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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...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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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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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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After sleeping heavily medicated, I have had a numb upper left arm for 1.5 days non-stop. I am a type 1 diabetic. Do I ned to see a doc or wait for it?

See a doctor.: Numbness for this long is not normal and needs further investigation. There are numerous possibilities for the numbness but best to get checked. How are your blood sugars running? Any weakness? Any pain in shoulder or neck? Any other carpal tunnel related signs? Any localized redness or swelling? Get checked out. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My hand goes numb all the time hardly have any sensation in a couple fingers my arm hurts bad all the time what kind of doc should I see?

My hand goes numb all the time hardly  have any sensation in a couple fingers my arm hurts bad all the time what kind of doc should I see?

Numb hand : Neurologist or upper extremity hand specialist ( can be orthopaedist, plastic surgeon or general surgeon). If u start with a gp they will have to refer u to the specialist I have named above ...Read more

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I have back pain in between my sholder blades and when i sneeze or cough hard my arm go numb and have pain. What type of doctor shoud i see ?

I have back pain in between my sholder blades and when i sneeze or cough hard my arm go numb and have pain. What type of doctor shoud i see ?

Start with your Dr: Regular doctor. He or she willl obtain more information from you, perform a physical exam, and may order x-rays, MRI cervical spine, +/- nerve studies. Depending on the findings, physical therapy and / or consultation with a spine specialist may be recommended. ...Read more

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Numbness/tingling in arms and swelling/tightness in hands upon waking in morning. Alsoheavy aching spells in arms 4past2yrs. Doc is aware of it/unsure?

Numbness/tingling in arms and swelling/tightness in hands upon waking in morning. Alsoheavy aching spells in arms 4past2yrs. Doc is aware of it/unsure?

Arthritis?: Morning stiffness in the hands can be a sentinel sign of rheumatoid arthritis. Even without abnormal blood tests this can help make the diagnosis. If your primary care doctor has evaluated it and doesn't have a diagnosis, a rheumatologist may be able to help. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of the flu. However, i also have numbness in my arms, and neck and I have muscle soreness in my neck and back. Should i see a doctor?

I have symptoms of the flu. However, i also have numbness in my arms, and neck and I have muscle soreness in my neck and back. Should i see a doctor?

Yes: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more