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intermittent arm weakness

A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Just 5 words?: In general, arm weakness symptoms may be due to a problem in the arm itself and/or in the nerves coming out of the spine and going to the arm. A prima ... Read More
Dr. Zohayr Al shaial
36 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
R/o CVA: Weakness of any part of body could be sign of acute CVA / acute CVA is an emergency and need ER care

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aj Rastogi
18 years experience Pain Management
Nerve Involvement: Most common reasons for weakness without other symptoms are that a nerve controlling muscles in the arm has been compressed (can occur in the neck/spi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Motor function: There is a normal range of motor strength that each muscle group in the body has. Arm weakness would simply be a lesser motor strength than normal i ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
35 years experience Pain Management
Several poss. causes: Could be illness such as ms, certain autoimmune disorders, every dystrophy, or others. Commonly, it's due to nerve impingement in the neck due to arth ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Shoulder/arm: It may be helped with gentle exercises, stretch, strengthen, nsaids, omega, rest, pt, ice, heat, modalities. Consider checking the rotator cuff, the n ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Collins
41 years experience Family Medicine
Pinched nerve?: You may have a pinched nerve in the neck, possibly caused by a disc in the neck putting pressure on a nerve. You need to see a doctor and have this c ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
18 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See doctor: This could be a sign of a "pinched nerve" in your neck. The nerves that control your arm exit small openings in your neck. If the neck injury irrita ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Once your doc has: ruled out stroke and other medical situations, please see a mental health professional. He/she can teach you ways to deal w/your anxiety disorder. P ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Proximal: The muscles of the upper arm include the deltoid and the rotator cuff muscles that move the proximal arm and shoulder. They are important in position ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
36 years experience Pain Management
Possiby: The weakness could be coming from the disc causing an irritated cervical nerve; it could be due to thoracic outlet syndrome. The weakness could origi ... Read More
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