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Old Jul 20th, 2008, 15:16 PM   1
ryder
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left arm numbness?


I noticed today that my left arm is a bit numb/tingly, it goes down from my elbow through to the pink finger.

I know I have been having some sciatica, I kind of though it only affected your lower back and legs though??



 
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Old Jul 20th, 2008, 15:36 PM   2
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Your whole circulatory system goes through major expansion to support baby, and nerves and stuff can get pressed or pinched.
Sciatica only refers to the sciatic nerve which is indeed down the back end!
Another very common pregnancy symptom is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. That usually affects the hand and wrist, but it might go up the whole arm. I don't know enough about it.
Maybe it's worth googling?
Peace of mind is always worth a quick call to the clinic or wherever you are going for prenatal. I'd do that even if you do figure it out using the internet.



 
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Old Jul 20th, 2008, 15:44 PM   3
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You are right, it is carpel tunnel syndrom... Damn this sucks, first the sciatica and now my left arm is going... I might be going on Mat leave sooner then expected Everything has just happened in the last week.



 
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Old Jul 20th, 2008, 15:52 PM   4
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Bummer.
Not fun.
Do you know if there are exercises or something that might help?
Physio at least lets you feel like you have some control back over the situation.



 
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Old Jul 20th, 2008, 17:17 PM   5
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I've been suffering with CPS in both hands as well so know how you feel.. you can buy splints for them which kinda help just depends on how bad it is..



 
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Old Jul 20th, 2008, 17:27 PM   6
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Its worse in my arm... I sleep on my left side most of the time, so maybe I have just pinched something...



 
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Old Jul 20th, 2008, 17:34 PM   7
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Did you look up Carpel Tunnel Syndrome?

Apparently its common in pregnancy...my mom has it and it goes down her arm and through her ring and pinkie finger.



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Old Jul 21st, 2008, 04:55 AM   8
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Have a look at past threads, I recall an old one where people with it recommended various arm bands or other things that can help. If you use a computer for any length of time make sure you have proper wrist support too. I hope it eases up.



 
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Old Jul 21st, 2008, 07:19 AM   9
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Thanks guys, In one way I do think its carpul tunnel, and in another way I actually dont think it is.

Ive had various injuries to my shoulders from riding and had one last year that pinched a nerve in my back bad enough to send that whole left shoulder and arm into pain/numbness and I couldnt even move it for over a week... Im kind worried something is coming back up with it from being at work.



 
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