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Arm Numbness (Definition)

Less sensitivity to pin or light touch in the arm. May correspond to anatomical distribution such as ulnar or median nerve, or perhaps cervical anatomical correlates. May be localized using standard ...Read more


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What to do if I have frequent arm numbness while sleeping. Could this be dangerous?

What to do if I have frequent arm numbness while sleeping. Could this be dangerous?

Not dangerous: More likely it is pinching of nerve in arm or neck area which occurs by the position of arm or neck. You may see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Waking up once a month with heart pounding & arm numbness? Heart test fine at mayo. Sleep study normal at mayo? Brain MRI norm? Goes away within 5minute

Waking up once a month with heart pounding & arm numbness? Heart test fine at mayo. Sleep study normal at mayo? Brain MRI norm? Goes away within 5minute

Holter?: Waking up with arm numbness that resolves in a few minutes is a common and normal occurrence. It's due to compression neuropathy from positioning during sleep. Getting up and moving around relieves it. For your heart pounding, ask to wear a 24 hour Holter (heart) monitor to see what your heart is doing when you awaken. Many people have a.m. anxiety which results in fast but normal HR till calm. ...Read more

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Bad habit of sleeping on arm. Causing shoulder pain, arm numbness, upper chest / collar bone tenderness. Neuropathy? What to do during sleep? Also pt?

Bad habit of sleeping on arm. Causing shoulder pain, arm numbness, upper chest / collar bone tenderness. Neuropathy? What to do during sleep? Also pt?

Sleeping on your arm: Puts a great deal of pressure on your rotator cuff and drives the cuff up into your shoulder blade and collarbone. It is akin to someone clamping you thigh for eight hours it is going to hurt. Furthermore your ac joint also can become inflamed. Finally the nerves in you arm get stretched and irritated. Try sleeping in a recliner, wear a shoulder immobilizer, or sleep with your back supported. ...Read more

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Can pins and needles, numbness in arms and hands, when asleep be a sign of cancer? Also get occasionally pins

Can pins and needles, numbness in arms and hands, when asleep be a sign of cancer? Also get occasionally pins

Not really: If it is happening while asleep, I do not know how you feel those experiences. In any case if this is not happening all the time particularly while awake, it is most likely some benign process. Even if it is happening all the time it is sign of what we call peripheral neuropathy which is caused by multiple condition. Diabetes is by far the most common cause ...Read more

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Can a ganglion cause numbness in arms?

U*nlikely: If ganglions occur within the carpal canal it can cause you to develop carpal tunnel syndrome, numbness in the thumb and fingers supplied by the median nerve. But not the arms. Could also effect the ulnar nerve if ganglion occurs in guyons canal. If you have numbness in the arms you should seek evaluation with a neurologist. ...Read more

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What are some causes of numbness in arms and hands?

What are some causes of numbness in arms and hands?

Multiple causes: There are multiple causes, ranging from carpal tunnel syndrome to cervical spine disease to metabolic issues such as diabetes mellitus and thyroid trouble. Your pcp and/or a neurologist can help to narrow down the possibilities and guide treatment. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause numbness in arms and hands?

Can anxiety cause numbness in arms and hands?

Numbness: Yes, if accompanied by other symptoms of anxiety. ...Read more

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Cann blood thinners cause pain and numbness in arms? Currently on xarelto for pulmonary embolism found in june.

Cann blood thinners cause pain and numbness in arms? Currently on xarelto for pulmonary embolism found in june.

Xarelto: Yes. Numbness is reported as most common sideffect. Pain is reported as less common side effect. I woud suggest talk to your doctor and switch to alternative blood thinners. If your symptoms are from xarelto you should get relief. ...Read more

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What might cause chest pain and left arm numbness?

What might cause chest pain and left arm numbness?

Rule out heart first: Number one cause in seriousness is heart disease / attack. If you haven't checked this out, do so right away. Other causes include pinched nerve in neck, shoulder injury, overuse syndrome of left arm, thoracic outlet syndrome, blockage of axillary artery. ...Read more

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Can thoratic outlet syndrome cause left side of face and left arm numbness?

Can thoratic outlet syndrome cause left side of face and left arm numbness?

Face no, arm yes: Assuming that to syndrome has been confirmed on left side, the left arm can become numb but not face where nerve supply is from higher level trigeminal nerve. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause left arm numbness and heavy feeling is arm it just happens on and off?

