3 months of a tingling finger
Hi, thank you for your site. I had what everyone thought was a pinched nerve at my C6 but only had an xray so we don't know for certain. Most of the pain has since dissipated. But the tingling index finger remains. I have been in physical therapy and to my neurologist. They decided I have double crush of TOS and narrowing near my C6. I also have slight scapular winging. Or had. Through PT that has improved. But not the tingling finger. Also, as a ballet dancer for 20 years, I always had excellent posture so I don't know how this happened! My physical therapist is suggesting I see a coworker for a second opinion.
So, my question is, how long does it take for the tingling to go away usually?
Firstly it does indeed sound like you have had a C6 nerve root lesion, which would normally have affected the thumb and index finger.
Sometimes with an associated triceps weakness. If you do press ups does that arm tire more quickly?
When it was very painful, did turning your head to that side, and simultaneously give you pain or tingling in the arm?
It could have been a slipped disc, or UncoVertebral degeneration. Look these terms up using the Search this site …
Generally, I find that if the pain goes away the numbness and tingling usually also subside.
Frankly, I don't too much about Physical Therapists, so I'm not sure of what treatment you have had. If you are satisfied with the progress, continue with them.
If not... Find a good chiropractor may be your next step.
But to be honest, this is a difficult condition for all of, surgeons too. It sounds to me like you are doing okay. Don't carry heavy parcels, shopping in that arm, and avoid looking up, especially with rotation.
I hope this has contributed.