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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I have numbness and pain all over my body, especially in my arms and legs. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have numbness all over my body, especially in my arms and legs. I also have pain and some weakness in my limbs. I feel immense pain in the arms, shoulders, neck, and back. Legs and feet pain very occasionally. Other symptoms are twitching, heaviness, stiffness, and throat discomfor...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. According to your description and reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), you have been suffering from numbness, weakness, and soreness, especially in your arms and legs. You have done...  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. Ashish Jayanand Chandwadkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 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 icliniq.com. 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 th...  Read Full »

Why did my left shoulder go completely numb after doing some neck stretches?

Query: Hi doctor,I have some symptoms for the past six years. I feel to have some pressure or imbalance on the upper left side of my body. Sometimes, I have a brain fog. Sometimes, my upper rib seems to be tight while inhaling. Sometimes, I have dizziness and my heart rate gets raised. I did some tests rec...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the description provided here, you got a symptom of a jerk at the gym while doing exercise. I suggest you stop doing any exercise that is related to the shoulder and neck. You can take tablet Paracetamol twice a day for three days and consult your physi...  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 icliniq.com. 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 Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 do my hands feel numb after cancer treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I am finishing the last part of my treatment for breast cancer. About a month ago, I started having numbness and tingling in arms and hands. It wakes me up through the night. I just recently started working in a grocery store, which is very physically demanding. It lands me with endless k...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you are on Paclitaxel weekly regimen. If yes, then this numb feeling is a side effect of chemotherapy. Please inform if you are taking any other chemotherapy. If it is bothering you in daily life too much, then I suggest Pregabalin. Also, bring it to your onco...  Read Full »

Could positive RA factor and low TLC be the reason for numbness in my hands?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42-year-old female. I am having hand numbness and on below medicine. But still no improvement. I have performed some lab tests. Hemoglobin 18.2. Packed cell volume (PCV) - 53. RBC count - 5.88. Total leukocyte count (TLC) - 3.9. Platelet count - 140. HbA1c - 5.2. Estimat...  Read Full »


Dr. Divya Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you have met a rheumatologist personally also. Because she is suffering from arthritis, her rheumatoid factor is positive, and blood reports do not seem good as the TLC (total leukocyte count) and platelets are low, and hemoglobin is high. Does she have a history...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest treatment and exercise for back pain?

Query: Hi doctor, A few years back, I suffered from a pinched nerve in my neck and that incapacitated me with severe pain. A chiropractor saved my life and my sanity. I have also been told that I have degenerating vertebrae in the neck area. For several months, I have had recurring pain in my right shou...  Read Full »


Dr. Saswati Nanda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain and radiation depend on the extent of the disc derangement and the compression of nerve. If the derangement is grade 1 or 2 means mild or moderate, then it can be solved by physiotherapy treatment or chiropractor treatment. But, if the derangement is grade 3 mea...  Read Full »

My arms become numb while sleeping and I get disturbed. How to fix this problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old male. I have been to several doctors (neurologist) and I have not been told what is wrong and what I can do to fix it? My symptoms are: for the last ten months, when I go to sleep I wake up with one or both of my arms being numb from my elbow down to my pinky and rin...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry about your present health condition. Usually during sleeping on supine position or sleeping on sitting position with hands side by side may can cause some compression of ulnar nerve lead to temporary signal interference call neuropraxia which is common in all i...  Read Full »

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