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Soflasnapper
01-28-2012, 11:30 AM
A couple of months back now my right arm, my stroking arm, began to tingle, pins and needles style, off and on. The effect was around the elbow, about half way up the arm above it, and about half way down toward the wrist.

That would occur in a mid-game situation, and I should say mid-stroke situation. It wasn't entirely numb as if it had been fully 'asleep' but tingly as if it was coming out of that condition. It would last a while, and then lapse to normal, then later return.

I'd shake it, massage it, try to get some improved circulation, and because it was episodic, I lived with it off and on for a week until I went into my doctor's office to make sure it wasn't some heart attack/stroke effect. Evidently not either, and I got a strong anti-inflammatory prescription to try for a week, which made no difference.

A week or two after discontinuing the med, it resolved completely and has not returned. Thinking it over, I'd slept awkwardly a little while before this started, and remembered I had a stiff neck for about 4 days. I'm thinking it was a pinched nerve out of my cervical vertebrae that worsened and then resolved by gradually working back into alignment. Considering it would start when I was down on the stroke, that would be when my neck was in a stretched position.

Anything like this happen to you, or someone you know?

Fenwick
01-28-2012, 02:07 PM
What you described is very common. Most people who experience these symptoms do respective motions like assembly jobs or even typing for long periods of time.

You could be sleeping with the wrong pillow or to many pillows. One way to relieve the problem is stretching your wrists. Search the web. You also may be clenching your fists during your sleep. Do you have some new stress in your life? To relive the knot in your neck try acupressure. Just press on the knot with your thumb and forefinger until it goes away.

Rich R.
01-29-2012, 07:38 AM
To make a long story short, a number of years ago I was getting some pain in my arm and it ended up being four bulging or ruptured disks in my neck. If that feeling comes back, I suggest you visit an orthopedic specialist.

Eric.
01-30-2012, 03:33 PM
Doesnt sound that good, if you ask me.

All i know, from past experience is that "medical opinion by the masses" is asking for trouble. sometimes, what is "nuthin", turns out to be something.

Glad you went to a doctor. Kinda like fixing cars, you actually have to be able to test things rather than make assumptions. Just sayin...


Eric

Soflasnapper
01-31-2012, 04:29 PM
Thanks for all the responses.

Still have no exact answer, but thinking about a carpal tunnel analogy, tennis elbow, or something, makes some sense, as does the spinal vertebrae.

Doc thought it might be B-12 deficiency and ordered up a blood titer on that, which I think is likely a waste of time (take strong multiple vitamins with abundant B-complex in it).

I would have gone in immediately had there actually been pain, but paraesthesia (tingling) didn't turn up as a heart symptom in my med search of symptoms on the web.

Now it's gone as mysteriously as it arrived, which is one of the better outcomes so far!

kevinadonej
02-02-2012, 04:23 AM
This is just unbelievable it may happened due to some trouble in bio mechanics of body.

cushioncrawler
02-02-2012, 04:55 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Eric.</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Doesnt sound that good, if you ask me. All i know, from past experience is that "medical opinion by the masses" is asking for trouble. sometimes, what is "nuthin", turns out to be something. Glad you went to a doctor. Kinda like fixing cars, you actually have to be able to test things rather than make assumptions. Just sayin... Eric</div></div>Last time i went to my mechanic he thort it woz a seal -- but i just slapped lots of gasket goo around one end and that fixed things ok -- stank for a while.
mac.

Qtec
02-04-2012, 08:43 AM
Are you tense when you play? Do you try and hold your arm in an unnatural manner when stroking?

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Considering it would start when I was down on the stroke, that would be when my neck was in a stretched position. </div></div>

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Billiard Dude
02-08-2012, 03:07 PM
I would go see a doctor. that doesnt sound right. do alot of reverse curls and see if that helps.

Chopstick
02-08-2012, 03:44 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">A couple of months back now my right arm, my stroking arm, began to tingle, pins and needles style, off and on. The effect was around the elbow, about half way up the arm above it, and about half way down toward the wrist.

That would occur in a mid-game situation, and I should say mid-stroke situation. It wasn't entirely numb as if it had been fully 'asleep' but tingly as if it was coming out of that condition. It would last a while, and then lapse to normal, then later return.

I'd shake it, massage it, try to get some improved circulation, and because it was episodic, I lived with it off and on for a week until I went into my doctor's office to make sure it wasn't some heart attack/stroke effect. Evidently not either, and I got a strong anti-inflammatory prescription to try for a week, which made no difference.

