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Can ulnar neuropathy in one arm/hand somehow be responsible for beginning symptoms in the other one? My left is useless and I can't lose the right one

Can ulnar neuropathy in one arm/hand somehow be responsible for beginning symptoms in the other one? My left is useless and I can't lose the right one

Overuse syndrome: Not uncommon to acquire bilateral ulnar neuropathies, especially in diabetic patients. Occasionally, starts on one arm, and there is compensated overuse in other with mirror emergence of nerve compression at elbow, especially if one leans on elbows frequently. See hand specialist to get this treated. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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What is neuropathy I have pain in both arms, tingly sensation

What is neuropathy I have pain in both arms, tingly sensation

See below: Neuropathy can be caused by many things including diabetes and alcoholism.
It is a disruption of the nerves fibers that can progress from a tingle sensation to pain and numbness. ...Read more

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I have autonomic neuropathy and mottling on my arms and hands, what causes this?

I have autonomic neuropathy and mottling on my arms and hands, what causes this?

Autonomic NS: The changes in your arms are due to the underlying disease process. The mottling is a sign of autonomic disregulation. ...Read more

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Have neuropathy&lately awoken in the HS &my lt arm feels paralyzed. I force it 2 move & feels like bone coming t/ my skin. This just prt of condition?

Have neuropathy&lately awoken in the HS &my lt arm feels paralyzed. I force it 2 move & feels like bone coming t/ my skin. This just prt of condition?

Could be the neuro: Your evaluation will help clarify if it is related to your neuropathy. There may be an alternative reason that is causing this and your physician will examine you for an alternative cause. It will also depend on what type of neuropathy you have. ...Read more

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Could occasionally feeling a sensation of burning drops falling on my hand when I put pressure on my arm by laying on it be a symptom of neuropathy?

Could occasionally feeling a sensation of burning drops falling on my hand when I put pressure on my arm by laying on it be a symptom of neuropathy?

Maybe: It depends on how long the pressure is on the arm before you have the sensation. If it occurs rapidly then there could be a problem. If it takes a while then it may be a normal reaction due to decreased blood flow from the pressure on the arm.
The other possibility is it could stem from your depression, as many sensory symptoms can be due to significant depression. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Have had neuropathy for the past few months; "hives" outbreak a week ago; developing several painful lumps under my arms & other areas in past 3 days?

Have had neuropathy for the past few months; "hives" outbreak a week ago; developing several painful lumps under my arms & other areas in past 3 days?

Hives: Hives, neuropathy, painful lumps are symptoms of concern at your age and could reflect multitude of pathology. See an experienced internist fir detailed history, exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 25 get neuropathy on both legs & arms. I know its due to circulation. What can I do? I don't have health problems. Don't wanttae meds. Why do I get

Medical Evaluation: It is important to have this medically evaluated. Depending on cause, you can speak to your physician about options. I am currently treating patients with cold hands and feet with acupuncture with great results. ...Read more

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Left arm is tingly and sore I have neuropathy. I've had heart tests and all is well could it be my nerves?

Left arm is tingly and sore I have neuropathy. I've had heart tests and all is well could it be my nerves?

Possibly: 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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Must an emg test for periperal neuropathy include both a test of an arm and leg to be valid? I was told I have pn based on legs only.

Must an emg test for periperal neuropathy include both a test of an arm and leg to be valid? I was told I have pn based on legs only.

No: Peripheral neuropathy may only manifest in one limb -- that's the only area that would need to be tested. Tests may be more extensive if the symptoms are also more extensive. ...Read more

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Was given gabapentin4mild peroneal neuropathy in knee. Now have burning sensation n slight pain in left knee. Left arm is palpitating. What should I do?

Was given gabapentin4mild peroneal neuropathy in knee. Now have burning sensation n slight pain in left knee. Left arm is palpitating. What should I do?

See pain management: Specialist or a neurologist. Peripheral neuropathy is a complicate chronic dysfunction to live with. The good news is there is a treatment for this condition ranges from conservative therapies, pharmacological and alternative options. The goals of treatment are to relieve pain, maintain normal function and improve quality of life. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with diabetes neuropathy, my back is painful and I have numbness in my arms and hands. What are the treatments for this?

Can also C osteopath: You have had your wisdom teeth removed, and looks like you are taking amitrityline, and aleve (naproxen) for pain, and Insulin for dm, and pt too. You could benefit from having an ostoepathic manipulative consult/treatment to address your overall pain stemming also from musculoskeketal complaints, and be manually treated holistically to get some relief. Also, they can recommend a cranial dentist too for tmj. ...Read more

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Hit my elbow, next day noticed sore forearm & a knot. Then 1 spot on wrist became tender. All right arm. Pain lessened now. Neuropathy?

Hit my elbow, next day noticed sore forearm & a knot. Then 1 spot on wrist became tender. All right arm. Pain lessened now. Neuropathy?

Not neuropathy: neuropathy would cause numbness and weakness if you bruises a nerve. You probably bruise where you hit your arm. If you did not elevate your arm the swelling went down hill to your wrist. ...Read more

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Right arm tingly what could it be no chest pain little bit of gastritis and I have neuropathy never felt this before neck is sore and tight too?

See PMD: This could be a sign of cervical disc herniation and resulting radiculopathy. But based on your age and medical problems, could be other things also. Please see your pmd for workup. ...Read more

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As a massage therapist I get many who sleep upon their hands and arms who also have neuropathy. None of their doctors have asked them about it, why?

As a massage therapist I get many who sleep upon their hands and arms who also have neuropathy. None of their doctors have asked them about it, why?

