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Why is my right arm tingling? I have sporatic tingling - not

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Why is my right arm tingling?
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: I have sporatic tingling - not all the time. I do have hypertension controlled by prescription drugs. It's hard to rest at night due to back pain from my shoulders to the calves of my legs.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I've had a left knee replacement, but that's not bothering me. - Some mornings first thing, it's hard to stand up straight; when I'm in the sun, the stiffness seems to leave.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Sorry to hear about ongoing symptoms.
Tingling sensation is due to the nerve damage supplying your arm.
Given that you have known back problem, nerves at the cervical or upper spine can get compressed at lying down position or with certain activities.
That can result in occasional tingling sensations.
Are you on any pain medication?
Physical therapy of the back muscles may help with the symptoms better.
Epidural steroid injection in the spine is another good option to reduce inflammation and symptoms.
Gabapentin can be used to control pain and tingling as well.
Best wishes,
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