What Causes My Left Arm To Throb And Sometimes Tingle

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Asked by suzanne

What Causes My Left Arm To Throb And Sometimes Tingle

my left arm aches/throbs periodically..and my left hand tingles.. sometimes throbbing after the arm begins to ache. There is no particular activity or time that this occurs, just periodically.. sometimes throughout a day.. sometimes several days pass and it happens only once.

Answer

It is difficult to get a good sense of what can be causing this without more information, but a few things come to mind. The most likely is neuropathy, which is a nerve problem that can be caused by an entrapment of the nerve bundle somewhere along its course into the arm. The most well known of these entrapment syndromes, is carpal tunnel syndrome. These symptoms can also be associated with some spinal cord problems, especially if there is associated back pain. Consider discussing your symptoms with a neurologist.