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Experience:  MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist
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My arm feels like a rubber band is around the shoulder and

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my arm feels like a rubber band is around the shoulder and while i don`t have any loss of feel or tingling i still have a weird feeling in my pinky and ring finger. I also have a swollen lymph node in my neck on the side of the shoulder with the weird feeling


Are your shoulder movements painful?

Since how long are the symptoms?

Do you have neck pain?

Do you work long hours on computers?

Dr. Arun

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
they are not painfuf

I woke up and it felt like this about a week ago

I do not have neck, pain, some stiffness in neckl, some congestion and a cough(no discolor in mucus.)

I do not work long hours on computers, I am a marine and we do work out pretty hard, but this was at the end of a about a week off from working out.


This in all likelihood is due to pinched nerves in the neck, which can occur due to herniation of the disc and due to spasm of the muscles. Following would help you;

1) Physical therapy

2) Acupuncture

3) Massage

4) Chiropractor manipulation

5) Local analgesic cream at the shoulder and neck

6) Multivitamins

7) Relative rest

You may consult your physician in routine hours for x-ray and may be an MRI.

The neck lymph nodes are related to the shoulder and finger symptoms. Reactive hyperplasia can occur after a throat / teeth / gum infection or oral ulcers and these lymph nodes take lot of time to subside. This is not a worrying condition and resolves spontaneously.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

Dr. Arun

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