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Onlinedoc, General Physician
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Experience:  B.A.M.S with experience in Medicine,Ayurveda, Integrative, CAM
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Both my arms to my hands are numb and hard to get warm..for

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Both my arms to my hands are numb and hard to get warm..for the last*****says it is adrelenine and will go away... Now I also have swelling between my thumb and first finger... Arthritis in both hands
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 1 year ago.


What is your age?

Do you have stiffness in joints?

Neck pain?

History of Diabetes,etc?

Are you taking any medicines?

Any blood work,X-ray or other investigations so far?

Waiting for your reply.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
70. Some. Pre diabetic... Levathroid and metforman... None. Dr said it was adrenaline because if stress related to husband being sick and dying... Arms and hands are most anoying with tingling from elbows down through hands... Cold and hard to get warm... Now swelling by thumbs and first fingers.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Buzzing in the hands is continuous. Oops I am on antidepressants as seratonun level very low...having trouble spelling some of these words!!! Husband died 6 weeks ago so shouldn't this be better?
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 1 year ago.


I understand your concern.

Sorry to hear about your husband.

Your numbness in both arms and hands are caused due to Neuropathy and osteoarthritic degenerative changes in cervical spine and Diabetes are aggravating factors.

Your acute swelling can be associated with inflammation in muscles/tendons.

You should apply diclofenac sodium topical ointment on it.

Also take OTC Naproxen.

You should soak your hands in warm water for 5-10 minutes twice a day.

Also consult an Orthopedist for a clinical exam.

Hope this helps.