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Left shoulder and arm pain with hand and finger numbness can't raise arm above shoulder?

Left shoulder and arm pain with hand and finger numbness can't raise arm above shoulder?

Rotator cuff: If you can't move the arm above the shoulder you probably have a rotator cuff syndrome and if you have numbness and tingling you have nerve compression- these two may or may not be related. You should see your pcp or orthopedics. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Khorsandi
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Finger Numbness (Definition)

Can be from a general or a focal conditon. Thyroid disease, diabetes nutrition, neuropathy, circulation and others in the genrela category. Focal tings include neck issues, peripheral nerve compression (likecarpal tunnel) and many other things. It may be better to start with a pcp., then it can be determined whether a neurologist, hand surgeon, endocrinologist ...Read more


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I have leg and arm pain pain finger numbness leg stiffness which affects my walking, and balance my fingers shake and I always feel tired ms?

I have leg and arm pain pain finger numbness leg stiffness which affects my walking, and balance my fingers shake and I always feel tired ms?

Cannot be Localized: Chronic fatigue syndrome
insufficient sleep syndrome
polymyalgia
rhumatoid
depression and anxiety
parkinson's
stiffman syndrome
and many more in the list including ms.
So better check with a doctor. Your doctor will take a proper history of your syptoms. You may have quite a few tests including MRI of brain and blood work up. ...Read more

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Pain in neck and left arm and numbness in fingers at night?

Pain in neck and left arm and numbness in fingers at night?

See below: Perhaps, position of neck compresses nerve root, but may have problem over brachial plexus such as thoracic outlet, or less likely nerve compression at elbow or wrist. Although left arm implicated in heart conditions, doubtful this issue is playing a role when immobilized. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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I have left arm pain with numbness and tingling in my left pinky finger.

Agree: Agree that numbness and tingling in the pinky finger is likely a pinched nerve in the neck (c8) or injury to the ulnar nerve. Would suggest a physiatric or neurologic evaluation. May benefit from emg/ncv testing. ...Read more

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Dizziness and tight chest. Upper left arm hurts but it's not constant. Also, frequent numbness in fingers, sometimes in arm and face too?

Dizziness and tight chest. Upper left arm hurts but it's not constant. Also, frequent numbness in fingers, sometimes in arm and face too?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity at tolerated.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Have left arm pain and numbness?

Have left arm pain and numbness?

See below: This may be coming coming from a pinched nerve in your neck. See your physician for a full workup ...Read more

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Left arm pain and numbness accompanying fast heart rate (anxiety or mi)?

Left arm pain and numbness accompanying fast heart rate (anxiety or mi)?

It could either one: Of them, but I presume it is heart related and have it checked then if not we are safe we could with the treatment of anxiety.Thanks. ...Read more

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I'm 18, I have been having left arm pain (whole arm) along with tingling/numbness all day mostly in my bicep area, since 10am. Should I be worried?

I'm 18, I have been having left arm pain (whole arm) along with tingling/numbness all day mostly in my bicep area, since 10am. Should I be worried?

Pinched nerve neck?: Sounds like could be a pinched or irritated nerve in your neck. Are you having neck pain as well? You should contact you physician for evaluation if symptoms persist more than 24 hours. Seek er care if you are having progressive weakness, trouble with walking or balance, or incontinence. ...Read more

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Hi I am a 52 year old woman. I have been experiencing. Pain in left and right arms a shoulder and numbness in fingers for about a week now.

Hi I am a 52 year old woman. I have been experiencing. Pain in left and right arms a shoulder and numbness in fingers for about a week now.

Might be neck relate: Many possibilties here. Most likely cervical spine disease with possible nerve impingement causing the numbness. Other possibilities include thyroid disease, possible polymyalgia rheumatica.
Need to see your physician and be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can acidity and gas cause jaw numbness and left arm pain? 33 male

Can acidity and gas cause jaw numbness and left arm pain? 33 male

Don't wait: Heartburn like symptoms combined with left arm a jaw radiation are more likely from your heart. See your doctor NOW.. ...Read more

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Left shoulder and arm pain with numbness in hand and fingers can't raise arm above shoulder?

Left shoulder and arm pain with numbness in hand and fingers can't raise arm above shoulder?

Intrinsic shoulder: Joint problem, such as rotator cuff tear or frozen shoulder joint may be present. The numbness could be indeed "shoulder hand syndrome" or maybe brachial plexus issue associated with the shoulder pain. Perhaps a parsonage turner syndrome or even a thoracic outlet syndrome if symptoms worsen on arm elevation. However, sounds like a mix of joint and plexus. See orthopedic surgeon first. ...Read more

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Left shoulder and arm pain with numbness in hand and fingers and can't raise arm above shoulder?

Left shoulder and arm pain with numbness in hand and fingers and can't raise arm above shoulder?

Nerve root injury: One of the more common causes of your symptoms is a cervical nerve root injury called cervical radiculopathy. In a man of your age the cause is more likely to be osteoarthritis affecting the foramen (hole where the nerve root exits).

The reports of numbness argues against an intrinsic shoulder problem and without antecedent trauma a brachial plexus lesion is unlikely.

