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Numbness in my thumb&bicep d/t c5~6hnp for 12months. Many nonsurgical tx being done but not so helpful. Can hnp leave me permanent neuro damage?

Numbness in my thumb&bicep d/t c5~6hnp for 12months. Many nonsurgical tx being done but not so helpful. Can hnp leave me permanent neuro damage?

Yes: If you leave the hnp in place you can develop weakness (persistent), numbness (permanent) and muscle atrophy over time. Most of these will get better with time but it can take many months or even years. Rarely you can develop permanent nerve injury with unaddressed hnp. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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


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Left shoulder and bicep numbness on and off for 2 days?

See a neurologist: There may be pinching of nerves in the neck or just above collar bone. ...Read more

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Could a bad sleeping position cause numbness in my the biceps?

Could a bad sleeping position cause numbness in my the biceps?

Yes: Yes, if you are cutting off the blood supply or impinging on a nerve in your neck. ...Read more

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Can strained biceps cause numbness in hands?

Can strained biceps cause numbness in hands?

I'm concerned: In general there is usually no numbness with a biceps strain although there is close anatomical proximity. If it started at the same time as the biceps injury you may have injured a peripheral nerve but that would be uncommon. I would bring this to your doctors attention as it may be a problem that needs work up, like an emg. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a large mass on my bicep. It can be felt when pushed it seems to swell and cause numbness in my arm. On my MRI, "no mass was detected"??

I have a large mass on my bicep. It can be felt when pushed it seems to swell and cause numbness in my arm. On my MRI, "no mass was detected"??

MRI can miss masses: In my experience, the most common soft tissue mass missed on MRI is a lipoma, a benign tumor made up of cells containing fat, which look very like the surrounding fat surrounding on MRI. The thin capsule may not be visible.

Numbness may be due to pressure on nerve. Other tumors such as schwannoma are less often not easily seen on MRI.

A surgeon is often the best person to evaluate these lesions ...Read more

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I'm 18, I have been having left arm pain (whole arm) along with tingling/numbness all day mostly in my bicep area, since 10am. Should I be worried?

I'm 18, I have been having left arm pain (whole arm) along with tingling/numbness all day mostly in my bicep area, since 10am. Should I be worried?

Pinched nerve neck?: Sounds like could be a pinched or irritated nerve in your neck. Are you having neck pain as well? You should contact you physician for evaluation if symptoms persist more than 24 hours. Seek er care if you are having progressive weakness, trouble with walking or balance, or incontinence. ...Read more

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What does a numbness and tingling in the hand and bicep mean?

What does a numbness and tingling in the hand and bicep mean?

Nerve injury: This sounds like a nerve injury possibly a nerve root at the spine in the neck. More specifics of the numbness as well as any pain or weakness would be helpful information. See a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist to diagnose and possibly treat. ...Read more

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Have head ressure on both sides of my head muscle spasms n my bicep and numbness in my face?

Have head ressure on both sides of my head muscle spasms n my bicep and numbness in my face?

Evaluation: The head pressure and spasms could be from a pinched nerve in your neck or spasming in the muscles of the neck. The numbness in the face is a little more concerning though. Is it just on one side? Is it just your lips? Is the numbness constant or getting worse? Regardless, I would recommend seeing your doctor or an urgent care for evaluation now. ...Read more

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My bicep muscle on my left arm has been "twitching" for the past 48 hours, I don't have any weakness or numbness in the arm.?

My bicep muscle on my left arm has been "twitching" for the past 48 hours, I don't have any weakness or numbness in the arm.?

And the question is?: Is it ALS? -- No
Is it life threatening? - No
Is it going to stop? - They always do at some point
How can I make it go away? - Well, sometimes you can and sometimes you can't
Should I go to the ER? No, but if it's still there another day and it's bothering you set up an appointment to see your doctor. Some blood work, a quick physical exam and he may be able to give something to slow it down. ...Read more

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Left inner bicep ache that is accompanied by back forearm ache and pinky numbness. Echo, stress test were good. Possible causes?

Poss. Nerve problem?: I would encourage getting checked out, but the constellation of back pain and pinky numbness raise the possibility of a pinched nerve. A full history and physical should help sort out if this is a possibility or not with your symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes a ten second feeling of pain and or numbness in the outside of left arm, beside the bicep? PCP says heart ok. Nerve? Anxiety?

What causes a ten second feeling of pain and or numbness in the outside of left arm, beside the bicep? PCP says heart ok. Nerve? Anxiety?

Nerve irritation: Could be a pinched nerve in your neck at C5 or C6. If it bothers you enough or certainly if you develop any weakness in the arm, I would see a doctor and you would likely start with neck xrays. The other possibility would be a rotator cuff muscle issue in your shoulder. ...Read more

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Index and middle finger numb. Emg normal. Tricep painful when I push betwen tricep and bicep have numbness from there down arm to fingers.?

Index and middle finger numb. Emg normal. Tricep painful when I push betwen tricep and bicep have numbness from there down arm to fingers.?

