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 numbness and pain after elbow fracture treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I had elbow fracture four years ago. Following which I have limited ROM and stiffness. Now, I am also experiencing numbness, tingling and pain in palm and fingers. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have mentioned that you sustained elbow fracture four years ago. Can you kindly furnish me information that what fracture was it actually and what management was done in your case at that time? Also, I would like to see, Latest clinical pictures of your elbow...  Read Full »

I am 33 years old; I have numb arms and weakness in my shoulders without any pain. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old and very active. I got these results from a neurologist, who said I should try strength training instead of going straight to surgery. My symptoms are numbness in my arms and hands and weakness in my grip strength and shoulders. These symptoms have worsened over the l...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Do you have weakness and numbness only on the left side? When you keep your hand above your head, do you feel improvement in numbness? Do you feel instability while walking? Is it possible to send your prescripti...  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. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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 »

Why am I having numbness in legs and arms after taking Nortriptyline?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a head injury, asthma and been on Amitriptyline for five weeks started at 10 mg and worked up to 50 mg. Headaches did not go away. Switched to Nortriptyline 50 mg for less than a week and started to experience numbness in legs and arms and tingly or pins and needles in same limbs....  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read carefully your question and would explain that the complaints that you describe, are not common adverse effects related to Amitriptyline or Nortriptyline. I do not find anything really concerning in your symptoms, besides the fact that these drugs do not seem to...  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-u...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, At C5-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 are ...  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 do I have numbness in hand and legs?

Query: Hello doctor,My left foot got numb, then my left hand, and now my right leg as well. The doctor did diabetes, cholesterol, and thyroid tests. All the laboratory reports were clear. There were no issues. Vitamin B12 was fine as well. Then, he performed nerve conduction studies, and he told me that ev...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Considering your symptoms, I would recommend performing a brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) study to investigate possible multiple sclerosis. If the brain MRI results are normal, then you should consider anxiety as the main cause of your complaints. I would also...  Read Full »

Why is there a feeling of 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 »

I have numbing, tingling, and muscle twitching. What might help me?

Query: Hello doctor, About a month ago, I developed what I thought was a pinched nerve in my neck. I had numbing and tingling in my left arm, and my hand would go numb while sleeping. However, over the next couple weeks, the numbing and tingling, moved to my right arm, then my legs and feet to include musc...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your question carefully and would explain that your symptoms are not typical of peripheral neuropathy. They could be related to a bulging disc in the cervical vertebral column. That is why it is necessary to perform a cervical spine MRI study.MS (multiple sclero...  Read Full »

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