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Upper Arm Muscle Weakness
I did an arm workout 3 days ago and have had progressive upper arm tricep muscle weakness,aching, swelling, hurts to move & flex my arm. Pain 7/10. ?
Rhabdomyolysis: Rhabdo is a breakdown of muscle that can occur after a heavy workout. It can be worsened by taking an NSAID such as ibuprofen. If your urine has turned dark, please see your primary care provider immediately. In the mean time, drink plenty of water to keep your kidneys flushed out. ...Read more
Muscle weakness is either a subjective or objective symptom based on history or formalized testing. As a result, any complaint of weakness needs to be correlated with testing that can bring out that weakness, which sometimes involves putting that muscle in an isolated and 'disadvantaged' scenario to assess adequately. Such weakness can have multiple etiologies from ...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?
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
Persistant twitch left arm for 11 days. No muscle weakness and no pain. Worse during daytime and better at nights. Between elbow and wrist.
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
Can you have muscle weakness in you arm and legs if you have cervical entrapment in your neck and back due to a disk herniation?
Yes: Depending on what vertebral levels are affected, you can have pinching of the nerves as they exit one or both sides of the vertebral column, so one or both sides could be affected.If the disc herniation is toward the spinal cord, esp. in the neck where there is little extra space, the effects could be worse & affect more then the limbs.Weakness/decreased reflexes are an indication for surgery. ...Read more
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
The muscles of the upper arm include the deltoid and the rotator cuff muscles that move the proximal arm and shoulder. They are important in positioning the hand in various positions in activities of daily living and as such are extremely important for daily functioning. There are multiple potential causes of ...Read more