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what is wrong when you have shoulder pain and numbness?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Depends: A problem with the shoulder can cause both pain and sometimes numbness. A problem with the neck can do the same thing. It is impossible to tell what is wrong without a physical examination and this should be done by a doctor.
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Check neck: Symptoms could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Shoulder blade pain can be from the neck or bursitis around the blade. A herniated disk in the neck could be causing your symptoms. See an orthopedist.

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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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