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Causes Of Left And Right Arm Cramps
I have arm/wrist/hand weakness on my right arm and my forearm cramps up a lot, plus I get spasms in my upper arm. What could cause this?
Spasms and weakness: This could be related to thyroid and/or electrolyte levels (sodium, magnesium, potassium, etc.) but usually this is global not specifically in one arm or leg. You should first be evaluated by a medical professional as this could be a symptom of a nerve root being compressed from a disc, seizure or stroke which could be very serious. Make sure you warm up and stretch to decrease spasms. ...Read more
Had clean emg on right arm and leg. Left side of neck is stiff and cramps. Been going on for 4 months twitches after cramp is over still worried als?
Many causes for:
Cramps and twitching that are not als. You are worrying about the worst possible outcome when there are other reasons such as scoliosis, cervical dystonia, cervical radiculopathy...
Be sure to ask yourself whether the symptoms are severe enough to warrant further treatment or is the anxiety contributing to the problem. Well wishes for good health. ...Read more
Cramp in left fingers and lower left chest, right arm ache. Good EKG, heart enzymes, and X-Ray two weeks ago. 21, active. Heart issue?
No: Your age and symptoms make it extremely unlikely that these symptoms are cardiac related. ...Read more
29 yr old Fem. I am experiencing cramps up and down my right arm. Keeping me awake at night, not due to exercise. Wondering whether to see a doctor?
Seek Help: You should seek medical help to further assess your condition. Unsure what may be causing your symptoms without doing a full history and physical exam. ...Read more
22/Latino/male/6ft tall/190pnds I'm having hand and arm cramps constantly, minor weak ness nothing major, can it be sighs of stroke?
No stroke.: Probably no need to worry about a stroke. The signs are unilateral weakness not bilateral. If the cramping and or weakness persists or worsens please seek physician consult to rule out other medical problems. The number 1 cause of cramping is dehydration so try increasing your fluid intake with water or sports drinks like Gatorade, G2 or something similar. Good luck. ...Read more
Right arm weak my hand cramps up and my fingers get cold why is that and worse at times if I bend my arm any reasons why?
Nerve and or artery: More details about exactly which fingers and which parts of the get-go would help. Is the problem precipitated by cold weather or be in a cold room? To the fingers change colors? Does your "funnybone" get "hit"a lot? What other circumstances or activity calls or exacerbate the problem and what relieves it? ...Read more
Cramps in calves, thighs and arms. Can't walk because my feet bend sideways and get stuck in place. My right arm stuck at 90°. Can't straigthen a leg.
What causes sharp pains in different places in your body eg your lower back, your left chest area, your right arm and spine also.
I am experiencing cramps and a burning sensation in my left arm. A little numbness also. What can cause this and how to fix it?
Left arm pain: You need to have a good evaluation. It could be your heart. A very standard sign of heart problems is left arm pain. Heart not getting enough oxygen. Important to seek help asap. On the other had the pain might be coming from your neck and or shoulder or even your lungs. Need much more information. ...Read more
Bp right arm 110/50. Bp left arm 140/60. Doc took bp again in left arm, 120/64. Previous reading still cause for concern? I do have high bp.
No.: Blood pressure can vary by 10-30 points in just a matter of minutes. Your resting blood pressure, recorded in the higher of your two arms (assuming it is always the higher arm) is the blood pressure to treat. Your diastolic blood pressure is normal, and even your highest systolic (top) number is only mildly elevated on the single reading. There is no cause for concern. ...Read more
My right arm and hand as well as part of the right side of my face feel colder than the left. It first noticed it 3 hours ago. Cause for alarm?
I’m getting cramps underneath my right breast, it started with cramps on my left arm. Feels like someone is squeezing me, what causes this?
Needs to be checked: It is difficult for us to say what is causing it without detailed history and physical examination. It could be due to inflammation in the chest wall called costochondritis or pain originating in pleura (covering membrane of lungs) if it comes on deep inspiration, or from condition in the lungs. And may be from esophageal spasm or inflammation. Consult your Doctor ...Read more
Sometimes my right fingers feel colder than the left. They look normal. I also get pain in elbow wrist and ring finger in my right arm. Cause? Fix?
Be seen: I would be seen for a neurological and vascular exam of your arms. There are some vascular syndromes that can cause a different amount of blood flow in your arms, and in some cases, treatment is needed. ...Read more
I have 3 fingernail size bruises on my upper inner left arm what causes this sometimes I get it on my right arm inner as well. What is causing this?
Bruise: These are usually caused by your skin he nipped when lying on that site it is of no consequence ...Read more
My left upper arm has been slightly swollen for nearly two months. I saw a doctor when it started who gave me no cause. Now the right arm is swelling.
Follow up appt: Bilateral swollen arms is a symptom that needs to be investigated. There can be be a blockage in either the venous system or lymph system causing these symptoms. You will need some diagnostic testing, such as ultrasound, to make that determination. Insist on proper investigation. ...Read more