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What is the cause of tingling in the forearms and hands post a fall ?

Someone ran into my husband while playing basketball, hitting him in the lower back. He fell and landed on his elbow . He was completely unable to move for a moment after being hit. Both forearms and hands are now tingling . Is this going to go away or is something wrong? A chiropractor friend said he may have shocked his spinal cord .
Asked On : Tue, 3 Apr 2012
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Hi there,
This could be a case of brachial plexus injury/ulnar nerve injury. In minor cases, if the nerve injury is minimal, it will get better on its own. Is your husband able to move his arms , hands and fingers the same as he was able to do earlier? Any history of weakness of the forearms, hands etc? Any history of sudden onset of sharp shooting pain in the forearms and hands. If the above symptoms are present , I would suggest that you visit a neurologist, who might advise you to get nerve conduction studies or EMG done.
I hope your husband feels better soon. Have a nice day :)
Answered: Tue, 3 Apr 2012
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