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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Usually no: Rotator cuff injuries do not usually involve symptoms of numbness (although there are rare exceptions).

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Unlikely for 18: Weakness and numbness in the arm is more likely from as C5 cervical disk then a rotator cuff tear if you are under 40, particularly without major trau ... Read More
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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: Many things can cause arm weakness and radiating pain, including nerve pain. However, at your young age, i would suspect shoulder instability which c ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Uncertain: These may be two separate issues. But now It could come from carpel tunnel, or a C7 injury.I don't think it's related to your rotator cuff injury
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No, yes: Numbness in the fingers is not likely to be related to a compensation for a rotator cuff injury on the opposite side. It can be related to an injury ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Shoulder: Sounds like area of supraspinatus tendon. This is a rotator cuff muscle/ tendon. Numbness is not consistent. More concern for nerve origin.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Numbness: Suggest you get x-rays of your neck. You may have a pinched nerve causing the mumbness.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
15 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Possible/unlikely: If there is a significant amount of swelling around the nerves that pass through to the arm and hand, a rotator cuff tear could cause those symptoms. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Anterior subluxation: Of the shoulder can be accompanied by rotator cuff pathology but pain and discomfort in the the shoulder with certain positons that is accompanied by ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Follow up : See your doctor. You may need orthopedic surgery or steroids injection may be indicated.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ulnar nerve : What you describe is ulnar nerve irritation (called cubital tunnel syndrome ) most likely probably has nothing directly to do with the rotator cuff ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Decreased sensation: Less sensitivity to pin or light touch in the arm. May correspond to anatomical distribution such as ulnar or median nerve, or perhaps cervical anato ... Read More
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