Doctor insights on:
Tests For Arm Muscle Weakness
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Cervical fusion schedule pain is tolerable but numbness and muscle weakness still in arm should i still have fusion done?
Only Ur spine surg..: ...eon can answer this 4 U. If U question his/her recommendations U could seak a 2nd opinion. Do it soon as Ur symptoms significant & 2 return strength is time sensitive. Meaning if there is a large herniated disk & has been there for a while, & its return is proportional 2 the amount of compression of the nerve root, & how long. There comes a time when it will not recover. ...Read more
What causes popping shoulder, deep shooting pains in the arm, extreme muscle weakness, & inability to move arm? Has lasted 7+ years, pain 4-7 day/week
2 painful pea sized lumps on the inside crease of my arm + muscle weakness. Worried because the warnings of lymphoma risk on mtx. What could they be?
Persistant twitch left arm for 11 days. No muscle weakness and no pain. Worse during daytime and better at nights. Between elbow and wrist.
No: The nerves to the arms arise from the cervical region. The nerves to the legs arise from the lumbar region. I would go see a neurologist for ongoing problems ...Read more
Have suspected ms, muscle weakness in left lower arm and hand gets worse thru the day but ok at night. Ms symptom or something else? Ms not confirmed.
Here is an approach: First, be certain that problems in left arm are not associated with nerve compression at wrist, elbow, shoulder, or neck. An EMG study will certainly help. Secondly, mri's of both brain and spinal cord may be helpful, and spinal fluid analysis can also be needed. If your current doctors are unsure, get a second opinion at a nearby medical school. Unlikely, but maybe a myasthenic problem exists. ...Read more
Can a pinched spinal cord in the neck cause muscle weakness and astrophy on your whole arm and leg muscle. Can a pinch back spinal cause same.
To involve the leg: there would have to be spinal cord involvement or a second lesion below the cervical level. If you develop increased tone and reflexes to go along with weakness and atrophy the problem may be further upstream (eg stroke). If the issue is "where is the lesion ?" the answer may need to come from a neurologist. That's a big part of what we do. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Upper arm muscle weakness
- Tests for tightness in arm muscle
- Tests for arm muscle lump
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Upper and lower arm muscle weakness
- Left and right arm muscle weakness
- Upper arm muscle pain and weakness
- What is the best treatment for upper arm muscle weakness?
- Talk to a neurologist online