Posted by: JH | 2008/07/22

Problem with arm

I was in a car accident in 2001 and suffered a severe blow to my elbow - x-rays showed nothing although the pain was very bad.

Since then (more during the winter months) I have a problem that during the night my arm goes numb and dead and my fingers right up to my shoulder has pins and needles. If I do not get up and move my arm around and stay in bed the bad pain starts - all along my arm - it is very bad and unbearable. During the day it is fine except when I do ' fine'  work like sewing on a button or something my hand goes numb. What can this be. It' s been 7 years and it keeps on happening??????

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Hello JH,

You need to see your local osteopath to have appropriate evaluation and treatment.
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Your injury could involve muscular and neurovascular elements but it is not wise to make a diagnosis at a distance.

Best regards

Dr Guy Ashburner Osteopath

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