About 1 month ago I pulled a muscle (I thought) in my right shoulder. It went from a pulled muscle feeling to a aching pain feeling and now a burning/aching feeling. The burning feeling is so strong that it feels like somebody is holding a match to my shoulder. I also lost gripping strength in my hand and fingers, finding it difficult to write. I have since regained most of the stregth in my hand/fingers, but still find it difficult to open a bottle or jar. Sometimes when I move my neck a certain way I can feel pain in my neck and shoulder area. Is this a pinched nerve? What treatment do you suggest I seek?
It is always difficult to give a diagnosis over the internet. Yes, this could be a "pinched" nerve problem. One needs to know if the "nerve" problem is a brachial plexus problem or other problem. A good neurological exam, with the historical important points noted will go a long way in elucidating the problem. If you have objective loss of muscle strength then you might have a brachial plexus problem, or if the paraesthesias (sensation) problems are localized to a specific nerve distribution then you might have an ulner or median nerve problem. I suggest you seeing a neurologist.
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