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Numbness in left arm and thumb?

Numbness in left arm and thumb?

Considrr: Might be carpal tunnel or even C-6 radicular problem. Testing can give answer ...Read more

Dr. Mark Khorsandi
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Finger Numbness (Definition)

Can be from a general or a focal conditon. Thyroid disease, diabetes nutrition, neuropathy, circulation and others in the genrela category . Focal tings include neck issues, peripheral nerve compression (likecarpal tunnel) and many other things. It may be better to start with a pcp., then it can be determined whether a neurologist, hand surgeon, endocrinologist ...Read more


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Numbness in left arm and hand?

Needs eval: Numbness in you extremity can be caused by some nerve being pinched somewhere from your spine - neck area down to the arm. Some numbness can also be associated with heart disease and ischemia, or even be symptoms of early stroke/mini-stroke, etc.. Your numbness needs to be evaluated as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes numbness in thumb and index fingers and in the blade of left back shoulder?

What causes numbness in thumb and index fingers and in the blade of left back shoulder?

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle weakness and pain, finger numbness, etc. Prevention treatment is always recommended. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Problem in stress ,pain in left arm from axilla to fingers especially ring finger last finger and thumb,sharp shooting pain and numbness of digits?

Problem in stress ,pain in left arm from axilla to fingers especially ring finger last finger and thumb,sharp shooting pain and numbness of digits?

Need examination: You should be examined by a neurologist in all likelihood and very possibly you may benefit from an EMG which is an electrical test. Also, an imaging study such as CT or MRI may be requested to look the neck region. Try and discover (and document) what makes the shooting pains better and what makes them worse to tell the doctor. They will appreciate that information. ...Read more

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Numbness/light pain in my left pinky and ring fingers, and side of hand. Maybe spreading elsewhere in hand. Fear of motor neuron disease.

Numbness/light pain in my left pinky and ring fingers, and side of hand.  Maybe spreading elsewhere in hand.  Fear of motor neuron disease.

Don't think so: Hi. What you're describing would be a sensory neuropathy, and given the distribution (ulnar nerve), I suspect it's a physical problem ,not metabolic. Motor neuron disease (aka ALS) only affects nerves to muscles, and leaves sensory nerves alone. I'm not a neurologist, but I feel safe in assuring you this is not motor neuron disease. ...Read more

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Numbness in left arm tingling in fingers and my thumbs get really cold?

Numbness in left arm tingling in fingers and my thumbs get really cold?

?nerve compression: Most likely cause is carpal tunnel syndrome due to nerve compression at wrist, but also, consider nerve compression at elbow. Your doctor might get EMG test to confirm location and extent. ...Read more

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Tingling and numbness in right arm and hand?

Tingling and numbness  in right arm and hand?

Be seen: The most likely cause is a cervical Radiculopathy, which is basically a pinched nerve in the neck. But because of the association of cardiac disease and left shoulder and arm complaints, you would be well served to be seen. Peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes such as carpal tunnel syndrome are also a possible cause. ...Read more

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Tingling in right arm and hand?

Tingling in right arm and hand?

Nerve symptoms: Might be due to carpal tunnel, nerve pinching at elbow (cubital tunnel), but also neck and shoulder may have problems. Sort out and confirm with your doc, and perhaps get confirmatory testing. Occas, bilat symptoms due to some medicines, and rarely an issue with cardiac disease (but over left arm, not the right). ...Read more

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Pain in left shoulder blade muscle, both hands fingers going numb, tingling. fingers on right hand burning with numbness,pain between middle and ring ?

Pain in left shoulder blade muscle, both hands fingers going numb, tingling. fingers on right hand burning with numbness,pain between middle and ring ?

Common:Carpal tunnel: While carpal tunnel may not be the cause, it is the most common cause of numbness and tingling in the fingers, and may radiate to the shoulder and even neck. If it wakes you at night, usually carpal tunnel. If neck pain, may be central/neck related. Recommend seeing an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Severe elbow and wrist pain, numbness in fingers and swelling in fingers?

Severe elbow and wrist pain, numbness in fingers and swelling in fingers?

Arthritis : You may have arthritis. You need to be evaluated to see for sure. Sometimes of arthritis need to be treated immediately. As a rheumatologist we consider these a medical emergency. Your physician should evaluate you and if necessary have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in left middle finger, hand and forearm? 29/f

Shooting pain in left middle finger, hand and forearm?  29/f

Pain: There are several possibilities. Carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinosis of the wrist and finger flexors, muscle strain. I suggest evaluation with your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Pain in left hand middle and ring finger joints in morning?

Pain in left hand middle and ring finger joints in morning?

Nerve pain: There could be several possibilites. The pain can arise from your arm/elbow or your neck. Usually it happens when the nerve is oinched in one or both of these areas. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of trigger finger in both hands, left more than right, carpal tunnel in left hand and numbness and tingling in the left. What can cau?

I have symptoms of trigger finger in both hands, left more than right, carpal tunnel in left hand and numbness and tingling in the left.  What can cau?

Overuse: Which is common with typing or knitting or machete ot factory work or anything repetitive are more likely to cause carpal tunnel. The same causes trigger fingers but it is also seen in diabetes, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis ...Read more

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Sudden left elbow to hand numbness and hand weakness?

Sudden left elbow to hand numbness and hand weakness?

Cubital tunnel: May be a pinched nerve at your elbow. This will cause numbness / tingling in the ring and small finger and weakness in your hand. If symptoms are persisting / worsening, seek evaluation by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in left hand and fingers?

More info needed: Is this isolated to the hand and fingers only? Is the pain traveling down the arm? Was there any trauma? Is there any pain at night or that wakes you up? Is there numbness and tingling in the fingers? We need more information to help you towards the next step. ...Read more

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Middle and ring fingers tingling numbness and pain in arm too?

Middle and ring fingers tingling numbness and pain in arm too?

Varies: Numbness suggests a neurological origin. Carpal tunnel syndrome and/or a pinched nerve in the neck are among the more common causes. Consider being seen. A nerve conduction test may also be of help. ...Read more

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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