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    My right arm is very uncomfortably numb. It feels like a nerve begining under my arm and traveling down the underside and into my two middle fingers and my thumb is intensly asleep
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    bj1208 responded:
    Hi and welcome to the support group -

    before doing any of the options listed, it's best that you see your primary care physician and let him/her know what you are feeling.

    It's possible your doctor may refer you to a neurologist for a nerve conduction test.

    I have carpel tunnel in both arms - when I discussed this with my pain management doctor (really thought I had a bulging disc in my upper back/neck area) he told me that it was more than likely carpel tunnel as the areas that go numb are the 3 fingers (pointer finger/middle finger/ring finger) - my pinkie and thumb was not affected. The nerve conduction test proved this to be true.

    I had steroid injections done and so far it has lasted close to a year. I do get flare-ups and when I do I wear my braces and it does help. I think it's ironic that this has occurred now as I have not worked since 12/07 (was an accountant) and never had any problems in the 26 years I worked!

    so please see your doctor about this as it does sound identical to mine and it turned out to be carpel tunnel -

    please let us know what the doctor finds out - take care - Joy~~


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