Should I be worried about my arm going numb?

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Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 04:33
I found this on line for you. You probably are suffering from nerve compression, or pressure on a nerve supplying your hand or arm. This can be as simple as, if you were leaning an your elbow for too long, you can put pressure on your ulnar nerve. Also pressure on any nerve originating in you neck area can cause intermittent numbness depending which way you turn your head. This sounds crazy but it is true. Pressure can be caused by a variety of things such as bulging discs or artheritic changes. If it happens again be aware of the position of your arm and head. try moving and see if this helps. If you continue to have this problem, you should see an orthopedic DR who can order an MRI and nerve studies to try track down the problem. There are other things that can cause this, but nerve compression probably is the most common. Sources: medical experience
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Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 04:35
I think you should find out more about it (just to be on the safe side) because I've just typed in 'numb arm' in Google and a bunch of stuff came up. I get numb hands sometimes but I think this is different. Search on Google.
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Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 04:35
I get this as well, it's because if your coat, blazer, and shirt being tight on your arm. The motion of your arm as you walk makes the pressure even higher so it restricts the blood supply. If you get it again try taking your blazer or coat off and see if that helps. It's definitely not a nerve problem as I used to get this all the time and only got it when I had my school uniform on with my coat on top. It's been 5 months since I last walked to school and I've had no problems. Hope I helped, Jack
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