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Compression of the radial nerve - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
User :   Hello Doctor , good evening
User :   Have a query?
Doctor :   go ahead....
User :   of late I find mild pain (as if there is a gush of force) in my left arm, What could be the reason for the same
Doctor :   how old are u?
Doctor :   what finger?
User :   33 years / Male
User :   its not in the finger but the left arm
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it there tingling , numbness, buurning
User :   I feel the pain maximum on my ring finger (left hand)
User :   there is tingling
Doctor :   It seems there is compression of the radial nerve
Doctor :   It could be at elbow
Doctor :   it happens from work and slepp postures
Doctor :   Are u there?
User :   yes doctore, I am
User :   should I consult a neurologist then, or do you think this is just because of postures
Doctor :   That is acceptable
Doctor :   First Get the EMG/Nerve Nerve conduction studies
Doctor :   of both arams
Doctor :   then consult
Doctor :   Because doc will do the same
User : it doctor..
User :   that is helpful
Doctor :   right
User :   Thank you doctor, nice speaking with you
Doctor :   meanwhile u can use ibuprofen 400mg 3-4 times a day for pain
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye
User :   sure.. will do
User :   Bye
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