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I have shoulder pain, numbness in my hand, tingling sensation from my wrist to my elbow, and neck pain. What could it be?

I have shoulder pain, numbness in my hand, tingling sensation from my wrist to my elbow, and neck pain. What could it be?

DOUBLE CRUSH INJURY: The symptoms you are describing may result from a cervical disc herniation with compression of a nerve root. This pain may radiate down the arm into the hand with associated numbness and tingling of the affected nerve pathway. Additionally, you may also be describing a compression of the median nerve at the wrist with resulting carpal tunnel syndrome. If you can see your pcp for a referral. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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I've experienced lots of neck and shoulder pain and numbness in my arms and hands. What could this be?

I've experienced lots of neck and shoulder pain and numbness in my arms and hands. What could this be?

Usually it: is musculoskeletal. Your pillow may be the culprit. Too high or too low can cause neck and shoulder pain, if the numbness is persistent in one arm or hand then further evaluation by a doctor is recommended ...Read more

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What causes right shoulder pain and hand numbness?

What causes right shoulder pain and hand numbness?

Possiible the neck: Numbness is usually a neurologic complaint. There may be a number of possible causes of shoulder pain and hand numbness. One possible cause is a "pinched nerve" in the neck. Consider seeing a dictor for an exam and appropriate studies. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What is causing right shoulder pain and hand numbness?

What is causing right shoulder pain and hand numbness?

Cervical disc : Many things can cause this but in combination one cause is a cervical disc protrusion that puts pressure on a nerve root. Get an evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon, neurosurgeon, or neurologist. ...Read more

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58 yr old, male. Symptoms:neck/shoulder pain, stiffness, numbness in right hand/arm, headaches. Could this be a bone spur of the cervical vertebrae?

58 yr old, male. Symptoms:neck/shoulder pain, stiffness, numbness in right hand/arm, headaches. Could this be a bone spur of the cervical vertebrae?

Possibly: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...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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Symptoms:neck/shoulder pain, stiffness, numbness in right arm/hand, headaches. Could this be a bone spur of the cervical vertebrae in a 58 year old ?

Possibly: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain into neck can't lift arm over my head and some numbness and no grip in my hands can't lay on it severe pain constantly?

Right shoulder pain into neck can't lift arm over my head and some numbness and no grip in my hands can't lay on it severe pain constantly?

See a neurologist: You must see a neurologist. You have definite signs of either diseased or pinched nerves in neck or brachial plexus on right side. ...Read more

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Thumb, wrist and shoulder pain- could this be thoracic outlet syndrome as there is numbness in hands as well.

Thumb, wrist and shoulder pain- could this be thoracic outlet syndrome as there is numbness in hands as well.

See below: Agree with need to get this evaluated, and from your description, you most likely have nerve compression at wrists, c/w carpal tunnel syndrome. Tos is less likely, and doubt origin within neck, but get this all checked out. ...Read more

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Woke up with shoulder pain over a week ago, pain in neck, back and now it has moved to left arm with numbness in my left hand. Pain lying down. Ta.

Woke up with shoulder pain over a week ago, pain in neck, back and now it has moved to left arm with numbness in my left hand. Pain lying down. Ta.

Pain: Not being a spinal surgeon can't be sure but it sure sounds from your description that it stems from the cervical level of your spine. See a spine specialist. ...Read more

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I have left shoulder pain x 10 days.H/o neck injury 11 yrs ago.With use of traction device pain in shoulder does improve numbness in lft hand &foot?

I have left shoulder pain x 10 days.H/o neck injury 11 yrs ago.With use of traction device pain in shoulder does improve numbness in lft hand &foot?

Probably referred: I would first look at your neck as the root of your shoulder pain and the numbness you are having. The fact that your feet and hands are going numb are a bit concerning espeically the feet. This could represent a central cord compression at the level of your neck. I would probably advise you see someone for this. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain-popping, with arm/hand pain numbness. Done pt, tens, and cervical epidurals. Mri of neck ok emg showed abnormalities but symptoms worse?

EMG should show : If you had a normal cervical spine MRI it is no surprise that epidurals were ineffective. The EMG you said is abnormal - it should suggest the nerves affected and allow your pain management physician to develop a diagnosis and treatment options. If your doctor can not seem to help, consider obtaining another medical opinion. ...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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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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Right shoulder pain & numbness of thumb and forearm, sporadic pain in mid back and neck. Constant chest pain diagnosed not heart lung or GI related?

Right shoulder pain & numbness of thumb and forearm, sporadic pain in mid back and neck.  Constant chest pain diagnosed not heart lung or GI  related?

Disc herniation: Your symptoms could be related to a cervical or thoracic disk herniation. The chest pain could also be musculoskeletal (from your chest wall) like costochondritis. It's important to make sure your symptoms are not from other internal organs as you indicated. Discuss other possible musculoskeletal causes of your symptoms with your doctor. ...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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Should i go to the ER for my right shoulder pain hurts to move arm and not move arm then sends pain down arm to hand and makes it numb and tingly?

See a Dr asap: This sounds like a nerve problem, may be chronic neck problem or a recent onset - depends of more history... Either way get an appointment with a spine / orthopedics specialists. ...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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His.Of neck injury w/ surg. It curr.Clicks, crunches and some pain. Arms & hands numb and tingle esp.When sleeping.Some shoulder pain.Thoughts?

His.Of neck injury w/ surg. It curr.Clicks, crunches and some pain. Arms & hands numb and tingle esp.When sleeping.Some shoulder pain.Thoughts?

Neurosurgeon: You have chronic damage to neck structures but with symptoms affecting your arms, hands and even your shoulder, you're most likely having pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots and should be followed by a neurosurgeon to avoid permanent damage and arm weakness. ...Read more

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I have right shoulder pain and my right thumb is numb. The shoulder pain is not always constant but sometimes my arm feels like it is burning. ?

See a doctor: Thanks for messaging. Your description points to two nerves, C5 and C6. Your doctor will think about common conditions, but also thoracic outlet syndrome and other conditions that can affect the upper brachial plexus. An in-person examination will determine what tests you might need so you can get the right treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is wrong when you have shoulder pain and numbness?

Check neck: Symptoms could be from the shoulder or 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. Shoulder blade pain can be from the neck or bursitis around the blade. A herniated disk in the neck could be causing your symptoms. See an orthopedist. ...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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I've had a horrible migraine for the past 3 days and nothing I do seems to help it. I've also had shoulder pain and numbness on the right side of my body. What could this be?

I've had a horrible migraine for the past 3 days and nothing I do seems to help it. I've also had shoulder pain and numbness on the right side of my body. What could this be?

Seek medical help: Have you been in any accident?
Lot of time tmd/tmj can be super imposed
do you have any ringing in the ears too look up neuromuscular dentistry that might help. ...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