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Arm/Shoulder/finger symptoms

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  • Posted By: fishfry1983
  • November 19, 2009
  • 06:33 PM

About three weeks ago I started waking up in the morning with numb/tingly fingers on my right hand. I noticed that there was a tender spot next to my right shoulder blade toward the center of my back, so I assumed that I had just slept funny and pinched a nerve or something. However, I kept waking up like that every morning and over the last three weeks it has progressed into a severe dull pain that radiates from my right shoulder to about halfway down my right arm and everything below that on my right arm is numb/tingly when I get up.

It only happens at night when I am sleeping and it goes away within about 30 min. to an hour of being up and moving around in the morning. It seems to be eased at night by ibuprofen, but it is getting so bad that it is waking me up at night and I don't like to be on medications on a regular basis.

Does anyone have an idea of what this might be? A lot of people have said that you can't really do anything about a pinched nerve except wait for it to work itself out, but I am not so sure that is what it is.

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  • About three weeks ago I started waking up in the morning with numb/tingly fingers on my right hand. I noticed that there was a tender spot next to my right shoulder blade toward the center of my back, so I assumed that I had just slept funny and pinched a nerve or something. However, I kept waking up like that every morning and over the last three weeks it has progressed into a severe dull pain that radiates from my right shoulder to about halfway down my right arm and everything below that on my right arm is numb/tingly when I get up.It only happens at night when I am sleeping and it goes away within about 30 min. to an hour of being up and moving around in the morning. It seems to be eased at night by ibuprofen, but it is getting so bad that it is waking me up at night and I don't like to be on medications on a regular basis.Does anyone have an idea of what this might be? A lot of people have said that you can't really do anything about a pinched nerve except wait for it to work itself out, but I am not so sure that is what it is.I would recommend seeing a physiotherapist for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. In the mean time check out the following links for detailed information on some of the more common causes of the symptoms you describe including treatment:Referred Shoulder PainCervical Disc BulgeHope that helps,PhysioAdvisorwww.PhysioAdvisor.com
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  • Hello,You may want to get it checked because it could be a rotator cuff tear. My husband had the same symptoms and that's what it was causing the pain especially at night. The surgery is the only repair, so prayerfully that's not your problem.Be bless and I hope you get to the bottom of the problem.
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  • Why not try the Shockwave tehrapy, it is a non invasive technique and has particularly no side- effects if done under an experienced doctor. I have not tried it myself but I know people who have positive reviews about it to share.
    jakesm001 13 Replies Flag this Response
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