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Hurt left should within last two weeks, only hurt when lifted a certain way, now if I bend and apply rest on elbow I get a tingling in upper arm.?

Hurt left should within last two weeks, only hurt when lifted a certain way, now if I bend and apply rest on elbow I get a tingling in upper arm.?

Ulnar nerve: What you are describing sounds like ulnar nerve irritation at the elbow. Pressure on the elbow leading to tingling. Also wonder about pros subtle brachial plexus involvement with shoulder injury (or cervical disk in neck). Best to see your doctor for discussion and examination. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck ...Read more

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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Stabbing chest pain and musle soreness and tingling in arm and upper back. Went to ER and no cardiac event. Can an axiety attack happen for reason?

Stabbing chest pain and musle soreness and tingling in arm and upper back. Went to ER and no cardiac event. Can an axiety attack happen for reason?

Yes: An anxiety attack can seem to happen out of the blue. I recommend meeting with a psychologist to help you to get a better understanding of what led to the anxiety attack and what you can do to prevent future episodes of panic. ...Read more

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Right Upper arm hands and wrists, tingling, numbing, stiff?

Right Upper arm hands and wrists, tingling, numbing, stiff?

Neurologist: These symptoms may occur with deficiencies of magnesium, calcium, vitamin b12, certain electrolyte disturbances, toxic material exposure, hyperventilating or neurological disorders like multiple sclerosis. Your physician can order the necessary tests and/or refer you to a neurologist if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain R elbow to upper arm. No tingling. Had for over 3 weeks. Help!

Throbbing pain R elbow to upper arm. No tingling. Had for over 3 weeks. Help!

Can't diagnose: With available info. But this could be an inflammatory condition like bursitis or tendonitis. Your doctor should be able to make an accurate diagnosis and develop a treatment plan. Hope the pain improves soon. ...Read more

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Feel numbness/tingling in right thumb as well as some pain stiffness in the upper arm when bending, reaching behind back.?

Feel numbness/tingling in right thumb as well as some pain stiffness in the upper arm when bending, reaching behind back.?

Disc or CTS: If the numbness is on the entire thumb, check your neck for pathology like a disc rupture. It the numbness is only on the palm side, consider carpal tunnel syndrome and a wrist brace. ...Read more

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My left upper arm is tingling and its bothering me. I already suffer from anxiety and its making me paranoid. What could be causing this?

My left upper arm is tingling and its bothering me. I already suffer from anxiety and its making me paranoid. What could be causing this?

Check it out: You can't write such a symptom off as anxiety. It could be a pinched nerve so first step is to see your doctor.
I hope also you are addressing your anxiety. This often is a condition can be treated. It may be related to psychological issues that you would benefit by addressing. So for anxiety you may find it useful to have therapy, medication or both. ...Read more

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I've had pain in my left shoulder/upper back for 3 weeks. Also, pain in my left upper arm, with some tingling/numbness. Massage helped some. Ideas?

I've had pain in my left shoulder/upper back for 3 weeks. Also, pain in my left upper arm, with some tingling/numbness. Massage helped some. Ideas?

Could be your neck: Have your doctor check you for neck problems which can press on the nerves going to the shoulder and arm. It could also be coming from a muscle spasm in he upper shoulder. ...Read more

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I have had chronic neck pain for about a year. If I lay or sit wrong, I get pain in my upper arm and I get tingling in my wrist and thumb?

I have had chronic neck pain for about a year. If I lay or sit wrong, I get pain in my upper arm and I get tingling in my wrist and thumb?

Pinched nerve?: It sounds like you might have a pinched nerve in your neck. I would suggest finding a local do for some omm. Osteopathic manipulation can be very effective in treating symptoms such as you are describing. You will likely also need an x-ray to make sure there isn't something more ominous happening. If the symptoms persist, see you physician for a complete neurological workup. ...Read more

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My right upper arm is red, warm to touch and numb/tingling. Last week I had an episode of hives, could this be a complication, or something else?

