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I fell and jammed my shoulder and have horrrible pain and tingling in my fingers? Should I go to the er?

I fell and jammed my shoulder and have horrrible pain and tingling in my fingers? Should I go to the er?

Yes: You probably have a brachial plexus injury. We want to be sure there is not a fractured bone that will make this problem worse. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Fell down stairs, hit L shoulder on railings between shoulder blade and spine. Mild pain in shoulder, tingling in forearm & fingers. Did I hit a nerve?

Fell down stairs, hit L shoulder on railings between shoulder blade and spine. Mild pain in shoulder, tingling in forearm & fingers. Did I hit a nerve?

Probably: It appears likely that there has been some nerve injury in view of your symptoms. As inflammation and swelling subside the nerve symptoms should improve. However if injury to the vertebral area occurred, there could be disc injury causing the tingling in the arm. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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For years I've had right shoulder blade pain. It is now radiating down my arm and causing tingling in my fingers. What could this be? How is it treated?

For years I've had right shoulder blade pain. It is now radiating down my arm and causing tingling in my fingers. What could this be? How is it treated?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve can cause neck pain headaches, and pain or numbness running into the arm. There are other potential causes, however, and so it would be good to just get a regular check up to make sure it is nothing else. An MRI can confirm the diagnosis. Therapy, chiropractic, and interventional pain management are the non operative treatments for it if it doesn't get better. Thank you. ...Read more

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Pain for 2 days in left forearm more an ache than a stabbing pain, and tingling in fingers. No pain in other part of arm, chest or shoulder.?

Pain for 2 days in left forearm more an ache than a stabbing pain, and tingling in fingers. No pain in other part of arm, chest or shoulder.?

Details: Pay close attention to where you feel the tingling. Aching pain less helpful for localizing the cause of the illness. Since you are 62 and the problem is new it is likely a nerve generated problem. Details of symptom distribution will help localize the nerves involved and this will help indicate potential diagnoses. Treatment depends on cause. See your doctor with the information. ...Read more

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What would be some causes for getting a tingling/numbing sensation from the shoulder blade all the way to the tip of fingers?

What would be some causes for getting a tingling/numbing sensation from the shoulder blade all the way to the tip of fingers?

Irritated Situation: If you have a cardiac condition, consult your physician for help. Cardiac symptoms differ for different people. Be safe rather than sorry. Alternatively, peripheral nerve entrapment from the scapula can cause this and even impingement closer to the spine along a specific dermatome (sensory path on the skin). Lastly, shingles (chicken pox) can cause symptoms anywhere along a nerve on the back. ...Read more

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Severe pains to my left shoulder down my forearm to my tingling fingers?

Severe pains to my left shoulder down my forearm to my tingling fingers?

Cervical spine.: Sounds like this could be coming from the cervical spine, such as from a herniated disc, or maybe from the brachial plexus, a network of nerves between the beck and shoulder. Some testing is in order to know for sure. MRI of the cervical spine. Chest CT scan. Nerve conduction test. ...Read more

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Why would I be experiencing shoulder pain on right side and now tingling in right index finger?

Why would I be experiencing shoulder pain on right side and now tingling in right index finger?

Right index pain: Could be a problem of nerve pressure on the nerves going to the hand from the neck area. This is called radicular pain that is from pressure on the nerve in the neck area. ...Read more

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I'm 38 years old and I'm having tingling in my left arm all the way down to my finger tips and pains in my shoulder?

I'm 38 years old and I'm having tingling in my left arm all the way down to my finger tips and pains in my shoulder?

Need evaluation: Difficult to determine without an examination. Differential diagnosis could be cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in neck), brachial plexopathy, peripheral nerve entrapment such as carpal tunnel syndrome (not uncommon for cts pain to travel up the arm), or even myofascial pain with trigger points. Would suggest physiatric evaluation for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a totally dead arm with numbness tingling and sharp shooting pains from my shoulder to my fingers?

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

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I have tingling and numbness in my right pinky finger and how it seems to be beginning in my shoulder and going down my right arm.?

Numbness: To know for sure, you need an examination. Differential diagnosis could be C8 cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in neck), brachial plexopathy, peripheral nerve entrapment such as ulnar neuropathy, or even myofascial pain with trigger points. Would suggest a pm&r evaluation for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have rotator cuff tendinitis. About a month ago I started going numb from my shoulder to my elbow & now from my elbow to my fingers are tingling & numbing when I try to level my arm with my shoulder?

I have rotator cuff tendinitis. About a month ago I started going numb from my shoulder to my elbow & now from my elbow to my fingers are tingling & numbing when I try to level my arm with my shoulder?

T.O.S.: Chronic shoulder aching followed by tingling ; numbness arm ; hand suggests thoracic outlet syndrome, as arm nerves are impinged (pinched) in shoulder region. These symptoms oft occur when arm raised to shoulder height as clavicle (collar bone) caused to rotate downward causing closure of space between clavicle ; underlying 1st rib. See an osteopath. Imo many neurologist doubt existence of tos. ...Read more

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Excruciating pain. At shoulder & goes into wrist, hand & fingers. Severe pain, numbness, & tingling. My nerves pop. Excruciating pain, numbness, tingling, itching, nerves pop.

Excruciating pain. At shoulder & goes into wrist, hand & fingers. Severe pain, numbness, & tingling. My nerves pop. Excruciating pain, numbness, tingling, itching, nerves pop.

You: You listed nerve repair and nerve surgery in the topics. Does this mean you had nerve surgery?

