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I have a tingling sensation in the fingers of my right arm.

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I have a tingling sensation in the fingers of my right arm. What could this indicate. I am female and eighty six years old
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Nitika replied 10 months ago.

Hi,

Associated pain,stiffness in neck?

Which fingers are involved?

Numbness,pain in wrist,forearm?

History of Arthritis?

Duration of symptoms?

Any other medical illness?

Are you taking any medicines?

Swelling on fingers?

 

Thanks dear.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.

Stiffness or pain in neck - not really


 


Fingers involved - first three of right hand (not thumb )


 


Pain in wrist, forearm - Yes


 


History of arthritis - Yes


 


Duration of symptoms - painful on awakening on mornings - will last for


about six hours and slowly ease up.


 


Other illness - not really


 


Medicines being used - pain killers (Aleve/Panadol) Radian B/ Myoflex


 


Swelling on fingers - Yes

Expert:  Dr. Nitika replied 10 months ago.

Hi,
Thanks for providing more information.

 

As per your description,possible differential diagnosis may include Gout,Degenerative arthritic changes,Nerve compression,Cervical spondylosis,Rheumatoid Arthritis.

So further a clinical examination by an Orthopedist and further bloodwork like CBC,RA factor,CRP,ANA,ESR,X-ray/MRI of cervical spine should be considered.

In my opinion,as you are already tried self medicines like painkillers which are not providing you relief so it's good to get prescribed medications as per underlying cause.

You shouldn't ignore and leave your symptoms untreated for a long period of time as they'll graduallt worse over the time.

You should soak your fingers in warm water for 10 minutes 2 times a day.

Keep your arm straight.

Avoid heavy weight lifting.

 

 

Hope this helps.
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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Hello Doc,
Do you recommend continuing with painkillers if they do provide some relief until my visit to a specialist ?
If Yes - What would you recommend ?

Also in the interim,is there any gentle exercise that
would help?

Regards
Expert:  Dr. Nitika replied 10 months ago.

Hi,

Thanks for the follow-up.

You should continue Motrin 200 mg every 6 hourly and Myoflex cream apply on affected areas.

You can do gentle exercises.

For further details-

1)video

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3)video

 

Physical therapy can be helpful in your case as well.

 

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