Hi all, I am so glad to see this thread. I know it's 10 years old, but I googled this question, & this thread came up! This happened to Angel yesterday (4/12 Sunday) morning. I woke up at 5:00 am for a bathroom trip, & Angel was limping on his front right leg/arm. I also examined him, his paw, on up to his shoulder, & underarm. Seemed to not have any sensitivity, or reaction. I didn't feel anything wrong. I also did some massaging.
He got in his bed, & was kneading & purring normally, so seemed o.k. As always when something is wrong, I prayed on him, & went back to bed, hoping it would be better when I got back up. (Being a Sunday, I didn't want to have to pay hospital prices either!) He woke me up at 7:30 for his breakfast & seemed 90-95% better. I was so happy! He spent most of the day in his bed, (& also was able to lay on that side) so I finally made him get up for some treats, to see him walk, & make sure he was still o.k. He was normal when he got up to eat, use the litter box, etc.. I thought it would be pretty rare for a cat to "land wrong" etc.. but I guess it can happen. There is no other explanation.
I am just relieved it was very temporary, & thank God for answered prayers!!
This morning he was back to playing! Lately, he likes to hide under my bed skirt, like he's hiding. (even though his butt id half out. LOL! I roll a ball to him & we go back & forth playing ball, & sometimes w/ hiis mice.