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Why do I feel weakness on my forearms & hands?

Why do I feel weakness on my forearms & hands?

Weakness: Is always a sign of neurological damage. You need to f/u with your primary doctor for further testing, like MRI and may need a neurologist consult. ...Read more

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20 yrs female. Had several blood tests over the last few weeks. Today 3 hrs after blood test I'm having weakness and pain in forearm. Is this normal?

20 yrs female. Had several blood tests over the last few weeks. Today 3 hrs after blood test I'm having weakness and pain in forearm. Is this normal?

No: It would be prudent to call the place that drew your blood and ask to be seen by a doctor. Weakness and pain in the arm are not normal after a blood draw. ...Read more

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Having burning/weakness/pain in right forearm and slightly in left. Started on 2/5 and has gotten worse. Quite painful. Took 500mg of cipro for 3 days, starting 2/3. Could this be a side effect or allergic reaction? Will it get better, or is this somethi

Having burning/weakness/pain in right forearm and slightly in left. Started on 2/5 and has gotten worse. Quite painful. Took 500mg of cipro for 3 days, starting 2/3. Could this be a side effect or allergic reaction?  Will it get better, or is this somethi

Are : Are you having any numbness or tingling? Do you mean weakness in elbow flexion? Did you feel a pop in your elbow or forearm? Where is the pain? One potential cause of these symptoms that could be related to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is distal biceps tendon rupture. While it is a rare side effect, tendon ruptures can happen. The other potential cause is a nerve problem which is less likely to be related to the cipro either way, an evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon is recommended. ...Read more

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What could cause a sudden onset of pain / weakness in my neck, shoulders, forearms, hands & hips? 

Variable: Could be an autoimmune sydrome, neurologic problem or problem related to your glandular system. I would advise seeing an internist or neurologist. Drdavidsherer.Com. ...Read more

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On and off pain mainly on top left forearm getting more frequent even when resting but able to use it no weakness?

Nerve/muscle : irrritation. Additionally, use a forearm pull-on Neoprene support,like those used by football and basketball players, ...Read more

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45M Guitar player. Tingly lower left forearm , from elbow down , for 2 weeks. Also in left fingers. Ice helps a bit. No weakness or pain . Cause?

45M Guitar player. Tingly lower left forearm , from elbow down , for 2 weeks.  Also in left fingers. Ice helps a bit.  No weakness or pain . Cause?

Nerve pinch: Repetitive use of wrist and fingers can result in entrapment of either the ulnar nerve at the elbow, cubical tunnel, causing tingling or numbness in the 4th and 5th digits and weak grasp; or, dropping things and numbness in the thumb me first 2 fingers, carpal tunnel, or median here pinch at the wrist. See a PMR doc or ortho to have this evaluated. Non surgical and surgical options exist,. ...Read more

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I've had pain in my forearm and weakness in my left hand. Ex: I can barely button my pants and my grip has been affected. On Tuesday morning while at ?

I've had pain in my forearm and weakness in my left hand. Ex: I can barely button my pants and my grip has been affected. On Tuesday morning while at ?

Wrist pain: Weakness or pain in the left arm has many causes such as heart condition, circulation problem in the arm, arthritis in the spine in the neck area. Other causes are strain, Muscle strain or trauma. If there is tingling in grip is affected than carpal tunnel syndrome test will be advised ...Read more

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Pain and some weakness in outer side of upper left forearm after striking golf or tennis ball (forehand stroke only--I am left-handed). Cause?

Pain and some weakness in outer side of upper left forearm after striking golf or tennis ball (forehand stroke only--I am left-handed).  Cause?

Tendinitis likely.: From your short description, it sounds like tendinitis in the L shoulder, either from overuse / over-training or from some other injury. Playing sports just aggravates it. This is by far the most common cause of shoulder pain in athletes. For now, rest the shoulder, ice it as often as you can, & sleep in a comfortable position (on right). See a doctor or use HealthTap Prime if you're not better in ...Read more

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Woke up to forearm and hand numbness and weakness. Still there. Go to er?

Woke up to forearm and hand numbness and weakness. Still there. Go to er?

Yes if persistent: Transient hand numbness in the morning is very common in conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome. This usually resolves quickly and is not an emergency. However inability to move the hand and persistent weakness can be the sign of something more serious like a stroke. ...Read more

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I have a lump on back of my wrist that changes in size daily. Also weakness in that hand, occasional shooting pain in forearm. What could this be?

I have a lump on back of my wrist that changes in size daily. Also weakness in that hand, occasional shooting pain in forearm. What could this be?

Ganglion Cyst: This lump could be a cyst. These can be surgical removed. Draining is difficult and will only provide temporary relief. Discuss with you doc or see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I have arm/wrist/hand weakness on my right arm and my forearm cramps up a lot, plus i get spasms in my upper arm. What could cause this?

I have arm/wrist/hand weakness on my right arm and my forearm cramps up a lot, plus i get spasms in my upper arm. What could cause this?

Spasms and weakness: This could be related to thyroid and/or electrolyte levels (sodium, magnesium, potassium, etc.) but usually this is global not specifically in one arm or leg. You should first be evaluated by a medical professional as this could be a symptom of a nerve root being compressed from a disc, seizure or stroke which could be very serious. Make sure you warm up and stretch to decrease spasms. ...Read more

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Sharp posterior and medial forearm muscle pains, worse when eg. in the gym. Hand weakness follows. Pain when press ulna and radial bones together ?

Sharp posterior and medial forearm muscle pains, worse when eg. in the gym. Hand weakness follows. Pain when press ulna and radial bones together ?

Varies : There are several potential causes. Medial epicondylitis is an inflammation of the flexors of the wrist and hand. Cubital tunnel syndrome is an entrapment of the ulnar nerve on the medial aspect of the elbow that can cause weakness in the hand. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Body aches off and on. Pain fel in fingers, hands, thigh, calf, forearms, knees. No muscle weakness. 2 weeks now. 25 yo/F . what tests shld I ask for?

Multiple Pains: It is difficult to determine any single test, or series of tests based upon a short description. General pains require separation and an inciting event. 1) Type of pain; Sharp, stabbing or dull, deep toothache 2) What makes it better, 3) What makes it worse 4) Is it constant or intermittent? and 5) Severity based on a scale which is subjective. No test is definitive; the history is everything. ...Read more

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2 X's TFCC tear. Last 8 mon(s) ago. Ulna freely moving no pain. Can not flex hand and pick anything up. Gives way and that causes some pain. Aches and swells sometimes. Intermittent lateral forearm muscle tremor and hand weakness just started. Is this

2 X's TFCC tear. Last 8 mon(s) ago.  Ulna freely moving no pain. Can not flex hand and pick anything up.  Gives way and that causes some pain.  Aches and swells sometimes. Intermittent lateral forearm muscle tremor and hand weakness just started. Is this

TFCC tears are...: not easily diagnosed, or, unfortunately, treated. Since you have this diagnosis, I assume you've already seen an orthopedist and/or a physical therapist. It sounds like you're experiencing a significant amount of discomfort and disability. You would be wise to direct your concerns to them. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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I've been having weakness in lower legs to ankles & forearm to wrist for a week. Any idea what this could be? Heart murmur, split s2, taking toprol (metoprolol).

I've been having weakness in lower legs to ankles & forearm to wrist for a week. Any idea what this could be? Heart murmur,  split s2, taking toprol (metoprolol).

Atrial septal defect: ASD is frequently associated with a fixed split S2 (racepinephrine). This would explain the heart murmur which may present as an increased flow murmur across the pulmonic valve and the split S2 (racepinephrine) ...Read more

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Can taking phentermine 37.5 and metformin 500mg for PCOS cause pain in left.forearm by elbow and left hand weakness. Unable to stretch my arm?

Phentermine: Metformin 500 mg should cause no pain in your forearm. Phentermine can cause weight loss and/or limited food intake. To my knowledge phentermine should not affect your left elbow and hand. Please contact your doctor and set up an appointment. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more