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My buttocks, hamstrings, and side of leg below calf sore often, both sides off and on, but almost on the left. sciatica or pinched nerves.

My buttocks, hamstrings, and side of leg below calf sore often, both sides off and on, but almost on the left.  sciatica or pinched nerves.

Sciatica: Sciatica is also a "pinched nerve". It looks like you would need to get some imaging studies done to get properly evaluated like an MRI of your lower spine. Yur PMD can get these done, but based on the insurance, may need a referral to neurologist. ...Read more

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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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Edema in the leg and pain moves to another side on the same leg just before the my knee?

Edema in the leg and pain moves to another side on the same leg  just before the my knee?

See your doctor: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Ok can low blood flow in the body cause muscle twiching in the arm and legs and back. Also have tightness on left side vain on neck and it feel compre?

Ok can low blood flow in the body cause muscle twiching in the arm and legs and back. Also have tightness on left side vain on neck and it feel compre?

Twitching: muscle tightness and twitching is usually an indication of magnesium, potassium or calcium deficiency, mostly magnesium. Low blood flow would cause lowering of blood pressure and dizziness, fatigue. If we are talking about compression locally like a limb, reducing blood flow, or falling asleep from lack of blood flow that usually exhibits and pins and needles sensation. ...Read more

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Tingling in my left leg below knee mostly in ankle and foot. Last nite I lay down on my left side and the lower leg kind of burned?

Tingling in my left leg below knee mostly in ankle and foot. Last nite I lay down on my left side and the lower leg kind of burned?

Tingling in the: ankle and foot could be due to a pinch nerve in your leg or mose commonly from your lower back. See a back specialist and have it looked at. ...Read more

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My leg hurts on the side as long as.My foot it feels tight. Hurts when i walk.Pain only on side umder calf dwn to side of foot the other side of ankel?

My leg hurts on the side as long as.My foot it feels tight. Hurts when i walk.Pain only on side umder calf dwn to side of foot the other side of ankel?

Achilles: These type of symptoms can be consistent with an achilles tendonitis. There are multiple effective treatments for this type of condition. A treatment plan may include anti-inflammatory medications and stretching. Sometimes theses symptoms may also present with plantar fasciitis. ...Read more

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Facial and neck swelling that relates to the side i lay down on example lay with left side on the pillow left side swells ?

Facial and neck swelling that relates to the side i lay down on example lay with left side on the pillow left side swells ?

Face swelling: It sounds like something is causing excess fluid in the tissues of the face and neck, which moves with gravity to the lowest side when you lay down and still. Causes may include allergic reactions, infections of the teeth or sinuses, kidney disease, blockages to the veins in the neck, etc. If this finding persists more than a day or two, get it checked out by a physician. ...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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Pain and tingling on the side of the palm just below the little finger all the way to the arm on the same side. What could it be?

Pain and tingling on the side of the palm just below the little finger all the way to the arm on the same side. What could it be?

Neuropathy: Hi Sorry to hear you have been suffering from pain. What you are describing sounds like a neuropathy, more specifically, ulnar neuropathy. It is basically pain related to irritation in injury of your ulnar nerve. There are treatment options, but the best choice really depends on the cause. More info here: http://bit.ly/2pMFC9C Hope this helps ...Read more

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Swelling on on left side. Neck, leg and face. What it the causes?

Swelling on on left side. Neck, leg and face. What it the causes?

Complete work up : You need a thorough work up by an internist to check your lymphatic, hematological, neurological systems, etc. Keep investigating... Let me know the end results. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain in the left side of chest. Neck and shoulder. Feel it when I sleep on the left side. Smoke and over weight?

Pain in the left side of chest. Neck and shoulder. Feel it when I sleep on the left side. Smoke and over weight?

Maybe nothing but...: Shelley, The fact that it is positional (and not worse with exertion) would indicate more of a muscular condition. That being said, you have two major risk factors for cardiac disease (you smoke and are overweight). If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, or a family history, that would add to your risk. You should have an EKG and stress test done by your doctor to be sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Muscle pain on arms and legs anxiety sharp pain on the side of my neck feeling exhausted all the time skin feels very sensitive?

Muscle pain on arms and legs anxiety sharp pain on the side of my neck feeling exhausted all the time skin feels very sensitive?

Axiety: Sounds like you're suffering from anxiety caused by severe stress. When you are very anxious, your muscles tighten and you expend a lot of energy. Hence, you have muscle pains and fatigue. See a psychiatrist or psychologist and perhaps a message therapist and a teacher of meditation. ...Read more

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Hurting on the front of my left hip. Tingling and numbness in my left thigh. I feel a weird movement of my muscles on the same thigh. ?

Hurting on the front of my left hip. Tingling and numbness in my left thigh. I feel a weird movement of my muscles on the same thigh. ?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes, I would not hesitate to be seen. Among the two more common causes are an irritation of a nerve in your back or an irritation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve at the pelvis (meralgia parasthetica). A detailed exam will likely show the cause. ...Read more

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Pain on entire left side, sore, hands and fingers are numb. Hard to grip things. Leg & arm pain also headache on the left side of head. What's wrong?

Not certain without: more information. But if it persists, sounds like you need to see a neurologist to figure out if this complex unilateral nerve distribution pain/numbness can be blamed on one syndrome or condition. Have a wonderful day and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I am experiencing neck pain, arm pain, arm weakness, hip pain, leg pain, muscle weakness (side: one side) , wrist pain, hand pain, elbow pain and popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint. The following also describe me: Hand weakness, Loss of streng

I am experiencing  neck pain, arm pain, arm weakness, hip pain, leg pain, muscle weakness (side: one side) , wrist pain, hand pain, elbow pain and popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint. The following also describe me: Hand weakness, Loss of streng

Medical evaluation: You have many complaints that can suggest many problems and beyond the scope of this space. Muscle weakness can come from inflammatory muscle disease and lab testing and a full neurologic exam. Arthritic conditions such as rheumatoid can cause joint pain but also muscle pain. Problems in the spine such as disc narrowing can cause some of these issues. Again you need a full workup by a provider ...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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I am experiencing arm numbness, arm weakness, arms tingling, shoulder pain and shoulder muscle weakness. The following also describe me: Finger tingling, Neck pain, Hand weakness, Numbness or tingling, Loss of strength, Hand numbness, Leg numbness, Heada

I am experiencing  arm numbness, arm weakness, arms tingling, shoulder pain and shoulder muscle weakness. The following also describe me: Finger tingling, Neck pain, Hand weakness, Numbness or tingling, Loss of strength, Hand numbness, Leg numbness, Heada

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve can cause neck pain headaches, and pain or numbness running into the arm. There are other potential causes, however, and so it would be good to just get a regular check up to make sure it is nothing else. Physical therapy, chiropractic, and interventional pain management are the non operative treatments for it if it doesn't get better. Thank you. ...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.

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