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Having arm and shoulder pain. Feels tingling and needles in fingers. Any advice?

hi, I ve been experiencing pain in both my arms (mild for aboutnt he last 3 months), but its got alot worse in the last 3-4 weeks. It can be in any part of either / both arms anywhere between shoulders and fingers. When in my fingers, its like a tingling or mild pins and needles. I feel it in my wrists, and there it reminds me of carpel tunnel which i experienced while pregnant (3.5 yr old and 2 yr old) In my upper and lower arm and shoulder its like a dull deep pain. Im 34 yrs old. I hope you can advise me??? thanks in advance.
Asked On : Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.

Neuropathic pain like pinched nerve or carpal tunnel pain occurs over uniform area localized to the area which is supplied by the affected nerve/nerves.

Unlike the neuropathic pain, you seem to have pain involving random areas of upper limbs. This is not typical of a neurological condition.

Fibromyalgia is a condition where patients suffer with muscular ache affecting various parts of the body. This is a condition associated with anxiety and other psychological factors. I would suggest you to try antidepressant / anticonvulsants which are prescribed for pain management and see if the pain reduces.

Hope this answers your query.

Answered: Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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