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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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I have muscle spams in wrists. Exhaustion occur afterward between lower palm to part of fore arm closest to the wrist?

I have muscle spams in wrists. Exhaustion occur afterward between lower palm to part of fore arm closest to the wrist?

You have to be: a "detective" and provide additional information about what you are DOING...what REPETITIVE MOTION YOU DO at home or AT WORK to result in spasm of these muscles. You may want to consult with a HAND SPECIALIST who may order an EMG/NCS test to see how the nerves/muscles in your wrists/hands are working! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Severe arm pain from neck to fore arm, numb fingers from pinky to middle.MRI shows only small herniation at C6-C7.Cant lift arm anymore.Neck and arm?

Severe arm pain from neck to fore arm, numb fingers from pinky to middle.MRI shows only small herniation at C6-C7.Cant lift arm anymore.Neck and arm?

Clarify your problem: Although you may have some issue with nerve compression in neck, it is conceivable that you have more peripheral nerve compression instead. An EMG test can pinpoint and exclude different causes, and, in your case, should be very helpful. ...Read more

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Got tendonitis in elbow after lifting. 3 months now and spasms in forearm and tricep. Hand weak and loss of muscle on arm. Mri normal. Scared of ALS?

Got tendonitis in elbow after lifting. 3 months now and spasms in forearm and tricep. Hand weak and loss of muscle on arm. Mri normal. Scared of ALS?

ALS is usually-: -symmetrical. Also stopping lifting will cause you to feel this way. If really still concerned or for a definitive diagnosis, make an appointment 2 see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Numbness/light pain in my left pinky and ring fingers, and side of hand. Maybe spreading elsewhere in hand. Fear of motor neuron disease.

Numbness/light pain in my left pinky and ring fingers, and side of hand.  Maybe spreading elsewhere in hand.  Fear of motor neuron disease.

Don't think so: Hi. What you're describing would be a sensory neuropathy, and given the distribution (ulnar nerve), I suspect it's a physical problem ,not metabolic. Motor neuron disease (aka ALS) only affects nerves to muscles, and leaves sensory nerves alone. I'm not a neurologist, but I feel safe in assuring you this is not motor neuron disease. ...Read more

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Loss of strength in arm and thumb, finger skin numb , what is happening? 60

Loss of strength in arm and thumb, finger skin numb , what is happening? 60

Nerve: You sound like you are describing nerve symptoms in the arm from a pinched nerve in the neck. This numbness and weakness will start in the arm and travel down to the hand. You should see your family md for an evaluation. It could be carpal tunnel syndrome but that should not cause arm weakness. ...Read more

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Pain and some weakness in outer side of upper left forearm after striking golf or tennis ball (forehand stroke only--I am left-handed). Cause?

Pain and some weakness in outer side of upper left forearm after striking golf or tennis ball (forehand stroke only--I am left-handed).  Cause?

Tendinitis likely.: From your short description, it sounds like tendinitis in the L shoulder, either from overuse / over-training or from some other injury. Playing sports just aggravates it. This is by far the most common cause of shoulder pain in athletes. For now, rest the shoulder, ice it as often as you can, & sleep in a comfortable position (on right). See a doctor or use HealthTap Prime if you're not better in ...Read more

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Causes of nerve pain from the L. thumb-wrist, to the L. Arm bicep, with a swollen 1 in. lump around Extensor pollicis brevis, with a clear neck MRI ?

Causes of nerve pain from the L. thumb-wrist, to the L. Arm bicep, with a swollen 1 in. lump around Extensor pollicis brevis, with a clear neck MRI ?

It could be due to a: several conditions like De Quervain's tenosynovitis which is a painful inflammation of the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome affecting the tendon across the wrist, a radial nerve or other nerve entrapments, or an abnormal fluid collection like a ganglion cyst. See a specialist for electrodiagnostic testing or imaging studies. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of right armpit, elbow, and thenar hand muscle atrophy and the pain associates with all three?

What are the possible causes of right armpit, elbow, and thenar hand muscle atrophy and the pain associates with all three?

Complicated: Thenar branch, median nerve (c8) is responsible for the innervation of the abductor pollicis brevis and opponens pollicis. The adductor pollicis is supplied by the deep branch of the ulnar nerve (c8-th1 to affect both, must be from an area where both nerves are in proximity. Disease/compression in the armpit or the neck would make sense. Investigate cervical spine and thoracic outlet syndrome. ...Read more

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Topical numbness of skin on top left of abnomen?

Topical numbness of skin on top left of abnomen?

Neuritis: This could be due to inflammation of the nerve supplying the area due to certain sleeping pattern or other causes. Also, early shingles can have the same symptoms so watch for vesicles. Consult your phyicaisn. ...Read more

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Is pain on the inner right side of forearm and outer side of upper arm expected after nerve hit from blood draw 7 days ago at forearm of left hand?

