Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Causes Forearm Atrophy

Share

Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


3

3
Server pain in rght armpit and elbow w/tingling down to distal forearm;atrophy in armpit, elbow, and thenar mscle of hand.

Server pain in rght armpit and elbow w/tingling down to distal forearm;atrophy in armpit, elbow, and thenar mscle of hand.

Pinched Nerve: Your description sounds like you have a pinched nerve until proven otherwise! with muscle atrophy compared to the opposite side i would get this checked by a spine or orthopedic doctors. You should expect to get imaging tests of your neck and possibly a nerve test. ...Read more

4

4
Is muscle atrophy in the hand and forearm after a cast permanent?

Is muscle atrophy in the hand and forearm after a cast permanent?

No.: No, the muscles will return to normal size as you begin to use your arm and hand again. ...Read more

5

5
What causes pronation of the forearm?

What causes pronation of the forearm?

Muscles: The forearm has muscles that cause it to pronate; one of them is pronator quadratus. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
What causes atrophy of the pancreas?

What causes atrophy of the pancreas?

Pancreas: Atrophy in this sense suggests previous injury and scarring. Previous pancreatitis? ...Read more

8

8
What could cause pain in elbow and forearm area?

What could cause pain in elbow and forearm area?

Tennis elbow.: At your age, it could be tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), an irritation of the tendon on the outside of your elbow. See a non-surgical sports medicine doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What could cause an atrophic spleen and enlarged thymus?

What could cause an atrophic spleen and enlarged thymus?

Many, maybe related: Spleen can be small either because it never grew (as baby/child) or because it was injured and became scarred. If problem started young enough, thymus can take over some of the spleen's work to compensate (so becomes bigger). Spleen filters old/damaged blood cells and helps produce new ones, filters out certain infections and has other immune functions; thymus is an important part of immune system. ...Read more

10

10
Does atrophy of the pancreas necessarily cause loss of function?

Does atrophy of the pancreas necessarily cause loss  of  function?

Yes: Atrophy of Pancreas will cause loss of exocrine and endocrine loss of function from fibrotic and parenchymal damage ...Read more