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Have hand arthritis, tingling in left thumb, left arm pain above elbow. Reason?

I have tingling in my left thumb which seems to have gotten worse over the last few days. I also have periodic pain on my left arm above the elbow toward the shoulder. I don t see how it could be carpel tunnel as I am right handed and I do not use my left hand for any repetitive motions. I do have some arthritis in my hands though.
Asked On : Tue, 3 Jul 2012
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Even though you are right handed the symptoms could still be consistent with carpal tunnel syndrome or possibly nerve entrapment in your cervical spine. A good physical examination should be able to distinguish the two diagnosis.
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