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Arm Tingling Falling Asleep Nerve
39 year old male - right arm - pain, tingling, numbness and falling asleep when arm is bent. what could this be?
Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
45/f. Arm & hand pain while sleeping. Also wake up w/ arms tingling from arms falling asleep during night. Pain also wakes me up at night. ?
Possible Carpal Tun: There are other possibilities, but the most likely cause for your symptoms is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is the result of compression of the median nerves at the wrists and it is common for people to wake up to "shake out the numbness." i would recommend that you see a neurologist, but while you are waiting you can ice the wrists, try otc ibuprofen, and buy carpal tunnel splints for nighttime. ...Read more
Rapid heart beat (interfering with sleep). Arm in pain and tingling, arm falling asleep (when bent), and tip of thumb is numb. (39 year old male).
2 issues: You have 2 different problems: arm pain and tingling, falling asleep, numb - all suggest nerve compression, possibly in your neck (cervical vertebrae). This would not cause rapid HR but panic would - are you feeling upset about the arm pain? A 24 hour heart recording could help diagnose the 2nd problem. ...Read more
What are some treatments for a pinched nerve in the shoulder? I'm wondering in case it's the cause of my right arm falling asleep.
Tight clothing?: Be careful with the clothing you wear to bed. It appears that you are compressing your nerves under your armpit. Pressing on these nerve bundle can cause loss of feeling, loss of the ability to use your arms and a "pins and needles" feeling. Usually when you remove the pressure the feeling returns to your arms, sometime with a burning pain. Seek help if this continunes. ...Read more
Sounds like...: This sounds like a hypnic jerk, which is nothing to be concerned about. Typically these occur as you are transitioning from wake in to sleep. Be sure you are getting a normal amount of sleep nightly/regular sleep wake schedule, as that can often decrease the frequency of these. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/hypnic_jerk. ...Read more
For the past 3 days my arms keeping falling asleep. It's not only at night but throughout the day as well. What could it be?
See below: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
My 3yr old has been telling me herleg or arm is tired lately. I'm assuming they are falling asleep is this something to worry about? They look normal.
Tired arm or leg: If a child is complaining about tired arms or legs a visit to the doctor is necessary to find out a possible cause or to give the child a clean bill of health. ...Read more
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