Hey guys, im diagnosed with moderate degenerative changes to AC joint osteoarthritis. was diagned 12mths ago and to date have been avoiding any formal treatment by sticking with all the usual glucosamine chondriton ginger tumeric etc.
In the last few months im constantly being woken with pins & needles in both hands every 20mins every night. Most nights I just get up at stupid oclock as I cant take the numbness anymore. Im unable to sleep on my right shoulder so flip between back & leftside thru the night.
Am of to GP tomorrow for referral to shoulder specialist but am now wondering whether the pins & needles could be related to the OA? & whether they are likely to carry out an arthroplasty rather than using the steroid injections as I consider they are a wate of time as they merely cover up the issue rather than deal with it. Any advice welcome