Pain and weekness in arms
For quit a long time I was waking up with sharp neck/back pain. I determined that my mattress was just worn out/too soft. I purchased a firm mattress and OUCH! I began experimenting with pillows for neck and under legs. No help. I tried a 4" memory foam topper, then a 2" topper. Still in pain and getting worse.
About two months ago I purchased a memory foam mattress, very soft but I thought supportive too, yet the pain increase was horrible. Now my arms, from bicep to elbow and elbow to wrist are weak all day, feels like muscle fatigue.
My wrists shake uncontrollably, I get spasms in the bicep near elbow and about mid way up. The area of my shoulders where it meets the breast bone have dull to sharp pain.
So, now I go back and forth between the firm and the memory foam trying to diagnose what is going on. The memory definetly is worse. My neck and back are in severe pain as well as the arms.
Then I go out and by a very expensive gel infused mattress on a very expensive adjustable base thinking I need the support of soft firmness and by raising the foot/head position just right I should be good to go. It's been almost a month of experimenting with positions and my neck/back are slightly better, whatever pain/stiffness is there works out some and I could function but my arms are almost useless all day.
Are my shoulders being pushed forward too much? Is something being pinched? Is it blood flow? (head sometimes feels pressure, legs weak, upon first getting up.) Is it muscle fatigue from pushing self up/out of the bed that has built up and is not recovering? Help would be great, I am about at the end of my rope.
End of the rope is sometimes a good place to reach. Because it means that you must go and do something you should have done months ago: get professional advice.
Reading between the lines, I suspect the bed, hard or soft, inexpensive or very pricey, has very little to do with it.
That tremor in your hands and spasms in the biceps MUST be assessed. Soon.
If you don't regularly consult a chiropractor (you make no mention) then frankly I'd start with your doctor. And don't just accept pills. What's need is a diagnosis, not medication. If your doctor can't make the diagnosis, ask to see a neurologist.
I hope this contributes.