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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. Ravi Chand
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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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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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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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Muscle pain in my upper back/shoulder got worse. I couldnt move. Most painful when i look up. Fingers numb. What muscle is it. Meds not helping. Help!

Muscle pain in my upper back/shoulder got worse. I couldnt move. Most painful when i look up. Fingers numb. What muscle is it. Meds not helping. Help!

Possible pinched ner: Sounds like you may have a pinched nerve in your neck that is causing pain and numbness in your arm. With that condition, looking up will often worsen the symptoms. Try a cervical pillow, heat, and non-steroidals. If not improving, see your physician. You may need neck x-rays or an mri. Most people improve with time but some need surgery. ...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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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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64 yr old female with shooting pain that makes my fingers numb on the left side. Has c spine fusin and left shoulder replacement, pain still present, ?

64 yr old female with shooting pain that makes my fingers numb on the left side. Has c spine fusin and left shoulder replacement, pain still present, ?

Consider emg: I would recommend emg/ncv to evaluate for carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy. Your problem may ultimately be coming from your neck. I good hand surgeon should be able to order the emg/ncv and perform a thorough history and physical exam and give you a more precise diagnosis of your problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Khorsandi
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Finger Numbness (Definition)

Finger numbness is a clinical finding in which there is loss of ...Read more