Last reply 1 month ago
Tingling / numb arms hands

Tingling in arms / hands – MS or not
Hello. I have been diagnosed with RRMS and wondered about a strange issue with my hands/arms In both arms I can run my finger lightly down my inner edge of my forearm, thumb side, and it is kind of numb and tingly at the same time. It can give me tingly hands too. It is both arms the same. Could this be MS? I thought Ms type tingles were more out of the blue I. E not brought on by something external ? What could it be? Any suggestions as it is a bizzare feeling. Thanks guys.

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1 month ago

Hi kirstie. I also hav rrms and get get that sensation fairly regular. It comes and goes with me anyway. I find regular exercise helps with most symptoms/effects. If i chill for a few days i do find my symptoms come back at me. Hope this helps a lil bit. Dan

1 month ago

Hello thanks for your reply 👍 it is not like usual tingles and stuff as it only happens when I touch my forearm. I think it is carpel tunnel in both hands 😔

1 month ago

I was blaming the strange tingling and burning I was getting in my left hand on MS and brought it up to my Neuro. I am right handed and do spend a lot of time on the computer so it was unlikely to be carpal. A friend of my does OT and said the fingers it was affecting are not carpal tunnel candidates. My neuro said to see my GP and she said to go for a massage and do yoga. The massage person said I had issues with my first rib and that I should see a chiro…he said my first rib wasn’t staying in position, this allowed it to rub up against my collar bone that pinched a nerve running down to my hand. I did some yoga and belly dance (many moves have you hold your arms up at shoulder height and work your shoulders and core).

Once strengthened up a bit and more conscious of my posture it went away…so – Not every problem I have is MS ;-0 that was a good reminder…it may be – but talk to your neuro. Mine is usually adamant that only symptoms coming from the Central Nervous System (brain and spine) should be assumed to be MS and he pushes me to find solutions.

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