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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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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