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Doctor insights on: Loss Of Motor Control In Hands And Arms

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What could cause bouts of hand and arm numbness and loss of muscle control?

What could cause bouts of hand and arm numbness and loss of muscle control?

Impingements: Intermittent nerve compression can cause. Pinching occurs at costoclavicular dimension, true thoracic outlet. Raising arm unconsciously during sleep causes this space to close by a few millimeters, pinching main nerve ; artery to arm. Ulnar parasthesias (crawly tingling feelings) occur in pinky side of hand. This dynamic is called thoracic outlet syndrome (tos). See my discussion at quora. Com. ...Read more

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Loss of dexterity in both hands, weakness in arms & shoulders and throughout body in general.

Loss of dexterity in both hands, weakness in arms & shoulders and throughout body in general.

Neurology Consult: I don't think it is possible to evaluate these complaints without an thorough examination. I recommend either seeing your primary care provider or possibly obtaining neurologic consultation. ...Read more

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What causes your head, arms, hands, and legs to shake uncontrolablly? Ihave pn, fibromyalgia, &tn. Going to mayo to find out why.75+lbs loss since aug.2012.

What causes your head, arms, hands, and legs to shake uncontrolablly? Ihave pn, fibromyalgia, &tn. Going to mayo to find out why.75+lbs loss since aug.2012.

Muscle weakness: #fibromyalgia is a multivariant caused disorder, and loss of global muscle tone is participant in evolution of the condition. A significant weight loss imputes loss of protein and muscle. Weak muscles temble in efforts; keeping body mass central in a being struggling to remain upright within the gravitational field. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling in both lower arms and legs? NOT hands and feet. Persistent for 3 weeks. Also when sitting or resting. No loss of sensation.

What can cause tingling in both lower arms and legs? NOT hands and feet. Persistent for 3 weeks. Also when sitting or resting. No loss of sensation.

Tricky: Ok, there's two main distributions of nerve problems: outward along an (injured) nerve or inward from the tips of (sick) nerves. Nerve problems in the middle of limbs. All four....would not be a regular nerve distribution. Muscle weakness from electrolytes (K, Ca, Mag), sick muscles. No, not fitting with standard patterns.
Neurologist would be a specialist in this sort of condition. ...Read more

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If you like I have to Yawn to get a full breath, feel like I constantly have to clear my throat, Random achy pains in my elbows, tiredness in my arms when using, swallowing feels difficult, Loss of strength in hands?

If you like I have to Yawn to get a full breath, feel like I constantly have to clear my throat, Random achy pains in my elbows, tiredness in my arms when using, swallowing feels difficult, Loss of strength in hands?

Chronic Fatigue: You’re describing a multitude of symptoms that can be related to multitude of different disease processes. However, based on your symptoms it is highly likely you have chronic fatigue syndrome versus anxiety super imposed by significant stress and worry. You should see a physician for work up. ...Read more

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Hair loss, tremors in arms, hands, legs and feet, loss of balance and strength, numbness in legs and feet all after a lumbar puncture, why?

Hair loss, tremors in arms, hands, legs and feet, loss of balance and strength, numbness in legs and feet all after a lumbar puncture, why?

Unrelated: Why did you need an LP. Problems from spinals affect areas below the spinal it lower torso, legs, urination etc, It would not affect hands or make you shake,
It may be part of why they wanted to examine your cerebro spinal fluid. Discuss with your MD or neurologist ...Read more

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Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?

Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?

Bad choices: You probably don't need or want to pick A or B. Both require a doctor's DX and TX and it might be another thing altogether. A common cause of neuropathy is a diabetic condition w/ other signs too - are you a diabetic? Get into care if 'yes'! MS usually starts a bit later in age. Have an exam to find an answer. Best! ...Read more

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Tremors In hands, weak upper arms, kinda weak in legs, dizziness, weight loss, vision off, tingling in feet, stiff fingers. Post viral? Got mri, not ms

Tremors In hands, weak upper arms, kinda weak in legs, dizziness, weight loss, vision off, tingling in feet, stiff fingers. Post viral? Got mri, not ms

Please keep: Looking for the cause. Lots of possibilities Blood sugar? Neurological? Thyroid? Please stay w/your doc but ask about seeing a specialist. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am experiencing arm numbness, arm weakness, arms tingling, shoulder pain and shoulder muscle weakness. The following also describe me: Finger tingling, Neck pain, Hand weakness, Numbness or tingling, Loss of strength, Hand numbness, Leg numbness, Heada

I am experiencing arm numbness, arm weakness, arms tingling, shoulder pain and shoulder muscle weakness. The following also describe me: Finger tingling, Neck pain, Hand weakness, Numbness or tingling, Loss of strength, Hand numbness, Leg numbness, Heada

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve can cause neck pain headaches, and pain or numbness running into the arm. There are other potential causes, however, and so it would be good to just get a regular check up to make sure it is nothing else. Physical therapy, chiropractic, and interventional pain management are the non operative treatments for it if it doesn't get better. Thank you. ...Read more

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Can't control my thumbs and my arms, hands, and face are tingly?

Can't control my thumbs and my arms, hands, and face are tingly?

Sounds serious: Kim, unless you are hyperventilating (overbreathing). I think you should be seen for this, and quickly, like tonight, especially if you happen to be on birth control pills or have had any injury.
However, f you are just really anxious and ARE overbreathing, you can first try breathing into a small brown paper bag to see if your breathing slows down and everything returns to normal. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have sharp uncomfrtable pain in left shoulder, arm is stiff when I wake, pains wake me up loss of strength in hand. Xrays showed nothing abnormal?

I have sharp uncomfrtable pain in left shoulder, arm is stiff when I wake, pains wake me up loss of strength in hand. Xrays showed nothing abnormal?

Muscle strain: There could be muscle strain and/or pinched nerved.
Apply warm packs and try over the counter ibuprofen (if no allergies).
Go see your dr if your symptoms worsen.
Take care! ...Read more

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Every now and then out of no where my hands arms and feet will go numb, and its like I can't control them. What could this be?

Nervous system: Brain (cortex/cerebellum) and cervical spine issues, vascular insufficiency, nutritional deficiencies and heavy metal toxicity can create your Sxs. MRI of brain & cervical spine to assess for disease (MS, neoplasm), herniated discs, spinal stenosis, or syrinx can be Dx'd. Blood studies (CBC, chemistries, vitamin levels--B12, toxicology screen) can reveal important clues. ...Read more

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What might cause loss of arm strength and a tingling feeling in my right hand? Had bone pain in upper right arm, now this started.

What might cause loss of arm strength and a tingling feeling in my right hand? Had bone pain in upper right arm, now this started.

Needs to be checked: It needs to be checked by your doctor or a neurologist. We need detailed History and Phtsical Exam including Complete neurological exam and if indicated may need some tests like imaging and nerve conduction studies etc. It may be coming from the cervical spine or local problem in the arm. Needs to be checked ...Read more

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I've had numbness to my left side of the face/head and tingling in my left arm and hands. I had a sudden loss of hearing for about a min.?

I've had numbness to my left side of the face/head and tingling in my left arm and hands. I had a sudden loss of hearing for about a min.?

Go to ER now: Any sudden onset of numbness in face, and/or one side of body, that lasts for more than a second or two needs to be evaluated right away. The sudden loss of hearing just confirms the need. Please go to an ER now. Hopefully it is nothing, but it is best to be sure that this is not something serious that could get even worse! ...Read more

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I was playing volleyball for about an hour. 20min after my right arm started feeling heavy and tight/loss of coordination in my right hand?

I was playing volleyball for about an hour. 20min after my right arm started feeling heavy and tight/loss of coordination in my right hand?

Nerve or vasculature: The evolution described makes me wonder about either a vascular or neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome, although other mechanisms might be considered. Have your doctor thoroughly evaluate and design the next step. Put volleyball on hold until this is clarified. ...Read more

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I have tingling in my arm and hand in  2 smallest fingers and by a sort of burning pain and loss of feeling in left arm only for last few months?

I have tingling in my arm and hand in  2 smallest fingers and by a sort of burning pain and loss of feeling in left arm only for last few months?

Get checked: Most probable cause of your pain seems to be from a pinched nerve in the neck. Although you are somewhat young for this to happen, sudden heavy lifting, sudden twisting of the neck or an accident of anysort could be the cause.
You may need Xray or MRI followed by possible phsical therapy, medications and nerve blocks.
In severe or persistant cases, a surgery is indicated to reduce the compression ...Read more

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Neck issue. Then 1 night, felt zaps in arm & pt of back, loss of sensation, got MRI/MRA both great results. Later on, it was hard to write, hand was shaky, had feeling then got weak. What is this?

Neck issue. Then 1 night, felt zaps in arm & pt of back, loss of sensation, got MRI/MRA both great results. Later on, it was hard to write, hand was shaky, had feeling then got weak. What is this?

