Am 62 with osteoporosis, and recently (unfortunately) fell and broke my hand. Casted for 6 weeks now, improving doing therapy, cast has come off...
My worry is at night nearly my whole arm "falls asleep"... The usual tingling sensation, then numb, but during the day it is fine... Should I be concerned? Could it be a misplaced nerve after the fall? Requires surgery?
Please help, as we get older and frailer things can get a bit scary... Thank you.
PS I take Fosomax for my osteoporosis, not sure if it is related?View Thread
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