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Pain in the shoulder and arm with numbness in the hand

Patient: When i sit my left hand goes numb, when i walk my left arm and shoulder are in pain

 

 

Doctor: May be you have  two different problems, meaning ,a cervical nerve compression that is causing the shoulder pain radiate ed to the arm and on the other hand, a peripheral nerve compression at the level of the wrist  called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, producing the numbness in your hand. I suggest  a visit to the neurologist who will order the adequate set of tests to determine if you have  a cervical radiculopathy and also rule out a Carpal tunnel syndrome.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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