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Shoulder Pain And Numbness In Hand
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
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
I've experienced lots of neck and shoulder pain and numbness in my arms and hands. What could this be?
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
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
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
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
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
Numbness in my lift thumb. It might be related to neck-shoulder pain I have been having. 2 days later huge dark bruise appears hand --related?
No: It is your hand/thumb. Bruise not related unless you got a bite. ...Read more
Thumb, wrist and shoulder pain- could this be thoracic outlet syndrome as there is numbness in hands as well.
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
Sudden severe left shoulder pain that radiates down left arm x1.5 hrs. Numbness and tingling in arm and hand. No injuries or cardiac Hx. Causes?
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
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
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
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
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
I am experiencing frequent urination, knee pain, shoulder pain, arm weakness, arm numbness and wrist pain. The following also describe me: Numbnes...
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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?
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
I am feeling very anxious and scared. My fingers are becoming numb & shoulder pain right hand both. What can it be?
I am having left shoulder pain in my back and every now and then my hand goes numb or tingles if i move a certain way. Help!
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?
Left arm shoulder pain left arm numb from about the elbow to te finger tips with a burning sensation. And right hand finger tips numb.?
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
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?
"Pad" of thumb is numb and tingling in thumb/index finger. Some hand and wrist pain. When lying flat on back get pins & needles in entire lower arm (like when sleeping on it). Few days before felt shoulder pain playing guitar. Not sure what to treat.
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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
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
MRI: This can be causes by several diagnoses. I recommend being evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
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