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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Arm Paralysis (Overview)

Arm paralysis is a symptom in which a person's arm is paralyzed (cannot move). Brain, spinal cord, and nerve injuries or surgeries can leave a person with arm paralysis.


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What are causes for arm paralysis?

What are causes for arm paralysis?

Brain or nerve: Injury can do this. Many factors such as head bleed, disk herniations in the neck or other problems may be responsible. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Arm Paralysis (Overview)

Arm paralysis is a symptom in which a person's arm is paralyzed (cannot move). Brain, spinal cord, and nerve injuries or surgeries can leave a person with arm paralysis.


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I had arm paralysis during sex. What should I do?

I had arm paralysis during sex. What should I do?

See a neurologist: You likely need imaging and electro-diagnostic studies to evaluate your arm and determine what the cause of this . It may be a nerve injury in the brachial plexus if all muscles are affected. If only certain muscles are affected it could be a disk herniation that requires surgery. ...Read more

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What are causes for arm paralysis?

Brain or nerve: Injury can do this. Many factors such as head bleed, disk herniations in the neck or other problems may be responsible. ...Read more

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I had arm paralysis during sex. What should I do?

See a neurologist: You likely need imaging and electro-diagnostic studies to evaluate your arm and determine what the cause of this . It may be a nerve injury in the brachial plexus if all muscles are affected. If only certain muscles are affected it could be a disk herniation that requires surgery. ...Read more

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Can unexplained arm paralysis be caused by erb palsy?

Can unexplained arm paralysis be caused by erb palsy?

Erb's palsy: This refers to an injury of the upper part of the brachial plexus, which results in problems with the fifth and sixth nerve roots in the neck. Most commonly, this occurs after birth trauma or motorcycle accidents. ...Read more

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Does anyone have an infant that was born with arm paralysis?

Does anyone have an infant that was born with arm paralysis?

Transient vs long tm: The forces that occur in the moments of a delivery can place traction on nerves that come out of the neck & supply the arm.It is relatively common for arm to be limp for a while due to swelling around the nerves.Onset may be immediate or later after swelling occurs, most swelling subsides in a day or two & function returns.Some kids need therapy to recover, rare cases can be permanent. ...Read more

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Questions about arm paralysis. Should you wear splint or something?

Questions about arm paralysis. Should you wear splint or something?

Need more info: Why the paralysis? Acute stroke demands careful evaluation of cause. Trauma to brain or spinal cord needs time to heal. When medically stable, a course of controlled excercise and directed therapy is appropriate. Bracing and casting may be involved as part of the therapy program. ...Read more

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I have a neuralgia on my left arm and partial paralysis of three fingers. What is the cause?

I have a neuralgia on my left arm and partial paralysis of three fingers. What is the cause?

See a Neurologist!: These are serious symptoms that need comprehensive evaluation. It is difficult to speculate on what the cause could be. ...Read more

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Did I experience sleep paralysis? Arm was numb and pins and needles.

Did I experience sleep paralysis? Arm was numb and pins and needles.

No: You probably slept on your arm causing diminished blood flow in the arm and the ensuing numbness and tingling. Stay on it long enough and you'll lose some motor function also until the blood flow returns. ...Read more

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Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more