My right upper arm is red, warm to touch and numb/tingling. Last week I had an episode of hives, could this be a complication, or something else?

Angioedema: Hives can cause deep swelling in the skin also called angioedema. Redness and warmth are part of angioedema. If the swelling is significant then numbness can occur. I recommend you see your doctor for treatment which may include antihistamines and possibly steroids. ...Read more

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Can cadpal tunnel extend up into the forearm and upper arm? Tingling in hand. Pain when extending the arm.

Can cadpal tunnel extend up into the forearm and upper arm? Tingling in hand. Pain when extending the arm.

Yes: The symptoms of carpal tunnel, on occasion may be misleading, and some pts even experience shoulder aching. All of this represents referred symptoms, and disappears with alleviation of the cts. ...Read more

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Worked out three times no problem. Then went walking and muscle spasms between shoulder blade happened again. Upper arm pain and tingling Why?

Worked out three times no problem. Then went walking and muscle spasms between shoulder blade happened again. Upper arm pain and tingling Why?

Superior trapezius: 40's yo female with new three-time set of physical workouts has mid-scapular pain & "upper arm tingling". Rhomboid major muscle spasms seem likely explanation for the mid-scapular pain. Attendant Superior trapezius muscle spasm can evoke ipsilateral shoulder parasthesia. ...Read more

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I have upper arm tingling and some leg tingling only on right side been six with carpal tunnel. However hands don't hurt or feel numb?

I have upper arm tingling and some leg tingling only on right side been six with carpal tunnel. However hands don't hurt or feel numb?

What is the Question: You may have much more dangerous symptoms tha from carpal tunnel, . Youmust get checked promptly. ...Read more

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For a week I have had occasional left shoulder pain, left upper arm pain, and tingling fingers at night. Could these signal a heart attack coming?

For a week I have had occasional left shoulder pain, left upper arm pain, and tingling fingers at night. Could these signal a heart attack coming?

Nerve: It is more likely that you have nerve entrapment referrable to a neck disk bulging. A neurologist could evaluate you for this. To look for coronary artery blockage, a maximal treadmill stress test is the best test for you. I think your symptoms are more likely from the neck rather than the heart. ...Read more

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29y/o F. Numbness/tingling feet rt hand. Feet cold burning. Upper arm ache to elbow. Labs/mri/emg normal. Mild degenerative disc/ iron10. Flagyl X2 bv?

29y/o F. Numbness/tingling feet rt hand. Feet cold burning. Upper arm ache to elbow. Labs/mri/emg normal. Mild degenerative disc/ iron10. Flagyl X2 bv?

Numbness normal MRI: The fact that MRI/EMG is normal is good news. Did they check thyroid? glucose? sed rate, ANA (autoimmune issues)? lyme titer? Could be reflux or H pylori, low iron Vit D, B12, magnesium, potassium calcium, supplement if low. Check diet: Vegetarian (vit deficiency)? Do you have discomfort with eating (, may be malabsorping)? . Do fingers turn purple? Could be Raynauds. F/U with doctor/urgent care ...Read more

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Tingling sensation in your arm means what?

Tingling sensation in your arm means what?

VARIOUS causes: If both arms, might be medication reaction, or a consequence of hyperventilation, and in one arm, might represent nerve pinching at wrist, elbow, shoulder, or neck. If left arm only, might even be heart origin. ...Read more

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What to do if my arm is tingling throughout my arm?

Evaluate nerves: But if left arm, consider EKG, as could be referred symptoms from heart. But more likely due to some process affecting one or more nerves in neck, or shoulder, or elbow, or wrist. ...Read more

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Tingling sensation in my left arm?

Tingling sensation in my left arm?

Try moving: Most commonly in your age group, paresthesia in the arm is due to a positional and temporary nerve compression which resolves with movement. Is this true for you? ...Read more

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What does tingling in my left arm mean?

What does tingling in my left arm mean?

