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Dr. Daniel Mass
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Numbness And Tingling (Definition)

Numbness and tingling is a symptom in which a person has some loss of feeling (numbness) and/or has the feeling of "pins and needles" in some part of the body. If a person had slept on his arm, the arm may have "pins and needles" for several minutes before returning to normal. Numbness and tingling can also ...Read more


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Hello. I have been having numbness and tingling in my arm, wrist, and hand. I have a carpal boss and am having it removed. What is the recovery time?

Hello. I have been having numbness and tingling in my arm, wrist, and hand. I have a carpal boss and am having it removed. What is the recovery time?

2 week to 3 months: Reduction of numbness and tingling can occur within a few days. However, swelling and tightness in the hand and fingers can take several weeks. If tightness persists beyond two months, consult your surgeon. A steroid injection into the hand may help complete healing. ...Read more

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Scared I have cancer I have right breast pain/ discomfort and itching and yellow discharge any idea pain is persistent with numbness and tingling in right arm and hand?

Scared I have cancer I have right breast pain/ discomfort and itching and yellow discharge any idea pain is persistent with numbness and tingling in right arm and hand?

Breast exam: Seek a physical examination, breast exam, breast ultrasound and mamography. Have your physician review breast self examination with you. This condition requires further medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Do bike racers experience numbness, tingling, or pain in the arm, hand, or wrist?

Do bike racers experience numbness, tingling, or pain in the arm, hand, or wrist?

Yes, many reasons.: Not uncommonly, problems at the wrist, such as carpal tunnel, affecting the thumb and index and middle finger, or guyon's canal causing numbness in digits 4 and 5. Also, may see due to neck postures, including nerve root compression, but also brachial plexus problems including thoracic outlet syndrome. ...Read more

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I have had numbness and tingling and pain in my hands for about 2 yrs now. It does it for no reason and now my left arm is starting to do the same .

I have had numbness and tingling and pain in my hands for about 2 yrs now. It does it for no reason and now my left arm is starting to do the same .

Neck problem: Its most likely a neck problem.Depending on your age it could also be a brain problem.You need to see a neurolgist. ...Read more

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I 've had numbness and tingling in my right hand for awhile now . My right arm gets numbness and tingling too . I experience no pain at all . ?

I 've had numbness and tingling in my right hand for awhile now . My right arm gets numbness and tingling too . I experience no pain at all . ?

Neuropathy: Numbness and tingling(paresthesias) in the hand and arm can be due to nerve compression in several areas: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome(from pinched nerve in wrist), Ulnar Neuropathy(nerve compression at elbow) and Cervical radiculopathy(compression in the neck) For more information on CTS see: http://bit.ly/1xTEkXx Neuropathy: http://bit.ly/1pAbbJw Cervical radiculopathy: https://bit.ly/1yPwhcG ...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. Im only 26 years old.

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. Im 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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more