It can happen: Certainly one can get transient paresthesia from such an action but frank neuropathy would seem odd. When you sleep on your hand you are causing a decreased blood flow to the area. In an extreme case this can cause damage and possible neuropathy. I can't say as I have ever had a patient have neuropathy without extensive damage being done to the muscles or skin. ...Read more

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No chest pain I have neuropathy and both arms feel sore and numb sometimes I just started on metanx help?

No chest pain I have neuropathy and both arms feel sore and numb sometimes I just started on metanx help?

Time: Give metanx a chance to work. If no better, consider steroid dose pack or MRI to evaluate. Also consider Neurontin or Lyrica (pregabalin) for meds. ...Read more

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Thinking I have als. Doctor did emg just right arm and neck and said I have nothing to worry about. No signs of ALS or peripheral neuropathy.?

Thinking I have als. Doctor did emg just right arm and neck and said I have nothing to worry about. No signs of ALS or peripheral neuropathy.?

Depends on symptoms: Als is a disease of the upper and lower motor neurons. If you are experiencing lower motor neuron symptoms (e.g. Twitching, weakness) in the right arm but the EMG in that region is normal, it argues strongly against ALS as the underlying diagnosis. It does not exclude the possibility of upper motor neuron disease in that limb or other issues elsewhere in the body, however. ...Read more

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No chest pain, left arm tingly, jaw hurts a little after 20 min of cardio. Can it be my neuropathy? Or cannot be something else? Heart test all good

Maybe: My question would be what are you doing with your arm and jaw while exercising? Using arms (perhaps elliptical, ergometer, or rowing machine) may bring out tingling. Also hyperventilation (would expect both hands). Clenching jaw, or jarring from running, may bring out jaw pain. If you have already been tested for heart problems and don't have any big risk factors, I would recommend analgesics. ...Read more

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Left arm tingly I have neuropathy. Back of neck feel pressure, headache just in forehead and top teeth hurt a bit. Help?

SCM pain pattern: Look to the sternocleidomastoid muscle for trigger points and perhaps the scalenes. Your pain pattern mimics that muscle trigger point map. Of course other causes may overlap that one. ...Read more

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I have 2 children and I am type 1 diabetic for 21 yrs and I have severe nerve pain in my arms n hands for past 5 yrs isit neuropathy or carpal tunnel?

I have 2 children and I am type 1 diabetic for 21 yrs and I have severe nerve pain in my arms n hands for past 5 yrs isit neuropathy or carpal tunnel?

Could be either: Diabetic neuropathy usually affects the feet before it affects the hands and arms. However, your symptoms could be coming either from carpal tunnel or from peripheral neuropathy.

Symptoms from carpal tunnel are usually most intense in the thumb, index and middle fingers and are worsened by repetitive motion. Clumsiness, and weakness in the hands also occurs commonly in cts. An EMG is needed. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing left leg and arm numbness, extreme discomfort + tingling in the pinky and ring finger for a year, could it be ulnar nerve neuropathy?

I'm experiencing left leg and arm numbness, extreme discomfort + tingling in the pinky and ring finger for a year, could it be ulnar nerve neuropathy?

Partly ulnar nerve: The leg symptoms could not be caused by an ulnar nerve condition, but the finger symptoms could be. You may wish to have nerve conduction testing to help confirm the diagnosis.

http://www. Neurocuro. Com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...Read more

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Have leg & arm weakness, fatigue & autonomic neuropathy symptoms. Will a VoltGatedCalciumChannel VGCC blood test add any value to my suspicions?

Have leg & arm weakness, fatigue & autonomic neuropathy symptoms. Will a VoltGatedCalciumChannel VGCC blood test add any value to my suspicions?

Neurological consult: Further specific test such VGCC must be discussed with your neurologist, as he/she has full picture about your case. ...Read more

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I have peripheral neuropathy, my right lateral upper thigh is numb x 2 wks, migrating down leg. Severe left neck and arm pain too, l scalp too? Pn?

I have peripheral neuropathy, my right lateral upper thigh is numb x 2 wks, migrating down leg. Severe left neck and arm pain too, l scalp too? Pn?

Don't know: There is no way a forum like this can sort this out. Talk to your gp. He/she will take a full history, do an exam, order appropriate tests and refer you to a specialist if needed. ...Read more

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Tongue is tingling, lips feel the same. Tingling down my arms lower back pain? I have neuropathy and currently on lyrica (pregabalin)

Tongue is tingling, lips feel the same. Tingling down my arms lower back pain? I have neuropathy and currently on lyrica (pregabalin)

Neuropathy: Tingling down your arms and lower back pain may be related to cervical disc herniation or stenosis. Although neuropathy can also cause similar symptoms. You may have cervical radiculopathy vs. Neuropathy. An MRI of cervical spine and EMG nerve study can clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Both arms joint pain, no chest pain, sinus infection and neuropathy?

Both arms joint pain, no chest pain, sinus infection and neuropathy?

Can not say: We will need a lot more information. Your evaluation will take all of this into account to help make a decision. ...Read more

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Is an aching left arm and left leg a sign of peripheral neuropathy, hiv, carpal tunnel or pinched nerve?

Is an aching left arm and left leg a sign of peripheral neuropathy, hiv, carpal tunnel or pinched nerve?

Depends: This can be a systemic disease process (neuropathy, hiv) affecting multiple nerves at once. Carpal tunnel affect the hand specifically, not the arm. You can have two pinched nerves possibly, but one tries to explain symptoms by the most simple explanation. Consider spinal cord issues, which would affect arm and leg simultaneously. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in ...Read more