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My left arm is shaking when it lifts weight and sometimes it shakes without lifting of weight and I feel it weakness.?

My left arm is shaking when it lifts weight and sometimes it shakes without lifting of weight and I feel it weakness.?

This may be a NECK: Problem! Sounds like you may have RADICULOPATHY that is a pinched nerve (C6-C7) in your neck. The weakness is disturbing! Start with your Primary Care Provider who can do a neurologic evaluation and possibly refer you to a Spine Specialist or Neurologist!
Don't delay. The weakness makes this an urgent!

Good Luck!
Dr Z ...Read more

Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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Weakness in my left arm (from shoulder to fingers). I work on a computer every day (7-8hrs). Also I have been shaking a little (I have anxiety).

Weakness in my left arm (from shoulder to fingers). I work on a computer every day (7-8hrs). Also I have been shaking a little (I have anxiety).

Left arm Weakness: Anxiety can cause shakiness, or make shakiness worse due ti other condition.
“Weakness in my left arm (from shoulder to fingers) is not due to computer use every day.
Injury, muscle strain, muscle or nerve problem.
See Neurologist for Diagnosis and Treatment
Breathing and Music Relaxation, Visual Imagery of National Parks, Meditation, Yoga and Tai Chi will be beneficial for Anxiety.. ...Read more

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I have been having some symptoms please help me to get some idea of what may be going on my symptoms are tingling all over, shaking mostly in hands and and arms, back pain, off-balance, weakness, fatigue, and sometimes my vision gets blurry and then corre

I have been having some symptoms please help me to get some idea of what may be going on my symptoms are tingling all over, shaking mostly in hands and and arms, back pain, off-balance, weakness, fatigue, and sometimes my vision gets blurry and then corre

When: When a patient has new symptoms, it can be helpful to write the symptoms down so that their primary care doctor can carefully evaluate the symptoms. Keeping a journal of when the patient's symptoms occur, in relation to time of day, eating, and activity can be helpful. The primary care doctor should be aware of all of the patient's medications and any herbal supplements. Family history can be helpful information as well. Any new or ongoing symptoms should be discussed with the primary care physician. ...Read more

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My Friend is experiencing arm weakness, arm numbness, shaking hands or tremor, unable to bear weight, hand numbness, hand weakness, unable to grip...

My Friend is experiencing arm weakness, arm numbness, shaking hands or tremor, unable to bear weight, hand numbness, hand weakness, unable to grip...

How long? One side?: If this is on one side & started suddenly you should get it checked urgently http://www. Stroke. Org. Nz/See-a-Stroke-FAST
If the symptoms have been coming on slowly (days-weeks), this could be a nerve problem in the neck http://www. Spine-health. Com/conditions/herniated-disc/cervical-herniated-disc-symptoms-and-treatment-options. Either way an examination with a Dr is advisable. ...Read more

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What could cause episodes of tremors/shaking/weakness?

Broad differential: Your question entails a discussion of episodic neurology. In general this represents either seizures, migraine, or metabolic disturbance. Your reported symptoms are too vague to be able to give an answer on this site. I recommend you see your neurologist for further answers ...Read more

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What can cause sudden and random weakness, dizziness nausea and shaking lasting from 5mins to hours. Not blood sugar, BP or PG can get palpations also?

What can cause sudden and random weakness, dizziness nausea and shaking lasting from 5mins to hours. Not blood sugar, BP or PG can get palpations also?

IF all medical: Conditions are ruled out consider panic disorder. Please see a mental health professional. Please do not use medication only but get training in how to manage panic attacks. IF this is what you are dealing with, they are very treatable. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What neurological problems cause wrist tenderness when rubbed, but not when touched, hand shaking and weakness?

What neurological problems cause wrist tenderness when rubbed, but not when touched, hand shaking and weakness?

Nerve injury: That could represent carpal tunnel syndrome, which is injury of the median nerve at the wrist (in the carpal tunnel). A neurologist could diagnose what's causing your problem and treat it. Meanwhile, you could try wearing a cock-up wrist splint every night for up to 6 months to heal the injured nerve. Good luck! ...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 would cause pain & weakness in arm from elbow down?

What would cause pain & weakness in arm from elbow down?

