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Hi. I am a student with erb's palsy. Because of this my arm length differs alot (like 10cm) and thickness too. How can I fix this?
I run from a distance and jump to reach out for a higher cabinet, I'm 160cm probably one more arm length to reach. Will anything happen to my spine?
Did u hurt yourself?: I'm missing the picture. So you run & jump for a high cabinet that is one arm's length out of your reach. Running & jumping won't injure your spine, not in & of itself. However, if you fall & injure yourself, then yes, something can happen to your spine. Try re-asking your question again so that we can provide a better answer for you. ...Read more
Help. Unable to see laptop at arm's length but cannot afford glasses for near vision. I am nearsighted?
Presbyopia: At your age, problems with near vision are common, particularly if you are emmetropic (not requiring glasses for driving and other more distant related activities). If you are hyperopic (requiring glasses for many tasks far and near) you probably would have already be in glasses awhile ago. Now, i'd you are myopic (near sighted) you wouldl be able to see up close. I'd try some +1.00 readers. ...Read more
What are the surgical options to fix unequal arm bone length. The cause is damaged growth plates from childhood fracture. 8mm difference in the bones.
Let me explain:
Do you have any problem with it? What bone is it?
Usually unless you have problem? I do not recommend the bone lengthen, Please let me know. ...Read more
Born with a partial elbow, left arm 1/2 length of right due to short humorous which is fused with ulna. Artificial elbow an option?
Probably not.: Elbow replacements remain a poor option and I doubt much value in your situation, . ...Read more
Have dull left arm inner ache which runs length of arm to hand. No other symptoms. Negative nuclear stress test 9 months ago. Cardiac likelihood?
Ulnar Nerve Inflamma: Probably it is ulnar nerve neuralgia due to inflammation of ulnar nerve/tendons and sheath. Try Motrin 400 to 600 mg three times daily for 1 week (if no GI problems). If not working then you need steroid injection into the nerve sheath/joint. Consult a hand surgeon. It is an outpatient injection procedure. ...Read more
Please answer! What kind of exercise routine would be best to strengthen an arm that is shorter in length?
Same as longer arm!: Seriously! We don't recommend any specific exercise just b/c one arm is shorter. Likewise, we don't recommend any specific exercise just b/c other arm is longer. In other words, don't favor one extremity or body part over other. Work them all out equally, to the best of their ability. Don't forget aerobic conditioning to improve cardiorespiratory (heart & lung) fitness. Plus healthy nutrition. ...Read more
Distance: The lengthier arms means absolutely nothing except the distance from your shoulder to your fingertips. There is a tremendous genetic variation on arm length. ...Read more
Why do I sometimes get a single long hair in random places? On my arm for example, there was a hair about 3x the length of the others. Strange.
Long hair: As one gets older it is not uncommon to find wild hairs at times. ...Read more
I have a random lump inside my arm about a centimeter in length. It's right below the antecubital and to the right and is hard. Doesn't really hurt?
Most likely this is a lymph gland which is part of the immune system that gets bigger when there is infection to produce antibodies.
generally speaking you might require a course of antibiotics and blood test. Then possibly a biopsy to find out what that is if is still persist.
research find that the chance for this to be nutsy is extremely rare
you will need to see your doctor to discuss that ...Read more
My arm (one or both and never in the same spot or same length of time) will inflame in red, area is hot to touch, burns feels as if it's tightening.?
Get eval: Tough to say over the computer, so best to see a dr. To get this evaluated. ...Read more
Usually: Usually the majority of pain from a tetanus vaccination resolves within 3 to 4 days. ...Read more
Is it harder for someone with long arms to build muscle compared to someone with normal length arms?
No: Perhaps you are thinking that you aren't bulky because you are tall. Focus on strenth and fitness. Most tall people prefer aerobic sports to wieght lifting because of the strain this can place on neck and back discs in tall people. Wieght training will inctease your muscle size in 2 weeks, just keep steppping it up. Consider a trainer to keep it safe. ...Read more
Got burned by a frying pan in the arm. The burn goes the length of my arm. Has bubbles on top. Should go to hospital and stay off work?
I had blood drawn from my arm 10 days ago. The nurse didn't miss, but I still have a bruise that is 10 CM in length and is getting more painful?
See doctor: You should see your doctor, as a hematoma/bruise should not be hurting 10 days after a blood draw. You should contact the facility where you had the blood drawn. ...Read more
I slept on my arms as a kid, in my teens, I still do it now I feel tingles when I wake up I'm 6'1" with a 12 in forearm length could that stunt growth?
Unlikely: It is unlikely that you have had any stunting of your growth from sleeping on your arms a lot as a child. While pressure and insult on a growth plate can disrupt its functioning, remember that we only sleep for 6-8hours on average per day. Out of that time, I am sure you were moving/shifting around in bed and not completely always on your arms. ...Read more
I had 2 iv's for a spinal surgery now I have noticed a vein in my arm is very hard the length of my forearm and is sore. Is this something dangerous?
Numbness in fourth and little finger and down arms. Numbness in toes when standing for a length of time. Diagnosed autoimmune illnesses. Any ideas?
Is the recovery from thigh surgery longer than arm lift surgery? I'm having thigh lift surgery to improve my shape and ripply legs. I would like to know what is the typical length of the recovery period. How soon can I return to normal exercise routines a
Recovery: This varies from patient to patient but most recovery is 4-6 weeks. No aggressive exercise for 6 weeks. The recovery can be more difficult as compared to the arms. Make sure you see a board certified plastic surgeon to go over all these questions. ...Read more
For past 6 months, I have a tender spot on my ribs on the right side, about elbow length down. Comes and goes. Sometime I have feeling of fulness too?
See doctor: And have it checked since it has been going on for 6 months. ...Read more
Ultrasound showed radial artery was not found in length of forearm. Now it shows radial artery at wrist & forearm but not in mid portion. Meaning?
Anomaly: You may have a congenitally acquired difference in the way your vasculature formed. Basically, this means every human is born and develops a bit differently. Alternatively, there could be problems in the way the ultrasound was performed. ...Read more