Could be C7 nerve: Tricep pain and pain in the index/middle fingers follow the C7 nerve and the EMG may have been performed too early to detect the problem. You should still have your dr. Get an MRI and look for C7 nerve root problems. If the MRI is negative but the pain persists, you may need a myelogram with post-myelogram ct of the cervical spine to look for abnormalities. A neurosurgeon should be able to help. ...Read more

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Over the last 4-5 weeks I have been having right wrist pain with numbness in my pinky and ring finger. The pain & decreased ROM has worsened. I have trouble lifting any weight at times. My forearm muscle will also have severe spasms and my bicep will ach

Over the last 4-5 weeks I have been having right wrist pain with numbness in my pinky and ring finger. The pain & decreased ROM has worsened. I have trouble lifting any weight at times. My forearm muscle will also have severe spasms and my bicep will ach

Ulnar Nerve entrapme: Hi Cindykay A700,

What you describe could be an entrapment of the ulnar nerve at the wrist (Guyon's Canal) or further up at the inside of the elbow (by the funny bone). You need to see a hand surgeon for diagnosis and you may require nerve conduction studies to determine the exact location. ...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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Can a pinched nerve cause Numbness and weakness that comes and go on the right arm/hand and right leg/foot? Also, pain in the shoulder blade/bicep.

Can a pinched nerve cause Numbness and weakness that comes and go on the right arm/hand and right leg/foot? Also, pain in the shoulder blade/bicep.

Yes: Numbness and weakness in the right upper and lower extremities may indicate nerve compression at the level of the spine. MRI and EMG could localize and prognosticate a compressive neuropathy and would give guidance to appropriate treatment options. Consult with a physical medicine and rehabilition specialist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Why is it when I flex my biceps my arm goes numb?

? pinched nerve.: You could possess a nerve compression at the elbow posteriorly at the cubital tunnel ("funny bone"), or anteriorly at antecubital fossa (pronator syndrome of median nerve). All depends whether you bend at the elbow to flex. If persistent, get this evaluated. ...Read more

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Might have pushed my biceps too hard today, my arm suddenly went funny, numb and hot. Looks smaller than the other and there's no pain. Should I be concerned?

Might have pushed my biceps too hard today, my arm suddenly went funny, numb and hot. Looks smaller than the other and there's no pain. Should I be concerned?

Possibly: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Slept with head on bicep. Arm was not numb but I couldn't lift it more than a few inches when I woke up. It's fine now. What causes this?

Slept with head on bicep. Arm was not numb but I couldn't lift it more than a few inches when I woke up. It's fine now. What causes this?

Nerve entrapment: When you raise your arm over your head the nerves are trapped under the clavicle. That's why you can not move your arm.. ...Read more

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Pressing downward on inner bicep skin gives me a tearing burning sensation on same bicep right below that area very painful then area feels numb help?

Pressing downward on inner bicep skin gives me a tearing burning sensation on same bicep right below that area very painful then area feels numb help?

Biceps tendon: Sounds like you have injure your biceps tendon. Rest, ice, NSAID. The numbness is a note, but most likely secondary to pressure on nerve. Treat the problem and if you are not getting relief in a few days see your provider. ...Read more

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Extreme pain in rt shoulder. Cannot lift up more than a little. Beginning to hurt from bicep down. Hand can go numb, drop things.

Extreme pain in rt shoulder. Cannot lift up more than a little. Beginning to hurt from bicep down. Hand can go numb, drop things.

Possible neck issues: It could be related to your neck, especially since you are having numbness in your hand and dropping things. However, I think your shoulder should be evaluated too for possible bursitis or possible rotator cuff issues. ...Read more

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If I rub skin below my armpit downward a certain way about mid bicep I get a burning tearing pain sensation on the skin area also feels numb after?

If I rub skin below my armpit downward a certain way about mid bicep I get a burning tearing pain sensation on the skin area also feels numb after?

How long???: How long have you had this symptom??? Look for a rash! These symptoms could represent early shingles. Ask question again with more information

Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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What is wrong with my bicep? Today my bicep will not respond when I flex it. I recieved a stinger in a football game yesterday. When I stood up from the collision my arm was completely numb and paralyzed in the form of a chicken wing. It took a few minute

Nerve injury: Hopefully you are still only having a residual of the stinger but you would be better to go on and get checked as you could have a ruptured disc or compression fracture in your neck. As well as other ways to have nerve injury between your spine and arm. ...Read more

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Why would bicep not flex 2 weeks after shoulder replacement? Any explanation? Also still numb from elbow to thumb, painful nerves.

Why would bicep not flex 2 weeks after shoulder replacement? Any explanation? Also still numb from elbow to thumb, painful nerves.

Musculocutaneous n.: The musculocutaneous nerve provides the nerve supply to the biceps muscle. If this was stretched and temporarily "stunned' during the shoulder replacement, this can explain the symptoms.

The skin sensation from the elbow to the thumb comes from the "lateral cutaneous nerve of the forearm". This nerve is an extension of the musculocutaneous nerve, so this makes sense too. ...Read more

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Severe neck pain radiating to left bicep all the way to hand which is numb and tingling. What can I do for this?

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Severe neck pain radiating to left bicep all the way to hand which is numb and tingling. What can I do for this?

Neck and back pain: The neck pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
It sounds like you are experiencing nerve pain from your neck.
Please seek help from pain management doctor or spine surgeon. .. For evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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In what circumstances would you do an acdf in 28 y.Old male? My doc recommended zero p in c5-6. My thumb is numb and pain in neck shoulder bicep

Muscle weakness: True muscle weakness (not just weakness secondary to pain).

Oral anti-inflammatories, a cervical epidural steroid injection (or two) and possibly physical therapy should be tried first unless there is clear muscle weakness in the C6 muscles (wrist extension weakness).

Most cervical radiculopathy cases resolve on their own in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more