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Can an injured rotator cuff cause fingers to tingle?

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Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
Possible/unlikely: If there is a significant amount of swelling around the nerves that pass through to the arm and hand, a rotator cuff tear could cause those symptoms. It is far more likely that a nerve is being pinched- either in the neck or tight muscles around the neck/shoulder. A physiatrist can diagnose and treat these conditions.
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