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Numbness in hand post shoulder cuff injury - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Practicing since : 2008
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   ok so i think one of you guys said that i have a shoulder cuff injury cuz it grinds in certain spots and my hand has gone numb twice but not for very long do you know what may cause this
Doctor :   The nerves around th shoulder cuff should be irritated
User :   ok and my parents dont know whether or not to take me to see a doctor because it may not b serious and i dont know if it is
Doctor :   It chould better be seen and physically examined
Doctor :   by an Orthopedician
User :   ok and if our insurence doesnt cover it how much would that usually cost
Doctor :   We really dont know the costs in US
Doctor :   as we are based in India
Doctor :   Ok
User :   well in india does it cost alot
Doctor :   actually no
Doctor :   5 USD
User :   ok and do you know what they would do to examine it or no
Doctor :   I tis common for any country the medical exzamination and tests
User :   ok so in your opinion do u think its necessary for me to c a doctor and have my parents spend the money or should i wait it out
Doctor :   you should not wait
User :   well i kinda have been for a couple weeks now because i hav to wait until my softball season is over
Doctor :   You should not play them
Doctor :   as we had earlier suggested you
Doctor :   It aggravates the condition
Doctor :   and you land up in an operating room
Doctor :   We already advised you to keep away from that
User :   i hav tried but i cant not play im the starting pitcher and short stop and my parents r the coach so im kinda screwed
Doctor :   I would say that any doc cannot help much
User :   ok thanks im gonna need some other surgery on my finger anyways but thanks
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