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Elbow, forearm, wrist & hand pain/weakness
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Elbow, forearm, wrist & hand pain/weakness

I have been having pain and weakness in my right arm originating at the elbow area and radiating down my forearm to my hand.  I also occasionally can see and feel twitching on my elbow area.  It is really interfering with everyday activities and I'm hoping someone can offer some suggestions.  I did have an EMG done recently which only showed early carpal tunnel.  The neurologist said that the symptoms I'm experiencing are not carpal tunnel.  With a normal EMG result, what could be causing this pain, discomfort, and weakness?  A cervical MRI I had done a couple months ago showed two protruding disks, but if they were the cause of my symptoms wouldn't the EMG have picked up on that?
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Hi there!

Well, without a clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms. Possibilities that may need to be considered include infections, inflammations, fractures, dislocations, degeneration, injuries to ligaments/ tendons, neuro-muscular causes such as nerve impingement, muscle spasm, micronutrient deficiencies, referred pain from other regions etc. I would suggest getting this evaluated by a primary care physician initially and depending on the cause diagnosed/ suspected, it can be managed accordingly or specialist care may be sought.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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Thank you for your reply!  Right now, due to many other  symptoms throughout my body that I have been experiencing, we are looking into Lyme Disease as well.
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