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Myoelectric Prosthetic Arm
What causes abnormal needle EMG in Latissimus dorsi muscles (on the sides- no electrical activity), upper arms/body weakness and scapular winging?
Prosthetics replace a part of the body. A prosthesis is the name of the device. For example, a prosthetic leg replaces a lost leg. Artificial legs or arms are common examples. Prosthetic teeth are also common. On occasion the device used for a joint replacement (new knee for example) is referred to as ...Read more
Extensor Carpi Radialis longus (inside forearm arm) muscle small knot? Longish-lump, tension? Pain when flexing wrist shoots to upper arm
Lump in muscle : should be evaluated certainly could be any number of benign condition are benign tumor or muscle strain or injury but there's also the possibility that it something more like a sarcoma which is rAre. But not unheard of It's more notable if it's a lump in a muscle if it's truly within the muscle than which muscle one thinks it is. it is in the forearm. ...Read more
Lean forward awful pins & needles down left arm into fingers, arm aches, pain, pulling, sensation front left neck & tight shoulder muscles left, back.
Allergy shot consistanly in left arm, now c/o left arm muscle pain and hand cramp in l hand an arm?
Time for Neurologist: These are such unusual symptoms that have followed allergy shots, so one should be cautious about blaming the injections on these new problems. Any injury to the body may cause a condition known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy/crps complex regional pain syndrome, but it is hard to imagine that allergy shots could bring on such a complication. Please arrange to see a neurologist now for workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arterial doppler shows occluded radial artery. Ulnar supplying flow. Sharp pain on movement and in shoulder, elbow & wrist. Any suggestions.
Radial block: A cardiologist reviewing the results of the doppler study, would be your best bet. ...Read more
Last night sudden numbing sensation in left arm, fast heart rate, heavy arm, & tingling with movement.Today cold feelin in wrist, forearm, & shoulder?
Heavinees in arm from shoulder to hand. Clean ncs around hand/wrist and clean emg from deltoid to hand muscles. Arm still strong just heavy feeling?
Any MRIs? any pain?: "heaviness" can result from rotator cuff injuries. Coordination problems can also mimic heaviness and can result from central nervous system issues. Obviously problems like this can range from something completely benign, to something significant like ms. If you have had ncs/emg studies done, you're obviously in with a neurologist or someone else specialized in evaluating such conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your neck. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, many reasons.: Not uncommonly, problems at the wrist, such as carpal tunnel, affecting the thumb and index and middle finger, or guyon's canal causing numbness in digits 4 and 5. Also, may see due to neck postures, including nerve root compression, but also brachial plexus problems including thoracic outlet syndrome. ...Read more
Pain in right arm after using new mouse also there's random fasciculations/twitching, numbness, pitched nerve maybe?
HAVE MUSCLE STAINS: NECK TO ANKLE ALSO INTO ARM, MAINLY HIP SNAPPING. WOULD TENDON RELEASE SURGERY MAIN THIGH MUSCLES CORRECT WHOLE BODY SIDE STRAIN?
Varies: You would really need a detailed exam to answer that. There are occasions where we can fix one condition and that can lead to improvements in other areas of the body due to compensation. There are other occasions where a person may have two or more conditions and fixing one of them will only lead to improvement on that specific condition. Don't hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more
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
Tingling in right arm to fingers and pain in arm when tilt head backwards. Uncomfortableness in arm when doing something like recasting on an arm res?
Post.+ intent. Tremor in hands, twitching, pain in ring finger, pinky, hands and thighs. Electric shocks from neck.Small cervical disc bulge. Linked?
No not from a small: Cervical bulge. See a neurologist for a complete evaluation and workup. ...Read more
Severe arm pain from neck to fore arm, numb fingers from pinky to middle.MRI shows only small herniation at C6-C7.Cant lift arm anymore.Neck and arm?
Pinched nerve: At your age neck pain that runs down the arm with or without spasms and heaviness sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. This can often improve on it's own with rest and anti-inflammatories, but if your pain lasts greater than one week or gets worse see your physician. ...Read more
Stiff neck that clicks when i move it, pins and needles from neck down right arm. R shoulder pain. What should I do? Numbness in arm- dead arm?
6 month soreness rt shoulder, upper arm; numb/tingling /cold fingers; neck soreness less so.Hist rheumatoid, not carpal tunnel?
Yes: Some directly connect to the nerves that worked the arm and fingers. ...Read more
Cost: This is variable. Would contact the facility or provider to obtain more information about the anticipated cost. ...Read more
Pretty Close: No pain if you smack it though! most people pretty satisfied. ...Read more
Yes: The most successful way to treat an MRSA prosthetic joint infection is to remove the implant, treat with antibiotics for several weeks, then replace the implants. There are very limited situations in which you can treat the prosthetic joint with just antibiotics (usually early infections), and some where you can swap out the joint in one pass. Talk to your surgeon and an id specialist. ...Read more
How will i learn to use the prosthetic? What does the process of learning to use a prosthetic entail?
How soon after surgery do I get my prosthetic? My amputation is coming up soon. How long after the surgery will I have to wait for my prosthetic.
Until healed: Usually six weeks is enough time if you used a stump shrinker. The important point is that the amputation is fully healed and strong enough, and that the swelling has resolved. Getting fitted when swollen will lead to a loose fitting prosthesis and problems more likely sooner than later. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will my prosthetic irritate my stump? I'm concerned about sensitivity at the end of my stump. Is it possible that my prosthetic will irritate it?
See below: If you mean pain from an artificial limb, you need to work with the prosthetist to determine the cause of the pain. Often it requires an adjustment in the prosthesis or change in the way the prosthesis is kept in place. Other causes are the presence of a neuroma in the distal limb which is a bundle of abnormal nerves. There are various treatments for this. Other causes are not enough soft tissue. ...Read more
Body replacement : Prosthetics replace a part of the body. A prosthesis is the name of the device. For example, a prosthetic leg replaces a lost leg. Artificial legs or arms are common examples. Prosthetic teeth are also common. On occasion the device used for a joint replacement (new knee for example) is referred to as a prosthesis as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What materials are prosthetics made from? What different kinds of materials (plastics, metals, etc?) are used to make prosthetics?
More than ever: Ceramics, porcelains, metals (precious, semi precious, non precious), composites, acrylics. Others. ...Read more
What materials are prosthetics made from? What different kinds of materials (plastics, metals, etc…) are used to make prosthetics?
Acrylic: Methyl methacryliate is a resin based acrylic. ...Read more
Multiple reasons : Successful use of a prosthesis depends on many factors. Walking with a prosthesis requires more energy than usual walking so one of the most important factors is the person's ability to tolerate the increased physical effort. When the body can tolerate the activity, a good rehabilitation team (physical therapists, prosthetists, psychologists and rehab physicians) is crucial for success. ...Read more