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A 23-year-old female asked:

Sharp pain from shoulder to hand in left arm. muscles feel tight. i have not done any sports or anything with the arm to cause injury?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Pinched nerve: Although there are a number of possibilities, a cervical radiculopathy is among the more common and does not require that you had an injury. A radiculopathy is a medical term for an irritation if a nerve in the spine causing pain that runs along the distribution of that nerve into an extremity.
Dr. Siatta Dunbar
Sports Medicine 11 years experience
Radiating pain: like yours which goes from your shoulder to your hands can sometimes be coming from your neck. Would recommend that you're seen by a doctor that deals with spine care, such as a sports medicine physician.

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