Question by  hlpme (3)

Is there such a thing as carpal tunnel in the shoulder?

An ER doctor told me I have carpal tunnel in my shoulder. I went to a chiropractor, who said it's probably the rotator cuff.


Answer by  malone (4817)

Carpal tunnel syndrome involves the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand. The nerve can become pressed/squeezed at the wrist, which can cause pain, numbness, etc. The median nerve does not extend to the shoulder. Your problem is likely a rotator cuff injury.

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