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Doctor insights on: Tightness In Arms And Hands

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My hands and arms feel uncomfortable and painful when i wear long sleeves. My sleeves aren't too tight but it feels like my circulation is cut off.Why?

My hands and arms feel uncomfortable and painful when i wear long sleeves. My sleeves aren't too tight but it feels like my circulation is cut off.Why?

See doctor: Most people don't have the feeling that their circulation is cut off when wearing long sleeves. So, if you're having the sensation, you need to see your doctor, so they can check your circulation in your arms while wearing a longsleeved blouse. This will give better clues as to what might be causing this feeling, or if you have a medical condition that may be brewing. This needs further work up. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Both of my hands became numb. The tightness was painful and the pain went up my arms. Later i felt nauseous and had a slight fever. What was it?

Both of my hands became numb. The tightness was painful and the pain went up my arms. Later i felt nauseous and had a slight fever. What was it?

Carpal Tunnel : Pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and night pain are the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. It would not cause nausea.

http://www.centraljerseyhand.com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome.htm. ...Read more

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Having chest tightness and numbness in both arms numb and tingly sensation in both arms and hands

Having chest tightness and numbness in both arms numb and tingly sensation in both arms and hands

Although : Although this could be from hyperventilation or a panic attack, there is still a possibility of a heart attack. I recommend that you call 911 and be evaluated at an emergency room. ...Read more

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I have a tightness in my right chest, above my breast that goes up to the top of my shoulder. Also numbness in both hands and arms. Help?

I have a tightness in my right chest, above my breast that goes up to the top of my shoulder. Also numbness in both hands and arms. Help?

Need more info: Your symptoms warrant an in-person evaluation by taking history, physical examination and may be some tests. In the meantime, if you are overweight, try to lose weight. It would be prudent to consult your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Numbness/tingling in arms and swelling/tightness in hands upon waking in morning. Alsoheavy aching spells in arms 4past2yrs. Doc is aware of it/unsure?

Numbness/tingling in arms and swelling/tightness in hands upon waking in morning. Alsoheavy aching spells in arms 4past2yrs. Doc is aware of it/unsure?

Arthritis?: Morning stiffness in the hands can be a sentinel sign of rheumatoid arthritis. Even without abnormal blood tests this can help make the diagnosis. If your primary care doctor has evaluated it and doesn't have a diagnosis, a rheumatologist may be able to help. ...Read more

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Veins in left arm popping out and feel tight with numbness in both hands and arms especially my right thumb?

Neurologist: I feel that a neurologist is best qualified to evaluate your symptoms as they may be due to nerve impingements or a peripheral neuropathy. The veins in your arm should collapse as you raise the arm to shoulder height. If the veins remain distended at that height, an obstruction higher in the arm would be possibly present and for this a vascular surgeon may be consulted. ...Read more

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I had an alergic reation on knee from a brace. I scratched rash. Next day had bumps on hands and arms. Newbrace too tight.Rash is spreading everywhere?

I had an alergic reation on knee from a brace. I scratched rash. Next day had bumps on hands and arms. Newbrace too tight.Rash is spreading everywhere?

Contact dermatitis: You may have an allergic reaction to material in the splint (contact allergy to dye, or to latex?); possible fungal or bacterial infection which will grow readily in the warm, moist environment of splinting. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Tight chest, shaking hands, body feels weaker daily, shooting pain up through arms and legs. What could be wrong?

Tight chest, shaking hands, body feels weaker daily, shooting pain up through arms and legs. What could be wrong?

Anxiety: is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, palpitations, tremors, and parasthesia. See your PCP. ...Read more

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Dr says strained rotator cuff. Can't move my rt arm up or to side cause it feels tight.Can lift it only using my lt hand as support. More than str rc?

Sounds like it.: Those symptoms sound like a more severe injury to the shoulder tissue. May need an MRI to evaluate. A thorough physical could yeild more info. ...Read more

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My right arm above elbo gets tight like no blood flow then hand gets really cold this really worrys me can you please help me with a answer?

My right arm above elbo gets tight like no blood flow then hand gets really cold this really worrys me can you please help me with a answer?

R S D: The sympathetic nerves control blood flow and sweating and color of the skin. When the sympathetic nerves are irritated, bouts of pain, discoloration, temperature change and sweat change can occur. This is referred to as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (rsd). It is difficult to diagnose and difficult to treat. A thorough evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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My left arm feels very tight and a bit heavy and the tightness hurts. It's kind of like a numbing pain. goes from hand to shoulder. Has happen before.

My left arm feels very tight and a bit heavy and the tightness hurts. It's kind of like a numbing pain. goes from hand to shoulder. Has happen before.

The problem of 99.9%: From the information provided, there is very small risk of this being anything imminently serious such as, stroke, heart attack, paralyzing neurologic illness etc. The problem is if spoken for in a nonchalant manner 1000 times, there will be one illness that progresses perhaps worse than it should have. So this requires a complete evaluation by your provider to determine if non serious. ...Read more

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I was playing volleyball for about an hour. 20min after my right arm started feeling heavy and tight/loss of coordination in my right hand?

I was playing volleyball for about an hour. 20min after my right arm started feeling heavy and tight/loss of coordination in my right hand?

Nerve or vasculature: The evolution described makes me wonder about either a vascular or neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome, although other mechanisms might be considered.. Have your doctor thoroughly evaluate and design the next step. Put volleyball on hold until this is clarified. ...Read more

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I have been having tightness and pain in my right arm at night when trying to sleep. My hand is so tight it's hard to move my finger. What is this?