The list is long: You could have:
carpel tunnel
radiculopathy
diabetes (usually bilateral)
vascular disease
b12 def. (bil)
tia (mini-stroke)
ulnar nerve compression
sat. Night palsy
vasculitis

so, go see your doctor. He may refer you after he does some labs and/or xrays or MRI or. ......

Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in the whole left arm?

Brain or neck: Nerve pain as you describe frequently comes from the neck but can come from the brain as well. Lastly a nerve in the arm itself could be causing the symptoms. Best to see a neurologist to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Tingling down right arm, what could this be?

Tingling down right arm, what could this be?

Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. It may also be due a pinched nerve in your neck.

See a hand surgeon for an examination and treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my left arm is tingling?

What does it mean if my left arm is tingling?

Nerve is been: Irritated some place from the neck down, could be in the neck or on the tract of the nerve. ...Read more

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What does the symptom of a tingling right arm mean?

Irritated/pinch nerv: Usually pinching of nerves from neck to wrist can occur and symptoms and signs will depend on the location of compression of one or more nerves. ...Read more

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What is this tingling on my left arm, a nerve problem?

What is this tingling on my left arm, a nerve problem?

Yes: The real question is why is it occurring. Can't help you without more info. ...Read more

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What can I do about tingling in left arm for four days?

See a neurologist: You may have a pinched nerve in neck or disease of brachial plexus. ...Read more

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What could be wrong if my left arm has been tingling for 3 days?

Poss pinched nerves: This indicates diseased or pinched nerves in neck or shoulder region. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why is my arm tingling when I strum my ukulele? I need some advice.

Nerve issue: Maybe, you are bending arm at elbow and compressing ulnar nerve or flexing at wrist and compressing median nerve. May be temporary and reversible at this point but could become more persistent and limiting if not controlled. Get your doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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Been feeling shaky all morning n now feelings tingling sensation on my left arm what does this mean?

Been feeling shaky all morning n now feelings tingling sensation on my left arm what does this mean?

Hard to say: It's hard to say without knowing a bit more but it sounds like you are describing what feels like when your blood sugar gets really low. Drink some fruit juice. If you are diabetic your doctor should be informed. The sensation in your arm could be from a long list of conditions. If it gets worse or paralysis develops seek urgent care. ...Read more

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I feel a pain in right, left and center of my chest which last for few seconds  and tingling in my arm?

I feel a pain in right, left and center of my chest which last for few seconds  and tingling in my arm?

See your doctor ASAP: Tingling in the shoulder, arm, jaw, neck, or hands may be associated with chest pain due to cardiac causes such as angina or heart attack (poor blood supply to the heart muscles) among other conditions that affect the heart or the major vessels.

I do not think your symptoms are neurologic in origin. I am more concerned about your chest pain. Please see your doctor as soon as possible! ...Read more

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Whenever I jerk my shoulder, I get a tingling sensationlike an electrical surge going down my arm. Should I be concerned?

Whenever I jerk my shoulder, I get a tingling sensationlike an electrical surge going down my arm. Should I be concerned?

Slipped disc?: Shock like sensations down a leg or arm sometimes indicate a slipped disc in the back. If the symptom persists, then a person should undergo a full neurological exam. Sometimes a scan of the spine is needed. Usually, if strength, sensation and coordination are healthy, all that is needed is some physical therapy focused on relieving pressure from a compressed spinal nerve root. ...Read more

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I have a tingling sensation throughout my right arm as if I have bumped my funnybone. In the morning is when it is the worst.

I have a tingling sensation throughout my right arm as if I have bumped my funnybone. In the morning is when it is the worst.

The: The feeling when the "funnybone" is hit comes from the ulnar nerve, one of the three major nerves in the upper limb. Usually this feeling is felt most in the pinkie and ring finger, and on the pinkie side of the forearm. If the whole upper limb is affected by a similar feeling, the problem may involve part of the brain, spinal cord, or an interchange of nerves called the brachial plexus. Often, problems involving the spinal cord and brachial plexus involve not only a feeling, but also some weakness. A visit to a primary care doctor may start to sort things out. ...Read more