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Doctor insights on: What Happens When Your Arm Goes Numb

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Why does my arm keep going numb?

Why does my arm keep going numb?

Numbness: This is a nerve issue. Could be a problem with the wrist such as carpal tunnel or higher up involving the elbow or even the shoulder or neck regions such as a trapped ulnar nerve or thoracic outlet syndrome. ...Read more

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What causes my arm to go numb when I prop myself up on it for a few minutes?

What causes my arm to go numb when I prop myself up on it for a few minutes?

Possible nerve compr: Depends on the position you assume, you could be compressing a nerve or nerve at your elbow, wrist or shoulder or even compressing at the neck by putting yourself in a position of what doctors call spulings test which tests for nerve compression at the cervical spine/neck. ...Read more

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OK is it normal when u have a knot under your arm that it will make your whole arm go numb at times?

Not really: Get the knot checked out, as it sounds like it may be periodically pinching on a nerve causing your numbness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If waking with both-arm numbness and immobility happened a lot, yet hasn't happened in ages, am I better?

If waking with both-arm numbness and immobility happened a lot, yet hasn't happened in ages, am I better?

Sleeping style chang: Definitely, credit should be given to the changes that you've made, either knowingly or unknowingly. You essentially must have changed your sleeping style. Keep an eye out for a return, but for the most part it seems that you are healed. ...Read more

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I have been having this problem for a time now. My arm will start to go numb then it moves on down. What would cause this? I have sherman's disease.

EMG/NCS: This test performed by neurologist or rehab doctor can help make sense of your symptoms. Also, please follow up with an orthopedic spine surgeon from in your community. ...Read more

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Arm pit numbness won't go away. What can I do?

See a neurologist: You need to get a diagnosis of the cause of this long term numbness. Only then it can be determined if any thing can be done. ...Read more

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What would cause the right arm go numb?

What would cause the right arm go numb?

More inormation is: Needed. In such situation, adequate history as to the localization of the symptoms, presence of weakens, duration of symptoms, associated symptoms are critically important. I suggest you see your doc. ...Read more

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What's wrong if your right arm keeps going numb?

Perhaps nerve pinch: Most commonly, this is due to carpal tunnel syndrome, secondary to compression at wrist, but you could have different problems, such as ulnar at elbow, thoracic outlet at shoulder, neck issues. Can sort out with exam at your doctor's office. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my left arm randomly goes numb?

What does it mean if my left arm randomly goes numb?

Carpal tunnel: It certainly could be carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist which makes your fingers go numb. See a hand surgeon for an examination and treatment. ...Read more

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My right arm is going numb lately and it's painful. What can I take?

My right arm is going numb lately and it's painful. What can I take?

Splint: Rest, night splint, vitamin b6 100mg / day, over the counter anti-inflammatory meds and ergonomic changes to work space. If that fails then cortisone injection and surgery (endoscopic). ...Read more

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My left arm goes numb whenever I'm lying on my back. What coukd be the cause of this?

Numb arm lying down: May be a pinched nerve in the neck. You need to see your doctor for diagnosis. Did you have a neck injury or whip lash? ...Read more

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Left arm goes heavy and numb sometimes. No clue what is the problem. What tests to get?

Likely pinched nerve: Symptoms suggest pinched nerve in neck or behind the collar bone. Ncv? Emg is probably needed. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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My fiancé is double my age he has recently had his right arm going numb a lot should I b worried about this?

An intermittently: Numb arm can be a sign of a stroke or heart attack. Have him see a doctor asap or go to the er if it starts happening again. ...Read more

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There are moments where my left arm feels like it's going numb yet I have no issues raising it. Is this something that is serious?

There are moments where my left arm feels like it's going numb yet I have no issues raising it. Is this something that is serious?

Numbness: Left arm numbness has various causes including a pinched nerve in the neck, shoulder, elbow or wrist regions. Circulation problems of the brain, coronary arteries or of an arm artery itself are other causes. If symptoms persist, see your physician for evaluation and appropriate tests and/or referrals to a specialist will be made. ...Read more

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Why do I have numbness in my left arm?

Why do I have numbness in my left arm?

Exam: Your question requires an examination and evaluation. This cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more

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What does numbness in my right arm mean?

What does numbness in my right arm mean?

Nerve Problem: The nerve supplying that part of the arm is not working right. Could be due to pressure on the nerve, or injury or even more problem related to your body (systemic problem). Probably more info might be useful in finding the cause of it.
I would suggest to see your doctor if the problem persists. ...Read more

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Why would my whole arm be numb after a big hit?

Why would my whole arm be numb after a big hit?

See below: What you may be describing is something called a "stinger" which is a stretch injury to the nerves coming out of neck called the brachial plexus. These are often seen in football players who get hit and have their neck jerk to the opposite side. If you are having these symptoms you should really see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: arm numbness?

What is the definition or description of: arm numbness?

Decreased sensation: 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 testing. Causes are multiple. ...Read more

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What causes sudden numbness in an arm that lasts a few days?

Compression: One classic cause is compression of a nerve (eg sleeping on one arm) ; but the exact diagnosis in your case should be done in a dr s office, after discussing all the history and facts of this problem. ...Read more

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Is waking up with a numb arm a symptom of a serious condition?

Is waking up with a numb arm a symptom of a serious condition?

Usually not: Waking up with a numb arm can be the result of laying on the arm for a long period of time, causing prolonged compression of a nerve. However, the same symptoms can be due to an underlying condition such as carpal tunnel syndrome or cervical radiculopathy. Occasional symptoms are probably nothing to worry about. However, if you frequently wake with numbness in the hand or arm, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my upper back which causes numbness in my arm?

I have a pain in my upper back which causes numbness in my arm?

Varies: The most common cause would probably be a pinched nerve in your neck. Other potential causes could potentially include thoracic outlet syndrome or one of multiple peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes such as carpal tunnel syndrome. I would not hesitate to be seen and a good exam could go a long way in determining the cause. ...Read more

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Can a pinch nerve cause numbness in my arm and whole side of body?

Can a pinch nerve cause numbness in my arm and whole side of body?

Yes and no: A pinched nerve in the neck can certainly cause symptoms down the arm, but this should not cause the entire side of your body to become numb. See your doctor to help confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What should I do? I have pain in the elbow, numbness in the arm.?

See an orthopedist: You may have a neuropathy. You should see an orthopedists or a sports medicine specialist for further investigation as you may need additional testing such as a EMG (electromyogram) to assess why your arm is numb. ...Read more