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Numbness in my arm due to bad ergonomics?

Numbness in my arm due to bad ergonomics?

Possibly: Analyze your pain and suspected cause. If it is postural related to work position, the numbness should begin increasing during work hours. In early cases, numbness dissipates in the hours after work ends, especially on non-work days. If the condition has been long-standing, numbness may persist during times of inactivity. A neurologic diagnosis can point to the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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My husband is 45 years old he has hypertension and arm numbness. Is that sign of something bad?

My husband is 45 years old he has hypertension and arm numbness. Is that sign of something bad?

Could be: He does have a number of risk factors for heart disease (sex, age, hbp), but he likely has a nerve entrapment issue in his neck. Either way, he should seek care if his symptoms don't improve. Hope he feels better soon! ...Read more

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What causes shoulder pain and finger numbness? The pain is really bad and my arm is almost immobile.

Shoulder instability: Due to a variety of causes, previous trauma, muscle weakness or injury. Loose ligaments are some causes. An unstable shoulder can give a feeling of apprehension when in certain positions and make the arm feel " dead". There are other explanations too. See an orthopedic surgeon . It's not normal for a 22 year old to feel this. ...Read more

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For three days I've had numbness n tightness in my right arm its now starting in left arm its hurts bad n i feel very uncomfortable what do I do?

For three days I've had numbness n tightness in my right arm its now starting in left arm its hurts bad n i feel very uncomfortable what do I do?

See doc.: I think you should see your doc. Your symptoms are unusual and progressive enough that one would have to consider neural compression or a lesion in the cervical spine. ...Read more

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Hi I am getting really bad pain and numbness in my left arm and left leg and my face and it's causing me to have anxiety what could the pain be?

Hi I am getting really bad pain and numbness in my left arm and left leg and my face and it's causing me to have anxiety what could the pain be?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Hi, I hit my elbow yesterday, and my hand has been numb since, but now the numbness is going up my arm. And every time I move it, it hurts really bad.

Local measures first: You hit your ulnar nerve. Pain medicine such as Advil (ibuprofen) will help. Warm compresses may help as well. How long it takes for the pain and numbness to go away depends on how hard you hit it. If the symptoms start to subside within the next couple of days, then just be patient If it gradually gets worse, you will need to call your physician or a physiatrist. Fortunately, that is a less likely scen ...Read more

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Bad pain in upper left shoulder, numbness of left arm, with some mild upper chest pain? A shoulder injury?

Bad pain in upper left shoulder, numbness of left arm, with some mild upper chest pain?  A shoulder injury?

Depends: How did it start?, when did it start?, what were you doing?, what is the distribution of the numbness? Question too ambiguous to give a reasonable opinion. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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