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A 38-year-old female asked:

What causes a feeling of heaviness or weakness in both arms? the sensation is mostly in the bicep area. pcp said heart ok. also pressure in jaws.

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Dr. Marc Goldhagen
Occupational Medicine 33 years experience
Neck injury?: If both arms are tired/weak and you didn't over exert yourself doing bicep curls then a central disc bulge at C5/6 could be the cause. See your doctor for evaluation .
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Other Possibilities: Nerves from Cervical spine could be affected. The blood flow going to the areas could be restricted, the muscles could be overused and not getting enough hydration-electrolytes causing lactic acid to build up. Also could be referred pain from abdomen-either right or left upper quadrants. And finally stress can do many things. Causes a chain reaction of neurohormonal fluctuations.

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Last updated May 24, 2018

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