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What could cause pain in the elbow with numbness down to the hand?

What could cause pain in the elbow with numbness down to the hand?

Nerve trauma: Trauma to nerve at level of elbow would cause pain and sensory nerve loss. This is usually temporary. Check to make sure there is no infection and swelling pushing on nerve.If there is no infection or mass this will resolve. If it persists see doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Sudden pain in left elbow between bones hurts to bend and touch numbness and cold feeling down arm and hand what could it be no injury occurrd?

Sudden pain in left elbow between bones hurts to bend and touch numbness and cold feeling down arm and hand what could it be no injury occurrd?

Family practice : Probably what ever is going on is affecting the ulnar nerve. Sometimes recurrent pressure on area can cause a neuropathy sometimes surgery is needed to move the nerve where it can be protected from further injury. ...Read more

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I have RA and oa I am experiencing numbness in my left hand from my elbow to my finger tips is RA or oa the cause of this?

I  have RA and oa I am experiencing 
numbness in my left hand from my elbow to my finger tips
is RA or oa the cause of this?

Depending upon the: Distribution of the tingling it may mean one or more nerves are being compressed. The median nerve gives sensations of thumb index middle and part of the ring finger the ulnar nerve to the little and part of the ring finger and the radial nerve to the back of the wrist and hands on the thumb side sometimes combinations of these mean there is a more proximal sites such as the neck or the shoulder ...Read more

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Left arm pain weakness and numbness. What kind of doctor should I see? Pain is from the elbow down into the hand 39 yr old male

Left arm pain weakness and numbness. What kind of doctor should I see? Pain is from the elbow down into the hand 39 yr old male

Neurologisr: There are many possible causes. The presence of weakness and numbness strongly suggest that nerves are being compressed in the arm. This could eminate fron the neck or from nerve entrapment at the elbow ( cubital tunnel syndrome). A neurologist can diagnose this with elctrical studies and radiographic imagiong as needed. ...Read more

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Numbness from elbow down to hand with cramps/burning on fingers. I have a rug burning sensation by the elbows. Both hands. Pain on upper arm to.?

Numbness from elbow down to hand with cramps/burning on fingers. I have a rug burning sensation by the elbows. Both hands. Pain on upper arm to.?

Ulnar nerves: Commonest cause of this is ulnar nerve compression at the elbow. Although most of the symptoms will be experienced in forearm and hands, some symptoms may be noted in upper arms. If the funny bone is tender to the touch this is the most likely case. Don't lean on your elbows. If elbows are swollen or red, get them examined. If your hand is weak, seek medical care soon. ...Read more

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Any ideas why my hand keeps going numb and causes pain from end of fingers to elbow?

Any ideas why my hand keeps going numb and causes pain from end of fingers to elbow?

Some nerve pinching?: Is it one hand or both? All the time numb or only some of the time. Carpal tunnel classically only affects the hands and not up to the elbow. Ulnar tunnel syndrome can pinch the nerve in the elbow area and then you feel it down to the fingers. It is best idea to see a doctor and get a good diagnosis. They may need to do nerve conduction studies to get the most exact idea of the problem. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a tennis elbow to cause my hand to go numb occasionally?

Is it possible for a tennis elbow to cause my hand to go numb occasionally?

Recommendation: A full evaluation by an physician would be warranted. You may also need an emr to evaluate for a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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