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Wrist pain seeing ortho since 08.New symptom arm pain/weakness, some loss of use. Skin around wrist hurts to touch (like sunburn).Pt, brace, ibuprf, clbrx?

Wrist pain seeing ortho since 08.New symptom arm pain/weakness, some loss of use. Skin around wrist hurts to touch (like sunburn).Pt, brace, ibuprf, clbrx?

Wrist pain: Hand weakness and pain/skin hypersensitivity raises concern for peripheral compressive neuropathy (carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndromes), sympathetic nervous system dysfunction, and cervical radiculopathy. I would touch base with your treating orthopedist to discuss the new onset of symptoms. ...Read more

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Can someone have lupus even if the only symptom is bilateraljoint pain in hands, shoulder, knees, wrist?(-)rashes, photosensitivity, weakness, fatigue, fever

Can someone have lupus even if the only symptom is bilateraljoint pain in hands, shoulder, knees, wrist?(-)rashes, photosensitivity, weakness, fatigue, fever

Of Course; ; Hope No: Lupus erythematosus is a notoriously variable disease process, from person to person ; time to time. Since which portions of their body the person's immune system is currently targeting, ; to what degree, varies widely, the consequences also vary widely. Even with high quality lab, diagnosis is problematic ; while treatment outcome, by only medications, can help, outcomes are rarely very good. ...Read more

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Symptoms: acute and now constant shoulder pain which lead to swelling in my hand, discolouration and weakness. Could this be a rotator cuff injury?

Symptoms: acute and now constant shoulder pain which lead to swelling in my hand, discolouration and weakness.  Could this be a rotator cuff injury?

Maybe: The description of your symptoms is not a common presentation for a rotator cuff problem. The first thing that comes to my mind with this description is a vascular issue. I think of things like upper extremity deep venous thrombosis and thoracic outlet syndrome. I would have this issue evaluated by a primary care provider soon. ...Read more

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Can elbow tendonitis cause weakness in hand and arm? Experiencing these symptoms after taking time off gym over 2 months. MRI came back normal

Can elbow tendonitis cause weakness in hand and arm? Experiencing these symptoms after taking time off gym over 2 months. MRI came back normal

FreaknessOfWeakness: Not directly. But any significant pain in an area of such frequent use (i.e. the elbow joint) will cause compensatory motions that tend to decrease the overall work load. This can be almost imperceptible but adds up over time, especially if you ditch gym for two months. This is where physical therapy could help: a program of specific graded exercises to get you back in shape with minimal pain. ...Read more

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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.

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

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If I have Right periventricular white matter likely Gliosis can I have symptoms of hand weakness and foot on the same side if it's MS?

If I have Right periventricular white matter likely Gliosis can I have symptoms of hand weakness and foot on the same side if it's MS?

No: Doesn't matter whether it's MS or anything else: stroke, tumor, anything: ANY lesion in the right hemisphere causes signs & symptoms on the left. Exceptions are a few left-handers & a VERY tiny proportion of right-handers. Southpaws have either left hemisphere dominance just like righties, or they have so-called mixed dominance. True right hemisphere dominance is exceedingly rare. ...Read more

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Blood results come back ANA 640h, lymphocytecount 1.3 and iron 4, symptoms hand and arms weakness and joint pain, tired all the time.

Blood results come back ANA  640h,  lymphocytecount 1.3 and iron 4,  symptoms hand and arms weakness and joint pain, tired all the time.

More than one issue: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, you seem to have more than one issue. One being deficiency of iron that is easily correctable with oral iron. However the ANA at 640 deserves further investigation that can only be done in-person. Please follow your doctor's advice ...Read more

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Weak wrists signs of growth plates?

Growth Plates: I am unsure what you mean by "weak wrists". The growth plates in your wrist close when you're a teenager. Usually weakness in the wrists isn't associated with the growth plates. ...Read more

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How to strengthen wrists? From 4-17 now im 27 i just did a back bend and my wrists are weak how can I strengthen them! they hurt when i land .

How to strengthen wrists? From 4-17 now im 27 i just did a back bend and my wrists are weak how can I strengthen them! they hurt when i land .

Wrist roller: Attach a strong cord cord to a rod like a broomstick. Tie a weight to the other end. Roll the weight up around the broomstick. Underhand and overhand. You'll appreciate the difficulty and the benefit. ...Read more

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Weak pulse in wrist also low?

Weak pulse in wrist also low?

Not necessarily: Wrist pulses may or may not correlate with blood pressure. How a pulse feels to the fingers is affected by many factors. Blood pressure is more accurately measured on the upper arm. Wrist BP monitors are helpful but they really need to be verified with more accurate means. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain and i broke my wrist about 5 weeks ago but It had been my 2/3 time and I feel it is really weak but shakey and worried.

I am experiencing  wrist pain and i broke my wrist about 5 weeks ago but It had been my 2/3 time and I feel it is really weak but shakey and worried.

Time frame: Depending on the extent of the wrist fracture and which bones are involved you are looking at a minimum of 6-8 weeks. I fractured my right wrist on April 21, still in severe pain, although healing. Orthopedic doctor told me at my age ( 69) I am looking at 12-14 weeks ( fracture of distal radius and ulna. I suggest a wrist splint and use of OTC NSAIDS like Aleve and any pain medication given. ...Read more

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If i crack my wrist will it make it weak?

No: The cracking of knuckles, joints (wrists) should not cause weakness. ...Read more