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What Causes Forearm Atrophy
Atrophy of bicep. Pain along side of forearm. Fasciculation of ring finger. Mri reveals only reverse lordosis. I assume cause is trapped nerve? Where?
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
Rt side of body from head to toe is slightly skinnier but emg rules out muscle atrophy. I feel slight diff in walk and use of arm. What can cause this?
Hemibody difference: It depends if you have any sensory symptoms. If there are no sensory symptoms and EMG is normal, then this might not be a problem. Muscle atrophy usually is determined by measurements like circumferential measurements of limbs or measurements from MRI images. Emg determines peripheral nerve or muscle issues. Muscles can hypertrophy with use. Muscle atrophy can occur with lack of use like bed rest. ...Read more
Would ALS cause increased muscle tone in the affected limb before atrophy begins?One arm is sore and that arm looks slightly bigger.Could this be ALS?
ALS: ALS also known as Lou Gehrig disease is a serious neurological problem. I suggest you read up on it as there are multipe sites on the Internet for lay people and see if you exhibit any if the symptoms. Good luck ...Read more
Left forearm twitch last 3 weeks. No pain, no weakness, no atrophy. Some days worse than others. Nerves?
Server pain in rght armpit and elbow w/tingling down to distal forearm;atrophy in armpit, elbow, and thenar mscle of hand.
No.: No, the muscles will return to normal size as you begin to use your arm and hand again. ...Read more
Can a pinched spinal cord in the neck cause muscle weakness and astrophy on your whole arm and leg muscle. Can a pinch back spinal cause same.
To involve the leg: there would have to be spinal cord involvement or a second lesion below the cervical level. If you develop increased tone and reflexes to go along with weakness and atrophy the problem may be further upstream (eg stroke). If the issue is "where is the lesion ?" the answer may need to come from a neurologist. That's a big part of what we do. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Double the time: I agree with the original answer. The concern is not true atrophy but the loss of power and performance. The typical rule is it takes twice as long to get back to where you were as the duration of the absence. So if you missed 2 weeks, expect a 4 week interval of hard work to get back to where you were. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stroke rehab: You have right body weakness and muscle atrophy from lack of usage resulting from a stroke on left side of your brain. Depending of the nature and size of stroke lesion, you may recover some or all of your motor function with time. It is important to receive physical therapy and post-stroke rehab to keep your muscle tone and prevent permanent atrophy and chronic contraction of your tendons. ...Read more
I am having some arm and wrist pain and i believe my hand is showing signs of atrophy. I have a lot going on, should I not wait to see about it?
They won't: Even at bedrest, you can perform arm and leg exercises to keep the muscle tone intact. ...Read more
Could gabapentin, lidocaisne 5% patchs, or prednisone be causn my face and rght arm to swel? I hav atrophy n ntir rght arm & hav severe pain n it.
Unilateral doubtful: While gabapentin, prednisone, and Lidocaine may all cause facial and/or peripheral edema , it is doubtful that medications alone would cause unilateral swelling in r arm unless Lidocaine patch is on r arm or wt gain from meds is causing venous thoracic outlet syndrome (tos) that now coexists with neurogenic tos. Reference: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/thoracic-outlet-syndrome/ds00800. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Triceps, bicep, brachioradialis reflex test showed no response. What implications will that have? Muscle atrophy, loss of arm use, etc?
Get consultation: See a neurologist, get this diagnosed.Get a more detailed answer ›
1yr ago removed implant for distal humerus elbow fracture. Arm partial stiff & triceps atrophy, no progress. Continue physio, try surgery, or no hope?
Get 2nd opinion: Elbow fractures that require orif( open reduction and internal fixation) are prone to elbow stiffness. If p.T./ bracing( dyna splint to improve extension) is not improving your motion consider seeing an ors who is proficient @ elbow arthroscopy. Arthroscopic release can improve elbow motion dramatically in some pts. It can be technically demanding so speak w/ your ors and see if this is an option. ...Read more
Will doctor operate if both arm and legs are weak astrophy and wasting away even stomach muscle is weak do to a compressed spinal cord or pinch nerve?
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