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Baseball Player With No Injury History Experiencing Pain In Arm - Let's Diagnose

56920213_10157005608073260_7297601232103800832_n.jpgA 20-year-old male baseball player went to his primary care physician because he was experiencing pain in his right arm. There was no specific baseball injury reported, but he did use his right hand for catching and throwing the ball. He also had numbness in his hand, arm muscle weakness, and a prickling sensation.

Could it be Cubital tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome? Thoracic outlet syndrome? Elbow Injury?

Check out the differential we created in VisualDx for this case.

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