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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

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


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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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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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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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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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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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I have numbness and slight swelling on my left side starting at my shoulder socket following under my collar bone there is no pain when moved?

I have numbness and slight swelling on my left side starting at my shoulder socket following under my collar bone there is no pain when moved?

Not neurologic: Most probably, this is a musculoskeletal (rather than neurologic) problem in the shoulder joint or surrounding tendons (strain, shoulder sublaxation, etc) or inflammation in the tendons, fluid collections in that area (bursa), or breast tissue, or swollen nodes. Please see your doctor for a physical exam. She may order images of the shoulder, arm, or breast area depending on the likely diagnoses. ...Read more

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I am a hairdresser, when I cut hair I get an egg like swelling just above my collar bone. Really any time I work a lot with my arms up?

I am a hairdresser, when I cut hair I get an egg like swelling just above my collar bone. Really any time I work a lot with my arms up?

Strain: Sounds as if you have an overuse syndrome that is putting a strain on your shoulder/clavicular area. See a health care provider after it happens and when you have the swelling, so the area can be properly diagnosed and then treated best, good luck. ...Read more

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I have a numbness, fuzzy feeling in one spot on the right side of my chest near my collar bone. Is this possibly something serious? It has been a continuous feeling of numbness/loss of sensation in the same spot for at least 2 weeks since I first noticed

I have a numbness, fuzzy feeling in one spot on the right side of my chest near my collar bone. Is this possibly something serious? It has been a continuous feeling of numbness/loss of sensation in the same spot for at least 2 weeks since I first noticed

Nerve issue: In the absence of pain, swelling, limitation of motion and respiratory difficulties, most likely you have a localized problem with a small sensory nerve in the skin. At any rate if the symptoms persist for 4 to 6 weeks without resolution, you should get a medical examination. ...Read more

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Pain from collar bone 2 ribs left hand heaviness back pain since last 6 days. 2 days numbness in left hand and left face.

Pain from collar bone 2 ribs left hand heaviness back pain since last 6 days. 2 days numbness in left hand and left face.

Left pain parathesia: Did you have any trauma? Could be thoracic outlet syndrome, TMJ, early zoster (though usually lesions would come out by now and usually no numbness-parathesias), and rarely MS, vascular anomaly, mass or lymph node. Follow up with doctor/urgent care for thoracic outlet you will need orthopedic surgeon ...Read more

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I've been experiencing bone pain in my arms and legs. It is worst when sitting still or sleeping. Also, I have a swollen collar bone on one side.

Bone pain: You must see an Orthopedic doctor. You will be examined, lab data will be obtained, and almost certainly several images will be taken.
Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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Carpal canal + pain on shoulders +triangle above collar bone between neck & shoulder that pumps up like gel filled when raise arms lemon size. Related?

Carpal canal + pain on shoulders +triangle above collar bone between neck & shoulder that pumps up like gel filled when raise arms lemon size. Related?

No and yes: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compression syndrome at the wrist and can therefore not be caused by a lesion in the chest or neck. But... There is a condition known as a " double crush syndrome" in which the nerve can be pressed somewhere else and make your carpal tunnel syndrome more symptomatic. So if the lesion is causing pressure on your nerves in your neck or brachial plexus, maybe contributng ...Read more

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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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What cause a problem having tingelling and numbness in both arms and sometimes legs?

What cause a problem having tingelling and numbness in both arms and sometimes legs?

Neuropathy: It sounds like you might experience peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is a general term describing nerve pain in extremity. There are many causes of peripheral neuropathy, including diabetes, chemotherapy, nerve injury. .. I recommend you seeing a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Would you still be able to move your arm if you factured your collar bone?

Clavicle fracture: You could move your arm, but it may be painful to the muscles around the chest, neck, and shoulder. ...Read more

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I have shoulder pain and where my collar bone joins my shoulder its swollen, it's painfull just to raise my arm sometimes, any ideas? Thanks.

AC joint pain: Acromioclavicular joint pain (ac pain) is most commonly due to one of two things. In the younger group it is often associated with weight lifting (bench press) and an associated condition called distal clavicle osteolysis. It is also possible that it is ac joint osteoarthritis, but this is more common in patients older than yourself. ...Read more

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Keep getting shooting pain in collar bone, even sometimes when I reach arm out to do something - what could this be? Top of chest bone hurts too

Keep getting shooting pain in collar bone, even sometimes when I reach arm out to do something - what could this be? Top of chest bone hurts too

Clavicular pain: Could be a separated shoulder

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/separated-shoulder/basics/definition/con-20029283

or sternoclavicular joint injury
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/828642-overview ...Read more

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I have pin's and needles in my thumb to collar bone and arm pain, what's changed?

I have pin's and needles in my thumb to collar bone and arm pain, what's changed?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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What causes numbness/tingly feeling in both arms and face?

What causes numbness/tingly feeling in both arms and face?

Hyperventilation: Complaint of paresthesias in both upper extremities & peri-oral region of face is a non-physiologic/anatomic pattern of neural function/expression. More likely explanation is systemic metabolic changes in blood acid-base balance incited by hyperventilation. Underlying anxiety disorder is commonly primary cause in the symptom-arousing causal chain of these physiologic events. ...Read more

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What causes numbness and tingling on both arms?

CTS: Multifactorial. But common things are common. First to rule out carpal tunnel syndrome. Check with your neurologist. You may need electrodiagnostic study. ...Read more

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Pain in left collar bone and left arm and neck?

Pain in left collar bone and left arm and neck?

Could be anything: Shoulder sprain
Cardiac pain
Cervical spondylosis
Diaphragmatic irritation

Endless possibilities. Needs a proper history and examination. See your doctor ...Read more

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Will cervical spinal senosis cause numbness/weakness in both arms?

Will cervical spinal senosis cause numbness/weakness in both arms?

Depends: Cervical stenosis can certainly cause numbness and weakness. It is important to have your images reviewed to establish if treatment is necessary. What determines symptoms is the degree and location of the narrowing. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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