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Pain in right arm from shoulder down to finger tips and hand changes color somewhat why?

Pain in right arm from shoulder down to finger tips and hand changes color somewhat why?

Arm- hand: Sounds either like a nerve or blood vessels are behind your problems. A doc will tell if it from your neck or a thoracic outlet syndrome or more rare causes. ...Read more

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My right arm has been hurting radiating from shoulder down to my hand. Goin on 6 days now. What could be causing this pain? And for no reason! Thanx

My right arm has been hurting radiating from shoulder down to my hand. Goin on 6 days now. What could be causing this pain? And for no reason! Thanx

Pinched Nerve: While there are many causes of arm pain and numbness one of the most common causes is cervical radiculopathy. This occurs when one of the nerves leaving the neck gets compressed as it leaves the spine and travels down the arm. Compression may occur due to degenerative/bulging discs or arthritic bone spurs contacting the nerve. See your physician if these symptoms last longer than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What causes pain between the shoulder blades and causing a dull sensation down you right arm?

What causes pain between the shoulder blades and causing a dull sensation down you right arm?

Musculoskeletal : Strain and/or injury to the muscles of your upper back is most likely. A less likely cause would be degeneration or protrusion of a thoracic intervertebral disk impinging on a nerve. Try rest, heat and analgesics like Ibuprofen or naprosyn and see if doesn't improve on its own. O/w, radiographic studies should be performed. ...Read more

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Pain in right shoulder going down right arm?

Pain in right shoulder going down right arm?

Bursitis: If there is no history of recent sprain and motion of the shoulder affects the discomfort, bursitis is likely. Try cold or hot applications, liniment, rest and , if you can take them, nsaids like Ibuprofen with food. If symptoms persist or worsen, an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon would be best. ...Read more

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I have been having neck and shoulder pain on my right side for a week now. At times the pain will go down my right arm as well. What would cause this?

I have been having neck and shoulder pain on my right side for a week now. At times the pain will go down my right arm as well. What would cause this?

Your neck: Thank you for the question. There are many potential causes, but among the most common is the irritation of a nerve in the neck. The term "cervical radiculopathy" refers to the pain that can run don the arm into the neck from a nerve irritation in the neck. Uusally a phyxical exam and appropraite imaging studies can diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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Pain down upper right of spine/shoulder and going down under right arm/chest area is caused by what?

Several potentials: This could potentially be due to a pinched nerve in the neck, or pathology within the shoulder itself (i.e. Joint instability or degenerative changes), or even upper lung pathology. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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My right shoulder, down my right arm to my fingers have been hurting. It's hard to point out where in my shoulder the pain is coming from. Why?

My right shoulder, down my right arm to my fingers have been hurting. It's hard to point out where in my shoulder the pain is coming from. Why?

Nerve pinch: Aching pain in shoulder with radiation to fingertips suggests a primary cervical spine nerve root impingement and/or thoracic outlet syndrome (tos). Mri of neck and shoulder can be informative. Electrodiagnostic studies (emg ; nct) often positive in advanced disorder with nerve cell death, but inconclusive if intermittent neural impingement is occurring. Physiatrists ; osteopaths can diagnose. ...Read more

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