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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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I have a wrist pain since 4 weeks sometimes it involves entire arm and forearm I feel numbness and unable to do anything what should I do?

I have a wrist pain since 4 weeks sometimes it involves entire arm and forearm I feel numbness and unable to do anything what should I do?

See the Dr.: You need an exam. You appear to have some sort of nerve entrapment syndrome such as possible carpal tunnel syndrome. Take NSAID's and use a wrist brace until you can see the Dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Would numbness in the head and face be related to tingling in hands, wrist, and forearms or are they 2 seperate issues?

Would numbness in the head and face be related to tingling in hands, wrist, and forearms or are they 2 seperate issues?

Either is possible!: It may be of similar origin. At times, problems with altered sensation in hands could be related to metabolic or endocrine problems that could affect multiple parts of the body as well as nutritional or electrolyte imbalance among others. While these two problems may also be very likely of separate sources, an electrodiagnostic study and consultation with a neurologist will likely be helpful. ...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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I have very sharp pain in my right wrist and numbness in a wide area around the wrist. Extreme pain when I extend my arm. Been going on several days.

I have very sharp pain in my right wrist and numbness in a wide area around the wrist. Extreme pain when I extend my arm. Been going on several days.

Carpal tunnel synd.?: Depending on your life style and work habits, you may be experiencing the pain and discomfort associated with carpal tunnel syndrome,you should get examined by your regular doctor who can get basic X-rays, other work up and give you treatment you need to control the pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Everyday I get numbness & tingling from top of left arm down to wrist. Last 10 minutes happens anytime of day when resting. No other symptoms involved.?

Everyday I get numbness & tingling from top of left arm down to wrist. Last 10 minutes happens anytime of day when resting. No other symptoms involved.?

Need for evaluation: The symptoms are suggestive of heart disease and you should consult your doctor asap to exclude coronary artery disease. See this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/coronary-artery-disease/ds00064. ...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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What would cause numbness from elbow to wrist on the right arm and pain under right shoulder blade?

What would cause numbness from elbow to wrist on the right arm and pain under right shoulder blade?

Several things: Pinched nerve in one of the lower cervical nerve roots is most common. Other causes include masses at the lung apex, thoracic outlet syndrome, compression of ulnar nerve at the elbow. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have shooting pains and sometimes numbness in my thumb which leads to my wrist and goes down my arm sometimes. Is this a sign of carpal tunnel?

I have shooting pains and sometimes numbness in my thumb which leads to my wrist and goes down my arm sometimes. Is this a sign of carpal tunnel?

Carpal tunnel: Numbness in the hand especially in the thumb index and middle fingers can be a sign of carpal tunnel syndrome. It can also cause pain in the wrist shooting up the forearm. A nerve conduction test and EMG is sometimes needed to make the diagnosis ...Read more

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I feel numbness in my arm. At first it was my fingertips than the whole finger than my hand than arm. My wrist hurts. It hurts when I write etc.

I feel numbness in my arm. At first it was my fingertips than the whole finger than my hand than arm. My wrist hurts. It hurts when I write etc.

How long?: There are a variety of conditions that can cause this, but if this condition persists for more than a couple days, it is best to see a physician so that can do a complete physical exam, along with neuromusculoskeletal evaluation. ...Read more

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I have numbness index middle ring fingers pain in shoulder wrist and neck developed a lump under my right arm constant sense of discomfort.?

I have numbness index middle ring fingers pain in shoulder wrist and neck developed a lump under my right arm constant sense of discomfort.?

See a neurologist: These symtoms may be as a result of roots or nerve compression. You must see a neurologist for a detailed history and neurological examination. ...Read more

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Wearing my carpel tunnel splint but the numbness n pain has worsen. Now my entire arm is in pain n my wrist keeps popping n making cracking noises.

Wearing my carpel tunnel splint but the numbness n pain has worsen. Now my entire arm is in pain n my wrist keeps popping n making cracking noises.

Wrong splint?: If you are wearing the splint and you are getting popping or cracking noises in the wrist, then it is not likely immobilizing the wrist and not helping. Also, carpal tunnel doesn't cause popping or cracking in the wrist. If your numbness is getting worse, then best to have the hand evaluated by a hand surgeon and possibly tested with an emg/ncv study. ...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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Lump on inside of wrist near vein. Size of pea sticking out. Small, non visible lump on vein near other lump. Pain, burning, numbness in the same arm.

More context: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them; generally the context matters a great deal. Recent trauma including intravenous injection illegal or otherwise changes possibilities drastically. Ganglion cyst comes to mind otherwise (a cyst in the covering of a nerve like a blister from wear and tear) associated with nerve irritaiton. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I would Like to report numbness in my pinkie and ring finger with ache in the under arm, wrist included. It is the first time.?

NMS but: YOu might have what we call carpel tunnel syndrome (often from repetitive injury such as typing on the keyboard excessively etc). The pain is then radiating to the elbow and shoulder in a condition known as hand-shoulder syndrome. See orthopedist but try to reposition your wrist position and minimize typing for now. A wrist splint may help. ...Read more

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Tingling n numbness on wrist on and off. Now, numbness felt on palm and all fingers when I put my arm down or swing arms when I walk. CTS?

Tingling n numbness on wrist on and off. Now, numbness felt on palm and all fingers when I put my arm down or swing arms when I walk. CTS?

Very likely,: The signs and symptoms you are having are consistent with carpal tunnel syndrome. The diagnosis can be made by physical exam and a nerve conduction study. From your history I see cervical disc disease which can also cause similar symptoms. See your physician for the correct diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I really pain numbness and pins and needles, hotness in my wrist hand and arm I think it's carpel tunnel?

How do I really pain numbness and pins and needles, hotness in my wrist hand and arm I think it's carpel tunnel?

Could be: You seem to describe symptoms consistent with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Generally the tingling and pain is more in the thumb, index, and middle fingers. Sometimes you can tap on the underside of your wrist and reproduce the tingling sensations. It is best to see a hand surgeon to diagnose this and to prevent any long term damage or weakness if it is carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more