A 29-year-old female asked:
After arthroscopic surgery on rotator cuff is it normal to have severe pain in the elbow and stabbing feeling in hand?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Pain Management 26 years experience
Post op pain: No, but is is unlikely do to the surgery itself. Is it the forth and fifth fingers? If so i would highly suspect a ulnar neuropathy. This nerve is located where we call the funny bone. It can cause pain in the elbow and hand. Ask your orthopedist to evaluate.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
4.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated May 22, 2015
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$44 video appointments with $19/month membership*
*Billed $57 every 3 months. Cancel anytime.
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.