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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 type of doctor should I visit for arm numbness most likely the result of repetitive motion at work?

What type of doctor should I visit for arm numbness most likely the result of repetitive motion at work?

Your PCP: While I can't be certain, the most likely cause of numbness in your situation is that one of the nerves in your wrist, arm or neck is being irritated or pinched. This is something that your primary care provider, or pcp, can help sort out and possibly treat effectively, and refer if needed. Pcp's usually include family practice or internal medicine doctors, and nurse practioners. ...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?

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.

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

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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Chest pain, arm numbness, doctor did a physical and took BP and pulse. He said it's most likely a nerve pinch because my heart sounds well...

Chest pain, arm numbness, doctor did a physical and took BP and pulse. He said it's most likely a nerve pinch because my heart sounds well...

? other tests?: At 18 you are at low risk for a heart problem but I have seen pericarditis in younger kids with similar symptoms. An ekg and/or cardiac enzymes would rule out most issues that combine arm numbness with chest pain. Without the arm numbness I would consider heartburn/reflux more likely. However having a more extensive history with timing/duration/activities & exam would allow a more thorough answer. ...Read more

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Went to my doctor today. He said a muscle strain in my upper back is causing arm numbness. Is this possible? Not sure if I'm buying it...

Went to my doctor today. He said a muscle strain in my upper back is causing arm numbness. Is this possible? Not sure if I'm buying it...

Arm numbness: Arm numbness comes from impingement of a nerve root in the cervical spine or a pinched nerve in the arm itself. Often people will have referred pain/numbness in the upper back too. Massage, physical therapy, and ice may be beneficial. If the numbness persists then an MRI of the cervical spine and a nerve test can help find the source of the numbness. ...Read more

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36 M no smoke no fam his normal chol echo stress jan 2015 good. Single point pain in left chest, left arm numb. Doc says fine, but I am scared. Help!!

36 M no smoke no fam his normal chol echo stress jan 2015 good. Single point pain in left chest, left arm numb. Doc says fine, but I am scared. Help!!

Non-cardiac: 34y male concerned re: left arm paresthesias & left chest wall tenderness. These symptoms suggest, within his age group, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome & costo-chondritis. Indeed, 'this prudent to obtain a Cardiologist's work-up to allay anxiety about coronary artery disease & heart attacks. If nothing found, concern arises for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. See an Osteopath for expert hands-on diagnosis. ...Read more

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34 M cleared by doc of cardiac issues, via echo stress a year ago. Left arm numb, jaw discomfort for last four months? Anxiety or something else?

34 M cleared by doc of cardiac issues, via echo stress a year ago. Left arm numb, jaw discomfort for last four months? Anxiety or something else?

TMD? TOS?: Mid 30's male with chronic arm paresthesias & "jaw discomfort". These symptoms suggest chronic musculoskeletal disorders and associated soft tissue spasms. Temporomandibular Disorder & Thoracic Outlet Syndrome arise from same dynamic of chronic muscle spasm, ligament injury, and neural tract impingements. See comments below: ...Read more

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Left arm numb, feel like passing out, hot flashes. EVERY thing with cardiologist is good. Do have anxiety. Gi doc said I have gerd inflam chest wall.

Left arm numb, feel like passing out, hot flashes. EVERY thing with cardiologist is good. Do have anxiety. Gi doc said I have gerd inflam chest wall.

See a good Internist: Paxil (paroxetine) has many side effects. An ECG will not determine what is causing left arm numbness or your other complaints. You need a full Physical exam and may require an xray or CT of your chest as well as blood work. Perhaps another choice for Paxil (paroxetine), Internist is the best choice. ...Read more

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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 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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How do you treat chest pain and left arm numbness?

How do you treat chest pain and left arm numbness?

Consult a doctor: Chest pain can be due to many causes and can be serious, especialy when you have left arm numbness, as it may be related to your heart
so waste no time see your doctor asap or go to er. ...Read more

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Constant chest pain and left arm numbness. What do I do?

Go immediately to an: Emergency room to make sure that this is not a cardiac or heart issue like angina which can present just with these symptoms. ...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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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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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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Brief left side of face numbness and lower left arm numbness that went away after a few seconds. What's wrong?

Brief left side of face numbness and lower left arm numbness that went away after a few seconds. What's wrong?

Parasthesias: These symptoms are called parasthesias and could be a result of a number of different issues including anxiety or panic attacks, malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies, neuropathies or nerve disorders, vascular problems, inflammatory or infectious diseases. This is only a short list, there are many causes of numbness and more history and an exam would need to be done to confirm a diagnosis or cause. ...Read more

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Could arm numbness propably be due to a compressed nerve!?

Cerv Radiculopathy: Pain that radiates into the arm with associated numbness or weakness, suggests a pinched nerve. In older patients, this is often due to arthritis. Younger patients, herniated disc is often the cause. If symptoms result from postures or positions of the arm or shoulder, other causes are suggested: thoracic outlet, cubital or carpal tunnel. For symptoms that persist or worsen have a doc take a look. ...Read more

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Can migraines with arm numbness be associated with strokes later?

Can migraines with arm numbness be associated with strokes later?

Yes: There studies that proves that migraine sufferers have high chance of stroke. Make sure it is migraine and not aneurysm, am etc. ...Read more

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My husband is 45 years old he has hypertension and arm numbness. Is that sign of something bad?

Could be: He does have a number of risk factors for heart disease (sex, age, hbp), but he likely has a nerve entrapment issue in his neck.

Either way, he should seek care if his symptoms don't improve.

Hope he feels better soon! ...Read more

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How to cure right arm numbness? Feeling numb when the arm is in "L" position like using the PC.

How to cure right arm numbness? Feeling numb when the arm is in "L" position like using the PC.

? ulnar: Your description suggests you may well be compressing ulnar nerve at elbow, but this could also represent an issue at the wrist. An EMG test could reveal location and severity. Contact your doctor and get opinion. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain and right arm numbness took B12 vit. Thngs imprved, last time I hit the gym found sudden drop of strength in right arm?

Get a check up: I would suggest to contact your physician today to undergo a detailef history of the symptoms and followed by a thorough physical exam. He may order dome x-ray or MRI of spine to get the confimative diagnosis. In mean time, I would advise you to putneck collar to prevent any further injury to spine. Good luck! ...Read more

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Lump in upper arm seems like its getting bigger with pain and I cant do anything with out arm numbness. Any suggestions on what it could be?

Lump in upper arm: You need to see physician. Your symptoms suggest growing mass that compresses nerves supplying upper extremity causing numbness. There are numerous possibilities. Definitely, you need medical attention before it grow too big. ...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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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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