My forearm is numb, why?

Numbness. Pinched nerve. The location determines which nerve is pinched--consider c 5 or c6, or terminal branches.
Varies. Numbness usually involves some type of neurological issue. It can be from a pinched nerve in the neck or there are a number of other possibilities. I would consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis. A nerve conduction test may be helpful as well.

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Woke up to forearm and hand numbness and weakness. Still there. Go to er?

Yes if persistent. Transient hand numbness in the morning is very common in conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome. This usually resolves quickly and is not an emergency. However inability to move the hand and persistent weakness can be the sign of something more serious like a stroke. Read more...

Left pinky finger and part of hand has been numb for an hour, spread to next finger and basically half of my hand, also half of my forearm is numb?

Ulnar nerve. The symptoms have not occurred very long, but this is probably caused by compression of the ulnar nerve at the inner elbow. This can occur from leaning the elbow on a table or sometimes from compression within the elbow itself. If you rest the arm at your side, without touching the elbow to anything, it should clear up if it is simple external compression. Read more...

Periodic left forearm bicep and hand numbness tight shoulder when I look straight down back feels tight goes away after I take my ativan (lorazepam)?

Neck problem. Sounds like you may have a cervical disc problem in your neck w/ the description of your symptoms. See an ors or neurosurgeon for examination, x-rays etc. Best of luck!you may need treatment for your anxiety disorder additionally. Read more...
Extremity numbness. Your symptoms likely are from intermittent cervical nerve compression occurring in the area of your left lower neck. History of past neck injury or fall trauma? Have your general physician order a cervical spine/thoracic spine x-ray. Depending on results, a cervical spine MRI may next be indicated to investigate x-ray findings. With this information, consult a neurologist for recommendations. Read more...

I have hand numbness & tingling. It feels all swelled up but it's not and the feeling goes up my arm it keeps me up at night. I'm 46 with no medicals problems other than a few kidney infections throughout life.

How . How is your neck? Any history of prior injury to your neck? Compression of a nerve in your neck (from arthritis in the cervical spine or a disc herniation) can cause your symptoms. And you don't necessarily have to have neck pain in order for a problem in your neck to cause radiating pain ("radiculopathy"). I'd start with either an orthopedic surgeon or a neurologist who can perform some simple nerve tests. An MRI of your neck would disclose any narrowing between the vertebrae. Also, try using a thinner pillow when you sleep. Feel better! Read more...
Numbness . Numbness that wakes you at night is the hallmark symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome. If it's your thumb, index, long, and part of your ring finger and you can "shake" it out, then that's liklely what you have. Wearing a wrist splint at night can manage things for a while, but in the long run surgery is likely necessary to prevent constant (permanent) numbness. Read more...
I . I know some of the guys in bremerton. I would recommend enayat niakan, md, as a neurologist. Gregory duff, md, is a good orthopaedic surgeon. If you don't mind a ferry ride, i would be happy to see you as well. Depending on the pattern of numbness and tingling, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, cervical radiculopathy, or some other nerve or vascular problem. Read more...
Carpal . Carpal tunnel is the most common complaint. Other things such as cubital tunnel, nerve compression in the neck or shoulder are less common but a specific exam and evaluation can shed light on this. Read more...