Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
tingle in fingers and a heavy arm
I woke up this morning with tingeling in rt hand and arm feeling heavy. I can use it fine, but it just feel funny.  I reallly would like to know should I seek emergency help.  It feels like my arm and fingers are asleep?
Discussion is closed
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Is it possible that you slept on your arm/shoulder or even with your neck at an odd angle wrong last night?  Any other symptoms such as severe headache, dizziness, chest pains?  If you are experiencing any other symptoms, I would definitely have it checked out immediately.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
351246 tn?1379685732
Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
The numbness and tingling in the arm after getting up from sleep can be due to bad posture, nerve compression, deep vein thrombosis or sleep disorder. Change your posture, move about the arm, gently massage it and see if it helps. It can also be a peripheral neuropathy as in diabetes and thyroid disorders. The best thing would be to consult a general practitioner or PCP and try and assess what is the cause of your problem. Nerve conduction studies, MRI of cervical spine, dopplar studies, sleep studies etc may be required for diagnosis. Then proper referral for concerned specialist can take things further and get you proper treatment. Take care!
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Comment
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Undiagnosed Symptoms Community Resources
Top General Health Answerers
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
1415174 tn?1453246703
Blank
mkh9
CA
Avatar f tn
Blank
Gemfly
363281 tn?1353103243
Blank
SassyLassie
Nelson, New Zealand
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC