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Intermittent Arm Weakness
Nerve Involvement: Most common reasons for weakness without other symptoms are that a nerve controlling muscles in the arm has been compressed (can occur in the neck/spine, brachial plexus, shoulder, elbow). Other reasons like stroke or loss of circulation usually have other signs such nausea, loss of pulse, feeling of cold skin or numbness. Would advise testing and visit to neurologist or pcp first to diagnose it. ...Read more
Motor function: There is a normal range of motor strength that each muscle group in the body has. Arm weakness would simply be a lesser motor strength than normal in one or muscle groups that move the arm. ...Read more
Several poss. Causes: Could be illness such as ms, certain autoimmune disorders, every dystrophy, or others. Commonly, it's due to nerve impingement in the neck due to arthritis or disc disease. Other causes include rib, sternal, clavicle or thoracic spine dysfunction, rotator cuff tear, tendinitis and muscle strain, etc. A thorough physical exam, including osteopathic hand-on diagnosis, could provide an answer. ...Read more
What could cause worsening arm weakness and pain? The pain goes down both sides of the back of the elbow, but the whole arm is weak.
See doctor: This could be a sign of a "pinched nerve" in your neck. The nerves that control your arm exit small openings in your neck. If the neck injury irritated or compressed the nerve/s in your neck you may experience pain, numbness, and/or weakness. Your doctor can help confirm this and point you in the right direction for treatment. ...Read more
I have perceived arm weakness in my right arm but my arm isn't actually weak. I'm worried about a stroke because of my anxiety, how to tell it's stroke?
Proximal: The muscles of the upper arm include the deltoid and the rotator cuff muscles that move the proximal arm and shoulder. They are important in positioning the hand in various positions in activities of daily living and as such are extremely important for daily functioning. There are multiple potential causes of weakness in this area. ...Read more
No, it should: Not. Get to a Dr. And find out why your arm is weak. ...Read more
Weakness: Arm weakness is not a symptom typically associated with heart disease. Usually it is more of a neurologic or muscular problem. It is concerning and should be evaluated. See your doctor. ...Read more
I am experiencing shoulder pain and shoulder stiffness. The following also describes me: Arm weakness. What should I do?
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How long have you had the symptoms?
Have you had an injury?
are you diabetic?
You probably need to have hands on evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon ...Read more
Maybe: It depends on your level of conditioning and how long you played. You should be seen to evaluate it. ...Read more
I am having severe headaches, left arm weakness, and sudden quick blackouts. Who should I make an appt with? I am also continuously losing weight
You have a # of: Problems. If this is occuring acutely please be transported to the emergency room now. Is you primary care provider aware of these episodes - if not, is imperative that he/she be informed asap. These are very serious sx - especially w your hypertension ; cardiomyopathy. ...Read more
I've been having left side upper arm weakness and pain. When I run my fingers over my skin there, It is lumpy underneath. What could this be?
I had a sudden onset of left arm weakness pain in my upper left chest that is running down my left arm and also left jaw pain. Started 12hrs ago?
My b12 levels have been normal but my pain has been progressing. Also I have been getting numbness all over along with leg, hand and arm weakness.
Numbness and: Weakness need to be evaluated by your doc. He/she may refer you to a neurologist. There are many possibilities for your symptoms. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Left arm twitching below elbow & shoulder & arm weakness/burning for past couple of days. Cause for concern? I repeatedly check bp, could be cause?
Recommend you: Check in with your physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it dangerous to take doxycycline if I've been experiencing some arm weakness? (What if I incidentally have myasthenia gravis?)
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