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Dr. John Moor
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What is the cause of pain in my collar bone and numbness in both arms?

What is the cause of pain in my collar bone and numbness in both arms?

Numbness = nerves: Numbness is mostly caused by nerve problems, and in this case it is typically coming from the neck. Both sides means stenosis(narrowing) instead of herniated disc. Have your neck checked by orthopedic or neuro surgery. May need MRI or ncs/emg. Don't ignore. Constant symptoms are worse and may indicate tumor or infection. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


Dr. Bradley Butkovich
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Bad habit of sleeping on arm. Causing shoulder pain, arm numbness, upper chest / collar bone tenderness. Neuropathy? What to do during sleep? Also pt?

Bad habit of sleeping on arm. Causing shoulder pain, arm numbness, upper chest / collar bone tenderness. Neuropathy? What to do during sleep? Also pt?

Sleeping on your arm: Puts a great deal of pressure on your rotator cuff and drives the cuff up into your shoulder blade and collarbone. It is akin to someone clamping you thigh for eight hours it is going to hurt. Furthermore your ac joint also can become inflamed. Finally the nerves in you arm get stretched and irritated. Try sleeping in a recliner, wear a shoulder immobilizer, or sleep with your back supported. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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I have a numbness/ dull ache starting on my left thumb radiating up my arm right behind my collar bone. Leaving my left arm weak feeling. What is it?

I have a numbness/ dull ache starting on my left thumb radiating up my arm right behind my collar bone. Leaving my left arm weak feeling. What is it?

Several things: 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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Dr. Kris Radcliff
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Once or twice a day I have sharp pain in my my right collar bone area and my right arm goes numb and tingles down to my fingers?

Once or twice a day I have sharp pain in my my right collar bone area and my right arm goes numb and tingles down to my fingers?

Radiculopathy: Cervical radiculopathy is a common syndrome of a "pinched nerve" in the cervical spine that causes pain in the arm all the way down to your hand. I would followup with your primary care physician to determine the next steps (physical therapy, mri, injection, or surgery as a last resort). ...Read more

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Dr. Audie Rolnick
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Why is right below my collar bone aching and my hand and arm going numb?

Why is right below my collar bone aching and my hand and arm going numb?

Related?: Not certain they're related. However if they are then there can be a pinched nerve from the cervical spine or maybe thoracic outlet syndrome. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Collar bone clicks/pops in and out on top sholder. Can that cause arm pain and back sholder pain? If I touch to of sholder I can push it in and out.

Yes: Yes, that potentially can be a painful condition. It sounds like you have instability in the joint between your clavicle and the tip of the shoulder called the acromion. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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RPh at work. No lifting, standing, filling Rxs. Sudden sharp pain upper right chest,collar bone,shoulder/arm pain. Poss causes?

RPh at work. No lifting, standing, filling Rxs. Sudden sharp pain upper right chest,collar bone,shoulder/arm pain. Poss causes?

Parsonage Turner: Syndrome. Check for any focal weakness or sensory loss. Sometimes this can be a late consequence of pleurisy or an isolated viral event. Degenerative conditions involving the shoulder and related structures would not present in a sub acute or paroxysmal fashion. ...Read more

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