Pain and numbness in right arm

cheerful1_gwJune 21, 2005

I recently started to experience a toothache-like pain in my right arm from the shoulder to the elbow. I am also experiencing numbness in the arm. I think I'm developing either arthritis or carpal tunnel in my thumb. Is it all related?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

You really need to go to a doctor and insist on tests. I've developed some neuropathy problems that would have been a whole lot easier to reverse had I addressed them promptly. Now it looks like my best chances are just to keep them from getting worse.

Don't mean to sound like such an alarmist but your post has really "punched my buttons". I could really kick myself for letting my pain/numbness in my feet (and now hands/arms) go on too long without definitive tests which I'm just now having done. Dumb, dumb, dumb. Please don't be like me.


    Bookmark   June 22, 2005 at 9:19PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

It sounds as if you might have a pinched nerve in your neck. I had numbness in my left arm, and I went to the Dr. for it. I ended up having to have surgery to fuse two vertibre. I had spinal fluid leakage. So don't wait, it would be better to be safe than sorry. BTW, I was surprised It was a problem with my neck because I had NO neck pain what so ever

    Bookmark   June 23, 2005 at 7:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

It could also be tendonitis or bursitis. I had to go to physical therapy for this and I totally forgot about the pain. One day I just thought "my shoulder doesn't hurt any more" and the pain completely disappeared. When I was going to PT, I couldn't bend my elbow or raise my arm over my head.

Go see an orthopedic doctor or a neurologist. My neurologist sent me to an orthopedic specialist (this is when I found out I had severe osteoporosis). The doctor knew this just by feeling of my arms and sent me for a bone density test which confirmed the osteoporosis.

Please post what you find out.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2005 at 5:50PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
I have RLS (Restless Leg syndrome) .... anyone else taking this drug ?
Anyone suffering with Restless Leg syndrome? I have...
Does anyone else have a problem with Dental X-Rays?
I am wondering if it's just me or if anyone else has...
Chronic tonsillitis after mono?
Hi everyone, My almost 20 year old daughter had mono...
i've been told if i don't move around so much that...
Relentless Night Cough/Post Nasal Drip
Hello, I am desperately seeking information/advice...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™