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Part of my hand feels numb and my arm just doesn't seem as strong as it should. Could this be from a pinched nerve?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The nerves to the hand could be pinched at level of the cervical spine, shoulder girdle, elbow, or wrist.
If an acute injury is not causal, look to the shoulder. Raise you arms to the surrender position for a minute or two. If this arouses tingling in your pinky finger, get checked for thoracic outlet syndrome. If this is the problem then physical therapy, & not surgery, is important.

In brief: Yes

The nerves to the hand could be pinched at level of the cervical spine, shoulder girdle, elbow, or wrist.
If an acute injury is not causal, look to the shoulder. Raise you arms to the surrender position for a minute or two. If this arouses tingling in your pinky finger, get checked for thoracic outlet syndrome. If this is the problem then physical therapy, & not surgery, is important.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Aileen Shieu
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

These symptoms may be due to a pinched nerve in the neck, shoulder, arm, or wrist.
Sometimes the pinching may be positional (for example, you may be putting pressure on your elbow by leaning on it, which will pinch the ulnar nerve). If it is happening frequently, a nerve study may be helpful to help determine your diagnosis.

In brief: Yes

These symptoms may be due to a pinched nerve in the neck, shoulder, arm, or wrist.
Sometimes the pinching may be positional (for example, you may be putting pressure on your elbow by leaning on it, which will pinch the ulnar nerve). If it is happening frequently, a nerve study may be helpful to help determine your diagnosis.
Dr. Aileen Shieu
Dr. Aileen Shieu
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

In neck or arm either place.

In brief: Yes

In neck or arm either place.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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