Numbness and tingling in my left arm. Been on and off since Christmas. Usually bearable but today it's been happening every time I raise my arm or type on my keyboard. Does it sound like a trapped nerve? And is that something I should go to the GP for? It's a nightmare getting an appointment so if possible I'd like to avoid it.
It starts at my elbow and the tingling goes down in a strip almost to my hand. The whole hand feels numb and has a dull achy feeling. Then my pinky and thumb are the worst. Usually comes and goes so it's not always there when I wake up but sometimes is. I could try a physio. I assume I can google a local one and just call them up and book an appointment?
Ive had a similar experience with both arms since last november. It stems from my neck - ive seen a physio and also had neck and shoulder massages and been given exercises. It is slowly getting better.
As its your left arm i think you should get checked out by dr on an emergency appointment as it could be signs of a stroke - probably not but needs to be ruled out. Might also be carpal tunnel.
If its a trapped nerve could take a while to get better - but at least its not serious. Hope you gst it sorted.
Ok, it sounds like mine (it was from the neck), I'd suggest seeing your GP about it. What sorted mine out was getting rid of the second pillow on my bed and using a really flat one. It took a bit of getting used to tho