Shoulder instability especially anterior instability can give the feeling of the entire arm going numb when the shoulder and arm are in certain positions. This is known as dead arm syndrome

neck, nerve root involvement can give neck pain and spasm and symptoms down the arm into the hand depending upon which nerve roots of the cervical spine are involved.

Nerve "popping" can indicate subluxation of the ulnar nerve at the elbow, which can give distal symptoms of hand weakness if associated with nerve compression, as well as abnormal sensation in the hand especially the little and ring fingers.

An injured nerve that was repaired after laceration can give the feeling of pain that radiates up and down the arm and be associated with wean=kness and numbness into the hand or forearm.
Nerve recovery after a laceration can take months or years depending upon how high up the forearm or arm the injury and repair was. Sometimes in very far proximal (towards the shoulder) injury, recovery never fully occurs and recovery is also age and general health dependent (i.e. Smokers and diabetics vs healthy fit 20 year olds). ...Read more

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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?

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?

SEE MD TODAY: 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

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How can you determine what is causing finger tingling? How do you determine if it's the neck, back, arm, shoulder, and/or elbow?

How can you determine what is causing finger tingling? How do you determine if it's the neck, back, arm, shoulder, and/or elbow?

Thorough evaluation: A thorough physical examination is a place to start. Other tests could include a nerve conduction study, spinal imaging of various shorts, and analysis of your activity. There are many postural and activity issues that can cause The problems you are describing. You are correct in that it could involve any of the areas you mentioned. The tests will help determine the origin. ...Read more

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Can finger tingling be caused by the neck, back, and/or both? Is it more likely being caused by an elbow, shoulder, or arm issue?

Can finger tingling be caused by the neck, back, and/or both? Is it more likely being caused by an elbow, shoulder, or arm issue?

You forgot about: Your wrist. That is probably the most common cause of finger tingling. Especially carpal tunnel syndrome.
Get an exam by a doctor and s/he may well be able to help you sort this out. ...Read more

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My elbow hit really hard on the corner of corner of my table it's been 20 min and it's still tingling and hurting from my shoulder to index finger?

My elbow hit really hard on the corner of corner of my table it's been 20 min and it's still tingling and hurting from my shoulder to index finger?

Elbow: A contusion to the elbow often involves a nerve. Make sure your thumb and fingers and elbow and shoulder are moving normally and apply an ice pack. This generally recovers quickly. If not follow up with your doctor until it has resolved. All the best. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen may help with the pain. ...Read more

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I currently have shoulder, arm, and neck pain as well as finger tingling. What can be causing this?

I currently have shoulder, arm, and neck pain as well as finger tingling. What can be causing this?

Irritated nerve: Those symptoms together raise suspicion for an irritated or pinched nerve in your neck. I would first see your primary care doctor for diagnosis and initial rx. ...Read more

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I am having pain under my right shoulder, by scapular area that radiates down my arm and fingers causing tingling and numbness in my right arm.?

I am having pain under my right shoulder, by scapular area that radiates down my arm and fingers causing tingling and numbness in my right arm.?

See doc: This is an irritation of one of the nerves in you neck/arm. Hard to tell exactly where. Because there are many potential causes you should see your doc to get it straightened out. ...Read more

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Pain radiating to left arm and chest originating from near left shoulder blade. Tingling in left arm till fingers also present depending upon position?

Two considerations: You might possess pinching of nerve in neck, cervical radiculopathy, and if arm is raised, you might feel less symptoms. Or, you could have thoracic outlet syndrome, and if arm is elevated, you will have more intense symptoms. One additional caveat, make sure that your pain is not of cardiac origin. Have your doctor assess all of this. ...Read more

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R shoulder pain due to skiing for weeks. Physio=no help. Tingling feeling in fingers. Cant lift arm up or backwards. Pulls in neck+whole arm. Help?

R shoulder pain due to skiing for weeks. Physio=no help. Tingling feeling in fingers. Cant lift arm up or backwards. Pulls in neck+whole arm. Help?

See specialist: If you have not already, you should see a shoulder orthopedic specialist. If you have not had an MRI recently, that may be indicated. Please discuss this with your doctor/the specialist. ...Read more

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My right shoulder down to my fingers is numb, tingling & painful everyday. My other arm & feet are starting to do it once in awhile now. What's wrong?

My right shoulder down to my fingers is numb, tingling & painful everyday. My other arm & feet are starting to do it once in awhile now. What's wrong?

Poss Cervical Spine: Based on your reported symptoms the most common place where this would occur is your cervical spine. Involvement of your feet could potentially signify involvement of your cervical spinal cord. Another consideration would be a peripheral neuropathy but the symptoms usually start in the feet before the upper extremities. Please meet with your doctor to discuss what further action is needed. ...Read more

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I have random occurring chest pain on my right side and through my right shoulder blade with tingling into fingers on right arm. Should I worry? 28-F

Cervical: Radiculopaty? Thoracic outlet syndrome? You might possess pinching of nerve in neck, so called cervical radiculopathy, and if arm is raised, you might feel less symptoms. Or, you could have thoracic outlet syndrome, and if arm is elevated, you will have more intense symptoms. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Describe how finger tingling and shoulder pain acts due to a impending heart attack.

Describe how finger tingling and shoulder pain acts due to a impending heart attack.

Referred pain: Occurs when the nerve roots that form a nerve or the nerve that goes to the internal body part also has branches to another area in the skin. The heart has a nerve supply like any other muscle and some of those nerves share a common nerve root with the shoulder and the inside of the arm and forearm. The picture sums it up. If you are worried about this see a medical provider right away. ...Read more