Can anxiety cause left arm numbness and heavy feeling is arm it just happens on and off?

No: I don't think that anxiety would single out the left arm like that. If you get true intermittent numbness and heaviness and/or weakness of the left arm, I recommend en evaluation by a neurologist to check for problems with nerve impingement, circulatory problem, etc. ...Read more

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What causes deep headache. Also causes cheek and arm numbness to last for at least 5 minutes?

What causes deep headache. Also causes cheek and arm numbness to last for at least 5 minutes?

Sinusitis: Sinusitis on the sphenoid sinuses will cause headache in the center of the head. But is you have numbness in the arm and cheek is a good idea to visit your doctor to rule out any other problems. Hope this helps.
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Arm numbness caused by rotator cuff?

Arm numbness caused by rotator cuff?

Usually no: Rotator cuff injuries do not usually involve symptoms of numbness (although there are rare exceptions). ...Read more

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What can cause heart flutter with arm numbness?

What can cause heart flutter with arm numbness?

Many things: The two are not necessarily related. Heart flutter, if you mean sensations of fluttering in the chest, can be caused by an abnormal heart rhythm. But palpitatios can occur even if the rhythm is regular. Numbness of an arm is commonly caused by pressure on a nerve which can occur in the neck, elbow, or wrist. Occasionally, arm numbness can occur with heart chest pain. Also can occur with stroke. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of neck pain / back pain /arm numbness?

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What are some possible causes of neck pain / back pain /arm numbness?

Arthritis of neck: Excercie of moving head from side to side will help. ...Read more

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What do doctors suspect will cause pain in right shoulder with arm numbness and tingling?

What do doctors suspect will cause pain in right shoulder with arm numbness and tingling?

Numb: We worry about "thoracic outlet syndrome" but the person to best help is an orthopedic doctor. You might need an EMG by a neurologist as well. Start with the orthopedic doctor first. If you are displease with their plans, seek a neurologist. ...Read more

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What could cause bouts of hand and arm numbness and loss of muscle control?

What could cause bouts of hand and arm numbness and loss of muscle control?

Impingements: Intermittent nerve compression can cause. Pinching occurs at costoclavicular dimension, true thoracic outlet. Raising arm unconsciously during sleep causes this space to close by a few millimeters, pinching main nerve ; artery to arm. Ulnar parasthesias (crawly tingling feelings) occur in pinky side of hand. This dynamic is called thoracic outlet syndrome (tos). See my discussion at quora. Com. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause left arm numbness and blurred vision?

Can acid reflux cause left arm numbness and blurred vision?

No: Gastric reflux is not associated with arm numbness or visual changes. You need to have those symptoms evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have neck pain that's running down my left arm numbness and tingling. What is the cause of this?

I have neck pain that's running down my left arm numbness and tingling. What is the cause of this?

PRESSURE ON NERVES: Pain in neck radiating down the arm usually is from pressure on the nerves that originate from the neck
you need to be evaluated by your doctor or an ortopedic specialist, you need exam and may need MRI exam to find the cause. You are only 34 years old so see your doc. ...Read more

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Can chest muscle strain causes arm numbness?

Can chest muscle strain causes arm numbness?

No: You need to uncover the cause of the arm numbness. Some thoughts with chest symptoms, could be pectoralis minor syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, but other nerve issues could be considered. A neurologist may be needed. The muscle strain is most likely secondary to the arm issue. ...Read more

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Can muscle strain cause arm numbness w/ back pain? Went to dr told me I strain my muscle.

Can muscle strain cause arm numbness w/ back pain? Went to dr told me I strain my muscle.

It all depends.: Muscle strain/sprain are injuries to the muscle tissue that can be very painful. Some muscle injuries can cause trigger sensation which will cause pain to radiate to different areas. This are trigger points.
Now, a low back injury will not cause hand numbness. Other pathologies should be ruled out and a complete physical examination and likely imaging studies should be perform if symptoms persit ...Read more

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My doc told me muscle spasm/ tension caused arm numbness/pins and needle~ How long does it last? I'm on Valium currently

With limited history: If cervical spasm from DJD with spinal stenosis treatment will help only control symptoms. Sometimes surgical intervention may be indicated if symptoms worsen ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more