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    What causes left-sided numbness in the hand and arm?

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Posted on Sat, 29 Jul 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I have a 3 week history of left numbness in my hand and arm. It involves the index finger and thumb mainly. It is intermittent. I have no pain. I am an eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) so I am concerned. I am 65 yo. It sounds like carpal tunnel but sometimes involves my forearm. I will see an orthopedic hand surgeon in 2 weeks. W
hat do you think. Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Start with methylcobalamin supplements.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The numbness can be due to carpal tunnel or cervical spondylosis. A mild nerve root compression is possible. it is best to start taking methylcobalamin supplements and isometric neck exercises to help with the symptoms.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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