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Arm paresthesia

Arm paresthesia: Introduction

Abnormal nerve sensations such as pins-and-needles, tingling, burning, prickling or similar feelings are all known as "paresthesias". They usually result from nerve damage due to pressure, entrapment, or nerve diseases. Continued nerve damage can lead to arm numbness and permanent loss of feeling. Any abnormal sensation needs medical investigation....more »

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Arm paresthesia

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Causes of Types of Arm paresthesia:

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Arm paresthesia: Symptom Checker

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Arm paresthesia Treatments

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Stories from Users for Arm paresthesia

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Message Boards for Arm paresthesia

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Diagnostic tests for Arm paresthesia:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Arm paresthesia. Some of these are listed below :

  • General appearance - abnormal posture, muscle wasting, abnormal arm movements.
  • Physical examination
    • May be necessary to examine a variety of joints including the cervical spine, shoulder, elbow , wrists and the various joints of the hand
    • Test muscle tone, power, reflexes and co-ordination of upper limbs
    • Test sensation of upper limbs ( including pain , touch , temperature and vibration sensation)
  • more tests...»

Arm paresthesia: Animations

Medications or substances causing Arm paresthesia:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Arm paresthesia as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Arm paresthesia: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Arm paresthesia may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Arm paresthesia

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Arm paresthesia. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Arm paresthesia: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Arm paresthesia

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Arm paresthesia: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Arm paresthesia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Arm paresthesia:

The list of organs typically affected by Arm paresthesia may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Arm paresthesia

The list below shows some of the causes of Arm paresthesia mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Arm paresthesia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Arm paresthesia. Of the 68 causes of Arm paresthesia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 65 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Arm paresthesia:

The following list of conditions have 'Arm paresthesia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Arm paresthesia:

The following list of medical conditions have Arm paresthesia or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.



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Causes of Arm paresthesia Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Arm paresthesia based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Arm paresthesia?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Arm paresthesia, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Arm paresthesia:

    Subtypes of Arm paresthesia:

    Finger paresthesia (23 causes), Hand paresthesia (57 causes), Arm tingling (21 causes), Forearm paresthesia/ tingling (15 causes), Upper arm paresthesia/ tingling (11 causes), Tingling hands (7 causes), Tingling in one hand (50 causes), Tingling fingers (36 causes), Tingling in both hands (44 causes), Thumb paresthesia/ tingling (10 causes), Wrist paresthesia/ tingling (10 causes), Palm paresthesia/ tingling (11 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Arm paresthesia:

    Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Paresthesias (453 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Arm paresthesia:

    Paresthesia (951 causes), Tingling arm (68 causes), Arm pain (133 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Arm injury, Arm tingling (21 causes), Arm numbness (71 causes), Elbow symptoms (140 causes), Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Finger symptoms (1615 causes), Nerve injury, Nerve compression, Nerve entrapment, Brachial plexus, Diabetes (212 causes), Neuropathy (78 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Arm paresthesia

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Arm paresthesia

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