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Strange not-quite-numbness in right arm

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  • Posted By: catbutt
  • February 19, 2010
  • 10:39 PM

I've begun to experience a strange sensation in my right arm and hand during the past few days, where I would begin to describe the sensation as the arm falling asleep, but it definitely is not the same feeling.

There is no tingling, no burning, and no pain. There is no loss of sensation, when I touch my arm during these episodes everything feels normal to the touch. I think the strange sensation is best described as a cool breeze blowing over the arm (without the sensation of motion). The feeling extends from mid bicep down to my hand, primarily only affecting the bottom half of my hand (middle, ring and pinkie finger as well as the heel of my hand - index finger and thumb seem to be fine).

I haven't noticed this affecting any other part of my body. Anyone have ideas as to what may cause this strange feeling?

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  • I've been experiencing the same thing. I was searching the internet looking for an explanation and there's nothing, this is the only place I've found an accurate description of the symptom. I don't know why, but it has me concerned. I've begun to experience a strange sensation in my right arm and hand during the past few days, where I would begin to describe the sensation as the arm falling asleep, but it definitely is not the same feeling. There is no tingling, no burning, and no pain. There is no loss of sensation, when I touch my arm during these episodes everything feels normal to the touch. I think the strange sensation is best described as a cool breeze blowing over the arm (without the sensation of motion). The feeling extends from mid bicep down to my hand, primarily only affecting the bottom half of my hand (middle, ring and pinkie finger as well as the heel of my hand - index finger and thumb seem to be fine). I haven't noticed this affecting any other part of my body. Anyone have ideas as to what may cause this strange feeling?
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  • I think that you be experiencing some light, mild ulnar neuropathy. It can be just a little hyperesthesia (super sensation ) that mimics a breeze over the arm. Is your grip alright.? Can you spread and flex all of the fingers Ok ?
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  • I've begun to experience a strange sensation in my right arm and hand during the past few days, where I would begin to describe the sensation as the arm falling asleep, but it definitely is not the same feeling. There is no tingling, no burning, and no pain. There is no loss of sensation, when I touch my arm during these episodes everything feels normal to the touch. I think the strange sensation is best described as a cool breeze blowing over the arm (without the sensation of motion). The feeling extends from mid bicep down to my hand, primarily only affecting the bottom half of my hand (middle, ring and pinkie finger as well as the heel of my hand - index finger and thumb seem to be fine). I haven't noticed this affecting any other part of my body. Anyone have ideas as to what may cause this strange feeling?Hi, it is a bit encouraging (but still worrisome) that I managed to find someone with similar problems that I have been experiencing.. Another thing which I and one more forum member sensed was the kind of draining or escaping of the energy from the palm of my hand. Very uncomfortable feeling. What I think, it could be one of the consequences of extensive use of computer and particularly mouse, since our right hand is constantly on the mouse in fixed position and mouse itself may emit some kind of electricity or absorb our natural one. May be it is a kind of static electricity which accumulates on nylon shirts, plastics, etc.I noticed the more am I in the environment where lot of plastic things are, the worse is sensation in my hand (for instance in the car). I have read somewhere online that PC mouse cripples our hands, and I believe now it is true. I don't know how to effectively get rid of it though. I bought hand espander and squeeze it few times a day to train my hand. Swimming in the pool also helps, as well as enough sleep. I welcome any exchange of thoughts on this.
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