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Atrophy In Forearm
Server pain in rght armpit and elbow w/tingling down to distal forearm;atrophy in armpit, elbow, and thenar mscle of hand.
Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more
No.: No, the muscles will return to normal size as you begin to use your arm and hand again. ...Read more
Left forearm twitch last 3 weeks. No pain, no weakness, no atrophy. Some days worse than others. Nerves?
Atrophy of bicep. Pain along side of forearm. Fasciculation of ring finger. Mri reveals only reverse lordosis. I assume cause is trapped nerve? Where?
I have a lipoma on my left forearm that interferes with my music playing. If I have it removed what is the likelihood that it would come back? Are there any non-surgical options?
Office procedure: If is safe and effective to have an office procedure for removal of the mass/lipoma. There is a very small chance it would recur. Non-surgical options are benign neglect/ignore it, and not recommended. The risk/benefit analysis is definately in favor of removal. Your symptoms of interference with your music playing should resolve within a few days of surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recurring posterior dislocation of shoulder. After last dislocation sharp pain in elbow, intermittent coldness and numbness of forearm, prickly skin?
? TOS: 37 yo w. recurrent shoulder dislocation suggest Hypermobility Syndrome. "Sharp pain, prickly, cold & numbness" suggest peripheral neuropathy w. parasthesias from brachial neural plexus impingement within shoulder girdle; arousing shoulder splinting & superior trapezius guarding/atrophy. Net effect is closure of costoclavicular dimension (true thoracic outlet) with shoulder abduction, i.e., TOS. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: It may not be specific to the insect. The body often responds to a variety of insect bites by trying to build a wall of fluid around any injected material. Capillaries under the skin turn into soaker hoses and release serum & chemicals that cause swelling. A warm thichened area builds similar to what happends when u sprain an ankle.The swelling goes down as the lymph glands sort out & detoxify it. ...Read more
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