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.
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.
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