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sharp shocking pain

I have sharp electric shock like pain that shoots in my thumb nails and under my chin, it happens out of the blue and i feel it in my thumbs first then too spots under my chin, it only lasts for a few moment but it's very strange and painful.
Does anyone know what would cause this?
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Hi,

There are a few things which I can think of. Firstly, such electric shock like pains are quite common in hands and esp thumb in patients of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. CTS is a is a medical condition in which the median nerve is compressed at the wrist, leading to pain, paresthesias, and muscle weakness in the forearm and hand. However, since you have similar symptoms under the chin too, the other condition I can think of is brachial plexus injury.

A brachial plexus injury occurs when the nerves that connect your arm and spinal cord get stretched or torn. This usually happens when your shoulder is pressed down forcefully while your head is pushed up and away from that shoulder.

The brachial plexus is the network of nerves that travels from your neck and passes under your collarbone to serve your arm and hand. Injuries to these nerves are common in contact sports, especially football, but they can also result from auto accidents and falls. Babies sometimes sustain a brachial plexus injury during birth.

Minor injuries to the brachial plexus often resolve on their own within a few weeks, but some injuries can be so severe that they require surgical repair. In some cases, full function of the arm — especially the hand — can never be recovered.

Known as "stingers" or "burners," these injuries feel like an electric shock or a burning sensation shooting down your arm. Your arm may feel numb and weak, but these symptoms usually last only a few seconds or minutes.

http://www.ohiohealth.com/bodymayo.cfm?xyzpdqabc=0&id=6&action=detail&ref=3753

The third thing which I can think of is Multiple Sclerosis but the chances of which seem less likely.

I would advise you to please get yourself examined by a neurologist.

Please do keep me posted.

Thanks & warm rgds.
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Thank you so much,

I did have a mri showing white matter lesions and suffer from alot of different symptoms
that do mimic ms. I also posted on the neurology side with alot of the symptoms I have.
But I don't know if maybe I have just one thing going on or possibly a few different. I  haven't had any injuries lately but I will sure read up on brachial plexus, also the pain does not go through my arms, thats what's so weird to me.


thank you so much once again.




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