Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
192 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes tingling and numbness in the right arm?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2011

Answered : 1663 Questions

default
Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: I am an 82 year old female. My right arm and hand are tingly and numb and have been for a few days. I have been attributing it to carpel tunnel syndrome because I am on the computer a lot. Some times the discomfort awakes me during the night. Should I be concerned?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
May need detailed orthopedician or neurological examination

Detailed Answer:
Hi! Welcome to HealthcareMagic! Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We will try to help you in best way possible. First of all, it is sad to know what you had been experiencing lately.

Based on the history you have shared, it should ne evaluated in detail by a neurologist or an orthopedician to confirm your doubts as involvement of median nerve in tunnel will involve particular group of muscles only and further evaluation on basis of ultrasound and Xray of wrist to confirm any signs of nerve entrapment or structural deformities should be confirmed.

Xray cervical spine may also be needed to rule out any entrapment at the level of cervical vertebrae. Meanwhile analgesics like acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain may help. If pain is intense, more potent analgesics like tramadol or nerve pain suppressants like gaba pentins or duloxetine can be used. Replacement for B12, D3 and folic acid may also be needed.

Wishing you a speedy recovery. Hope this has answered your query, if you have any more questions, feel free to ask. Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Medical Topics ,   ,   ,  

Recent questions on  Cervical spine

doctor1 MD

For past 12+ hours, I’ve had left side pain from left pectoral up through left shoulder and down my left arm to my hand. Sharpest pain is in...

doctor1 MD

Dear Sir, A friend of mine was diagnosed with ALS(in Nigeria) but within me, I think its a wrong diagnosis. According to his story, It started as a...

doctor1 MD

I am experiencing a vibrating sensation whenever I bend by head forward. I experience this sensation down by neck, across my shoulders and down...