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Why Does My Right Arm Keep Going Numb
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My fiancé is double my age he has recently had his right arm going numb a lot should I b worried about this?
39 year old male - right arm - started as pain, then changing to tingling and is now going numb any time he bends his arm.
Depends ..: It could be from multiple sources. It could be related to compression of nerves stemming from the neck, armpit(axilla), elbow or (less likely) the wrist area. It could be a toxic/nutritional deficit effect on the sensory nerves, though this tends to affect both sides. It could be from a particular issue within a sensory area of the brain(exceptionally unlikely). ...Read more
Tingling and numbnes: this usually has to do with a nerve at some ointment from where the nerve leaves the spinal canal until it inner ares the hand. Depending on what part of the hand is involved depends on which nerve it is. The best thing to do is see you doctor and he can order tests called Nerve Conduction tests that can see where the nerve is pinched and determine treatment from there. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doctor can evaluate: A numb feeling can be due to irritation or pressure on the nerve to that area. There could also be a problem at the numb spot, such as a problem in the skin, the muscles, or the bone. A primary care doctor can evaluate, and see what it might be, and order tests if needed. ...Read more
Couple possibilities: Numbness under the arm could be the result of pressure over a nerve, pinched nerve in the neck or arm, or even muscle overuse/strain due to poor posture. If correcting posture/repositioning does not resolve the concern, that warrants an office visit, particularly if there is an associated lump or mass, or any arm weakness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Numb arm: most likely the cause would be in the cervical spine. A disc herniation may cause a nerve to be pinched which feels like heaviness and numbness. If it is accompanied by weakness, you should get medical attention as soon as possible. In the mean time, avoid keeping your neck bent for long, avoid looking down such as reading a book. Avoid a pillow. Try to remember that started it. ...Read more
TOS: 30's person with unilateral neck pain and ipsolateral (same side) arm numbness might have thoracic outlet syndrome (tos). Cervical disk disease is another consideration. An MRI and electrodiagnostic studies might be needed. If tos raises to level of diagnostic concern, a vascular surgeon might be best doctor to confirm. A physical therapist can advise as to beneficial exercises. ...Read more
Get exam: This could be a serious problem. I would have to know more about what is going on to make that determination. I recommend you get seen asap. ...Read more
I had numbness in my right arm along with weakness for 20 minutes today. What could be the problem?
Tough to say: Without a good history and Physical exam, especially at 20yo, it is tough to say what your problem was caused by. Generally, numbness and weakness are caused by some nerve issues, and or possible underluying blood flow (vascular) issues that would affect your nerves (similar to pins and needles after sitting on your legs too long). See a Dr. if this continues to occur, best wishes. ...Read more
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