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Are jerky arm movements signs of multiple sclerosis?

Are jerky arm movements signs of multiple sclerosis?

Nonspecific: Jerky arm movements could be a sign of cerebellar ataxia, but could also represent a variety of tremors, chorea, myoclonus, and even focal seizure activity. Sure, some pts might have ms, but others might have essential tremor, parkinson's, huntington's, brain tumors or bleeds, etc. An expert neurologist can sort all of this out and pinpoint the diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Jerky Arm Movements (Definition)

Jerky arm movements are a clinical finding in which the arms moves in a jerky fashion. This may occur due to muscle or nerve disorders, or due to ...Read more


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What could it be if you a pain in right arm with limited movement ?

What could it be if you a pain in right arm with limited movement ?

Frozen shoulder?: Medically known as bursitis of the shoulder can cause significant pain and reduced range of motion, especially reducing the ability to raise the arm above the shoulder level etc....Often, bursitis occurs without obvious trauma. So, check with your doctor who can perform some simple maneuvers to determine the problem you may have... ...Read more

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My autistic son has odd arm movements. Is there anyway to stop this?

My autistic son has odd arm movements. Is there anyway to stop this?

Possibly: It sounds like you are describing stimming behavior or stereotypic movements or even a tic. They can be sensory seeking in nature, related to ocd or some other biomedical problem such as post infectious. The movements should be observed and evaluated by your son's provider. ...Read more

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When using Fitbit and counting steps, does it go off of arm movements?

Accelerometer: I first learned of this device at a conference last summer. I have used myself and recommended for many of my patients. It nicely gives you on line updates and links to apps on your phone like myfitnesspal. It is based on a technology called an accelerometer, which measures your acceleration through space. You can't fool it by swinging your arms or shaking it in your hand. ...Read more

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When I rotate my left arm in a circular movement it clicks, what is it?

Not sure..,?crepitus: With out an examination and maybe some diagnostic testing like an x-ray to start, I am not sure what the clicking is due to . Crepitus is a medical term to describe the grating, crackling or popping sounds and sensations experienced under the skin and joints or a crackling sensation due to the presence of air in the subcutaneous tissue. ...Read more

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Inside (at bend) of left elbow extremely painful 2 days after workout (more than normal or other arm!). Movement very limited in both directions! ?

Inside (at bend) of left elbow extremely painful 2 days after workout (more than normal or other arm!). Movement very limited in both directions! ?

Medial epicondylitis: Pain where u are describing after workouts that involve using a " power grip" commonly irritate the flexor/ pronator muscle group on the 'inside' of your elbow. This is termed medial epicondylitis or " golfer's elbow". Rest from offending activities(s) and Ibuprofen may help. See your md if pain continues. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Agonising pain right side if neck going down arm any movement is painful lyin dwn painful pain wakes me up came on an off durin day now severe constan?

Agonising pain right side if neck going down arm any movement is painful lyin dwn painful pain wakes me up came on an off durin day now severe constan?

Disc in neck: Most likely explanation is herniated or bulging disc in your neck as arthritis is unlikely at your age if it has been going on for some time may need mri. ...Read more

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Only can Raise arm halfway unless I lie down, lean way back..Then full movement is ok.

Only can Raise arm halfway unless I lie down, lean way back..Then full movement is ok.

Tendon Tear?: Patients with your symptoms sometimes have rotator cuff injuries ranging from tendinitis to a tendon tear. Your loss of strength is worrisome for your having a more significant rotator cuff tendon injury and should be evaluated to determine the diagnosis. After a history and physical exam and relevant imaging, your doctor will be able to make a complete diagnosis and make recommendations. ...Read more

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Involuntary arm movements my arm moves and hits on the head continuously?

Involuntary arm movements
my arm moves and hits on the head continuously?

Arm jerking: Involuntary arm jerking may represent either seizure or motor tics, in case of seizure if the arm jerking is sudden and vigorus with preserving of awareness, it can be a myoclonic seizure, if the movement is rhythmic in one side and unable to control it but can feel it, so it can be a simple partial seizure, then eeg can help in the diagnosis. The other possibility is motor tic with normal eeg. ...Read more

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I have frequent sharp pain in my upper right arm that is not associated with movement.?

I have frequent sharp pain in my upper right arm that is not associated with movement.?

See a dr: Could be from a pinched nerve in your arm or neck, which can be made worse if you sleep on you stomach or do repetitive neck or shoulder movements. See a dr for an full exam and further management. ...Read more

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Would a fan blowing on my right upper arm non stop cause it to have pain with movement of arm?

Possible: Temperature changes can cause muscles to get irritated. Muscles can contract in colder temps and dilate in warmer temps. Certainly, it is possible that persistent temperature differences compared to other muscles of your body, may cause come discomfort. ...Read more

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Complete tear of the long headed tendon in my arm. How will this affect the movement of my arm?

Complete tear of the long headed tendon in my arm. How will this affect the movement of my arm?

It will not effect : The movement but the strength of the arm in bending (flexing) and also in the strength the forearm turning. ...Read more

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When making rapid arm movement i get a pain which inmovilices my right arm.What might be causing this extreme pain?

Bursitis in shoulder: There could be a bursitis in the shoulder that is causing the problem. See a doctor or a physical therapist to get some treatment to resolve the problem. ...Read more

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Hi, I have pain in my upper left arm, that comes and goes, but does not get worse with arm movement. I am extreamly tired as well!

Arm pain: Your symptom is nonspecific but still could be due to muscular strain or inflammation, or tendonitis even if unaffected by arm movements. Another possibility is impingement of a nerve due to disc or spur problems in your neck. Tenderness over the upper arm favors tendonitis or a muscular cause. If cold and or hot applications and Advil (ibuprofen) type medication don't help, see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I had hemiarthroplasty surgery in april. I still have a lot of pain and little movement of my arm. What is the recovery time for this surgery?

Shoulder recovery : You should have regained your range of motion within the first three months. If this has not occurred you may have developed adhesive capsulitis, have unrecognized rotator cuff tear, or have a too large a prosthesis which is causing cam impingement. You should go back to your surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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