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Numbness Of Arm

Numbness of the arm can occur due to various causes like nerve damage, herniated disc, heart disease, stroke, poor blood circulation in the body, peripheral neuropathy, thoracic outlet syndrome, cervical spinal stenosis, improper posture during sleep and sitting, and hemiplegia. Doing changes in sleeping position and simple movements helps to improve circulation. It helps to reduce numbness in the arms.

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Why do I have discomfort and numbness in my left arm?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old man. For the past few weeks, I have had a feeling of discomfort and numbness in my left arm and heart. Also, I have discomfort and kind of pain in my armpits. I can also feel tingling pain in my bones from fingers to toes. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is less likely for a young person without risk factors like diabetes, hypertension, and a family history of smoking to have chest pain. I suggest that your pain is due to a musculoskeletal sprain. Chest pain is usually related to efforts and its deep, suffocatin...  Read Full »

My wife has a 5 mm Chiari malformation. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,My wife has had pain and weakness in her left leg for the past 15 years. Recently, she developed weakness and numbness in her left arm, face, and tongue. She was diagnosed with a 5 mm Chiari malformation and was given steroids to relieve migraines. After seeing a neurosurgeon, she was t...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Without examining your wife, seeing the reports (attachments removed to protect patient privacy) is like shooting in the dark. Where is this malformation located? Why was she declared unfit for surgery- was it due to anesthetic risks or s...  Read Full »

I am suffering from left shoulder pain, arm numbness, and nighttime cough. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 46-years-old female. I have been suffering from left shoulder and shoulder blade pain that comes and goes for at least two months. This pain is accompanied by left arm numbness (tingling) and cough that worsens at night.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Glad to hear from you. I am here to answer all your questions. Given the symptoms you have described, it is important that you see a doctor as soon as possible. The combination of left shoulder and shoulder blade pain, left arm numbness, and cough that worsens at night can be indicative of se...  Read Full »

I got a bruise on my left arm when I fell, which is paining and numb. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Two nights ago, I drank too much at my friend's birthday party, and my boyfriend had to help me get home. I fell several times. As expected, I am now a bit bruised and scuffed up but what is bothering me is my upper left arm. Bruising is starting to come through and, if touched, is both e...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The numbness can be due to swelling and compression of the cutaneous nerves, but the cause of bruising and swelling needs to be ruled out, so X-rays need to be done of the affected humerus, AP (anteroposterior) and lateral views. Do follow-up ...  Read Full »

At my C5 to C6, central posterior disk herniation indenting the thecal sac is present. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, At C5 to C6, there was a broad-based central posterior disc herniation indenting the thecal sac. I have tingling pain, stiffness, and burning sensation in my hands. Numbness and tingling down both arms and headaches are also present. I am currently taking tablet Naproxen as needed. What a...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The treatment options you have are medical or surgical. Medical treatment requires a long-term dedication to weight loss, postural changes, frequent doctor visits, and regular physiotherapy and pain killers on as and when needed. But the bigg...  Read Full »

Why is half of my hand numb and tingly after an elbow injury?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38-year-old female, and my height is 5 feet 9 inches with a weight of about 125 lbs. One day I hit my left elbow really hard on the broken end of a two-by-four wood. Since then, my thumb, index finger, and half of my arm all the way up to my elbow have been numb and tingly. The po...  Read Full »

Dr. Santosh Kumar Bashyal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Looking into your problem, I feel there is entrapment of the nerve supplying at the elbow. Basically, three nerves pass through the elbow: radius, median and ulnar nerves. In your case, you might have two nerves injured which include the median and radius that supply the ...  Read Full »

I have numbness on the center of my shoulder near my elbow after a dislocation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old female. My height is 5 feet and 9 inches, and I weigh 130 lbs. I am a professional dancer. I dislocated my left shoulder while dancing. I had to make a move that involved throwing the arms out and across the body to the right side sharply and quickly. It popped ou...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What you described was a dislocation of the shoulder joint and a reduction on its own. When the relocation of this forearm head in the joint cavity does not happen on its own, we try to reduce it again in the joint cavity with some maneuvering, and immobilize it with ...  Read Full »

Why is there a loss of concentration with the numbness of both the arms and legs?

Query: Hi doctor, My father, 20 days back, on steadily increasing loss of concentration and ability to form sentences, felt very sleepy after using the brain. He had gaps in memory, short term memory seems nonexistent, waking blackouts (walked away from work and drove home with no recollection, and found ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some details about the symptoms: 1. Did these symptoms happen in episodes? As you mentioned: 20 days back, then four days ago, then three days ago, then two days ago, and one day ago? or Were the symptoms persistent continuously for these 20 d...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the numbness and burning sensation in arms and feet?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past three weeks, I have been having all kinds of symptoms. For the last six months, I would get a burning sensation and numbness in my legs when I stand or sit for too long. I worked through it for a while, and then I noticed that I would get a burning sensation all over. The bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms suggest a peripheral nerve disorder (not MS, which is a central nervous system disorder). For this reason, I would recommend consulting with a neurologist for a physical examination and performing nerve conduction studies to examine your nerves. The ri...  Read Full »

Why am I having racing heartbeat and numbness in left hand?

Query: Hi doctor, Three months ago, I started feeling racing heartbeat and numbness in left hand and felt like I am losing control on my body. I contacted a doctor and he gave me some anxiety pills but after five days I got a strong panic attack which lasted for three hours until I take a pill name Placi...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Racing heart beat (palpitations) can be due to different causes. Excessive anxiety, panic attacks is a common cause of palpitations. If you had no prior history of anxiety and suddenly developed palpitations, it is advisable to consult a heart specialist (cardiologis...  Read Full »

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