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i have severe pain in rt shoulder blade that radiates down my arm . at the elbow it aches and i have numbness in pinkie and ring finger and no strengt?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Nerve compression: neuritis may be caused by cervical spinal compression, disc disease or generalized neurological disorder. you must be examined and tested asap.
Answered on Aug 22, 2016
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Considerations: Would consider possible nerve compression in neck, but the description raises question of brachial plexus compression syndrome, such as thoracic outlet syndrome or pectoralis minor syndrome. An EMG of the brachial plexus might confirm.
Answered on Jul 6, 2018

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