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Pain in arm from shoulder to fingers. No injury. What could it be?

Im a 28year old female I have a pain down my right arm , it feels like the veins , I woke up in the middle of the night with the shooting pain , it starts at the tip of my shoulder and goes all the way down my fingers - I havent injured myself or shoulder, and I wasnt sleeping any different , its like an ache all the way down my arm and followed by the sharp pain. ,what could it be? and when should I go to the Dr.?
Asked On : Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

It might be due to pinched nerve at cervical region.

I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray/ MRI of the area affected under his/her guidance.

Meanwhile you can take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce inflammation and painand muscle relaxants to calm spasm.

Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Sun, 11 Nov 2012
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