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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more


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What does it mean if my left hand tingles when I wake up?

What does it mean if my left hand tingles when I wake up?

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 more

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Why does my left hand tremble when I pick up something?

Why does my left hand tremble when I pick up something?

Tremor: This is called intentional tremor, could be related to medications, neurological effect, or muscular. Or endocrine such as thyroid. Best to consult your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does my face tingle and go numb when i sleep?

Why does my face tingle and go numb when i sleep?

Depends: If the tingling is temporary, and relieved by positional changes, it could be a neck, jaw, or facial nerve problem. A neurologist or physiatrist can help. If you have had head trauma or take a lot of medications, discuss this with your prescribing doctor. Sleep disorder may be the real concern. ...Read more

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Why does my left hand hurt and twitch?

Why does my left hand hurt and twitch?

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

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Why does my left arm hurt when i cough?

Why does my left arm hurt when i cough?

Cough ; arm pain: Hello, you will need to discuss these symptoms with your doctor. He/she will want to order a ct or MRI to check for disc impingement of a brachial nerve. ...Read more

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Why do my hands(especially my left hand) go numb when i sleep on my stomach?

Why do my hands(especially my left hand) go numb when i sleep on my stomach?

Possible CT Syndrom: Symptoms suggest left ct syndrome. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why does my arm tingle when i extend it?

Why does my arm tingle when i extend it?

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

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Why does my hand hurt when I write?

Why does my hand hurt when I write?

Specifics.: Your question is in many ways like "why does my car run badly when I drive it?". More specifics are need to narrow the answer to something less than a chapter or two of a book on orthopedics. But my guess is carpel tunnel. ...Read more

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Why does my right hand feel hot and tingles at night?

? carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome has a tendency to cause symptoms in the night primarily in the first three digits. This is due to your wrist being bent in all kinds of awkward positions while you are sleeping. ...Read more

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Why does my right foot get numb when I lay down??

Why does my right foot get numb when I lay down??

Nerve compression : There are a number of spinal conditions such as facet cysts which are aggravated by extension ( laying down). Consider seeing a spine specialist for evaluation ...Read more

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Why everytime i wake up my left hand be sleep?

Why everytime i wake up my left hand be sleep?

Suspect carpal tunne: Suspect carpal tunnel if palmer surface involving thumb first second and thumb side of ring finger. Commonly aggravated when sleeping do to natural position of hands. Slightly flexed at wrist.. See your doctor to confirm initial management is splints and possible steroid injection wrist. Can be initiated by thyroid disease so blood test appropriate. If no improvement then surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Why does my wrist pop when I rotate it? Why does my wrist and arm fall asleep really fast? And, Also, Why does my wrist feel like it is spazzing out?

Why does my wrist pop when I rotate it? Why does my wrist and arm fall asleep really fast? And, Also, Why does my wrist feel like it is spazzing out?

Probably normal: Popping of joints in a young person is probably normal. Not sure what it means for the wrist to "spazz out". If the arm goes to sleep when it's being actively used (not just sitting still) then a medical exam would be needed to investigate further. ...Read more

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Why does my left arm go cold when I am running?

Why does my left arm go cold when I am running?

Artery problem: You may have an extra rib in your neck. You have to get this checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my left shoulder hurts when i try to lift up my left arm?

Rotator cuff: @ your age pain w/ motion away from your body is most likely related to the rotator cuff.Tendinitis/ bursitis can also cause pain w/ sleeping on the affected side.The rotator cuff initiates abduction of the arm and are important " fine tuners" of motion, esp. External rotation in conjunction w/ the powerful deltoid. If your pain continues or u develop any weakness see your ors. Gl! ...Read more

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Why does my right arm and hand get numb even when im not doing anything.?

Why does my right arm and hand get numb even when im not doing anything.?

Pinched nerve: Based on your symptoms this most likley a condition called a cervical radiculopathy. This is a pinched nerve in the neck that can cause numbness, tingling or both in the arm. Initial treatment can include physical therapy and oral cortizone (hydrocortisone). ...Read more

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Why does my neck hurt when I sleep on my back?

Why does my neck hurt when I sleep on my back?

Get examination : If this has been going on for an extended period of time i would suggest that you get examined to find the reason. Most likely it just muscular in nature. It could be as gimle as the pillow you use or the position you sleep in. Try placing a towel wrapped around your neck, secured by a pin and se if the extra support stop your pain. If do then try getting a pillow with a neck contour for support. ...Read more

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Why does my arm hurt when I cough?

Why does my arm hurt when I cough?

?neck problem?: Common to have radiating pain from neck down arm if a nerve is compressed by a ruptured disc (valsalva maneuver), when one coughs or sneezes. However, this could also be referred pain from structures within the chest and best to have your pcp do a thorough exam. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more