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sore shoulder for about a week, also same arm tingling

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Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2013

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Posted on Mon, 7 Jan 2019 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: sore shoulder for about a week, also same arm tingling in my fingers which feels like my hand has fallen asleep.
Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Probably a pinched nerve in the shoulder, follow the advice below .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Your symptoms seem to be related to cervical radiculopathy or a pinched nerve in the shoulder.

A physical exam and a nerve conduction study are needed to confirm the diagnosis.

I recommend using anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen 400 mg three times a day.

I also recommend using an anti inflammatory cream such as Voltaren gel.

I also recommend physical therapy to strength the muscles around the shoulder.

If the symptoms continue I recommend consulting a neurologist for further evaluation and treatment.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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