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Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Board Certified, Neurology
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Why does my right arm go numb when i'm walking?

Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Board Certified, Neurology
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Why does my right arm go numb when i'm walking?

Need more info: This needs detailed investigation, could be blood supply problem to brain. Spinal cord problem. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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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


Dr. David Tuckman
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
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Why does my right arm and hand get numb even when im not doing anything.?

Dr. David Tuckman
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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My fiancé is double my age he has recently had his right arm going numb a lot should I b worried about this?

Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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My fiancé is double my age he has recently had his right arm going numb a lot should I b worried about this?

An intermittently : Numb arm can be a sign of a stroke or heart attack. Have him see a doctor asap or go to the er if it starts happening again. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Whats wrong if your right arm keeps going numb?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
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Perhaps nerve pinch: Most commonly, this is due to carpal tunnel syndrome, secondary to compression at wrist, but you could have different problems, such as ulnar at elbow, thoracic outlet at shoulder, neck issues. Can sort out with exam at your doctor's office. ...Read more

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Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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What would cause the right arm go numb?

Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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What would cause the right arm go numb?

More inormation is: Needed . In such situation , adequate history as to the localization of the symptoms, presence of weakens , duration of symptoms , associated symptoms are critically important . I suggest you see your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Pess
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
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My right arm is going numb lately and it's painful. What can I take?

Dr. Gary Pess
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My right arm is going numb lately and it's painful. What can I take?

Splint: Rest, night splint, vitamin b6 100mg / day, over the counter anti-inflammatory meds and ergonomic changes to work space. If that fails then cortisone injection and surgery (endoscopic). ...Read more

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Dr. Louise Andrew
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My husbands right arm goes numb and also tingles alot! what can it be?

Dr. Louise Andrew
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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My husbands right arm goes numb and also tingles alot! what can it be?

He needs a doctor: This could be several things but no one can diagnose without examining him. Some of the possibilities are quite serious (like threatened stroke or heart attack) and some of them not so. Don't mess around with this. ...Read more

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Dr. Nadeem Shaikh
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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39 year old male - right arm - started as pain, then changing to tingling and is now going numb any time he bends his arm.

Dr. Nadeem Shaikh
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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39 year old male - right arm - started as pain, then changing to tingling and is now going numb any time he bends his arm.

Shoulder bursitis : shoulder bursitis /rotater cuff syndrome

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Dr. Praveen Prasad
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38 years in practice
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My right arm goes numb at night and frequently keeps me from sleeping. What should I do?

Dr. Praveen Prasad
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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My right arm goes numb at night and frequently keeps me from sleeping. What should I do?

You need examination: There are so many causes of arm numbness that there is no simple answer. Common causes include carpal tunnel syndrome (pinched nerve at the wrist) and ulnar neuropathy (pinched nerve at the elbow). Less commonly, it can be pinching of a nerve in the neck, and even more seldom, such conditions as brain tumor, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and other rare diseases. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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