Numbness, tingling and pain in both hands and right arm

I have had occasional numbness in my fingers in both hands when I wake up in the mornings for some time now. I have recently been doing a lot of digging, turfing the garden, and this has got a lot worse. Last night I woke up about 2am with severe numbness in both hands, followed by tingling which became a burning feel and was very painful. It also seemed to travel up my right arm to the elbow. I think this has been triggered by the digging. It lasted for a couple of hours on and off. I took some anti-inflamatory tablets which I think helped, and I am still taking them now. I have a doctors appt on Monday but intend to carry on taking the tablets till then. I do not usually do digging in the garden, this was a one off, so do you think it will go away if I don't do the digging any more? I do suffer slightly from arthritus in my fingers as well.

Posted By Jenny Foot on November 11, 2008 at 15:58:16:

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