e. From muscle or nerve) can overlap visceral symptoms (i.e. Left arm tingling
issues). A physician would speak with you and examine you and correlate such to ensure appropriate diagnosis and treatment. If you are not experiencing any other symptoms that would suggest this is cardiac related (i.e. Right sided symptoms only, no breathing difficulty
, no chest pain
, no nausea/ vomiting
, no palpitations), then this is more likely musculoskeletal.
Typically pain in the trapezius with accompanying limb tingling can come from a few different sources:
-myofascial pain is a condition in which one may have inflammation
, tightness, pain in the fascia, which is the connective tissue that covers the muscles. This can hit muscles in isolation or in groups. This can also be associated with trigger points which are tight bands of tissue within the fascia that can cause referred symptoms (i.e. Tingling) in a specific distribution.
, in which the muscle was overworked or strained. Would not usually account for the tingling and thus, may have two separate issues ongoing at the same time
, or pinched nerve
in the neck, that may cause such arm symptoms. Any muscles supplied by the involved nerve may go into spasm, thus causing pain in the trapezius area. Pinched nerves can come from a variety of sources, including a herniated disc.
-carpal tunnel syndrome
and other nerve conditions
can also lead to hand tingling, but usually will not account for the arm tingling. Carpal tunnel involves the median nerve and typically hits the thumb, index and middle finger (sometimes the ring finger as well), while ulnar neuropathy
generally hits the ring and pinkie fingers.
There are a variety of causes for your complaints but i've touched on the more common musculoskeletal conditions
. Treatment would vary depending on the cause. Furthermore, any physician would also need to know your medical history to ensure that treatment is safe for you at that time.