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Tingling And Numbness In Arm - Anyone Else?

Tingling And Numbness In Arm - Anyone Else?

I started having some numbness and tingling in my right shoulder, down the arm and into the hand. This is 2nd time in a week it has happened. I can still move it, still feel like normal, no pain, no other symptoms (other than panic/anxiety thinking it might be a stroke) I mentioned it to my rheumatologist when i saw her last week and she said its probably a nerve as the other time happened when i was driving for a couple of hours..

Has something like this happened to anyone else?

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I had that happen to me a few months ago. It hung on for over a month then just disappeared. I occasionally still get the numbness and tingling feeling on my right side but it doesn’t last as long. I was told it’s from Psoriatic Arthritis that I have. My doctor said he could send me for some tests, nerve conduction, if I wanted to but he felt it wasn’t necessary. I bought a shoulder brace from Amazon. It’s for rotator cuff injuries. It really helped me with the shoulder discomfort. When I feel the issues coming back I put on the brace & they go away fairly soon.

posted 3 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I did in 2020. It started with minor pain, tingling, & numbness at the shoulder, wrist and funny bone, the elbow. I had ex-rays at all areas on both of my arms. It turns out I had bone spurs at the wrists and tennis elbow. It kept getting worse and I lost my full range of motion in my arms. If I leaned on my elbows for any length of time my whole arm would go numb, fall asleep. I thought for sure I needed surgery. My doctor ordered physical therapy for me. Two times a week I did various exercises, stretching out the range, gaining strength in my arms, and releasing the tension. After 3-4 months I was almost back to my normal self. I could not believe it, and no surgery needed.

edited, originally posted 3 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Thank you, Amy! My primary has recently prescribed the same, but I can only take it at night due to dizziness 🥴. I am a big fan of yoga too, especially any hip flexor poses, unfortunately, I cannot go to the mat either, due to numb foot, leg & hand. I've attempted many times, but fall to the side or can't get up out of the floor 🙈. I share your disappointment in not being able to do something which helps on many levels. I do find meditation helps, but it's a real challenge right now too because my thoughts are like ping pong balls😃 Diet seems to play a major role with inflammation for me, I find a plant based diet helps me. I'm really struggling with my current issues & impact all of this has on one's life, it's difficult to stay out of depression with all the changes, challenges all this truly impacts.
I currently am unable to work. But, I am consciously doing all I can to stay as healthy as possible at this time & trying to stay positive!
I'm glad the medication is working for you. Thank you for your interest regarding my appointment! I am looking forward, it's just been such a long wait for the referral, there are very few good Rheumatologist in this area & he is also a Neurologist! So fingers crossed & I am curious to hear what he has to say regarding the widespread joint pain, numbness, eye issues, skin issues....I just want a concrete diagnosis, to know how to move forward & better navigate the situation & stop feeling like I'm crazy! Someone, hopefully, to tie all the pieces together!🤞

posted 2 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I do as well. I also have very brisk reflexes, have been diagnosed with small fiber neuropathy, and am followed by a neurologist.

posted 3 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Yes it happens to me daily. It's a nerve. No worries.

posted 3 months ago
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