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What causes chronic pain in the collar bone radiating through entire hand?

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Posted on Thu, 8 Apr 2021
Question: Pain start from collar bone and runs through entire hand till the palm, there is no swelling seen but only the pain, it is from more than 6 months.

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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Can be a nerve related pain.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The pain in the collar bone that radiates to the hand is likely to be related to a nerve root compression or irritation at the level of cervical spine or under the collar bone. A muscle spasm can also cause such a pain. A direct examination and MRI scan is needed to confirm the diagnosis. The treatment involves oral muscle relaxants, mild pain killers, regular physiotherapy, methylcobalamin supplements and gabapentin. It is best to consult your orthopedician and get the necessary medicines prescribed after proper investigations.
I hope this answers your query.
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Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.

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What causes chronic pain in the collar bone radiating through entire hand?

Brief Answer: Can be a nerve related pain. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The pain in the collar bone that radiates to the hand is likely to be related to a nerve root compression or irritation at the level of cervical spine or under the collar bone. A muscle spasm can also cause such a pain. A direct examination and MRI scan is needed to confirm the diagnosis. The treatment involves oral muscle relaxants, mild pain killers, regular physiotherapy, methylcobalamin supplements and gabapentin. It is best to consult your orthopedician and get the necessary medicines prescribed after proper investigations. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal.