26 thoughts on “Right Shoulder Pain And Arm Numb

  1. How did I hurt my shoulder and will my shoulder ever get better even with surgery?
    3 years ago, I backyard box and threw a awkward punch causing my shoulder to pop in and out. I was stupid and box again and heard it a pop. My shoulder was in pain for several months, but eventually healed but the wrong way. To this day, my shoulder clicks when I move different angels and not as strong as my left, sometimes feels numb and I have trouble doing overhand motions, also feels stiff. What exactly did I hurt and can surgery correct it ?

    • No way to know without an exam and imaging studies, but possibly your rotator cuff, which is a group of 4 tendons that hold the arm bone in the shoulder socket. Many RC injuries can be surgically repaired.

      Go see an orthopedic surgeon who does a lot of shoulders. Call a large group and ask to see the shoulder guy.

  2. How can I control this nerve pain?
    I’ve been having problems for a long time with shoulder pain, and it has gotten worse. I am now convinced that there is a pinched nerve in my shoulder, which is causing nerve pain from the shoulder all the way to my fingertips. My hand keeps going numb, and the pain is unbearable.

    I have an appointment with a chiropractor for Monday. But I work in an office, in a secretarial position, and the pain is making my job impossible. My left arm is pretty much useless like this, and I need to type all day. The pain is completely unbearable.

    I’ve tried painkillers and they haven’t done any good. I can’t find any good position to ease the pain. I have a splint for my wrist due to tendonitis, so that part is pretty much immobilized, but it isn’t stopping the pain or the numbness. Is there anything I can do to control this until Monday? I can’t miss a whole week of work, but I can’t really do my job like this.
    I am not looking for more doctors to go to, I already have my appointment. I’m looking for ways I can control this pain without prescriptions or equipement until Monday. A position to sit/sleep in, an over the counter pain reliever I can use, something like that.

    • Can you talk to your family doctor and get him to issue you a presciption with enough pills to help you till your appointment???

      I live with back pain and have found that the best pills to use for nerve pain are Hydrocodone, which has codene in it to ease the pain…
      Also a pill called Kadian, it is a morphine-like pain capsule and of course these require a prescription with your doctor…

      My family doctor can issue a prescription over the phone to my local pharmacy since I have been going to him for many years…

      If you have no regular doctor and are in that much pain, I would advise going to one of those minor emergency centers, that are similar to big hospitals, but on a much smaller scale…

      If you don’t have one of those nearby, then go to a nearby hospital and have the doctor on call treat you in an emergency capacity, that way you can get relief sooner than waiting a week…

      I am so sorry for your pain…
      I wish I could send some of my pain pills through this computer to you…
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      I am adding this a few days later…
      If you are in so much pain as you describe, get help faster than over the counter pills…
      Go to the emergency room of the closest hospital…
      Don’t wait for an appointment…
      How can you bear that much pain and want to wait???

  3. Is it normal to have pain in upper arm/shoulders/back after carpal tunnel open surgery?
    I’ve just had open surgery on my right arm for carpal tunnel. Though two hours after surgery the anaesthetic is starting to wear off and I’m experience immense pain in my upper arm/shoulder/upper back. My wrist and hand area is still numb.

    I’m worried about the pain in the other areas. Is this normal to have pain in these areas straight after surgery? Even though the procedure was in the wrist?

    • did they try freeing up the tendons before surgery? It’s helped others to avoid surgery. As far as your pains go it sounds like a pinched back muscle to give you the pain there and it radiates the pain out to the shoulder area and it can trap a nerve to send pains into the arm. To get rid of the pains you have to free up your back muscles and that will get the pressure off the nerve as well and here’s how to free them up:
      Back:
      (do from a sitting position)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
      For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

  4. I am having shoulder pain after getting hit during a soccer match?
    We were going for the ball when we had a shoulder to shoulder challenge and a few places on my arm went numb for a couple of seconds. Now I am having pain when I lift my arm over my head. The pain is towards the top of the deltoid. I am worried because over the summer I dislocated my shoulder playing baseball and had to go to physical therapy and some visits to acupuncture to fix. The pain resembles the pain I had when I dislocated my shoulder but the bone isnt out of place this time. Any ideas on what I could have done to it?

    • you should try acupuncture! it does wonders! i’ll try to explain what oriental medicine thinks of dislocated shoulders and every symptom that comes afterward: you dislocated your shoulder because your hamstring and muscles energy (chi energy) around that area is deficient (=low) so it couldn’t withstand the pressure it was put under when you dislocated your shoulder. the it poped back into place but the energy didn’t recover. your body’s defensive energy (wei energy) tried to help and it got stuck around the area because it cant do much when your hamstring and muscle energy is deficient. so the pain that comes afterwards is basicly from the constant accumulation of wei energy around the points where it first got hit when you dislocated. i can almost bet that the pain that you feel its not easy to locate but its more of a cold current arround the area going down along the arm and up to the spine and neck. so, in accupunctre, what they’re going to do is rearange your chi energy that is afecting the hamstring and muscles of that area. right in the first consult you’ll feel positive effects such as more mobility without almost any pain. it’s a fairly easy treatment and it has a great rate of success. the needles dont hurt at all!!! hope it helps!!

  5. what’s wrong with me? im having chest pains its hard for me to breath and i get disorientated?
    i am a 26 year old female lately i have been getting light chest pains and they keep getting stronger. it starts with a crushing feeling then goes to a stabbing feeling. it gets hard for me to breath sometimes. the pain stays in my chest while my upper back and shoulders start feeling pain. then my whole arm goes numb. what could be wrong with me?

  6. what kind of treatment or surgery to fix bone spurs on #5 n 6 neck vertebrae?
    I had a severe pain through my lower neck, shoulder blade, arm and numb hand n fingers all on my left side. The X-ray shows bone spurs on the right side of neck. Luckily my chiropractor relieved most of the pain, but I still have numb hand n fingers. Now I need a MRI. Has anyone had this before?

    • In the condition known as Ankylosing Spondylitis, bone spurs form on the vertebrae, and can eventually fuse together with other spurs, causing total fusion of the vertebrae. This causes the patient to be “frozen” either in an upright position, or a hunched position, not able to bend the spine at all.

      The treatment for bone spurs on the vertebrae will depend on their cause. Surgery may be an option to remove existing spurs, but is not done frequently. If you have an underlying disease that’s causing the spurs to form, there are treatments that can stop the progression of new spurs forming. Have yourself tested for genetic marker HLA-B27. It’s a simple blood test, and doctors often misdiagnose Ankylosing Spondylitis, thinking it’s something else.

  7. what can I do to ease my pain and numbness?
    This is regarding my 36 yr old boyfriend. He has moderate lower back pain, with both of his arms numb from his shoulders to his fingers. This has been constant for 3 weeks. There is also some slight groin pain. Some say a pinched nerve and that it goes away. At work today he seemed to have tweaked his back and now the pain and numbness are more prominent. What can I do to help alleviate the symptoms can what does this sound like?

    • He has pinched muscles in his back causing those pains. In the lower back the pinched muscles can be pressing on the nerves that is causing the groin pain. In the upper back pinched muscles can be pressing on the nerves going to the hands to cause that problem. To get rid of the pain is to free up the muscles and to do that you have to release them and here’s how to do that:
      Back:
      (do from a sitting position)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly press on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
      For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

  8. Why do my arms go numb at different times?
    For a while my left arm would all of a sudden go numb. It wouldn’t stay for to long but I still asked my doctor about it and she just said it was probably a pinched nerve. Now, almost a year later, my right arm is going numb. It happens at different times and sometimes goes back to my left arm. Is this really a pinched nerve?

    • Tight back muscles can trap nerves going to the arms to cause those problems. Freeing up the back muscles should set the nerves free to get rid of the pain and here’s how to free them up:
      Back:
      (do from a sitting position)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
      For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

  9. I have a sharp pain inbetween my shoulder blades & my arm is going numb. What is wrong with me?
    Whats wrong with me. I have no idea what I have done, but between my shoulder blades it feels like my back needs to pop really bad. It has hurt for two days now. I have done everything from people walking on it, to getting picked up and having it popped that way. Now my right arm is going numb in places and tingly throughout. Has anyone else had this feeling, and can tell me what else to do?

