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What causes tingling on arm?

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Dr. Mukesh Chugh

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Posted on Thu, 7 Aug 2014 in Brain and Spine
Question: I am having tingling down my left arm. What could this be?
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Answered by Dr. Mukesh Chugh 45 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Pinched nerve may be the cause

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for posting
I have gone through your query carefully and would like to know-
1. Are you having any chronic disease like diabetic?
2. Are you able to make a tight fist?
The common cause of tingling is nerve compression (pinched nerve) at neck/cervical level and this may be confirmed by physical examination and by MRI test. The other could be deficiency of vitamin B12.

Hope this helps and I shall be glad to answer any further query.
Take care

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