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39 year old male - right arm - pain, tingling, numbness and falling asleep when arm is bent. what could this be?

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

Nerve (Definition)

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


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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. ?

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

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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

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Arms are falling asleep at night and it's very painful afterwards?

Arms are falling asleep at night and it's very painful afterwards?

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

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What can I do if my arms moved on their own while i was falling asleep. Is that normal?

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

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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?

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

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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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What could cause my arms and hands to be falling asleep a lot?

What could cause my arms and hands to be falling asleep a lot?

See below: It could be something as simple as hyperventilation, but more serious conditions are possible too. Make an appointment to see your doctor to discuss these issues. ...Read more

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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more