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Pain And Weakness In Both Arms
I have increasing muscle pain and weakness in both arms and back of neck for about a month now. What can cause this.?
52 year-old female. Severe arm + finger pain/weakness in both arms for months. Had positive ANA 1:320. Rheumatologist said all other blood tests were normal, except low Vitamin D. Neurologist said everything is normal. No other symptoms/injuries.?
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It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and you have already seen two doctors, so there is little that can be added in this forum.
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I'm taking dexamethasone and now am experiencing trouble breathing and severe pain and weakness in both legs and arms is it related to the drug?
Probably: Steroids are a double edged sword, meaning they can fix some problems, and cause others. Sometimes they imrove breathing, but they can also cause different breathing problems, sometimes alleviate pain, sometimes cause it. Some of the side effects can be dangerous, so I suggest you speak with your doctor about it. ...Read more
Depends: Cervical stenosis can certainly cause numbness and weakness. It is important to have your images reviewed to establish if treatment is necessary. What determines symptoms is the degree and location of the narrowing. ...Read more
Weakness in both arms in and hurts Right arm sometimes radiates down to hand & fingers and will have to shake hand hard to feel life in it again.?
Weak & Pain in Arms: Progressive weakness of your limbs should be examined in person with further work up. Need to look and see what is causing your cervical (neck) nerves to manifest these symptoms. Sounds like you might be dealing with some neck pathology at the C5/6, C6/7, and C7/T1 levels. ...Read more
What causes a feeling of heaviness or weakness in both arms? The sensation is mostly in the bicep area. PCP said heart ok. Also pressure in jaws.
Other Possibilities: Nerves from Cervical spine could be affected. The blood flow going to the areas could be restricted, the muscles could be overused and not getting enough hydration-electrolytes causing lactic acid to build up. Also could be referred pain from abdomen-either right or left upper quadrants. And finally stress can do many things. Causes a chain reaction of neurohormonal fluctuations. ...Read more
Could brain damage cause tingling/burning/muscle weakness in both arms and legs? Brain MRI is normal, B12 levels normal.
Lately I wake up with numbness and heaviness across my shoulders and down the backs of both arms. No weakness. Can last most of the day. Worrisome?
Yes: This may indicate a type of muscular spasm or a neurological problem or even something wrong in your upper vertebrae. It is not alarming and may be just a problem of aging but I would strongly advise you to consult with your family physician. ...Read more
Both arms feel odd, going on one week. No weakness, but feel pumped or maybe fatigued despite break from exercising.
Arms feel odd: I strongly recommend you have a physician do a proper physical exam to determine the probable cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
I've been experiencing dizziness for a month, episodes of eyes black out for seconds, burred vision and weakness on my both arms, what causes this?
What can be the cause of pins and needles in both arms, weakness when standing and low back pain.?
Arm symptoms - nerve:
The pins and needles are most likely due
to a pinched or inflamed nerve from the
cervical spine which radiates down the arms
it's important to differentiate whether the etiology is cervical or peripheral such as the
carpal tunnel region.
The weakness and back pain are possibly
muscular issues which need to be evaluated
and addressed. ...Read more
Both arms hands tingling/aching some weakness. Comes and goes weeks at a time. Upper back pain sometimes. Scared?
2 main possible cau-:
1: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, on both sides, or Ulnar nerve getting pinched at elbows;
2: Referred pain from your Neck/spine where the possible disk lesion might be causing this.
Other causes could be at play. U need to see an Orthopod for proper Diagnosis and treatment.
Meanwhile use a Wrist brace and wear them most of the time, to see whether your numbness/tingling improves.
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Sore shaky arms with occasional muscle twitches. No weakness though, I tested by picking up heavy objects with both arms. So should that rule out ALS?
What could cause, tingling in both arms &back, cold sensation in same areas, light headed, ringing in ears, joint weakness, & loss of vision.
Not enough info!: There are many possibilities. It is impossible to give you an accurate guess without a lot more information, incl. How long you have felt this way, your medical history, and list of medications. Please see a doctor ASAP to sort all this out. This may be something simple to treat or something more serious. Get seen and treated, to avoid the chance of feeling even worse! ...Read more
What are the causes for clonus hyperreflexia in both arms and legs. MRI shows no signs of MS or neuron impairment?
MRI only tells: .. part of the story. If you have myoclonus and hyper-reflexia, you must establish a strong relationship with a good neurologist in order to get diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. North of the equator, there are several devastating neurological disorders that cause these symptoms, multiple sclerosis being only one of them. Please get yourself diagnosed quickly. ...Read more
Let me explain: The only possible way to get numbness in both arm, to have cervical disc problems, or have inflammations of the nerves for some reason (diabetic) but this usually generalized in arms and legs. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, these are most likely lymph nodes. In many people they can easily be felt under the arms and in the groin. If one or two are many times larger than the others, you should get checked. ...Read more
Neck cracking: Try not to crack your neck if you can (even tho a hard habit to break). If that feeling was brief (couple seconds), and you have normal movement afterward, then there is no need to worry. It was a nerve root that was briefly irritated when your vertebrae moved past it. Like plucking a guitar string. If you have weakness or ongoing tingling, see a doctor. ...Read more
See doctor: I assume that you meant you have rashes on both arms, without seeing the rashes, no doctor able to recommend what types, it is best that you see doctor for proper eval and treatment. ...Read more
I have some pink lines on my both arms around my neck, they don't itch but I want to know what are they?
Stretch Marks: These marks are very common; they look like thin pink or red or purplish lines on fairer skins and pale brown lines on dark skin. They are seen on the tummy, breasts, thighs and bums. The hormone relaxin decreases the amount of collagen in the skin fibers, making them more fragile and hence prone to tearing and breaking. ...Read more
Why do I have raise hot whelps on my arms, and both arms are in pain. I feel really bad too. What's the problem?
Hot whelps: Many possibilities. Best to be checked by your doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more
My husband has double pneumonia and is experiencing pain in back of both arms. The pain excruciating. What would cause this.
Complications: If he has had pneumonia for at least several days, I would be concerned about possible complications like pleural effusion or emphysema, or infected fluid in the space between the lung and the chest wall. If he is having shortness of breath or fever, it would be a good idea to get a chest x-ray. If he is otherwise feeling better, then it may just be sore muscles from coughing. ...Read more
Hi I have been experiencing pain down both arms after about 2 drinks of alcohol. Happens only sometimes. It lasts for about 15 minutes.?
Unrelated: Experiencing brief arm pain only after drinking alcohol is not possible on a physical basis. If you are experiencing it, it must be psychogenic. It is possible to experience pain or other uncomfortable bodily sensation due to subconscious thoughts. The brain is in constant two way communication with the rest of your body via neuropeptides, hormones other chemicals and direct nerve connections. ...Read more
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