A female asked:

I have arm pain and i'm not sure what it is i'm 22 yrs. old and i've been having right hand/arm/shoulder pain since may of this year. it started out as feeling like an issue will the ulnar nerve but now my pinky and ring finger don't get numb. it's an ove

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 33 years experience
You : You need to have a complete medical evaluation. This could be caused by a joint problem in the shoulder or it could be coming from your spine such as a disc. As you are having weakness it is very important that you have an immediate medical evaluation. You may need imaging studies or a nerve conduction test.
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Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 29 years experience
Check the neck: Its important to establish a diagnosis. Hand/arm/shoulder pain could be 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. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedic surgeon. Good luck!
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Last updated Oct 2, 2023


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