Read below about elbow tingling, including causes and common questions. Or get a personalized analysis of your elbow tingling from our A.I. health assistant. At Buoy, we build tools that help you know what’s wrong right now and how to get the right care.

This symptom can also be referred to as:
Elbow paresthesia

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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Elbow Tingling

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced elbow tingling. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Ulnar Nerve Entrapment of Elbow

    Ulnar Nerve Entrapment of Elbow is the compression of the ulnar nerve, causing numbness and/or weakness in the hands.

    Mild symptoms resolve on their own, severe disease resolves with surgery

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    hand weakness, weakness in one hand, numbness in one hand, pain in one elbow, pain in one forearm
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Forearm Strain From a Repetitive Injury

    Repetitive strain injury of the forearm is caused by constantly using the wrist.

    Resolves with rest

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    forearm numbness, forearm weakness, forearm pain from overuse
    Symptoms that always occur with forearm strain from a repetitive injury:
    forearm pain from overuse
    Symptoms that never occur with forearm strain from a repetitive injury:
    severe forearm pain, forearm injury
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  3. 3.Stroke or Tia (Transient Ischemic Attack)

    A stroke is a medical emergency. Strokes happen when blood flow to the brain is stopped.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    dizziness, leg numbness, arm numbness, new headache, stiff neck
    Symptoms that never occur with stroke or tia (transient ischemic attack):
    bilateral weakness
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Elbow Tingling

  • Q.Did you just suffer from a high impact injury (e.g., a fall, collision, accident or sports trauma)?
  • Q.Let's do a physical exam. Can you turn your hand over from the backside to the frontside?
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Q.Hold your hands in front of your belly like you were going to rub it. Now rotate your arms outward like an open door while a friend pushes in. Can you resist?

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Elbow Tingling Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced elbow tingling have also experienced:

    • 13% Hand Tingling
    • 11% Tingling Forearm
    • 10% Upper Arm Tingling
  • People who have experienced elbow tingling had symptoms persist for:

    • 39% Less Than a Day
    • 22% Less Than a Week
    • 21% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced elbow tingling were most often matched with:

    • 63% Stroke or Tia (Transient Ischemic Attack)
    • 27% Ulnar Nerve Entrapment of Elbow
    • 9% Forearm Strain From a Repetitive Injury
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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