I have been having tightness and pain in my right arm at night when trying to sleep.  My hand is so tight it's hard to move my finger. What is this?

Arm tightness: Could be due to cervical disc disease or brachial pelxus or ulnar nerve from compression when sleeping .Do you sleep on you right ? need a good pillow . Also must consider cardiac causes even if on right, woudl follow up with doctor and get stress test. ...Read more

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Started lunch time today heavy left arm, feels like tightness in top of arm above elbow and left hand heavy and veins hurting???

See physician today: If you are over 40, heart disease can present like this and you need to see your physician today. While other things like musculoskeletal pain can do this, be safe and have it checked out promptly ...Read more

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Have had tingling/numbing/tight feeling in my left hand and arm. Now my fingertips feel like they've been in water. I carry heavy trays sometimes ?

Have had tingling/numbing/tight feeling in my left hand and arm. Now my fingertips feel like they've been in water. I carry heavy trays sometimes ?

? carpal tunnel: Please call schedule appointment with your primary care. It may be related to irritation of nerves of hand such as described in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. There are other nerves that supplies hand that are at risk of similar entrapment. It could also be due to systemic illness such as disorders of electrolytes, immune disorder such as lupus or problems related to nerve root irritation etc. ...Read more

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Neck pain arm feels heavy and tight as well as my hand shoulder sore help please?

Neck pain arm feels heavy and tight as well as my hand shoulder sore help please?

NSAID and position: This sounds like irritation to a nerve coming out of your neck. This can occur from a herniated disk or a bone spur. I suggest you take Ibuprofen at 600-800 mg per dose 3 times per day. Additionally it often helps if you try different positions with your head and arm. Tucking your chin back helps some control pain as well as having the affected arm over the head. Try traction with a therapist ...Read more

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Over 2 days right arm feeling weak, floppy, feels like its getting skinnier, muscles don't feel as tight as left arm, hand feels weak. Comes and goes?

Go to your doc or ER: It is likely a local nerve compression but i cannot exclude a stroke or tia. You need to be seen immediately, so go to your doctor or er now. ...Read more

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Sharp pain from shoulder to hand in left arm. Muscles feel tight. I have not done any sports or anything with the arm to cause injury?

Sharp pain from shoulder to hand in left arm. Muscles feel tight. I have not done any sports or anything with the arm to cause injury?

Pinched nerve: Although there are a number of possibilities, a cervical radiculopathy is among the more common and does not require that you had an injury. A radiculopathy is a medical term for an irritation if a nerve in the spine causing pain that runs along the distribution of that nerve into an extremity. ...Read more

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My hand under middle finger got cut bad. Next day from my hand to armpit is a narrow bruise and arm swollen and feels tight what to do?!?

My hand under middle finger got cut bad. Next day from my hand to armpit is a narrow bruise and arm swollen and feels tight what to do?!?

Medical attention: If your arm is swollen, please see your doctor right away. This might be early for an infection, but the arm needs to be evaluated SOONer. If there is fever, consider going to ER. ...Read more

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Left arm feels heavy and weak, also fingers seem to have changed shape. Left arm also doesnt swing when walking. Hands feel tight too (thumb hurts)?

Left arm feels heavy and weak, also fingers seem to have changed shape. Left arm also doesnt swing when walking. Hands feel tight too (thumb hurts)?

Weakness arm: And change of shape and altered motion needs evaluation there may be a problem with nerves or circulation in your arm see a provider ...Read more

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Intermittent claudication from thoracic outlet syndrome by tight scalene? On and off aching arm, cold hand, tingling, weakness. Dr appt next week ok?

Intermittent claudication from thoracic outlet syndrome by tight scalene? On and off aching arm, cold hand, tingling, weakness. Dr appt next week ok?

TOS: If your symptoms are worsening would get evaluated sooner as you need to define if you are experiencing arterial insufficency which needs more immediate attention ...Read more

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Skin feels like sun burnt. palms of hands and soles of feet have tight sensation. right arm aches.numbness feeling left torso &legs. MRI normal. MS?

Skin feels like sun burnt. palms of hands and soles of feet have tight sensation. right arm aches.numbness feeling left torso &legs. MRI normal. MS?

Skin tightness: MS is a neurologic condition in which symptoms are separated in time and space. Your symptoms do not sound like MS and your MRI was negative. If your neurologist is suspicious of MS, a spinal tap may also be diagnostic. You may also consult a dermatologist regarding possible dermatosclerosis. Otherwise, your doctor may need to perform a physical including serology for thyroid dysfunction. ...Read more

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Tight chest,heart pound so fast,left arm feels tingling, dizzy,cold hand and feet,sweating,suddenly stiff at neck & shoulder. heart attack or anxiety?

Tight chest,heart pound so fast,left arm feels tingling, dizzy,cold hand and feet,sweating,suddenly stiff at neck & shoulder. heart attack or anxiety?

Uncertain: You are a 30 year old female - don't know if you have any risk factors for a heart attack. However, if you have never had a medical workup and had medical causes ruled out than having it assessed is prudent. It may be a panic attack but we can't diagnose it. ...Read more

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Also I sit at my dining room table to ck pressure, with arm straight out and palm up but still not sure doing it correctly. cuff too tight too loose ?

Read the instruction: Your BP cuff/monitor should have come with instructions. If you've lost them, there are probably some available online. Generally speaking, what you have described should be fine for getting a BP reading. The BP cuff should be snug on your arm. Hopefully that helps. ...Read more