I would not think: that the discomfort would persist from a blood draw a week ago unless a pain sensitive structure was injured. You might want to have that looked at. In the meantime take some Motrin or another anti-inflammatory for a couple of days to see if the pain subsides. ...Read more

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Leftside elbow pain/numbness wrist/finger tips numbness, shoulder pain left side of left breast both upper part of back, not all time some ?

Leftside elbow pain/numbness wrist/finger tips numbness, shoulder pain left side of left breast both upper part of back, not all time some ?

Pinched nerve: Because patients having cardiac problems can have these symptoms, you should have this ruled out. But the most common cause is an irritation of a nerve in the neck by a bone spur or herniation that can cause pain or numbness that runs down the arm into the hand. An MRI can usually show the cause of the problem if it does not resolve. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What nerve(s) innervate the shoulder/tricep/top of forearm and ring/pinky fingers? Arm is burning and tight, fatigues easily after use. Pinched nerve?

What nerve(s) innervate the shoulder/tricep/top of forearm and ring/pinky fingers? Arm is burning and tight, fatigues easily after use. Pinched nerve?

See below: Digits 4 and 5 involve ulnar nerve, most of shoulder girdle involves upper brachial plexus (c-5, 6), triceps radial nerve or c-7, but you may be experiencing lower plexus issues, caused by thoracic outlet syndrome. Worth exploring further, as diagnosis could lead to successful treatment. ...Read more

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Right shoulder and entire arm burning-muscle/fatigue type pain through tricep and top of forearm when used, with weakness in ring and pinky fingers?

Right shoulder and entire arm burning-muscle/fatigue type pain through tricep and top of forearm when used, with weakness in ring and pinky fingers?

Low cervical prob: Either of 2 possibilities. 1) ulnar nerve compression in the arm or elbow; this would cause numb ring (4) and pinky (5) with weakness in grip. 2) low cervical nerve pressure; would cause symptoms of triceps and forearm and numbness in fingers 4&5. Good exam likely to differentiate, but if in question MRI or emg/nerve conductions would be helpful. ...Read more

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Loss of strength in grip and kind of numb pinky and ring finger?

Loss of strength in grip and kind of numb pinky and ring finger?

Ulnar nerve problem?: You may have compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow level see a neurologist anelectromyogram will diagnose it. ...Read more

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The ulnar side of my rt forearm, little&ring fingers hurt a lot after writing half page, sometimes back of elbow & axilla & left forearm hurt. ?

Nerve irritation : The ulnar nerve could be irritated for various reasons, like injury, overuse, inflammation. Usually anti-inflammatory medication helps and wearing a brace to assist rest and stability as well. If symptoms are persistent try to have it checked. ...Read more

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Twitching of left eyelid, dullness of sense of smell & hearing, numbness and tingling on left side of face, left ear, left scalp, left back of neck?

Twitching of left eyelid, dullness of sense of smell & hearing, numbness and tingling on left side of face, left ear, left scalp, left back of neck?

Further workup: Some of the symptoms you describe can be associated with different diagnosis like Bell's Palsy, herpes zoster, etc. A complete evaluation by a doctor is necessary. Good health. ...Read more

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Pt had neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome. PT/NSAIDS got rid of pain and most numbness. He has residual numbness in tip of index finger. Any ideas?

Pt had neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome. PT/NSAIDS got rid of pain and most numbness. He has residual numbness in tip of index finger. Any ideas?

C a neurologist 2--: -find the cause. May B residuals of TOS but could B from another cause. Also is this Ur dominant hand, & does it interfere with Ur ADLS & work.? There is no problem on orthopedic surgery that can't B made worse by surgery. ...Read more

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Massive pain isolated in middle of back. Constant muscle twitching all over body primarily in legs. Weakness in left leg and arm. mri of neck normal?

Back pain: There is concern for spinal cord damage in your thoracic spine and an MRI is needed of the thoracic spine immediately. Pressure on the spinal cord can cause irreversible damage including paralysis. Please go to the ER. ...Read more

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How long does it take for chest and arm muscles to atrophy if you stop working out with weights?

How long does it take for chest and arm muscles to atrophy if you stop working out with weights?

Double the time: I agree with the original answer. The concern is not true atrophy but the loss of power and performance. The typical rule is it takes twice as long to get back to where you were as the duration of the absence. So if you missed 2 weeks, expect a 4 week interval of hard work to get back to where you were. ...Read more

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I have a stroke and my right side has bad atrophy my legs and arm?

I have a stroke and my right side has bad atrophy my legs and arm?

Stroke rehab: You have right body weakness and muscle atrophy from lack of usage resulting from a stroke on left side of your brain. Depending of the nature and size of stroke lesion, you may recover some or all of your motor function with time. It is important to receive physical therapy and post-stroke rehab to keep your muscle tone and prevent permanent atrophy and chronic contraction of your tendons. ...Read more

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How long does it take for leg and arm muscles to atrophy if at bedrest fir pregnancy?

How long does it take for leg and arm muscles to atrophy if at bedrest fir pregnancy?

