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Doctor insights on: Weak Arm And Leg On The Same Side

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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


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My b12 levels have been normal but my pain has been progressing. Also I have been getting numbness all over along with leg, hand and arm weakness.

My b12 levels have been normal but my pain has been progressing. Also I have been getting numbness all over along with leg, hand and arm weakness.

Numbness and: weakness need to be evaluated by your doc. He/she may refer you to a neurologist. There are many possibilities for your symptoms. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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3 rounds leg sclerotherapy, veins recur within 6 months, leg pinching/discomfort, newly visible arm and chest veins & arm weakness, need ultrasound?

3 rounds leg sclerotherapy, veins recur within 6 months, leg pinching/discomfort, newly visible arm and chest veins & arm weakness, need ultrasound?

At least!: Need an ultrasound and echo of heart at a minimum as well as possible evaluation of blood and clotting system by blood tests. May want to talk to vein doctor as Ct angiography may be more revealing. Do not wait on this! ...Read more

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52, fem, leg and arm weakness, neck pain.Now i can barely stay awake while eating.Hands feel spongy and hurt.Can barely walk after sitting for five mins.

52, fem, leg and arm weakness, neck pain.Now i can barely stay awake while eating.Hands feel spongy and hurt.Can barely walk after sitting for five mins.

Have it evaluated: This issue needs a detailed evaluation to determine the cause and treatment options. You may want to start with a neurologist but do something before the problem continues to increase. ...Read more

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Saline rinse with benzalkonium chloride cause rapid heartbeat/leg/arm weakness/bad dizziness. My pervious saline spray didn't contain that/nosideeffect?

Saline rinse with benzalkonium chloride cause rapid heartbeat/leg/arm weakness/bad dizziness. My pervious saline spray didn't contain that/nosideeffect?

Switch Salines: Sounds like a unique reaction. Switch to the other saline if you tolerated it just fine. You can also just use clean table salt. ...Read more

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Have leg&arm weakness, fatigue & autonomic neuropathy symptoms .Will +veVoltGatedCalciumChannel VGCC blood test convince GP to refer me to neurologist?

Have leg&arm weakness, fatigue & autonomic neuropathy symptoms .Will +veVoltGatedCalciumChannel VGCC blood test convince GP to refer me to neurologist?

Problems here: It's my guess that the test would be considered "medically necessary" & thus approvable only AFTER conventional neurological workup was inconclusive. Also, isolated LEMS is even rarer (much) than the already very rare lung-ca-associated LEMS. So if you DID get the test & it was positive, chances are you'd be packed off to the oncologist, not the neurologist. ...Read more

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What could cause worsening arm weakness and pain? The pain goes down both sides of the back of the elbow, but the whole arm is weak.

What could cause worsening arm weakness and pain? The pain goes down both sides of the back of the elbow, but the whole arm is weak.

Pinched nerve?: You may have a pinched nerve in the neck, possibly caused by a disc in the neck putting pressure on a nerve. You need to see a doctor and have this checked, before the weakness becomes permanent. Good luck! ...Read more

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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 would the treatment be for a pinched nerve in the neck, causing worsening arm weakness, and pain on both sides of the back of the elbow?

Find cause: The cause of this pinching needs to be investigated by MRI. IF indeed there is true weakness or partial paralysis then you may surgery. ...Read more

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Stiffness on back left side of neck left arm weakness dull ache mid to left side of chest?

Stiffness on back left side of neck left arm weakness dull ache mid to left side of chest?

Need a physical exam: and imaging like X ray and MRI to figure out of you have disk disease in the neck that causes your symptoms. Call a pain specialist and make an appointment. ...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

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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