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Server pain in rght armpit and elbow w/tingling down to distal forearm;atrophy in armpit, elbow, and thenar mscle of hand.

Server pain in rght armpit and elbow w/tingling down to distal forearm;atrophy in armpit, elbow, and thenar mscle of hand.

Pinched Nerve: Your description sounds like you have a pinched nerve until proven otherwise! with muscle atrophy compared to the opposite side i would get this checked by a spine or orthopedic doctors. You should expect to get imaging tests of your neck and possibly a nerve test. ...Read more

Atrophy (Definition)

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


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Is muscle atrophy in the hand and forearm after a cast permanent?

Is muscle atrophy in the hand and forearm after a cast permanent?

No.: No, the muscles will return to normal size as you begin to use your arm and hand again. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Recurring posterior dislocation of shoulder. After last dislocation sharp pain in elbow, intermittent coldness and numbness of forearm, prickly skin?

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 more

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Is it bad to cut your forearms?

Is it bad to cut your forearms?

I do not believe you: Can not possibly think its good for you, do you? Please seek advice and help promptly if you are doing this or even considering it. ...Read more

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What should I do if my forearm is broken?

Splint it as soon as: Can take a pillow RAP the pillow around the forearm and tape it together. ...Read more

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What insect could cause my daughters forearm to swell 4 inches around the bite?

What insect could cause my daughters forearm to swell 4 inches around the bite?

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