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Byhalia, MS
A 35-year-old female asked:

My husbands left shoulder& arm hurts him alot& his arm 2 hs fingers goes numb thru out day&night a lot evn whn hes moving it. its hard 2 wake it up

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Nerve pinching: Sounds like a nerve compression. This may be at the neck or over the plexus in the shoulder region, or even more distal such as wrist, or elbow. Carpal tunnel can refer pain upwards into the shoulder. Thoracic outlet can cause numbness in ring and little fingers. Get this sorted out by an exam from your doctor.
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