A week or two after discontinuing the med, it resolved completely and has not returned. Thinking it over, I'd slept awkwardly a little while before this started, and remembered I had a stiff neck for about 4 days. I'm thinking it was a pinched nerve out of my cervical vertebrae that worsened and then resolved by gradually working back into alignment. Considering it would start when I was down on the stroke, that would be when my neck was in a stretched position.

Anything like this happen to you, or someone you know?

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Well, I am surprised you even admit to having a right arm. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif

It's a pinched nerve. Happens all the time. I have one in my left arm right now. It doesn't have to be in your spine. There is a nerve in your arm and in your shoulder that will do it. I saw a guy once who had it so bad he could not open his hand. He had a rig on the back of his hand with rubber bands attached to his fingers to open his hand for him. Doctor told him it was the radial nerve (IIRC) in his arm and he got it in one night.

Just watch how you sleep on it and it will go away.

Soflasnapper
02-09-2012, 02:37 PM
I'm not tense when I play-- I am (fairly) TALL when I play. LOL!

So when I address the ball, I'm needing to bend my neck upwards (backwards, really). Stroking arm is very relaxed, and has no obvious tension in it (although the shoulder gets involved so as to get my upper arm parallel to the ground).

I'm guessing the pinched nerve suggestion is the answer, and it would be from the neck or shoulder as a choke point. Prolly from the neck considering the neck strain I had for about a week prior to these events.

Soflasnapper
02-11-2012, 07:50 PM
Well, I am surprised you even admit to having a right arm. \:D

A most hilarious comment! Thanks for the laugh on that one, LOL!

I think the pinched ulna nerve is likely an accurate diagnosis.

LWW
02-18-2012, 08:14 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">A couple of months back now my right arm, my stroking arm ...</div></div>

From the way this started, I'd like to commend the forum on remaining out of the gutter.

That being said, what you are describing is most likely some variation of a "TENNIS ELBOW" type of malady.

I tried the anti inflammatory route with no long term results.

Eventually tried an inversion machine and it cleared up all of my bvack problems ... including the tingling in the elbow.

The tingling is, in may case, the canary in the coal mine. Once it starts I jneed to do a few minutes of inversion for a couple of days in a row and it vanishes again.

As always, your mileage may vary.

Soflasnapper
02-19-2012, 10:05 PM
Thanks for relating your experience.

I've often considered an inversion device, well before this started (and stopped, for now at least). Any recommendations?

LWW
02-21-2012, 07:30 AM
I'm far from an expert, but they all appear to do essentially the same thing.

The one we have I bought on a lark.

We were antiquing/picking at a GOODWILL store in a very affluent end of town and saw one for $75.00. It looked as if it had never been used and still had all the wrenches and books. It is also overbuilt compared to the typical ones you see at SEARS and such ... but unless one is very heavy and/or very tall I doubt that this would matter much.

A neat thing is that comfort is really secondary when using it as 2 minutes is a long time to stay inverted.

I would suggest that you try one on display somewhere.

cushioncrawler
02-21-2012, 02:27 PM
Does having your tv upside down void its warranty???
Do any makes of tv hav an inverted pix setting?????
Down under all of our imported tv's hav to be rewired.
mac.

Rich R.
02-22-2012, 05:42 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Thanks for relating your experience.

I've often considered an inversion device, well before this started (and stopped, for now at least). Any recommendations? </div></div>
IIRC, RJ has mentioned having one. Why not give his a try?

LWW
02-23-2012, 07:11 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: cushioncrawler</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Does having your tv upside down void its warranty???
Do any makes of tv hav an inverted pix setting?????
Down under all of our imported tv's hav to be rewired.
mac. </div></div>

What's always puzzled me is how y'all in Oz drive your cars upside down?

I've seen it tried here, but never with good results.

cushioncrawler
02-23-2012, 07:34 PM
I feel sorry for viziting yank golfers trying to read putts -- the grass-grain downunder goze the other way, koz the sun goze the other way.
And we drive on the left. The tourist roads down here hav signage at every photo opportunity reminding yanks to drive on the left.
And yanks xing the road havta look right-then look left-then look right again before xing. But they tend to look left and then THUUMMMMMPPPPPP.
mac.

Soflasnapper
03-05-2012, 05:52 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Rich R.</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Thanks for relating your experience.

I've often considered an inversion device, well before this started (and stopped, for now at least). Any recommendations? </div></div>
IIRC, RJ has mentioned having one. Why not give his a try? </div></div>

??? He's holding out on me! Did not know that, and will make that inquiry, thanks!

Fran Crimi
03-06-2012, 10:26 AM
Well, y'all shore do know how to spam a feller.