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2006/07/11 21:17:05 (permalink)

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i went to the doc the other day cos i had pins and needles in my left arm and hand they been happening for a while now so thought i wud get it looked at (before i had a heart attack) i explained what the prob was and to cut a long story short tests etc.he told me that it was a nerve in my wrist caused by lifting heavy weights repetativly.apparantly when i lift weights the nerve swells and becomes trapped this in turn causes pins and needles has anyone else had this and what did you do to correct it?there is a medical term for this as it is common in bodybuilders
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    RE: nervs 2006/07/11 21:19:56 (permalink)
    I'v noticed my thumb and fingers used to go numb after heavy back day, not really pins and needles though
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    RE: nervs 2006/07/11 21:23:00 (permalink)
    i kept getting a twinge at the bottom of my foot, i think it was from calf raises
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    RE: nervs 2006/07/11 21:23:01 (permalink)
    yes mate it is a little scarey isnt it?thought i was on my way to my first heart attack.sometimes when i have a hot bath it comes on as well but this is because the nerve is expanding with the heat.weird or what
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    RE: nervs 2006/07/11 22:46:45 (permalink)
    sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome mate. i got it by going heavy on wrist curls, and ever since i wake up in the morning with a dead hand
    i had physio which helped a bit, and quit doing wrist curls. though i think the only way to get rid of it permanantly is to have an operation, and TBH i'd rather live with the pins and needles than have my wrist chopped open.

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    i went to the doc the other day cos i had pins and needles in my left arm and hand they been happening for a while now so thought i wud get it looked at (before i had a heart attack) i explained what the prob was and to cut a long story short tests etc.he told me that it was a nerve in my wrist caused by lifting heavy weights repetativly.apparantly when i lift weights the nerve swells and becomes trapped this in turn causes pins and needles has anyone else had this and what did you do to correct it?there is a medical term for this as it is common in bodybuilders


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    RE: nervs 2006/07/11 23:41:11 (permalink)
    been trying to think of the name all nite.you got it on the head thats it .thats what the doc told me it was.i agree i would rather live with the pins as well.thanks for putting me out of my misery mate lol
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    RE: nervs 2006/07/12 01:12:18 (permalink)
    i get it in my right wrist(no jokes plaese). a bit un-nerving
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    RE: nervs 2006/07/12 11:48:16 (permalink)
    seems very common among liftere i wonder if physio could help?as opposed to an operation.but doc told me not to wory you not having a heart attack,though the symtoms can be very simlar
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    RE: nervs 2006/07/12 11:52:48 (permalink)
    Well seems to me like your doc is wrong

    If you have the pins and needles feeling in your arm then the problem is clearly not in your wrist. If the problem was in your wrist then only your hand and fingers would be effected

    I have this problem too. It is called thoratic outlet syndrome, and it's a bitch to get rid of. This applies only if your arm is effected too by the way. If it's just your hand then it's probably carpal tunnel
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    RE: nervs 2006/07/12 12:19:04 (permalink)
    First got it 8 years ago , but in my neck , caused by a muscle/tendon tear in my upper back which tightened up and put pressure on the nerve. First had pain in front delt area , numbness down arm and into little finger !
    'Referred pain' as they call it is a weird thing , the actual sight of the injury can be nowhere near the pain.
    GP was pretty much useless and referred me to a physio (NHS months of waiting , so I went private) it took 6 weeks of intensive physio to put it right .
    Still recurrs now and then , but I can recognise it and repeat the excercises given to me to ward it off.
    Think I did it doing reverse flies on the m/c (which was newish invention to us back then) not touched it since............have PTSD and flashbacks on it !! lol
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    RE: nervs 2006/07/12 20:18:24 (permalink)
    i think doc was right as he explained you can get associated pain in other areas ie,hand and wrist but i will get it checked again.associated pain as im sure you are aware can affect any other part of your body .even when the injury is in a specific place it can travel to another area just to confuse you
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    RE: nervs 2006/07/12 20:20:49 (permalink)
    yes mate it seems you if you can pinpoint the exersise that triggers it then just stop doing that exersise and it will hopefully go
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    RE: nervs 2006/07/12 20:35:37 (permalink)
    i get this, i went see a specialist about it who told me its trapped nerves in my elbows, mine can get real bad, sometimes i can wake up and not move an arm and its not through lying/sleeping on it, it seems to affect the two outer fingers for me most and can be a pain when driving, straightening my arm will get rid of the pins n needles for a while.

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    RE: nervs 2006/07/12 20:44:31 (permalink)
    maybe you should se a physio if you havent already.i would have thought by now that there would be a course of treatment for this as it is so common.i think if more guys went to the doc instead of putting up with it we may get some reasearch done on it.and maybe some conclusive answers.as you have seen by the replys on this there seems to be some confusion as to exactly what it is and what the remedy is
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    RE: nervs 2006/07/12 20:47:01 (permalink)
    do you do a lot of trainning with heavy dumbells mate?
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    RE: nervs 2006/07/12 21:06:48 (permalink)
    I cut my finger quite badly when i was younger by trying to cut a potatoe, the 9yr olds way ... ( the wrong way ) and now whenever i hit my finger on the top joint (palm side) it goes all fuzzy and numb.... tis really really annoying as its kinda irritatingly sore. Should probably do the same as yourself and see the doctor .. my mom also told me last xmas ill probably have a heart attack ..apparently every male in my mothers side has died from one or had one.
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    RE: nervs 2006/07/12 22:54:28 (permalink)
    dont worry mate i dont think heart attacks are hereditary.yes go your doctor there is no point being in pain when you dont have to.there is nothing worse than a niggling pain all the time
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    RE: nervs 2006/07/12 23:13:37 (permalink)
    I think there could be many reasons for the cause of it. i get it sometimes in my finger, and all the way up my left arm but mainly when i feel a panic attack coming on which i get often. different cause for differnet people i think... just my 2 pence worth
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    RE: nervs 2006/07/12 23:27:52 (permalink)
    thats like mine mate bloody scarey at first till you realise a lot more people get it.have you tried blowing into a empty paper bag then releasing the air and do it again till your panic attack goes.i do this and if you do it right when you feel a panic attack coming on it will take the attack away.try it next time mate it does work something to do with the oxygen in your blood vessles .but it definatly works
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    RE: nervs 2006/07/13 00:27:27 (permalink)
    I got this when I came back training after a long lay off, thanks to muscle memory and good diet etc., I was probably lifting more weight than my joints could handle.

    I changed the way I was benching which helped a lot. Rather than benching from your palm, try to make an upward fist (as though your punching the air with the bb/db in your hands). Strangely enough it dissapeared as quickly as it came after 4/5 weeks
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