  10. How can I find relef for pain that extends from my shoulder blade through my arm down to my numb fingertips?
    Pain is consistant and lasts for days, there doesn’t seem to be any relief from any drugs or lotions. I haven’t been doing any streuous activity.

  11. How do I get rid of a pinched nerve?
    It started as simply as my arm just going numb occasionally mostly in my elbow and now my shoulder is in pain and I don’t think it’s from sleeping the wrong way. I have tried rotating it and getting it massaged but neither seem to be doing the trick. Any other ideas?

    • You can try walking as this helps to get the vertebrae moving. You can try yoga, but I think you would benefit from a visit to an Osteopath who specializes in the Sutherland method or a visit to Chiropractor/Naprapath who specializes in soft tissue manipulation. Good luck.

  12. When I get stressed out or nervous, I get pain in left arm and neck?
    Also, my hand arm gets numb and I feel cold from the tip of my fingers to my shoulder. Doctor perscribed ibiprofin, but it does not help.dose it have to do any thing with stress?

    • stress makes our bodies do so many things but if you cant feel anything when you squeeze someones hand and such please go to the er. my husband had a stroke 7 yrs. ago when he was at work at least that is where he first felt some thing different. can you talk,are your slurring your words? it doesn’t seem like you are if you can type on here just clam down and if you have any signs of these things go to the Dr. or the er. i don’t mean to make you nervous but things happen. good luck.

  13. What is this c shaped red mark on my arm?
    Just yesterday I found this c shaped red rashlike mark on my upper arm. What is it? Its not itchy or anything… Almost looks like a thin c shaped hicky!

    I also get numbing/ burning feelings in my left leg with intense shoulder pains… If that has anything to do with it… Help!

  14. Can an ER doctor refuse to treat a patient with a particular disease?
    I have Lupus, and was having a bad episode of dizziness, chest pain, headache, weakness and shoulder pain. I recently moved to this city and don’t have a cardiologist yet so I went to the ER.

    I told the triage nurse that I have Lupus and had brought my medications. The nurse took blood, had an EKG and a chest X-ray done. A physician’s assistant came in to examine me, too, and said my left arm was very weak, which concerned him.

    Finally, the doctor came in. He looked at my chart and told me that he will not treat Lupus patients. I was shocked! He said that the disease is too serious and it’s the policy. He then told me that I will probably have a stroke because of Lupus and wind up in a nursing home! He said my bloodwork showed I have thick, sticky blood, and this is causing my problems. But he would do NOTHING, not even refer me to a cardiologist. I left, feeling just as bad as before and I’m trying to get appointments. My arm is now numb and I can’t use it.

    What to do?

    • Look in the yellow pages undr Physician esp under Physician Referrals-nurses staff the phones and after you tell them your ymptons will refer you to the type of doctor you should see and that is the nearest to where you live. Also if they consider your symptons too serious to wait until you get a appt-unless very lucky on the average a nw patient may take from 2-aweek wait-will refer you to a medical emergency clinic near you-Not ER of a hospital-but clinics with a staff of doctors and x-rays and labs and so forth in the clinic. I’d also ckeck into you being refused treatment and not even given a referral for have never heard of This and I’d be outraged-if too serious to be treated in ER could have admitted you OR Referred you to a LUPUS Specialist.Note: I do not have Lupus and your thick ticky blood may be a sympton of Lupus but is is safe for anyone(except bleeder and those told by MD shouldn’t) to take a children’s ASPIRIN 83mg daily-is often recommended by doctors as a paart of regimen to keep heart/blood healthy——-but in case ofmy blood being a bit thick cannot take Vitamin/Mineral supplememt with Iron(thickens the blood and daily take the Children’s Aspirin. Since you can’t use your arm you may even go to another hospital ER or find a Lupus specialist asap. Folic Acid is also beneficial-found among Vitamins in any Drug store.