A 40-year-old member asked:
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arm numbness caused by rotator cuff?

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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).
Answered on Oct 9, 2017

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