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Mokena, IL
A 41-year-old female asked:

When i straighten my arm, sharp shooting pain & weakness from elbow to hand. 40yr old construction worker. very physical job.

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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
See orthopedics : Sounds like a cervical radiculopathy (neck problem) people call this a "pinched nerve" weakness is concerning though and should be seen by a medical professional.
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Last updated Mar 26, 2013


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