Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
Tingling and numbness in the arm could be related to cervical disc disease
wherein the protruded disc will be causing compression over the nerve root
resulting in symptoms. This can be diagnosed by having an MRI scan of cervical spine
Conservative line of management for this problem includes -
Rest: A soft cervical collar
is advisable. It should not be used for more than a week or two as it may worsen the condition with prolonged usage.
Medicines: Analgesic are needed in the acute phase. Muscle relaxants are essential for relieving muscle spasms once the acute pain subsides. Neurotropic vitamins like METHYLCOBALAMINE (activated Vit B12) or PREGABALIN
will help in alleviating the neuropathic pain
Cervical traction: may enlarge the disc space, permitting the prolapse to subside. Intermittent cervical traction for not more than 30 minutes at a time. Weight upto 8kg can be added.
Physiotherapy: Once the acute phase of pain has subsided, Isometric strengthening exercises of the paravertebral muscles are started. Moist heat can be useful
Epidural steroids: are useful for patients with severe radicular pains in the limbs
Your Hip replacement
surgery has got nothing to do with your existing problem. So go ahead.
Hope this information is helpful. Good day