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Pain/Weakness in Elbow, Forearm, Wrist, and Hand

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.  The forearm pain gets worse when I lift my fingers/hands as if playing piano or typing.  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?
1711789 tn?1361311607
Hi there!

Well, without a clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your discomfort. Possible causes of shoulder pain include capsulitis, bursitis, tendonitis, injuries/ tears, joint subluxation/ dislocation, arthritis, periostitis, muscle/ ligament/ tendon tears/ injuries, fractures, growths/ masses, ischemia etc. I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management.
Hope this helps.

Take care!
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