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Why Does My Left Arm Tingle
Other symptoms?: Hand pain and twitching can be caused by nerve, muscle and/or joint conditions. Details about your symptoms, such as when they started and what makes it better, can help with diagnosis. Be prepared to give as much detail about your symptoms as possible. In addition to aiding the diagnosis, this also decreases the need to order unnecessary tests and procedures. See your doctor. ...Read more
Paresthesias: Numbness and tingling in any extremity can be due to many reasons including sitting or standing in the same position for a long time, nerve injury, electrolyte abnormalities, vitamin deficiencies, etc. See your physician for evaluation. You might be referred to a neurologist. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm , http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/paresthesia/paresthesia.htm ...Read more
Pinched nerve: Pain that runs down the arm with or without numbness and tingling sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. This can often improve on it's own with rest and anti-inflammatories, but if your pain lasts greater than one week or gets worse see your physician. ...Read more
Many possibilities..: ..And your doctor can help you pinpoint the exact one. Carpal tunnel is syndrome where the median nerve becomes trapped in the connective tissue at the wrist. Previous trauma may have caused a nerve injury. You may have problems with your neck and spinal cord, which can pinch the nerves traveling to your arm. Vitamin & nutrient deficiencies may also cause these symptoms. Wishing you'all the best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hand numbness: It could mean several things. It could mean you are experiencing compromise/compression of the circulation or it could mean you are compressing the nerve at one of many different levels depending on bony and muscular anatomy as well as postural/positional changes effecting the wrist, forearm, elbow, shoulder, axilla, or neck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle strain : You may have injured a muscle or strained one. When you put on a shirt you have to twist the arm and in the process if there is an injured muscle it will hurt. If it doesn't get better see your doctor. Maybe you can remember doing something to injure the arm or to strain it. ...Read more
Arm shaking: Shaking or tremors can be due to many things, not always serious. Any abnormal movement needs an complete and thorough evaluation by a neurologist. The type of movement, muscles involved and many other factors need to be studied - its best to be seen. You will be able to get a better handle on that shaking this way. ...Read more
Numbnesss tingling: Numbnesss and tingling can be caused by issues directly related to the hand , wrist and upper extremity but there can also be indirect or systemic issues that can cause this. While carpal tunnel syndrome is common and a hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon takes care of this, the other issues, circulation, referred pain, neck causes, nerve issues not related to compression, other nerve compression ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The list is long: You could have: carpel tunnel radiculopathy diabetes (usually bilateral) vascular disease b12 def. (bil) tia (mini-stroke) ulnar nerve compression sat. Night palsy vasculitis so, go see your doctor. He may refer you after he does some labs and/or xrays or MRI or ....... Good luck. ...Read more
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