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My daughter has inherited waardenburg syndrome form me. She has weak shoulder muscle control and weak grip strength. Could they be related?

My daughter has inherited waardenburg syndrome form me. She has weak shoulder muscle control and weak grip strength. Could they be related?

Possibly: Some patients with that syndrome can have issues related to the shoulders and the spine but is pretty rare. A thorough physical exam and evaluation by physical and occupational therapist can help isolate the source of the problem and direct referrals from there. A specialist such as a neurologist may be involved in the process also. ...Read more

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I have a weak grip, tingling in my fingers and pain in my neck. Do I have thoracic outlet syndrome?

I have a weak grip, tingling in my fingers and pain in my neck.  Do I have thoracic outlet syndrome?

Thoracic Outlet: You may or you may not. There are numerous conditions that can cause these symptoms. You should consult with your doctor about this problem. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a weak hand grip in the morning? I've always had this and it goes away shortly after getting up. I'm paranoid about my PFO find.

Is it normal to have a weak hand grip in the morning? I've always had this and it goes away shortly after getting up. I'm paranoid about my PFO find.

Prob not PFO problem: PFO's, bld flow prim lft to rt. Thus PFO rarely cause COPD: i.e., tini emboli to lung. If incr RT side HRT Pressure bld flow RT to Lft & small brain emboli ossible, but unlikely away few mins. Aslo ASD's exist they send emboli, larger hole Septum,& can be missed (technical reason), no go away few mins. But sleep w/ arm over head affect nerve supply@ shoulder, that may cause prob described? See PT ...Read more

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My wrist pops several times during dorsiflexion. I have weak pinching grip. I have weak middle and ring finger. Do I require surgury? It's been 1 year

My wrist pops several times during dorsiflexion. I have weak pinching grip. I have weak middle and ring finger. Do I require surgury? It's been 1 year

Need more info: Have you seen an orthopedic surgeon who sub-specializes in hand surgery. You may need some testing to see if there is nerve or soft tissue damage. The results of the testing will determine the treatment. ...Read more

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Hello, I've recently been experiencing right side numbness and weakness; weak hand grip and a bit of tingling. Also chest pains, I was referred to a cardiologist and awaiting tests. I'm only 18, high risk of diabetes, heart disease, & hypertension in my f

Hello, I've recently been experiencing right side numbness and weakness; weak hand grip and a bit of tingling. Also chest pains, I was referred to a cardiologist and awaiting tests. I'm only 18, high risk of diabetes, heart disease, & hypertension in my f

It is unlikely that: the cardiologist will be able to explain your multiple symptoms but he/she will be able to exclude a cardiac etiology for your chest pain. Then you will need to be evaluated for your other complaints. A neurologist evaluation would seem reasonable to exclude multiple sclerosis as a possibility. ...Read more

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Joint pain for 3 months and now my dominant hand has lost strength. Can't join thumb and pinkie, or click fingers. Grip weak.

Joint pain for 3 months and now my dominant hand has lost strength. Can't join thumb and pinkie, or click fingers. Grip weak.

Neuropathy: 36 yo w. chronic "joint pain" but doesn't tell us whether this discomfort is in hand/wrist, shoulder or generalized; or from injury. Apparently, diagnostic efforts not yet undertaken & etiology of "joint" symptoms unknown. Rheumatologic symptoms are commonly bilateral. Unilateral hand weakness worrisome & fits description of peripheral neuropathy. Neurologist's evaluation appears to be paramount. ...Read more

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If u have a small deformity and your grip is weak due to RA .. How can we have a strong grip and stop deformity from developing?

If u have a small deformity and your grip is weak due to RA .. How can we have a strong grip and stop deformity from developing?

Two steps: 1. Have your rheumatologist check to make sure the RA is well controlled with no active inflammation and also check for any underlying structural damage. 2. Get a referral to a hand therapist for strengthening. ...Read more

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