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    Just wondering if anyone has had pins and needles feeling in their arm and what the cause and treatment is?

    Just before Christmas I had a really sore neck and trap on my right side. The pain eased but didn't go away. My doctor put me on anti inflammatory and pain med for 2 weeks which helped, but ever since I have pins and needles in my right arm.

    Is this a symptom of rotator cuff injury or thoracic outlet syndrome?

    I have a massage booked, as recommended by my doctor, but not sure what else to do.

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    if i were you i would try and get some sort of MRI/Catscan thing scheduled to really look at whats going on in your arm if you still feel pins and needles
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    I had a slight rotator cuff tear from playing baseball. I would get pins and needles along with numbness up and down my whole arm for years, usually after throwing the ball hard. The sensation would usually only last a few minutes though. I never had it just throughout the day. Don't know if that helped at all. I agree with Zach, get someone to take a better look at it.

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    get an MRI, go to a Dr. that knows what they are doing, and don't take surgery as the first option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmergrl View Post
    Just wondering if anyone has had pins and needles feeling in their arm and what the cause and treatment is?

    Just before Christmas I had a really sore neck and trap on my right side. The pain eased but didn't go away. My doctor put me on anti inflammatory and pain med for 2 weeks which helped, but ever since I have pins and needles in my right arm.

    Is this a symptom of rotator cuff injury or thoracic outlet syndrome?

    I have a massage booked, as recommended by my doctor, but not sure what else to do.
    It could also be from sleeping in a poor position; thoracic outlet syndrome symptoms are much more than pins and needles and although it's a minor symptom of the condition (as in it comes and goes) it's not the most prominent one, so if you have no other symptoms, I doubt that it would be thoracic outlet syndrome...though a doctor would have to confirm TOS anyway, after doing multiple checks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onemightyman View Post
    I had a slight rotator cuff tear from playing baseball. I would get pins and needles along with numbness up and down my whole arm for years, usually after throwing the ball hard. The sensation would usually only last a few minutes though. I never had it just throughout the day. Don't know if that helped at all. I agree with Zach, get someone to take a better look at it.
    Sorry, I should have been more specific. This is not constant throughout the whole day. It comes and goes.

    If you had it for years, did it just go away on its own? That's kind of my questioning is what to do to alleviate the condition.
    Did you do stretches or physio?

    I have lost strength in my shoulder and back exercises, though I do want to take it a bit easy so as not to aggrivate it.

    Thanks for all the responses.

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    I have a pinched nerve right by my c7 vertibrae. Just did this and am feeling a ton better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farmergrl View Post
    Sorry, I should have been more specific. This is not constant throughout the whole day. It comes and goes.

    If you had it for years, did it just go away on its own? That's kind of my questioning is what to do to alleviate the condition.
    Did you do stretches or physio?

    I have lost strength in my shoulder and back exercises, though I do want to take it a bit easy so as not to aggrivate it.

    Thanks for all the responses.
    Mine was specifically aggrevated by the throwing motion of a baseball or softball. I ended up taking a few years off from playing the sport. This was all while I wasn't lifting or anthing.

    When I started exercising, I did some shoulder rehab exercises with light weight. That, combined with the rest, seemed to really help it out. Even still if I go out and throw a ball hard I can feel it coming back.

    However, I'm not sure you would be willing to take a few years off of lifting to fix the shoulder issue. I would recommend speaking to a doctor to see if there any rehab exercises that you can utilize now to help fix it. You definitely don't want to aggrevate it more and need surgery.

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    It's been a while but I wanted to give an update. I finally got into physiotherapy about 6 weeks ago.

    Any time there is tingling or pins and needles feeling it is never a good thing.
    I have a pinched nerve in my neck around C6 vertebrae.
    I am healing but very slowly.

    When I am fully recovered and ease back into my weightlifting routine one thing for sure I will be paying attention to is my neck position!

    I am lucky that it is not severe that I will have to live with for the rest of my life and need to crack my neck once a month to get the buldging disc back in position.

 

 

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