Neuro/radiculopathy: Pain and weakness may be an indication that there could be compression and/or irritation of the nerves that innervate your arm. The two most likely culprits are compressive lesions in the neck (cervical radiculopathy) or in your arms (peripheral neuropathy). A thorough history, physical exam, and other diagnostic modalities such as an EMG and MRI can help pinpoint the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes weakness and pain in both arms?

What causes weakness and pain in both arms?

To general: Need more details. Any complaint of weakness needs a formal evaluation with your doc. ...Read more

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What could cause weakness in the arms and legs?

Many disorders: Neuropathy, myopathy, spinal cord disorder, multiple sclerosis, various brain diseases, myasthenia gravis, thyroid problems, diabetes, anemia, sleep disorders, medication reactions, depression. This illustrates that you need complete physical exam to start and then your doctor can decide how to proceed. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of having left arm numbing and weakness?

What is the most common cause of having left arm numbing and weakness?

R/o heart: Always rule out heart disease. Consider blood clot or pressure on nerves or spinal cord. ...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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Weakness raising the arm to the side or overhead or rotating the shoulder outward along with a knife-like pain in the shoulder. What can cause this?

Weakness raising the arm to the side or overhead or rotating the shoulder outward along with a knife-like pain in the shoulder. What can cause this?

Rotator Cuff Injury: Could be a tear in the rotator cuff muscles. Also if you have any neck pain it could also be a herniated disc. See an musculoskeletal specialist for evaluation and determine what can be done. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause weakness all threw my left arm everyday for a week?

Can anxiety cause weakness all threw my left arm everyday for a week?

I wouldn't: Anticipate constant weakness for a week due to feeling anxious alone. However, if your upper back muscles are incredibly tense - that could be a factor. ...Read more

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I have weakness in my arm, I have impingment & a partial tear in my shoulder which one would cause this? Having a shoulder op in a couple of weeks.

I have weakness in my arm, I have impingment & a partial tear in my shoulder which one would cause this? Having a shoulder op in a couple of weeks.

Both: Knowing the diagnosis of a rotator cuff tear, that is the source for your weakness. The impingement causes pain, which in itself, will manifest itself as weakness because of the pain. The good news is that your surgery should correct both problems. All the best to you in you upcoming surgery. ...Read more

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What could cause left arm and leg weakness?

What could cause left arm and leg weakness?

Multiple things: If your left arm and leg are both weak, you can be having or have had a stroke. Alternatively, brain tumors or seizures can lead to such weakness. Furthermore, high neck problems (discs, tumors, fractures) that are asymmetric to the left can cause these problems also. These are just a few causes by the way. See your md for a full workup. ...Read more

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Can cervical disk bulge cause arm weakness?

Possible: If the disc is pressing on a nerve root or part of the spinal cord, it could cause weakness and/or numbness in the arm. ...Read more

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What could worsening muscle weakness and pain in one arm be caused by?

What could worsening muscle weakness and pain in one arm be caused by?

Search for: PInched nerve in shoulder, neck, elbow, or wrist. EMG study and perhaps imaging will pin down. ...Read more

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I have chest pain on left side while exercising and lately chest pain on same side and weakness in left arm while resting what could cause this?

I have chest pain on left side while exercising and lately chest pain on same side and weakness in left arm while resting what could cause this?

Get it checked out: Intermittent chest pain while working out in a 19 yr old is unlikely to be a heart attack. However other heart issues could be of concern. Having left sided weakness raises a flag as well. You need to get this checked out asap! ...Read more

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Is it known how exactly migraines cause weakness? I usually get weakness in my left arm and leg with migraines, and wonder what exactly is causing it.

Is it known how exactly migraines cause weakness? I usually get weakness in my left arm and leg with migraines, and wonder what exactly is causing it.

Migraine: Can cause transitory focal weakness due to ischemia from posterior circulation vasodpasm. Avoid DHE, Triptans and other vasoconstricting agents with this type of migraine. ...Read more

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What could cause weakness in left arm and hand? Could this be something serious?

What could cause weakness in left arm and hand? Could this be something serious?

Cervical spine: When symptoms like your occur, it is often caused by a pinched nerve in the neck. A good exam by a shoulder or even a neck specialist can help. Xrays and even a MRI may be needed. ...Read more