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Why am I feeling pain and tingling sensation in wrist and arm?

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Right wrist pain, strong ache in lower right arm. Losing strength in wrist and arm. Tingling in right wrist. Feels like I'm losing strength rapidly. Tingling moving towards fingers.
Posted Mon, 29 Oct 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 20 minutes later

Thank you for the query.

If your pain spreads only to thumb, index, long and radial half of the ring finger you might be suffering from radial nerve in the carpal tunnel. You can perform a simple test that will rule it out. Try to flex your wrist gently as much as possible and wait for about 60 seconds. If your pain will increase and some numbness will occur, this is carpal tunnel syndrome. If not, your symptoms are probably caused by cervical spine diseases causing cervical nerves compression. In this case, headaches and back pains may associate with your symptoms.
To verify carpal tunnel syndrome electromyography and nerve conduction velocity should be performed. If your symptoms comes from spinal cord, MRI should be performed.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
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