Hi, Well it really is nice to find out that I am not imagining this. It first started in about 1994 and the Doctor had no idea for helping it apart from topical ointment. Later one prescribed Lyrica but actually I stumbled across the idea of ice myself…and even resorted to getting a bag of peas at the grocery store when one episode started. It would happen on and off for a few weeks at a time and sometimes I could go several months without one. The strange thing is that I mentioned it to my sister once and she said she had the same thing…we thought we were crazy and decided to not mention it lest it caused it to start up. Found out my brother had the same thing. Now it has come back and using cold compresses held on with Ace bandages gives relief but only for a while. I am hoping that this episode will not continue but I also have found out that I have some disk (disc?) issues and have had episodes where my neck gets numb when I sit at a desk for long. The neck complains but the "bottom" is happy to be resting. (and spreading out, unfortunately) I think it takes the "relaxed fit" label on my jeans too seriously…..anyway, these description I have read are so spot on….I find that if I have anything tight around my elbow (like a shirt sleeve) it will start up, also.