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Please help, I have tingling in my right arm. I'm a personal trainer!

I'm a personal trainer. I teach 4 classes a week, but 3 weeks ago started having tingling in my right arm down to my thumb. I haven't done anything different. It's frustrating and very annoying. The tingling comes on in waves. I saw a chiropractor thinking I needed an adjustment. It hasn't helped. Is it a herniated disc, pinched nerve...What can I do and will this get better with just ice and massage?
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As a rule of thumb, tingling and numbness in the fingers are from pinched nerves. When it occurs in the pinky and ring finger it is from the neck.  A chiro would be a good idea.  When there is a problem in the thumb it is from the elbow.  could be a complication of tennis elbow, striking the "funny bone", overuse, fracture, etc.  When the numbness is the whole thumb going across the palm it is carpal tunnel.  Thumb pain that is along the side going into the side of the wrist, there is another tunnel in the wrist that could be inflammed. You would need to see an ortho. If just the tips of the fingers are involved, not the entire digit, a deficiency in dietary iodine is suspected, or hypothyroidism.  Do you consume iodized salt ( 1 tsp/day) or deep water fish (2X/wk)?  You might need to supplement with those or take kelp, no higher than 220mcg/day. If your diet is okay, check with the MD and get a thyroid test done. If the entire hand goes to sleep or if the problem goes into both hands intermittantly, then chronic dehydration is suspected. If you have hand problems that include muscle cramps or ridgity in other muscles, then dehydration with electrolyte imbalance is suspected. A CBC blood test/Chem 7 panel blood test will tell you.
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star queen u are one smart cookie u took those words right out of my keyboard
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Michelle, I was tracking the email responses to your original question in this forum because I think I have the same problem as you.

It appears that your problem is now resolved from last year. According to your response, I estimate that it took you approximately 10-11 weeks to resolve, is that correct?

Can you tell me if you are asymptomatic now, more than a year later? Do you recall if you had feeling of a neck tightening, like a crick in the next after sleeping on it poorly? Finally, do you think the problem started as a result of muscle tightening due to stress?

I am obviously concerned about my own situation - as my symptom like yours is puzzling - but seeing that your problem resolved, I am feeling a little better. Thanks.

Alan
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I know that I have problems with my back in the lower 4 & 5, but all day today my right arm has been numb and tingling, could this be caused from my back or do you think it is something else?
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I have been having a tingling in my left hand. some time it starts in my shoulder and goes down and some times the reverse and goes from my finger tips up.  usally can feel it in my elbow and wrist and hand the worse.  It gets annoying more than anything. Its not like it is asleep, just a tingling sensation that feels like it is right below the skin. Once it start there is nothing I can do to make it go away. I have tried shaking it, dangling it and just moving it. It has been going on for about a month or two now. In my hand it is more my wrist and pinky and thumb with it beibg less in the middle three fingers. It appears to me that my hands will get swollen right after i get the sensation. I do have poor circulation. If i let my hands dangle for any period of time they change color and get darker, my feet are the same way whether i stand for a period of time. but no other extremity is feeling the tingling. Please Help.
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I have started feeling the same in my right arm and hand.....was scared to think it might be heart related, but from what I read....doesnt seem that way. I banged my right shoulder in the gym a few weeks ago and I think that might of been the cause??

I am going back to Gym tonight to play Racquet Ball and hope that it is ok to do that since I am left handed.

Any feedback is welcome.
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Thank you star queen...:)  for your comment. I'm gheebee(GB), a newbie. Having the same tingling as I am writing this. It is correctable. Thank you again...:)
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My 15 year old daughter banged her head before Christmas and is now suffering from post concussion syndrome. Her MRI showed nothing remarkable, her blood work is okay, but she is still experiencing migraine headaches, dizzy spells, fainting, nausea and more recently pain and tingling running down her right arm. My GP doesn't have an answer for me and I am starting to get worried.
Please can you help.

JayBee45
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Hello!

Also check her cervical spine which may be related to symptoms in her arm and go for follow up scans for knowing about the recovery after the concussion. With any blood or space occupying lesion after the accident she might suffer from these symptoms and these will decrease with absorption of any clot etc. Take care!

Follow up with a neurologist.

Take care!
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Regarding a tingling in your arm to your fingertips.  I contacted a good friend of mine I grew up with who is now a physical therapist and also a competitive bodybuilder for a couple of decades now.  He told me there are two nerves that cross at the base of the neck and go into the head.  Sometimes when a person is lifting weights (e.g. benching heavy or even using dumbell presses) it is possible for either on of the nerve to become pinched.  And if it really gets pinched, you can't turn your head in a certain direction.  This situation will normally last about two weeks as it cures itself.  It can be very painful too.  However, there is not much you can do about it.
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For few months now ive started to get this tingling feeling from armpit to right down my right arm....getting worried as it is getting numb...i do alot of kickboxing and plus i have been carrying my young daughter this last few months alot do u think ive damaged a nerve? thanx
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I was at the gym this morning and was doing bicep curls witting down with my elbows resting on a pad. I experienced tingling sensations in both arms running all the way up my forearms. I have also had other small and sharp tinglings that are infrequent after going to the gym in random places such as the shoulder. I'm 16 years old, could this be a vitamin or mineral deficiency?

Any advice would be much appreciated.
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The tingling of my right arm is more pronounced when sitting. no heart issue or blocked blood vessels. any ideas on cause and resolution.
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My pain start from the back of my shoulder, to the middle of my right tricep and then the numbness and tinkling in my right thumb. The pain is more severe whenever I lie on my left side. Any ideas why?
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My pain starts in the back of my right shoulder ,on to my right  tricep with tingling in my right thumb. Whenever I lie on my left side, the pain becomes . any ideas why?
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Why are these responses so far apart in time-span?
What was Eltonmichelle's resolve?
I have the same symptoms going from my right hand up to my right shoulder and it is driving me crazy!!!
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Hi there. I am experiencing this "tingly feeling in my right arm". The problem is that I have been experiencing this feeling since I was young (about 11) I am now 31 years old. In the past, it only happened about once a month at the most but it’s now at a stage where it happens up to 8 times a day, every day!
It starts with your arm (skin) feeling very sensitive and then a feeling of weightlessness kicks in and moves all the way from my shoulder to my hand. It would last for about 10 seconds and will be gone. It never worried me but now that it happens more often and get so bad at times that it actually hurts for a few seconds (cant describe the pain….it feels like its inside the bone) I don’t know anyone with the same problem. When I am experiencing an episode, my right leg will be covered in goose bumps.
Please help
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