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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest treatment for severe pain and numbness in the arm

I have type1 diabetes which has been uncontrolled for quite awhile. 2years ago I started getting numbness in my right hand and arm. Well it just got worse and went to both arms. Now I ve been waking up to severe pain which last all say long. Tingling and numbness always worst on one side though. When this started this time I also got swelling of the ankels and feet and lower legs. I also have been going to the bathroim 2-3 times a day. They have diagnosed me with carpal tunnel and said I have high levels of B6 plus I was positive for RA factors for arthritis. Then said I tested negative by a different doctor. Can you please tell me what s wrong with me. Please!!
Wed, 8 Apr 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Thanks for your query.

Due to compression of nerve root in cervical spine there is tingling numbness and pain associated with it.
I will advise you to MRI cervical spine for better diagnosis.

For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic like pregabalin and methylcobalamin medication can be started consulting your doctor.
Till time, avoid lifting weights, Sit with support to back. You can consult physiotherapist for help.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care
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