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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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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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


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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

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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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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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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 like 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 like an issue will the ulnar nerve but now my pinky and ring finger don't get numb. It's an ove

Check the neck: Its 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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Swollen bump, on shoulder, pain and numbness in left shoulder?

Swollen bump, on shoulder, pain and numbness in left shoulder?

MRI: This can be causes by several diagnoses. I recommend being evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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One side of my face is numb is it because I have neck and shoulder pain?

One side of my face is numb is it because I have neck and shoulder pain?

Go to the hospital: Herniated discs in your neck can cause some facial numbness, but so can a stroke or lyme disease, or multiple sclerosis or many other potentially serious conditions. Please see your doctor, or go to the hospital to be fully evaluated, you need to have this evaluated fully! ...Read more

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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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