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Tingling Sensation

hi I've had a tingling sensation in my left had for the last two weeks and it hardly ever dissipates.

Im 23, light smoker, light drinker, some stress, athletic

What could it be and how can it be stopped?

Jay
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He stated that the cause was leaning on the elbow whilst typing is the most likely cause.

What ill do is give it six weeks and see what happens. So ill contact you in 6 weeks and we could discuss the possibilities if necessary.

Thanks for all your help.

Jay  
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368886 tn?1466235284
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Hi.

I am glad you have a diagnosis. Now we know the reason behind the symptoms. I am wondering if the doctor has told you why the nerve is trapped. If we can find out that, then appropriated strategies can be planned. If the nerve is trapped by a bone growth, there is no way but to cut the extra bone part. Similarly, the other causes can have different approaches.

Regards
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Thanks

Have seen doctor this morning, his response is a trapped nerve in the elbow. He's given me six weeks to see if it heals itself, if not then surgery is the only thing that can cure it.

Is there any other way of curing it?

Jay  
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368886 tn?1466235284
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Hello.

A Brain MRI will help you identify the problem. It could be the cervical cord problem, as rightly noted by caregiver222.

And more importantly, have you consulted any doctor ?

Regards
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144586 tn?1284666164
Sounds like a pinched nerve, not in the shoulder but in the cervical vertebrae. Probably you have a narrow passageway through which the nerve passes. Axial traction, anti-inflammatories and range of motion exercises are generally prescribed. Stress and tension often brings the beast out. The usually won't show on an x-ray.
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I have had shoulder problems for the last 6 years but have felt that they have been getting better.
I don't train as heavily as i use to.

Could it be the nerve injury?

Jay
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368886 tn?1466235284
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Hi.

Do you recall any injury to shoulder or the arm, during exercise or any other heavy work ? This is to rule out any nerve injury.

A second possibility is that of the carpal tunnel syndrome. Do you train heavily ?

Regards
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