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Dr. Mark Pack
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Upper Arm Weakness (Overview)

Upper arm muscle weakness is a loss of normal strength in the upper arms.


Dr. Mark Pack
2 doctors shared insights

Upper Arm Weakness (Overview)

Upper arm muscle weakness is a loss of normal strength in the upper arms.


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What causes severe upper arm weakness, rolled forward shoulders, and winging of the scapula (more pronounced on the left side) in a 30 y.o. female?

What causes severe upper arm weakness, rolled forward shoulders, and winging of the scapula (more pronounced on the left side) in a 30 y.o. female?

There ate many poss-: -ibilies. Winging of the scapula is best tested by doing a wall pushup. If severe winging could be due to nerve injury to the brachial plexus involving the long thoracic nerve of Bell. Seen after breast removal. Because of arm weakness brachial plexus higher up as in TOS can cause this. Seek out a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon 4 exam& images. Hands on exam is needed. ...Read more

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What could cause a recent dominant arm weakness?

What could cause a recent dominant arm weakness?

Nerve Involvement: Most common reasons for weakness without other symptoms are that a nerve controlling muscles in the arm has been compressed (can occur in the neck/spine, brachial plexus, shoulder, elbow). Other reasons like stroke or loss of circulation usually have other signs such nausea, loss of pulse, feeling of cold skin or numbness. Would advise testing and visit to neurologist or pcp first to diagnose it. ...Read more

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What could be a reason that I have left arm weakness?

What could be a reason that I have left arm weakness?

Several poss. causes: Could be illness such as ms, certain autoimmune disorders, every dystrophy, or others. Commonly, it's due to nerve impingement in the neck due to arthritis or disc disease. Other causes include rib, sternal, clavicle or thoracic spine dysfunction, rotator cuff tear, tendinitis and muscle strain, etc. A thorough physical exam, including osteopathic hand-on diagnosis, could provide an answer. ...Read more

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What can I do to address shoulder pain / arm weakness?

What can I do to address shoulder pain / arm weakness?

Shoulder/arm: It may be helped with gentle exercises, stretch, strengthen, nsaids, omega, rest, pt, ice, heat, modalities. Consider checking the rotator cuff, the neck, and possible nerve function. ...Read more

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Dominant arm weakness; something wrong with my nerves in the neck and arm?

Dominant arm weakness; something wrong with my nerves in the neck and arm?

Possiby: The weakness could be coming from the disc causing an irritated cervical nerve; it could be due to thoracic outlet syndrome. The weakness could originate in the shoulder and be radiating to the neck and arm. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Arm weakness?

What is the definition or description of: Arm weakness?

Motor function: There is a normal range of motor strength that each muscle group in the body has. Arm weakness would simply be a lesser motor strength than normal in one or muscle groups that move the arm. ...Read more

Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
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Arm Weakness (Definition)

There is a normal range of motor strength that each muscle group in the body has. Arm weakness would simply be a lesser motor strength than normal in one or muscle groups ...Read more