Numbness, Tingling & Burning sensation in my arms

by Isaac Astalosh

HELP !!! I am experiencing numbness, tingling, and burning in my arms. This has been going on since about September 2010. Last night was the worst. I woke up about 1:30 AM , my right arm was literally BURNING (it felt like). It was numb, felt tingly, and was causing severe pain. I had to get up and walk around for several hours, and the pain subsided a little, but has been present all day today. Right now, 7:40 PM the next day, both my hands are tingly, the right one worse, it has not gone away all day. Anything I do with my right arm or hand is painful and the arm feels weak.

Hello Isaac,

There are a number of possible causes. Does the pain pattern avoid the pinkie but get you in three or four fingers? This sounds very like a Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It classically wakes you at night.

Try the CTS exercises at this page. Sometimes they help. Shake your hands.

Your chiropractor needs to check your neck, including the first rib, and the whole course of the median nerve. Sometimes it's pinched in the forearm, frequently in two or more places. We call it a double-crush syndrome. Very occasionally it means an operation on the carpal tunnels.

However, if it's in only one or two fingers, then I'd be thinking of a nerve root condition.

Start looking for a local thorough conscientious chiropractor.

Keep in touch and let us know of progress...

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Oct 19, 2011
by: debsi

I don't want to alarm you, but I had the same symptoms as you describe, it was worse at night, but persisted through out the entire day as well.
I've just been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I think you should see your G.P who will be able to refer you to a specialist for further tests.
Good luck.

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