U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Orlando, FL
A 23-year-old male asked:

Squatted with poor posture (forced my head up while body squating) upper left back cracked. now my shoulder blade/elbow/pinky goes numb off/on. cause?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Radiculopathy: It may be a radiculopathy from the neck. When a nerve becomes pinched or irritated in the neck it can cause pain or numbness that runs into the arm; I suspect this is what occurred. Don't hesitate to be seen if it does not get better quickly.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Oct 23, 2017


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.