Neurology Community
Right and Left Arm Muscle Weakness
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Right and Left Arm Muscle Weakness

Approximately six months ago I started experiencing right arm muscle weakness.  I had no strength to open jars or even lift a gallon of milk from the refrigerator.  It lasted intermitantly for about four months.  Never any tingling nor pain.  No recent accidents or any other reason for this problem.  Two days ago, I began experiencing left arm muscle weakness and found that I was unable to lift my left arm more than 45 degrees (perpendicular to my body) without some pain (4 on a scale of 1 to 10)  The muscle weakness to my right arm has also returned, however I can lift my right arm 45 degrees or higher without any pain or discomfort.  Do you have any suggestions as to a possible cause for these symptoms?  Thanks very much for your help.
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
1093617_tn?1279305602
Hi, Thank you very much for your questions; although it is quite difficult for me to give you a precise opinion here without being able to examine you, but I would try to provide you some relevant information about your shoulder pain. Your symptoms could be suggestive of either some nerve injury or a pressure on the nerve due to the muscle spasms. Another possibility in your case could be damaged the soft-tissues such as muscles and ligaments if you are over-doing any shoulder exercises or lifting heavy weights. Since you have persistent pain, I would recommend you to see a neurologist who can evaluate the details of your case and could better determine the insight of your situation.  In addition, it will be best if you would also visit a physiotherapist to let him/her assess your back and shoulders.  Hope this helps.

Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to my query.  I will follow your suggestions and see a neurologist and physiotherapist.  Your input was very much appreciated.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Neurology Answerers
338416_tn?1260996698
Blank
jensequitur
Fort Worth, TX
620923_tn?1405964489
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
10389859_tn?1409925468
Blank
Foggy2
1780921_tn?1384615710
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
352007_tn?1372861481
Blank
LisaJF
900662_tn?1380159390
Blank
johnniebear
chicago area, IL