problem: Sounds like you may have a cervical disc problem in your neck w/ the description of your symptoms. See an ors or neurosurgeon for examination, x-rays etc. Best of luck!you may need treatment for your anxiety disorder additionally. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have arm pain and i'm not sure what it is i'm 22 yrs. Old and i've been having right hand/arm/shoulder pain since may of this year. It started out as feeling like an issue will the ulnar nerve but now my pinky and ring finger don't get numb. It's an ove

I have arm pain and i'm not sure what it is i'm 22 yrs. Old and i've been having right hand/arm/shoulder pain since may of this year. It started out as feeling like an issue will the ulnar nerve but now my pinky and ring finger don't get numb. It's an ove

Check the neck: Its important to establish a diagnosis. Hand/arm/shoulder pain could be referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedic surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean if my right hand goes numb while sleeping?

What does it mean if my right hand goes numb while sleeping?

A possibility: It may indicate a neuropathy depending on where exactly on the hand and arm you note numbness. Carpal tunnel syndrome (a type of median neuropathy), ulnar neuropathy, or radial neuropathy may be present. Try to avoid pressure on the arm and hand while sleeping including awkward posturing. Keep it straight while asleep. If you note weakness or pain, please consult a neurologist. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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My right hand goes numb a lot, muscles start feeling weak when I use it a lot. Most recently it has started to form itself in an odd position.?

My right hand goes numb a lot, muscles start feeling weak when I use it a lot. Most recently it has started to form itself in an odd position.?

CTS: Numb hands and cramping are characteristic of carpal tunnel syndrome. Not only does the nerve that give sensation to the hand give the characteristic numb sensation, but cramping is another complaint. See your hand specialist and get a nerve conduction study (EMG) to see if that is the problem. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your right hand goes numb when you have a fever?

What does it mean if your right hand goes numb when you have a fever?

Hard to say!: Numbness is usually do to pressure on a nerve. This is not something i would expect a fever to cause. However, a fever can cause increased blood flow and this may cause some swelling that could be pressing on a nerve. Probably not much to worry about if it goes away as your temp goes down., but if this occurs every time let your doctor know. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your right hand goes numb and so numb that it causes you to wake up from a dead sleep. ?

What does it mean when your right hand goes numb and so numb that it causes you to wake up from a dead sleep.
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Carpal tunnel: The most common cause would be carpal tunnel syndrome. The median nerve innervates the thumb, index finger and half the middle finger. It runs into the hand through a tunnel (called the carpal tunnel). If there is a bit of swelling of the tissues or if you bend your wrist while sleeping, the nerve gets pinched and causes numbness. There are some other possibilities, so get checked to be sure. ...Read more

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Rotator cuff pain, arm and hand goes numb is that tendon damage?

Rotator cuff pain, arm and hand goes numb is that tendon damage?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your neck. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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When i sit down my left hand goes numb and my left shoulder hurts. If i raise my hand it helps?

Thoracic outlet syn?: THere are many possible causes, but if elevating your arm makes it clearly better, that suggests that something in the base of your neck is pressing on or irritating a nerve in your arm. Best to start with an evaluation by your regular doctor. If the pain gets worse with exercise, or if you get palpitaions or short of breath, see the doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Everytime i rest my arm in certain normal positions, even if there's no pressure on it, my hand goes numb. What's causing this?

Everytime i rest my arm in certain normal positions, even if there's no pressure on it, my hand goes numb. What's causing this?

Varies : There are a number of possibilities. One of which is that you have a peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome such as carpal tunnel syndrome or cubitsl tunnel syndrome. Thoracic outlet syndrome is another possible cause. An exam and appropriate studies can determine the cause. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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Why when i'm sleeping in my sides, the arm i'm sleeping on, my hand goes numb. This just started a month ago, and it happens every night all night?

Why when i'm sleeping in my sides, the arm i'm sleeping on, my hand goes numb. This just started a month ago, and it happens every night all night?

Nerve compression: The numbness in your hand is probably due to compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow, it will give you numbness of the little finger and ring fingers.You may olso be compressing the median nerve and that will give you numbness of the middle, index and thumb.You need to learn how to change positios very frquenly in order to avoid continuos compression of the nerve. ...Read more

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R. Hand goes numb when i sleep on either side, arm stretched forward, also when reaching forward during the day using mouse or bike handle. Not carpa?

R. Hand goes numb when i sleep on either side,  arm stretched forward, also when reaching forward during the day using mouse or bike handle. Not carpa?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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