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What would cause numbness, pain, and burning in arms and hands?

What would cause numbness, pain, and burning in arms and hands?

Let me explain: Peripheral neuropathy, a result of nerve damage, often causes numbness and pain in your hands and feet. People typically describe the pain of peripheral neuropathy as tingling or burning, while they may compare the loss of sensation to the feeling of wearing a thin stocking or glove.
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Alcoholism
autoimmune diseases
diabetes
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trauma or pressure on the nerve. ...Read more

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 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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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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Cause of Rt arm numbness for a week; & now complete loss of feeling in Rt hand? (Past Diag: Cervical Spurs Deforming Spinal Cord, Denervation, Chiari)

Cause of Rt arm numbness for a week; & now complete loss of feeling in Rt hand? (Past Diag: Cervical Spurs Deforming Spinal Cord, Denervation, Chiari)

Send us a question: There is no question submitted, but just a statement. If a person already has a chronic neurological problem, then symptoms may not be as urgent... but the person should contact her neurologist. If one has new, unexpected neurological symptoms, then one can be evaluated at an emergency room, unless her neurologist is available at the same time. Please submit a question; ask what you wish to know. ...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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Constant severe numbness in arms, hands, leg, feet, etc. What could this be?

Constant severe numbness in arms, hands, leg, feet, etc. What could this be?

Need More Details: Have you had any back injury? Could be a pinched nerve or poor circulation see you pcp as soon as possible! ...Read more

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Saw Dr for severe pain numbness in arms & hands, he said I have muscles spasms use heat and they'll get better. Heat's making it worse. What can I do?

Saw Dr for severe pain numbness in arms & hands, he said I have muscles spasms use heat and they'll get better. Heat's making it worse. What can I do?

Get another opinion: Your symptoms sound like they are more related to your neck, possibly a pinched nerve or irritation. Could be carpal tunnel or other non-muscular problem. I would get a second opinion or ask for referral to a specialist--like a neurologist. ...Read more

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Tinglings, numbness in arms. Fatigue and dizzyness. Hands pronation in mingazzini1, asymmetrical smile, abnormal"tandem gait"are pathologic due to obesity?

Tinglings, numbness in arms. Fatigue and dizzyness. Hands pronation in mingazzini1, asymmetrical smile, abnormal"tandem gait"are pathologic due to obesity?

No: What you are describing certainly is not related to obesity alone and is definitely not normal. You need to see a neurologist as soon as possible and probably an MRI of the brain among other tests to establish the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have arm numbness and tingling in my left arm but also sometimes my right arm. My hand also feels like it wants to cripple up. I'm only 26 years old.

Arm numbness: Numbness in the arms often occurs from sleeping with the arms bent or working in a job with a lot of repetition. Other frequent causes include spinal stenosis or compression of the spinal cord. Diabetes, low B12 levels, and low thyroid function are common causes too. A neurological evaluation and a nerve conduction test can identify the cause of the numbness. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I visit for hand and arm numbness that is the result of repetitive motion at work?

PCP or ortho: You can see either your primary care physician, or an orthopedic surgeon. Splinting, anti-inflammatories and/or physical therapy may allow you to avoid surgery.

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Severe arm and hand tingling like electric shock when I tilt my head back Also neck pain arm numbness?

Radiculopathy: It sounds like a disc has herniated in your neck or some other issues closing off the opening your nerve roots run through to exit the cervical spine. These are classic symptoms and I recommend seeing a physician sooner than later to identify if there is anything emergent or surgical necessity to avoid arm paralysis. You may not need anything but a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack, but get checked to be sure. ...Read more

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My Friend is experiencing arm weakness, arm numbness, shaking hands or tremor, unable to bear weight, hand numbness, hand weakness, unable to grip...

My Friend is experiencing arm weakness, arm numbness, shaking hands or tremor, unable to bear weight, hand numbness, hand weakness, unable to grip...

How long? One side?: If this is on one side & started suddenly you should get it checked urgently http://www. Stroke. Org. Nz/See-a-Stroke-FAST
If the symptoms have been coming on slowly (days-weeks), this could be a nerve problem in the neck http://www. Spine-health. Com/conditions/herniated-disc/cervical-herniated-disc-symptoms-and-treatment-options. Either way an examination with a Dr is advisable. ...Read more

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I have body aches, sweating and chills, shortness of breath, hand and arm numbness and now blisters on my tongue and inside my mouth what's wrong?

I have body aches, sweating and chills, shortness of breath, hand and arm numbness and now blisters on my tongue and inside my mouth what's wrong?

Please see Dr. ASAP: If they are not available, please go to the er. This combination of symptoms could be a number of things including viral infections, reaction to medications, etc. This needs to be evaluated right away. ...Read more

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Pain in right shoulder & down right arm, Numbness in thumb too.

Pain in right shoulder & down right arm, Numbness in thumb too.

Neck problem: This likely a result of the nerve that goes to your arm being pinched in your neck either by a bad disc or a muscle spasm. Ibuprofen is the first line of treatment and evaluation by your physician to make sure there is nothing else going on. ...Read more

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Pain in lower back and up my right arm. Numbness in my right arm tingling in my thumb pointer and middle finger. What do I do?

Pain in lower back and up my right arm. Numbness in my right arm tingling in my thumb pointer and middle finger. What do I do?

See your doc: The low back is not related to the right arm. The arm is most likely a disk herniation at C5-6 and or C6-7 on the right. It can be treated with traction, medication and surgery as a last resort. You can also try injections. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing left leg and arm numbness, extreme discomfort + tingling in the pinky and ring finger for a year, could it be ulnar nerve neuropathy?

I'm experiencing left leg and arm numbness, extreme discomfort + tingling in the pinky and ring finger for a year, could it be ulnar nerve neuropathy?

Partly ulnar nerve: The leg symptoms could not be caused by an ulnar nerve condition, but the finger symptoms could be. You may wish to have nerve conduction testing to help confirm the diagnosis.

http://www. Neurocuro. Com/peripheral-nerve-entrapment/ ...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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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 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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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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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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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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Left arm numbness of and on since march to present. Have had 5 ekg, ER visit with cbc, cmp, tropononin1 test. Vascular screen, all normal. What could b cause?

Maybe Orthopedic: Consider your cervical spine, which is where the nerves for your arm leave the spinal cord. You could have a pinched nerve. Also consider animpingement in the shoulder. A cervical MRI would reveal any impingement in the neck; make sure you get a weight-bearing MRI (done seated rather than laying down). An EMG would help determine if impingement is in occurring in the neck or shoulder. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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