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    Osteoarthritis in my elbows
    xxtinkerxx posted:
    I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in October of last I'm having numbness from the armpit to my elbow only on the inside of my arm.....Is this normal for Osteoarthritis???....any help will be great
    atti_editor responded:
    Hi xxtinkerxx,
    I found this resource that explains that sometimes arthritis-related changes in the spine can cause numbness or weakness in the arms, which might be what you are experiencing. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons also cites weakness or numbness in one or both arms as a symptom of OA.

    However, I am in no way a medical professional, and I encourage you to consult with your doctor to ensure that what you are experiencing is normal for OA.

    Hope this helps!

    adelestephensonguy responded:
    Numbness is a normal side effect for people who have osteoarthritis. Although some meds like celebrex might help, but I recommend you to have your condition checked by a doctor so he can recommend you therapies and treatments.

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