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Burning Between Shoulders And Numb Fingers
Given two cortisol shots into my right shoulder. Shoulder is burning, and I have lost sensation of index and pinky finger. The shots haven't numbed.
Corticosteroid: Corticosteroid injection into the shoulder joint shouldn't cause that symptom. Carpal tunnel impingement at the wrist is more likely a reason. If symptoms persist consult a hand surgeon or a neurologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more
Left arm shoulder pain left arm numb from about the elbow to te finger tips with a burning sensation. And right hand finger tips numb.?
I've got middle chest pain that comes and goes it like a burning ache, then it's in my left shoulder n bak. Tingling in hands numbes in litle finger?
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This could be angina, chest pain and referred pain to the left shoulder/left scapular area and sensations traveling down left arm. If this is the case, symptoms indicate insufficient blood flow in your heart. Call your doctor today.
It could be something else (panic attacks +\- gastric reflux), but acute heart disease must be ruled out. Consider:go to er next episode for ekg, exam, labwork. ...Read more
Stinger: This sounds like a common football injury, which should improve over the next several hours. Try a brisk walk for 15 min followed by a very warm shower. If it's not improved significantly by tomorrow, go ahead and get seen by doctor, or if it gets worse get seen tonight. ...Read more
My shoulder constantly pops out of place and my fingers go numb. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?
What's causing the tingling, burning, and sometime numbness under or what seems to be all over my right shoulder blade?
Several thots: This could be radiation or referred symptoms from cervical or thoracic outlet problems, but might also be "notalgia paresthetica". A neurological exam and a few tests should reveal answers. ...Read more
I had an 80 lb box hit me in my right shoulder, its been two years. Pain numbness from fingers to face. What could be wrong?
Brachial plexus: This is a possible brachial plexus injury. See a neurologist to have it evaluated. ...Read more
Hnads burning, and numb. Fingers feel like I have been shocked. I am woken up with this as well for over a week now.?
Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle weakness and pain, finger numbness, etc. Prevention treatment is always recommended. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more
See a neurologist:
U need an EMG and xrays
and a metaboloic workup. ...Read more
Can you tell me what steps should be taken if there is numbness in the fingers following a shoulder dislocation?
See a physician: You can damage your brachial plexus with certain dislocations. I would recommend seeing a physician to check on both vascular and nerve issues to make sure there is not lasting damage or necessary interventions. Consider seeing a physiatrist for this type of injury as they will be able to do an EMG if necessary. ...Read more
There's a burning pain under my shoulder blade that after hurting for a while turns almost the whole right side of my back numb. What is this?
My wife had pain on her left shoulder region about a week ago but since three days ago she began feeling numbness which radiates to the fingers.
4 women, have heart: Checked, as any pre-heart attack syndrome doesn't present the same way it does in men. It's milder, and can appear as jaw pain, hair or face pain, and numbness of shoulder, arm, going to fingers as described. Contact your PCP righ away, or go to ER if it's happening now or urgent care, and get an EKG, BP again vitals, and monitor carefully! Check BP now. Don't delay! ...Read more
I'm 44 found a knot on shoulder. Halfway through my work night whole arm will hurt and I wake up can't move arm for a while and fingers are numb?
T.O.S.: Aching shoulder pain, numb fingers, global arm numbness awakening from sleep, ; "shoulder knot", likely a loci of muscle spasm, all suggestive of thoracic outlet syndrome. Diagnosis is best made by osteopath or physiatrist. In my opinion, many neurologist doubt that it exists; so do not rely on them. Vascular surgeons know how to diagnose. ...Read more
Sharp burning pain, upper right shoulder. Been around for 5 years or so. Comes and goes. Sometimes goes numb. Massage helps a little. What can I do?
Unfortunately,: At this point, your best bet is to see your doctor to determine the cause. It may require more intense physical therapy or more regular massage therapy, or there may be nerve involvement that requires medical intervention. 5 years is a long time to suffer with pain, even off and on, so it is time to find out the cause. ...Read more
Can be: You can damage your brachial plexus with certain dislocations. I would recommend seeing a physician to check on both vascular and nerve issues to make sure there is not lasting damage or necessary interventions. Consider seeing a physiatrist for this type of injury as they will be able to do an EMG if necessary. ...Read more
Cervical disc disease manifests as pain in the shoulder and then radiates down toward the hand. Other signs are weakness in the fingers and the arm.
Treatment is usually a trial of nsaids and physical therapy.
To make the definitive diagnosis, an MRI and emg/ncv will identify the source of the problem. ...Read more
What causes shoulder pain and finger numbness? The pain is really bad and my arm is almost immobile.
Shoulder instability: Due to a variety of causes, previous trauma, muscle weakness or injury. Loose ligaments are some causes. An unstable shoulder can give a feeling of apprehension when in certain positions and make the arm feel " dead". There are other explanations too. See an orthopedic surgeon. It's not normal for a 22 year old to feel this. ...Read more
I have a totally dead arm with numbness tingling and sharp shooting pains from my shoulder to my fingers?
? brachial plexopathy: Description raises question of recent onset of parsonage-turner syndrome of brachial plexitis which is an acute inflammatory condition. But are you dislocating your shoulder and stretching the plexus, or have you developed a thoracic outlet syndrome. Lastly, perhaps this is coming from neck. Really need a full neurological exam asap, as meds at this early phase may make huge impact and reverse. ...Read more
Morning please assist I have a cortisone injections to my shoulder however still feeling pain and have numbness down my elbow and to my fingers.
Side sleeper. Woke up with horrible pain in shoulder. Can barely move my arm due topain Numbness in fingers some times. Has been approx 12 hours.
Sleep smechanics...: Sleeping on your side without any cushion between your neck and shoulder can lead to nerve impingement, which caused the numbness you have. Also, the neck muscles that connect to your shoulder are overly stressed when sleeping in that position, leading to trouble using the arm the next day. This will get better with time and a lot of local heat/massage/OTC agents (i.e ICY HOT) to help muscle pain. ...Read more
Can impingement of left shoulder cause numbness/tingling in all finger tips, startess 2 weeks ago not gone away- all day and night. Ring and pinky less?
Middle fingers on right is almost 100% numb and has an injury on rotator cuff on shoulder of opposite arm. Could numbness be from compensating for pain or from injury itself?
Uncertain: These may be two separate issues. But now It could come from carpel tunnel, or a C7 injury. I don't think it's related to your rotator cuff injury ...Read more
Numb arm and hand: See your family doctor or a neurologist. The causes can be early stroke, compression of the nerves or blood vessels at the base of the neck from tumors or abscesses or muscle spasm in the scalene muscles. A careful and accurate history, neurologic examination, sometimes a scan are required before determining treatment. If it is early stroke, it requires emergent attention. ...Read more
Along with some fingers freezing cold and others burning hot, my ring finger sometimes gets very numb and tingly on the tip at the side?
Reynaud's: Sound like Reynauds"s. You should be seen by a provider. ...Read more
What nerve (s) innervate the shoulder/tricep/top of forearm and ring/pinky fingers? Arm is burning and tight, fatigues easily after use. Pinched nerve?
See below: Digits 4 and 5 involve ulnar nerve, most of shoulder girdle involves upper brachial plexus (c-5, 6), triceps radial nerve or c-7, but you may be experiencing lower plexus issues, caused by thoracic outlet syndrome. Worth exploring further, as diagnosis could lead to successful treatment. ...Read more
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