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numbness in hands with shooting pain coming from shoulder to middle finger

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Confusing: The only place all those areas have a common nerve serving them is the neck. This would be very unusual. Ypou should see your doc soon. Those are ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Possiible the neck: Numbness is usually a neurologic complaint. There may be a number of possible causes of shoulder pain and hand numbness. One possible cause is a "pi ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Radiculopathy: Might be referred pain from cervical spine. Might be a thoracic outlet compression. Might be a more peripheral nerve compression. Might be a central n ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience in General Surgery
Could be your neck: A bulging disc in your neck could be pinching the nerve to your finger. When numbness and pain strike the same area, the problem is often more centra ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
Need examination: You should be examined by a neurologist in all likelihood and very possibly you may benefit from an EMG which is an electrical test. Also, an imaging ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience in Neurology
Back spasm...: Describing muscle spasm in the spine compressing nerve roots at multiple levels. Sleep especially non-rem sleep is an active process. The brain must h ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Meyer
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Common:Carpal tunnel: While carpal tunnel may not be the cause, it is the most common cause of numbness and tingling in the fingers, and may radiate to the shoulder and eve ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Needs evaluation: The symptoms you described are consistent with carpal tunnel syndrome, however, to be certain you would need to be examined by a physician. Please see ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience in Hand Surgery
It : It is hard to fully understand your description of symptoms such as these without further information regarding the diagnosis given thus far but there ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience in Hand Surgery
Cubital: Tunnel...See a hand therapist and a hand doctor. Probably not surgical.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Numb arm: Sounds like you may have a pinched nerve. Get a neck x-ray and an orthopedic or neurology evaluation.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: See doctor.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience in General Practice
No, ? TOS: 30's female with parasthesias in 5-2 fingers suggests primary neural impingement to be occurring in region of shoulder girdle brachial neural ple ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randolph Rosarion
27 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Whiplash Injury: Even with your given medical history and previous treatments for migraine and what appears to be some kind of radiculopathy, it is likely you suffered ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Carpel tunnel?: You may have what we call carpel tunnel syndrome when the nerve is compressed by inflammation or anatomical structure. The rising use of the hand on ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Unrelated: Ganglion doesn't cause your pain syndrome. Sounds like shoulder-arm syndrome caused by Trapper Ulnar Nerve Two separate entities
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
Arm- hand: Sounds either like a nerve or blood vessels are behind your problems. A doc will tell if it from your neck or a thoracic outlet syndrome or more rare ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience in Neurology
Nerve Irritation: Your description are suspicious for irritation of the nerve or nerve root/plexus in the c8-t1/ulnar nerve. Comes and goes is more descriptive of a mus ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
?carpal tunnel syndr: You probably have acquired a wrist synovitis, maybe through keyboarding, which is causing compression of median nerve at wrist. Recommend you let you ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: There are multiple potential causes, and it may also be more than one condition. A pinched nerve in the spine can potentially cause those symptoms. ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Carpal tunnel: If the tingling is in the thumb and first two finger it is most likely carpal tunnel or irritation of your median nerve.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Radiculopathy: Pain that radiates down the arm can reflect a cervical radiculopathy (shooting pains due to a pinched nerve in the cervical spine). Symptoms going to ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
See your doctor: See your doctor. She or he can take a good history, exam you and send you to the appropriate specialist. Your symptoms might come from a neck problem ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Chest pain?: It sounds to me like you should be evaluated to rule out a heart attack right away. Better safe than sorry.
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