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Dr. Daniel Mass
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Numbness And Tingling (Definition)

Numbness and tingling is a symptom in which a person has some loss of feeling (numbness) and/or has the feeling of "pins and needles" in some part of the body. If a person had slept on his arm, the arm may have "pins and needles" for several minutes before returning to normal. Numbness and tingling can also ...Read more


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I have symptoms of trigger finger in both hands, left more than right, carpal tunnel in left hand and numbness and tingling in the left. What can cau?

I have symptoms of trigger finger in both hands, left more than right, carpal tunnel in left hand and numbness and tingling in the left.  What can cau?

Overuse: Which is common with typing or knitting or machete ot factory work or anything repetitive are more likely to cause carpal tunnel. The same causes trigger fingers but it is also seen in diabetes, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis ...Read more

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I have had numbness and tingling in left thumb and index finger for 5 weeks now. it sometimes aches in the hand and up to the underarm what is it?

I have had numbness and tingling in left thumb and index finger for 5 weeks now. it sometimes aches in the hand and up to the underarm what is it?

Pinched nerve: You are experiencing nerve irritation called radiculopathy. Most commonly, one of the nerves coming off of your spinal cord in your neck is getting pinched or irritated for some reason. You definitely need to be evaluated in person. Waiting too long could lead to permanent weakness in the hand. Treatment could be as easy as an Rx, but you might need an MRI. Please see a doc. ...Read more

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Is weird numbness and tingling on the left side of your left hand a symptom of impending heart attack?

Is weird numbness and tingling on the left side of your left hand a symptom of impending heart attack?

Probably not: Arm pain that radiates (travels to) the hand and particularly the fingers is usually not heart related, but more likely to be a pinched nerve in the neck. The is referred to as as cervical neuropahy, if it comes from the spine, or brachial neuropathy, if it comes from lower down. I've seem this happen if someone leans heavily on crutches they have been using for a sprained knee. ...Read more

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When I wake up I have a numbness and tingling sensation on my left hand. It goes away after a while. I suffer from anxiety. ?

When I wake up I have a numbness and tingling sensation on my left hand. It goes away after a while. I suffer from anxiety. ?

Nerve compression: Might consider that your nightly posture may be pinching nerve at wrist or elbow, and could ease your concern to see your doctor and get this diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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I have been waking up with numbness and tingling in hands, worse in my left, but now am also getting intense burning in my left hand?.had TIA,s recent

I have been waking up with numbness and tingling in hands, worse in my left, but now am also getting intense burning in my left hand?.had TIA,s recent

Carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome. Possibly cubital tunnel syndrome also. Numbness and tingling in the hand that wakes you up at night is a complaint in over 95% of people with carpal tunnel syndrome. Wrist splints and elbow guards can help at night. Neuropathic medicine and compound cream will reduce the numbness and tingling too. An electromyogram and nerve conduction study will confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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For the past few days i've been experiencing pain in my right arm and elbow with numbness and tingling of the hand and fingers. What could this be?

For the past few days i've been experiencing pain in my right arm and elbow with numbness and tingling of the hand and fingers. What could this be?

Computer geek?: ...also consider your long computer key tappings and your sitting posture on the chair...if that is your the answer...consider you are saved...by correcting the problem... ...Read more

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Numbness and tingling in both hands. For over a month. Burning sensation in fingers. Pain in right thumb, wrist, and elbow. What could this mean?

Numbness and tingling in both hands. For over a month. Burning sensation in fingers. Pain in right thumb, wrist, and elbow. What could this mean?

?carpal tunnel syndr: You probably have acquired a wrist synovitis, maybe through keyboarding, which is causing compression of median nerve at wrist. Recommend you let your doctor know about this, as simple to reverse. ...Read more

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Out of no where, about 3 hours ago my hands and fingers went numb. Why would this happen and should I see a doctor? I am 21 years old, have no history of this previously. Numbness and tingling started as i was working on internship questions and watching

Neurological : Neurological problems that could cause numbness perceived in both hands include compression of the nerves that feel the hands (most commonly the median nerve, but possibly the ulnar nerve or the radial nerve) or the tributaries of these nerves (cervical nerve roots or brachial plexus), a problem involving the spinal cord (such as transverse myelitis), or some more abstract problems (such as hyperventilation or migraine aura). Similar feelings could also come from problems affecting blood vessels or blood chemistry. It is a good idea to get these kind of symptoms checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness (Definition)

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