A 44-year-old female asked:
Severe pain under left shoulder blade & numbness down left arm till fingers.tingly feeling in elbow.neck is fine.weakness in left arm. supraspinatus ?
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Dr. David Trettinanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Need exam: Your symptoms suggest cubital tunnel syndrome ( ulnar nerve entrapment @ elbow) but a thorough history and physical exam is required to confirm. Supraspinatus( rotator cuff) injuries can occasionally present as you describe but this would be unusual. Most RC strains or tears cause pain w/ overhead activities, difficulty sleeping on the affected shoulder and/ or weakness... Best of Luck!
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