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Can a pinched nerve in elbow cause pain in shoulder/shoulder blade area?

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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: No

A pinched nerve around the elbow will only cause problems from the elbow down to the fingers.
However, the same symptoms often represent a pinched nerve in the neck, which can feel like a pinched nerve in the elbow. Many of these resolve on their own. If it persists, you can get it examined to get a clearer answer.

In brief: No

A pinched nerve around the elbow will only cause problems from the elbow down to the fingers.
However, the same symptoms often represent a pinched nerve in the neck, which can feel like a pinched nerve in the elbow. Many of these resolve on their own. If it persists, you can get it examined to get a clearer answer.
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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Unlikely

The most commonly pinched nerve in the elbow (ulnar nerve) does have some contribution from some cervical levels that refer pain to the shoulder blade so indirectly both the arm/elbow and shoulder blade pain may have a common source.
Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/suprascapular-nerve.Htm consider seeing a shoulder specialist.

In brief: Unlikely

The most commonly pinched nerve in the elbow (ulnar nerve) does have some contribution from some cervical levels that refer pain to the shoulder blade so indirectly both the arm/elbow and shoulder blade pain may have a common source.
Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/suprascapular-nerve.Htm consider seeing a shoulder specialist.
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
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Dr. Nolan Segal
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No

A pinched nerve in the neck can cause pain in both the elbow and shoulder blade areas.
Nerve compression at the elbow does not usually cause pain between the shoulder blades.

In brief: No

A pinched nerve in the neck can cause pain in both the elbow and shoulder blade areas.
Nerve compression at the elbow does not usually cause pain between the shoulder blades.
Dr. Nolan Segal
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