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what is upper arm weakness

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

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
There ate many poss-: -ibilies. Winging of the scapula is best tested by doing a wall pushup. If severe winging could be due to nerve injury to the brachial plexus involvin ... Read More
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Sounds like: nerve injury following mastectomy if it is one side only. If it is bilateral, more likely a neurologic problem. Get to a neurologist for specific di ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
48 years experience neurology
See a neurologist: A good neurological examination is needed to find out true muscle weakness or sensory loss and if so what nerve is damaged or if there is some other r ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Should heal: Occasionally a small amount of bleed leaks from the vein into the tissue at the site of puncture. It should heal on its own. If you develop pain at th ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
37 years experience Neurosurgery
Cervical disc hernia: Cervical disc herniation brachial plexus problem (bundle of nerves in arm) i would start with a cervical mri.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nellmarie Bodenstein
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Muscle spasm: Muscle spasms in neck and upper back can cause numbness and pain radiating down the arm due to swelling in neck pressing on the nerves. This is mostly ... Read More
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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 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 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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