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Doctor insights on: Herbal Treatment For Upper Arm Muscle Weakness

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Muscle Weakness (Definition)

Muscle weakness is either a subjective or objective symptom based on history or formalized testing. As a result, any complaint of weakness needs to be correlated with testing that can bring out that weakness, which sometimes involves putting that muscle in an isolated and 'disadvantaged' scenario to assess adequately. Such weakness can have multiple etiologies from ...Read more


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Treatment for painful biceps and shoulder muscles?

Treatment for painful biceps and shoulder muscles?

Muscle pain: What caused the pain? Working out? Sports? Heavy lifting? Any restriction in range of motion? Moist heat can help relax tense muscles. Nsaid (advil/motrin/aleve/etc) can reduce pain & inflammation. If no improvement, or if roms are decreased, see fp/orthopedics/sports medicine for evaluation & treatment options. ...Read more

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Acute lower back muscle spasms on either side of spine. Causes and cure needed pl.

Acute lower back muscle spasms on either side of spine. Causes and cure needed pl.

SpaSm: Relative over or different use of back dehydration, cures: massage time , and patients 6 weeks of time on average to 80% better followed by recurrent shorter less , severe episodes is normal course. ...Read more

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35 male eye twitching, dizziness, face numbness, arm and leg weakness & fatigue, tight muscles MRI clear for MS what are other possibilities?

35 male eye twitching, dizziness, face numbness, arm and leg weakness & fatigue, tight muscles MRI clear for MS what are other possibilities?

Asthenia: The other possibilities are anemia, thyroid problem , adrenal cause, connective tissue disease, vitamins, mineral deficiency &hypoglycemia. You have asthenia. The possibility of cancer and anorexia should be sought. Please see your doctor who knows you well. Thanks. ...Read more

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Suspected with harayama on Left upper limb with muscle wasting and pain in wrist, not classical diagnoses. Suggest treatment / precautions.

Suspected with harayama on Left upper limb with muscle wasting and pain in wrist, not classical diagnoses. Suggest treatment / precautions.

What is harayama?: My apologies, but what is harayama? Pain and muscle wasting often correlates with nerve compression. Depending on what muscles are affected and where the pain is, you may have nerve compression. For an arm, nerve compression often occurs at the wrist (median nerve), elbow (ulnar nerve) or upper arm (radial nerve). ...Read more

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What are upper arm exercises for adults with erb's palsy?

What are upper arm exercises for adults with erb's palsy?

Range of motion: Webs palsy typically occurs from an injury to the brachial plexus, resulting in varying degrees of loss in motor function in the arm. The critical thing is to try to maintain as much passive and active range of motion in the arm and shoulder to prevent contracture so that, if the plexus does recover there will be motion in the joint to allow the muscles and joints to function properly. PT and OT ...Read more

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Using statin 10 mg causes body aches, muscle cramp and weakness. Any alternative?

Using statin 10 mg causes body aches, muscle cramp and weakness. Any alternative?

Try a different one: There are several statins available in the market to treat and lower your bad cholesterol. One can switch to the newer generation of statins or lower the dosage for less body aches side-effect. Talk to your prescribing doctor for help. ...Read more

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I have severe muscle pain- myofascial muscle pain. Treatment and medication recommendations?

If indeed it is as U: say, & not due 2 exercise, & U feel that it is fibromyalgia, U need 2 B evaled. by a neurologist who specializes in this. Or an MD in physical medicine & rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Upper left chest nerve/muscle pain when I move left arm or rotate body to left. Phys therp for 3 weeks semi-helpful. Muscle or cardio related?Nd xray?

Upper left chest nerve/muscle pain when I move left arm or rotate body to left. Phys therp for 3 weeks semi-helpful. Muscle or cardio related?Nd xray?

Likely Rib/Vertebra: PT is, in my opinion, haphazard; not based on exact diagnosis (dx).ABSOLUTE KEY to proper treatment (tx) is proper dx.Chest pain w/ moving arm or rotating body is consistent with vertebral or rib dysfunction, or a variety of other musculoskeletal causes.A good history & physical, incl. osteopathic hands-on exam may find exact cause.Then precise manipulation or other tx (ex. prolotherapy) may help. ...Read more

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Random, painless muscle jerks in arms and/or legs plus occasional neck spasm with no history of sci, or other injuries. What would cause this?

Random, painless muscle jerks in arms and/or legs plus occasional neck spasm with no history of sci, or other injuries. What would cause this?

Movement disorder: Dystonias or other movement disorders are often painless, involving often bizarre posturing or sudden random motions. There are a considerable variety of these, some of which are post-infectious, secondary to medications, psychiatric disorders, as well as genetically-determined movement disorders. If this a persistent problem, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Left arm&leg pain some pins&needles, facial irritation @ times some weakness stiffness or aches., is this anxiety or fibromyalgia, ?

Left arm&leg pain some pins&needles, facial irritation @ times some weakness stiffness or aches.,  is this anxiety or fibromyalgia, ?

See details: It is difficult to say without being able to perform a physical exam. If one has the characteristic areas of soft tissue tenderness, it is likely to be fibromyalgia. From your description, i would think that anxiety is more likely the cause. ...Read more

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Radial head fracture type 1, most pain in wrist/forearm, acute, severe, acetaminophen no help. need arm for work. ideas?

Radial head fracture type 1, most pain in wrist/forearm, acute, severe, acetaminophen no help. need arm for work. ideas?

See TX doc: Acetominophen is not that strong for a fracture. You need to follow-up with the treating doc and for continuity of care, let them know your issues. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes abnormal needle EMG in Latissimus dorsi muscles (on the sides- no electrical activity), upper arms/body weakness and scapular winging?

What causes abnormal needle EMG in Latissimus dorsi muscles (on the sides- no electrical activity), upper arms/body weakness and scapular winging?

Injury 2 the long--: --thoracic nerve of Bell. It inervates(sp) the serratus anterior which stabilizes the scapula.This wwould cause scapular winging, & poor function of the arm, ,as the function depends on a stable scapula. ...Read more

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My Girlfriend is experiencing arm weakness, generalized weakness in the body, arm pain and weakness. also bladder urethra pain worsened by coffee .

My Girlfriend is experiencing  arm weakness, generalized weakness in the body, arm pain and weakness. also bladder urethra pain worsened by coffee .

Checkup : There are multiple potential causes for what you are describing and it may end up being more than one problem as well. A good medical checkup would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Sudden muscle spasm above left shoulder blade. Can't turn body to the right without pain. No injury. Cause and treatment?

Sudden muscle spasm above left shoulder blade. Can't turn body to the right without pain. No injury. Cause and treatment?

Posture: Muscles around shoulder blades help hold the head and neck in proper alignment. Forward lean of head or shoulders increases the workload. Posture problems often lead to,this type of pain. Could be a positional problem with head n pillow. Get evaluated by pmr doc or ortho to get correct diagnosis and effective to plan. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Dr. Katharine Cox
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Weak Muscles (Definition)

Muscle weakness can be described as either a perceived or measurable loss in muscle strength. This loss can be due to host of conditions, including but not limited to, age, ...Read more