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When I rub my left eye I feel tingling in my right shoulder why would that happen?
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284078 tn?1282620298
I cannot think of any possible connection  It sounds more like a shoulder or neck problem than anything else.  Sounds like the movement of the arm is what is triggering the sensation.  Should have nothing to do with the eye.
MJK MD
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Thank you for responding
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284078 tn?1282620298
I thought about your situation today at the offiice and decided you should have someone else rub your eye and see if your shoulder still tingles.  Just curious?
MJK MD
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152264 tn?1280358257
You never know. I have had a lot of experiences where touching one area on the body causes a reaction in a distant area.

For example, pressing on the top of my left big toe causes an electric shock in my left elbow and the top of my left hand.

Lightly touching the inside of my right wrist causes a wave of tingling on the right side of my head, but pushing on the outside of my right hand (near the little finger) causes tingling on the LEFT side of my head!

Often I get spontaneous electric shocks exactly simultaneously in one foot and my ribcage or hip.

Bending my head forward causes buzzing, vibrating, or "tense" sensations in different parts of my lower body.

But I have to say I haven't had anything happen when I rub my eye, except twitching above or below the eye.

I haven't been given any explanation for these strange "connections."

Do you have any other strange symptoms?

Nancy T.
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I did has someone else rub my eye and I did not feel the tingling in my shoulder, I then rubbed my eye after that and I got the tingling so maybe it's just a mind thing.
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152264 tn?1280358257
It may well be that moving the shoulder (when you rub your eye) is what's causing the tingling.

What happens if you bring your hand up to your eye and make "rubbing" motions but without actually touching the eye?

What happens if you use the other hand to rub the same eye?
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it's most likely just the way neurons are connected. (most extreme in people who get amputations, "ghost limbing," but it all goes back to how neurons are connected) I have one or two places that do that too...
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152264 tn?1280358257
Yeah, but how do the neurons get improperly connected in the first place? That's the question--what caused the damage that caused the improper connections?

Nancy T.
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