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A 32-year-old female asked:

Would the sharp pain from r elbow down that causes numbness & tingling in pinky, ring, middle fingers & now index be cubital tunnel? thank you!!

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
No, ? TOS: 30's female with parasthesias in 5-2 fingers suggests primary neural impingement to be occurring in region of shoulder girdle brachial neural plexus, and concern is raised for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. A Neurologist is skillful at localizing neural disorders.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Provided original answer
Arm paresthesias as hold it overhead suggests Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, TOS. Sloped shoulders, oft seen Irish & Nordics, & "crossed muscles" of Superior trapezius can potentiate TOS, which manifests in arm used repetitively overhead; especially pitchers, painters & aircraft mechanics. See an Osteopath.
Sep 21, 2015
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Provided original answer
Pain in unilateral scapula region likely represents soft tissue spasm. Look in mirror & at photos. Is head chronically tilted toward left side. Head weighs 10 pounds. Pinch leading edge of Superior trapezius muscle at top of shoulder. Is the right thick and painful compared to a soft thin left? Crossed muscles in shoulder? Scoliosis? Left sacroiliac joint sags? See Osteopath.
Sep 21, 2015
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Provided original answer
My studies of TOS report abnormal ultrasound of subclavian artery w. Addson's maneuver & asymmetric superior trapezium. Shrug exercises rehab atrophic superior trapezius & open costoclavicular dimension. Published at Quora.com; my Pain Syndrome board.
Sep 21, 2015

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