This appears to be an arm wrestling injury. I have had fairly consistent numbness and tingling in my thumb, index and middle finger in my left hand for over a week. It started the morning after a night which include some intense arm wrestling. My first thought was the carpel tunnel since there was a lot of wrist strain in the wrestling. I've iced my wrist on and off and it did not appear to have any significant effect. I then iced my elbow on the advise of a trainer but that has not shown any significant results thus far.
There has been some very minor pain in my left shoulder. Could it be that I have torn something in there which effected only that nerve? Is it possible that it is in fact in my elbow? Considering there was much stress on it at the time. How can I best diagnosis and/or treat myself? My occupation calls for physical exertion.
You are right in thinking that your median nerve is getting affected. Having said that your median nerve could have got affected due to pressure, injury or any tear.
You should be consulting an orthopaedician for evaluation regarding elbow joint and also for Carpal tunnel syndrome.
Alternatively a visit to a neurologist would also help you.
You should be getting an imaging study of elbow and wrist.
Electro-diagnostic studies are routinely obtained in order to delineate the site of nerve entrapment and the degree of nerve injury.
Electro-diagnostic studies should be performed if the diagnosis is in doubt or if surgery is considered.
Hope this helps.
If there was a tear somewhere in my shoulder or back, would I feel it? Would it hurt significantly or click?
Also, I've noticed one thing. The only time when I can significantly feel the numbness increase is when I make bicep flex and curl my wrist down or in towards the bicep. Without the wrist curling it is fine, but when I curl it, it goes numb. Does this mean its more likely to be in the carpel tunnel?
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.