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What causes shoulder pain and finger numbness? The pain is really bad and my arm is almost immobile.

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

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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What could it be if there is sharp shoulder pain which causes finger numbness?

What could it be if there is sharp shoulder pain which causes finger numbness?

Not clear: Thoracic outlet or local trauma and or nerve compression can be problems.
Sort out cervical disc, thoracic outlet, or intra thoracic issues.
Full history and exams! Will lead to explanation. ...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.

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

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2 year old slamed head in my shoulder and now pain and numbness from shoulder to fingers?

2 year old slamed head in my shoulder and now pain and numbness from shoulder to fingers?

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

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Is it normal to have shoulder dislocation followed by finger numbness?

Is it normal to have shoulder dislocation followed by finger numbness?

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

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Having pain in neck shoulder and numbness in arm fingers I can't seem to get any relief from the pain what can I do please help thank you?

Having pain in neck shoulder and numbness in arm fingers I can't seem to get any relief from the pain what can I do please help thank you?

First see your PCP: To make sure this is not any heart related issues & then get evaluated for a neck problem like a pinched nerve such as from a disc problem which will usually respond to medication such as a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak or NSAID if no contraindications to their use and possibly some physical therapy along with activity restriction /modification & time. Sometimes home traction and a soft collar worn reversed. ...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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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

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Can ADHD meds cause nerve damage? Ie numbness in fingers and joints, neck/shoulder tenseness, crippling sciatic nerve pain. Are these all related?

Can ADHD meds cause nerve damage? Ie numbness in fingers and joints, neck/shoulder tenseness, crippling sciatic nerve pain. Are these all related?

No. Stimulants can : Constrict blood vesselsraise blood pressure (usually by 5-6 mm hg) &? Pulse (usually by 5-6 beats/minute), but they don't cause impingement of nerve roots with numbness, tingling & pain in the areas served by specific nerves. See your primary care to initiate evaluation for the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have recurrent shoulder pain and have numbness to my pinky and ring finger. I previously had cortisone injections but still don't know what is wrong. Can you help me please?

I have recurrent shoulder pain and have numbness to my pinky and ring finger. I previously had cortisone injections but still don't know what is wrong. Can you help me please?

See your doctor: It sounds like whatever is going on is pressing on one of the nerves supplying your arm. The problem could be muscular, skeletal or neurological. RoshinG, a thorough history and examination by someone adept in musculoskeletal pathologies is indicated. If you’ve had it for a long time and the problem hasn’t progressed, it may not be too serious. But SEE A DOCTOR...soon ...Read more

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I have numbness index middle ring fingers pain in shoulder wrist and neck developed a lump under my right arm constant sense of discomfort.?

See a neurologist: These symtoms may be as a result of roots or nerve compression. You must see a neurologist for a detailed history and neurological examination. ...Read more

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Leftside elbow pain/numbness wrist/finger tips numbness, shoulder pain left side of left breast both upper part of back, not all time some?

Leftside elbow pain/numbness wrist/finger tips numbness, shoulder pain left side of left breast both upper part of back, not all time some?

Pinched nerve: Because patients having cardiac problems can have these symptoms, you should have this ruled out. But the most common cause is an irritation of a nerve in the neck by a bone spur or herniation that can cause pain or numbness that runs down the arm into the hand. An MRI can usually show the cause of the problem if it does not resolve. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Woke up yesterday with shoulder pain elbow, wrist, and finger pain all on my right side also had numbness and tingling in all areas and hand weakness what could it be?

Woke up yesterday with shoulder pain elbow, wrist, and finger pain all on my right side also had numbness and tingling in all areas and hand weakness what could it be?

Need more info: From the symptoms you describe it sounds line what may be what is commonly called a "pinched nerve" with a radiculopathy (inflammation of a nerve root). Several causes could be age, injury etc. It's like hitting your "funny bone" in your elbow. You might be well served to see an osteopathic physician (D, O,). Or an M.D. A D.O. can be found under physicians in the Yellow Pages ...Read more

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Can a tooth ache cause shoulder pain and numdness in 2 of you're fingers not sure where pain is from tooth or shoulder

Can a tooth ache cause shoulder pain and numdness in 2 of you're fingers not sure where pain is from tooth or shoulder

If : If you have a bad dental infection, you can get abscesses that extend into the soft tissues of your neck. I suppose an infection that's bad enough might cause irritation of the nerve bundles in the neck that carry information from your arm and hand. If that is what's going on, it is an extremely serious and potentially life-threatening problem that needs to be evaluated right away. ...Read more

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I am feeling very anxious and scared. My fingers are becoming numb & shoulder pain right hand both. What can it be?

I am feeling very anxious and scared. My fingers are becoming numb & shoulder pain right hand both. What can it be?

Nerve issue: It could be a nerve issue causing a parasthesia in your arm/hand, and your anxiety is probably making it worse. See the Dr. for an evaluation and possible testing such as an EMG which would be diagnostic for any nerve issues. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have been very light-headed, forgetful and have poor concentration levels. I also have neck and shoulder pain with my fingers becoming cold and numb?

Multi symptoms: With symptoms of pinched nerves, it is best to consult your primary care physician for complete exam & possible referral to a specialist for further workup. ...Read more

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I have arm pain and I'm not sure what it is I'm 22 yrs. Old and I've been having right hand/arm/shoulder pain since may of this year. It started out as feeling as an issue will the ulnar nerve but now my pinky and ring finger don't get numb. It's an ove

I have arm pain and I'm not sure what it is I'm 22 yrs. Old and I've been having right hand/arm/shoulder pain since may of this year. It started out as feeling as an issue will the ulnar nerve but now my pinky and ring finger don't get numb. It's an ove

Check the neck: It's important to establish a diagnosis. Hand/arm/shoulder pain could be referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedic surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I address finger numbness?

How can I address finger numbness?

See a Doc: There can be several causes of this so the easiest way to diagnose this would be see your doc for a physical exam, possobly some blood work. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate finger numbness?

Diagnosis: You have to find out why it is happening. It can be from some general medical problem or from something mechanical such as resting on your funny bone, a carpal tunnel syndrome or a pinched nerve in your neck. You can't treat it until you have a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I need help with my finger numbness/pain?

I need help with my finger numbness/pain?

Depends on: What it is from. The most common cause if it is in the thumb, index and/or middle fingers, is carpel tunnel syndrome. You will need a physical exam to make sure it is not coming from nerve entrapment at the elbow, brachial plexus or neck, but until then, try stretching. Look up carpel tunnel exercises and see if this improves your numbness and pain and it can help in diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes finger numbness for the whole day?

What causes finger numbness for the whole day?

Many things: While everyone talks about carpal tunnel and it is certainly prevalent there are other nerves and especially the ulnar that can cause numbness in the hand. In fact, there is a whole range of things from abnormal pressure on nerves anywheres from their origin in the neck down to the hand, metabolic issues like diabetes, and more that can cause numbness. See a specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if my finger numbness and discoloration?

What to do if my finger numbness and discoloration?

Warm finger: One of the few things that will cause finger discoloration (either paleness or bluish color) is Raynaud's Phenomenon. THis is due to a spasm of the arteries going to the fingers or hand. It can be triggered by exposure to cold and sometimes stress. If it is infrequent, just try warming your fingers with warm water, but it occurs very often check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Finger numbness?

What is the definition or description of: Finger numbness?

FInger numbness: 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 or none are needed. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more