What is the definition or description of: Upper arm weakness?

Proximal. The muscles of the upper arm include the deltoid and the rotator cuff muscles that move the proximal arm and shoulder. They are important in positioning the hand in various positions in activities of daily living and as such are extremely important for daily functioning. There are multiple potential causes of weakness in this area.

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What causes severe upper arm weakness, rolled forward shoulders, and winging of the scapula (more pronounced on the left side) in a 30 y.o. female?

There ate many poss- -ibilies. Winging of the scapula is best tested by doing a wall pushup. If severe winging could be due to nerve injury to the brachial plexus involving the long thoracic nerve of Bell. Seen after breast removal. Because of arm weakness brachial plexus higher up as in TOS can cause this. Seek out a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon 4 exam& images. Hands on exam is needed. . Read more...
Sounds like. nerve injury following mastectomy if it is one side only. If it is bilateral, more likely a neurologic problem. Get to a neurologist for specific diagnosis and treatment. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Arm weakness?

Motor function. There is a normal range of motor strength that each muscle group in the body has. Arm weakness would simply be a lesser motor strength than normal in one or muscle groups that move the arm. Read more...

What can I do to address shoulder pain / arm weakness?

Shoulder/arm. It may be helped with gentle exercises, stretch, strengthen, nsaids, omega, rest, pt, ice, heat, modalities. Consider checking the rotator cuff, the neck, and possible nerve function. Read more...

Dominant arm weakness; something wrong with my nerves in the neck and arm?

Possiby. The weakness could be coming from the disc causing an irritated cervical nerve; it could be due to thoracic outlet syndrome. The weakness could originate in the shoulder and be radiating to the neck and arm. Read more...

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...