Parathesais/ motor: MRI of the head? Rules out MS. If you are athletic/repetitive work could be thoracic outlet syndrome nerve entrapment, Sometimes cuboid tunnel and carpal tunnel if severe, may have effects radiating to forearm/arm if persists may consider EMG, also check TSH, T4 less likely if only unilateral. Have seen shoulder pain with TMJ t not to hand. Rarely consider mass/ CXR. F/u with neurology ...Read more

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Cause of Rt arm numbness for a week; & now complete loss of feeling in Rt hand? (Past Diag: Cervical Spurs Deforming Spinal Cord, Denervation, Chiari)

Cause of Rt arm numbness for a week; & now complete loss of feeling in Rt hand? (Past Diag: Cervical Spurs Deforming Spinal Cord, Denervation, Chiari)

Send us a question: There is no question submitted, but just a statement. If a person already has a chronic neurological problem, then symptoms may not be as urgent... but the person should contact her neurologist. If one has new, unexpected neurological symptoms, then one can be evaluated at an emergency room, unless her neurologist is available at the same time. Please submit a question; ask what you wish to know. ...Read more

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Pain in both hands, most of the pain between thumb and index finger of right hand- pain radiates past wrist into lower part of arm, strength loss hands.

Pain in both hands, most of the pain between thumb and index finger of right hand- pain radiates past wrist into lower part of arm, strength loss hands.

Hand pain: Can be related to arthritis from the cmc (base of thumb) or stt (inside of thumb) arthritis, possible tenosynovitis of the dorsal compartment, or possible carpal or radial nerve issue. A physical examination with shed light on exact cause to determine best treatment. ...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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Swollen breasts, severe night sweats (not hot flashes), fatigue, patchy hair loss under arm and pubic hair, strawberry tongue, swollen hands and fingers. Partial hysterectomy in 2012. I'm 39. Is this menopause?

Swollen breasts, severe night sweats (not hot flashes), fatigue, patchy hair loss under arm and pubic hair, strawberry tongue, swollen hands and fingers. Partial hysterectomy in 2012. I'm 39. Is this menopause?

Could be, but if-: -you still have your ovaries, it's a hard call. Also many of those symptoms are not menopausal. Best to see your GYN first & get referrals as needed. If you have an internist, that's also a good place to start. ...Read more

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I am experiencing neck pain, arm pain, arm weakness, hip pain, leg pain, muscle weakness (side: one side), wrist pain, hand pain, elbow pain and popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint. The following also describe me: Hand weakness, Loss of streng

I am experiencing neck pain, arm pain, arm weakness, hip pain, leg pain, muscle weakness (side: one side), wrist pain, hand pain, elbow pain and popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint. The following also describe me: Hand weakness, Loss of streng

Medical evaluation: You have many complaints that can suggest many problems and beyond the scope of this space. Muscle weakness can come from inflammatory muscle disease and lab testing and a full neurologic exam. Arthritic conditions such as rheumatoid can cause joint pain but also muscle pain. Problems in the spine such as disc narrowing can cause some of these issues. Again you need a full workup by a provider ...Read more

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Pain in my shoulder neck area and it gets so intense I lose most control of my arm, also my hands turn white and itch and hurt when it's cold. 21 fem?

Neck pain: It's possible that there is impingement on a nerve root in your neck from a disc or spur in the vertebral area. There also may be associated vasospasm (spasm of a blood vessel) as a reflex or by actual impingement. This could explain the hand symptoms. Since you're having so much distress, I recommend that you consult a neurologist for evaluation. Appropriate tests and or referral will be done ...Read more

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Have fast progressive numbness & weakness in right arm/hand, pain is now controlled. Have spurs @c6c7. Is surgery recommended.?

Have fast progressive numbness & weakness in right arm/hand, pain is now controlled. Have spurs @c6c7. Is surgery recommended.?

Cervical radiculopat: Nerve compression at the C6 C7 level can lead to weakness and numbness in the arm. I would have this evaluated by a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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My hands, arm pits and feet constantly sweat, even while I'm sleeping. I have hashimotos and it is controlled. Is there anything for the sweating?

My hands, arm pits and feet constantly sweat, even while I'm sleeping. I have hashimotos and it is controlled. Is there anything for the sweating?

Cool off: You might try using fewer blankets or sleep in a cooler room. It is normal for our bodies to drop in temperature while we sleep and sweating is one way the body does this. ...Read more