Please go see your doc. ...Read more

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Could my left sided neck pain be causing stabbing head pain and facial numbness? And left arm pain

Could my left sided neck pain be causing stabbing head pain and facial numbness? And left arm pain

Neck pain: The symptoms that you describe may be related to a disc herniation in the cervical spine. Alternatively, a soft tissue infection of the neck or a tooth abscess can mimic a herniated disc in the neck. See your medical doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have pain on my left shoulder blade and next to my spine. As well as arm pain and slight numbness in my ring and pinky finger. Also have acid reflux?

I have pain on my left shoulder blade and next to my spine. As well as arm pain and slight numbness in my ring and pinky finger. Also have acid reflux?

Consider these:: The numbness anatomy suggests ulnar distribution or c8-t-1, nerve compression in the neck, but this could also be seen in thoracic outlet syndrome. Have you had some recent trauma? Testing can reveal the diagnosis. Doubt the stomach issues relate to the arm and shoulder problem. ...Read more

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Left arm pain weakness and numbness. What kind of doctor should I see? Pain is from the elbow down into the hand 39 yr old male

Left arm pain weakness and numbness. What kind of doctor should I see? Pain is from the elbow down into the hand 39 yr old male

Neurologisr: There are many possible causes. The presence of weakness and numbness strongly suggest that nerves are being compressed in the arm. This could eminate fron the neck or from nerve entrapment at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome). A neurologist can diagnose this with elctrical studies and radiographic imagiong as needed. ...Read more

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Symptoms ongoing for a year. Chest pain, left arm pain, left calf and thigh pain. Sometimes numbness in hand. No one knows. Been to many drs.

Symptoms ongoing for a year. Chest pain, left arm pain, left calf and thigh pain. Sometimes numbness in hand. No one knows. Been to many drs.

Mystery: Your year long syndrome deserves better than a 2 line description (your part) and wild guessing (our part). A thorough evaluation is necessary. If the UK system allows you to go to a university for a comprehensive evaluation, I would recommend that. ...Read more

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Upper left arm pain with finger pain. What does this mean?

Upper left arm pain with finger pain. What does this mean?

Pinched nerve: Possibly. You may have a nerve pinched in your neck that is radiating down your arm. Consider seeing a physician who does emg's to clarify the diagnosis. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Lifted weights a few days ago and woke up with achy arm pain in left arm and twinges of pain in back. Some shooting pains in fingers? Any ideas?

Lifted weights a few days ago and woke up with achy arm pain in left arm and twinges of pain in back. Some shooting pains in fingers? Any ideas?

Muscle strain going: Into your back and neck. Don't lift any weights. See your doctor. Icing may be helpful, and OTC pain meds may bring relief like ibuprofen. You may benefit from seeing a DO who can also evaluate you musculoskeletally, and realign you too. The in person exam will determine if imaging is needed or not. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have left arm pain in whole arm down to my fingers. Comes and goes and is better when I sleep. Sometimes radiates to back of head and back?

I have left arm pain in whole arm down to my fingers. Comes and goes and is better when I sleep. Sometimes radiates to back of head and back?

Radiculopathy: Suggestive of disc disease in back with extension of nerve pain to arm this is frequently caused by a disc pressing on the nerves leaving the spine. ...Read more

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Neck, left shoulder and left arm pain. I have tingling all the way down my arm. More in my pinky and ring finger..

Neck, left shoulder and left arm pain. I have tingling all the way down my arm. More in my pinky and ring finger..

Radiculopathy: You may have a herniated cervical disk with radiculopathy (compression of a nerve). See your doctor. An MRI of the spine in your neck may be ordered. Treatment is usually physical therapy and sometimes surgery. ...Read more

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Left shoulder blade pain also between that and the spine and left arm pain and tingling ring and pinky finger?

Left shoulder blade pain also between that and the spine and left arm pain and tingling ring and pinky finger?

Tingling: Several problems. May be pulled muscle in neck or scapular region. Also sounds like a pinched nerve of the lower neck, possible pinched ulnar nerve at the elbow, too. ...Read more

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Left arm going numb, tingling feeling. On and off for a week. Whole arm. Pain at top of arm.

Left arm going numb, tingling feeling. On and off for a week. Whole arm. Pain at top of arm.

Sort out causation: Although left arm symptoms may represent referred cardiac issues, more likely, at your age, this is a nerve problem from neck, into plexus, at elbow or wrist. Get examined and perhaps EMG tested, and treated base on outcome. ...Read more

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Why would my left arm lower part be numb and my right hand will not straighten only curls up in ball along with arm pain to my shoulder?

Numbness/pain: Check with your pcp for pinched nerves in your neck or perhaps sequellae of stroke. Hard to tell without examining you, but other considerations include carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger, possibly dupuytren's contracture. ...Read more

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Pain on entire left side, sore, hands and fingers are numb. Hard to grip things. Leg & arm pain also headache on the left side of head. What's wrong?

Not certain without: More information. But if it persists, sounds like you need to see a neurologist to figure out if this complex unilateral nerve distribution pain/numbness can be blamed on one syndrome or condition. Have a wonderful day and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Pain and numbness in fingers. Pins and needles all over arms and hands. Signs of lime disease?

Pain and numbness in fingers. Pins and needles all over arms and hands. Signs of lime disease?

Maybe: Brachioradiculitis is a complication of lyme. It usually involves just one arm but occasionally can involve both. Get a blood test done. ...Read more

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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

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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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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