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What could cause hand weakness and excruciating pains?

What could cause hand weakness and excruciating pains?

See your doctor: These are important symptoms that need to be evaluated in person by your physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Roderick Bruno
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Hand Weakness (Definition)

Hand weakness is a clinical finding in which a person's hands have decreased strength. This can occur due to local injury or disease affecting ...Read more


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I am experiencing hand weakness and excruciating pains this past few weeks. Cause?

I am experiencing hand weakness and excruciating pains this past few weeks. Cause?

Many Possibilities: Without an examination - one can only list a long list of possible diagnoses - basically if the tingling and numbness is that intrusive you need to be evaluated by your pcp or by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Sudden left elbow to hand numbness and hand weakness?

Sudden left elbow to hand numbness and hand weakness?

Cubital tunnel: May be a pinched nerve at your elbow. This will cause numbness / tingling in the ring and small finger and weakness in your hand. If symptoms are persisting / worsening, seek evaluation by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Hand weakness / numbness over the past year. Deconditioning from retirement?

Hand weakness / numbness over the past year. Deconditioning from retirement?

See a doctor: You could be suffering from carpal tunnel or another condition that compressive a nerve. The development of carpal tunnel symptoms include many factors. Age is one of them. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hand weakness and hand pain for a few weeks and it comes only when I sleep.?

Nerve irritation: The development of carpal tunnel symptoms include many factors. Genetics is one of them. However, certain activities that require the hand and wrist to be in the flexed position while the tendons are moving within the carpal tunnel can cause irritation of the nerve involved in carpal tunnel syndrome. Symptoms often occur during the night while sleeping. ...Read more

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2 X's TFCC tear. Last 8 mon(s) ago. Ulna freely moving no pain. Can not flex hand and pick anything up. Gives way and that causes some pain. Aches and swells sometimes. Intermittent lateral forearm muscle tremor and hand weakness just started. Is this

2 X's TFCC tear. Last 8 mon(s) ago.  Ulna freely moving no pain. Can not flex hand and pick anything up.  Gives way and that causes some pain.  Aches and swells sometimes. Intermittent lateral forearm muscle tremor and hand weakness just started. Is this

TFCC tears are...: not easily diagnosed, or, unfortunately, treated. Since you have this diagnosis, I assume you've already seen an orthopedist and/or a physical therapist. It sounds like you're experiencing a significant amount of discomfort and disability. You would be wise to direct your concerns to them. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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I suddenly effect by left hand weakness? There is no pain but i can't lift more than 10 pounds with my hand and also i lost grip in my fingers

I suddenly effect by left hand weakness?

There is no pain but i can't lift more than 10  pounds  with my hand and also i lost grip in my fingers

Some thots: You are unlikely to have experienced a stroke, due to your age, and far more likely, this is a problem with a peripheral nerve, or far more rarely, a tendon rupture in rheumatological disease. Would consider carpal tunnel syndrome as best explanation. ...Read more

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What causes hand weakness and periodic numbness to my left thumb and index finger?

What causes hand weakness and periodic numbness to my left thumb and index finger?

Neck or hand: This could be from the neck like a pinched nerve at c6 however, my impression is you have symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. See your family md for a more thorough eval. ...Read more

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Hand weakness trigger by weather, specific moves but not always. Increas if I push, recovers if stop.Happens to legs while walking and I have to stop?

Hand weakness trigger by weather, specific moves but not always. Increas if I push, recovers if stop.Happens to legs while walking and I have to stop?

Seek evaluation: These symptoms should be evaluated by a neurologist as they may be indicative of a neuromuscular concern. Please obtain referral to a neurologist for electrodiagnostic studies. ...Read more