What might be behind my right arm and leg feeling numb?
January 5, 2010 7:19 AM Subscribe
YANMD (and I am going to see one): Numbness in right arm and leg? No shooting pains, and I can use them both, but there's a general feeling of limbs falling asleep.
posted by cadge to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've been feeling weird numbness in my right arm and leg for over 1 week now.
It's not tingling and there are no shooting pains. I can use both of the limbs just fine, and my speech doesn't feel slurred. It's the feeling of "this arm/leg feels like it's falling asleep, and it's just going to be a numb piece of meat if I don't shake it a little."
I did sit in front of the computer a lot over November and December, and we were snowed in over Christmas vacation and wound up sitting even more (I was sitting on the floor when I first noticed it - my right leg feeling like it was falling asleep faster than my left). But now I'm back into moving around a bit more, and the numbness hasn't subsided.
I got a session of massage therapy on Sunday, and it felt like a temporary help, but it might've just been because the limbs were rubbed a bit. The numbness actually feels like it's getting worse - both the arm and leg feel more distant, tight, and meaty, maybe even like the leg might buckle under me in time. (It might be my anxiety, but sometimes it also feels like the numbness is in my right buttock and the right side of my neck, too.) I try stretching and walking around, but they don't help.
I've got a doctor's appointment this afternoon and another massage therapy session booked, but I was wondering if anyone else has run into stuff like this before and has any specific suggestions. Thanks!