LATELY, I HAVE BEEN HAVING A TINGLING - NUMBNESS FEELING IN MY RIGHT ARM, THAT GOES INTO MY HAND - ALTHOUGH THE TINGLING SENSATION IN MY HAND IS ONLY THROUGH MY LAST TWO FINGERS, MY THUMB AND FIRST TWO FINGERS DO NOT TINGLE OR FEEL ASLEEP. I HAVE HAD AN EKG AND IT WAS FINE. COULD THIS BE CAUSED BY A PINCHED NERVE OR DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT COULD BE.
Dear C. Dickey, thank you for your question. The numbness in your right hand is most likely caused by a problem with the ulnar nerve and not your heart. If you have ever been hit in the elbow and had a stinging sensation in your hand referred to an your
"funny bone," then you should have experienced a similar sensation as you're feeling now. Anginal chest pain begins in the chest and can travel down the arms, but would never just involve a few fingers of the hand. You may have a bony growth of your elbow that is impinging on your ulnar nerve to cause your symptoms so I suggest you speak to your physician about this possibility. I hope you find this information useful. Information provided in the heart forum is for general purposes only. Specific diagnoses and therapies can only be provided by your physician.
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