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Numb Arm

Posted Apr 14 2012 1:24pm


Ever since I got back from Indianapolis I've had some arm issues. First it was my left arm/shoulder area hurt. I thought that it was from carrying my luggage around all kinds of airports since it was so heavy. After a couple of days that went away and my right arm starting bothering me. It goes numb. That's not completely true, it gets tingly like it's coming out of being asleep. This has happened on and off for years but never this bad. It comes along with associated neck/shoulder pain so I'm thinking they are related but quite honestly the whole thing is a little freaky. Wednesday night I could hardly sleep it was bothering me so badly. Thursday night was better and last night was better still. The worst pain is when I sleep or ride my bike. I'm assuming that one of the above nerves is getting pinched somehow and I'm hoping that's all it is. When things are at their worse, ie the pain is really bad, I get all kinds of crazy thoughts in my head like maybe I have MS or something. Ridiculous I know but I can't help it. I actually just looked on Web MD and it looks like I probably have arthritis in my neck. Now that makes perfect sense. Today it's pretty good so hopefully it will get better. Actually, now that I think about it, my left side hurt - probably from carrying that heavy bag around - and once that got better the right side reacted. In other words, the left side was being pulled and the right side overcompensated and now it's settling back down. That sounds pretty reasonable. I have been taking it easy until this passes because I don't want to do any damage to it. So in the next day or so I'll go back to working out regularly. For now though, I'll take it easy.

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