They won't: Even at bedrest, you can perform arm and leg exercises to keep the muscle tone intact. ...Read more

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Could gabapentin, lidocaisne 5% patchs, or prednisone be causn my face and rght arm to swel? I hav atrophy n ntir rght arm & hav severe pain n it.

Unilateral doubtful: While gabapentin, prednisone, and Lidocaine may all cause facial and/or peripheral edema , it is doubtful that medications alone would cause unilateral swelling in r arm unless Lidocaine patch is on r arm or wt gain from meds is causing venous thoracic outlet syndrome (tos) that now coexists with neurogenic tos. Reference: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/thoracic-outlet-syndrome/ds00800. ...Read more

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Rt side of body from head to toe is slightly skinnier but emg rules out muscle atrophy. I feel slight diff in walk and use of arm. What can cause this?

Hemibody difference: It depends if you have any sensory symptoms. If there are no sensory symptoms and EMG is normal, then this might not be a problem. Muscle atrophy usually is determined by measurements like circumferential measurements of limbs or measurements from MRI images. Emg determines peripheral nerve or muscle issues. Muscles can hypertrophy with use. Muscle atrophy can occur with lack of use like bed rest. ...Read more

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Would ALS cause increased muscle tone in the affected limb before atrophy begins?One arm is sore and that arm looks slightly bigger.Could this be ALS?

Would ALS cause increased muscle tone in the affected limb before atrophy begins?One arm is sore and that arm looks slightly bigger.Could this be ALS?

ALS: ALS also known as Lou Gehrig disease is a serious neurological problem. I suggest you read up on it as there are multipe sites on the Internet for lay people and see if you exhibit any if the symptoms. Good luck ...Read more

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What can cause muscle pain, twitching and atrophy in the arms and legs that is worsening in less then 1 years time?

What can cause muscle pain, twitching and atrophy in the arms and legs that is worsening  in less then 1 years time?

Muscle Twitching: Biggest concern would be for a motor neuron disease. An example would be lou gerhing's disease or als. I would definitely have this evaluated. Start with your primary care provider, a neurologist, or physiatrist. ...Read more

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Is there an infectious disease that makes you pass out, muscle atrophy, neck or back pain and dermatitis like rash on upper arms?

Is there an infectious disease that makes you pass out, muscle atrophy, neck or back pain and dermatitis like rash on upper arms?

Physically see Doc..: 27 y/o Female asks, is there an infectious disease that makes you pass out, muscle atrophy, neck or back pain and dermatitis like rash on upper arms? If one or someone one knows has these symptoms they should go Physically to see the Doctor as these issues might be problematic is not addressed soonest. ...Read more

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1yr ago removed implant for distal humerus elbow fracture. Arm partial stiff & triceps atrophy, no progress. Continue physio, try surgery, or no hope?

1yr ago removed implant for distal humerus elbow fracture. Arm partial stiff & triceps atrophy, no progress. Continue physio, try surgery, or no hope?

Get 2nd opinion: Elbow fractures that require orif( open reduction and internal fixation) are prone to elbow stiffness. If p.T./ bracing( dyna splint to improve extension) is not improving your motion consider seeing an ors who is proficient @ elbow arthroscopy. Arthroscopic release can improve elbow motion dramatically in some pts. It can be technically demanding so speak w/ your ors and see if this is an option. ...Read more

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Elbow soft tissue atrophy after cortisone injections. What kind of more damage can be made for hand because of this and what is the treatment?

Elbow soft tissue atrophy after cortisone injections. What kind of more damage can be made for hand because of this and what is the  treatment?

Steroid injections: Too many steroid injections can weaken the tissues and once this occurs, the damage is done. Tendons have been known to rupture after too many cortisone shots. The main treatment is to avoid any future steroid shots or placing of undue stress on the elbow. An orthopedic specialist can advise you further. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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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Can a pinched spinal cord in the neck cause muscle weakness and astrophy on your whole arm and leg muscle. Can a pinch back spinal cause same.

Can a pinched spinal cord in the neck cause muscle weakness and astrophy on your whole arm and leg muscle.    Can a pinch back spinal cause same.

To involve the leg: there would have to be spinal cord involvement or a second lesion below the cervical level. If you develop increased tone and reflexes to go along with weakness and atrophy the problem may be further upstream (eg stroke). If the issue is "where is the lesion ?" the answer may need to come from a neurologist. That's a big part of what we do. ...Read more

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I am a 43 yr old woman with severe right underarm and elbow pain with severe atrophy in both area and thenar muscle of right hand.?

I am a 43 yr old woman with severe right underarm and elbow pain with severe atrophy in both area and thenar muscle of right hand.?

Get examined: Your history and physical exam sugest you may have peripheral nerve root entrapment, possibly ac-spine problem , or both(dbl crush).Tenderness on the inner elbow w/tingling suggests an ulnar nerve entrapment(cubital tunnel) and thenar atrophy suggests long standing carpal tunnel syndrome(median nerve).See an ors and get examined! good luck! ...Read more