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This problem has been gaining in frequency for about 6 months. It is my left, non dominant arm. If I bump it just underneath or behind my elbow towards my triceps it causes shooting pain similar to a electrical shock up my fore arm. There is no redness or swelling. Feels like it may be a nerve issue. The numbness is from my elbow to my hands and fingers. No illness, born with NF1. Slight concern of a fibroma on a nerve but no visible outward one is visible on the skin in this area.
Which fingers are involved?
Does your work pressure on the elbow?
It is a general shocking sensation and numbness in all fingers and forearm. Work does not pressure my elbow. I work at a desk and review and scale blue prints. The numbness tends to come from keeping my arm in a position for periods of time. This also happens while laying in bed on my back and reading or using my Ipad. I have lifted weights off and on over the last 15 years.
Thanks for your time. A few last question if I may. If this is a impinged nerve will it require surgery? Are there non invasive treatments? I am sure this depends on the level of damage. Just want to be able to weigh and research my possible options for treatment.