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70 Possible Causes for Arm Pain, Thenar Muscle Atrophy

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    METHOD: A total of 198 cashiers, belonging to a cohort investigated in 2011-2012 for arm pain, were screened for re-assessment in 2015 (at least 40 months from the first examination[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] At the six-month follow-up examination, the patient experienced relief from numbness and improvement in thenar muscle atrophy was noted.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain in the fingers or hand. Some people may have pain in their arm between their hand and their elbow.[northshore.org]

  • Cervical Spondylosis

    , arm pain, quality of life, surgery for adjacent level degeneration (ALD), reoperation and dysphonia/dysphagia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] groups, especially in the extremities poor or pathologic tandem gait atrophy of the hand’s thenar prominence (the fleshy fat pad just superior to the thumb on the ventral[americannursetoday.com] Most people with radiating arm pain and cervical radiculopathy will actually get better themselves eventually.[hse.ie]

  • Cervical Herniated Disc

    pain to radiate along the nerve pathway down the arm.[spine-health.com] Neck pain Arm pain, tingling or numbness that radiates down the arm and possibly into the hand Muscle weakness Diagnosis Diagnosing a herniated nucleus pulposus begins with[ansdocs.com] The arm pain is usually most severe as the nerve first becomes pinched.[spine-health.com]

  • Cervical Myelopathy

    A case of cervical myelopathy with a severe nape and upper arm pain caused by anomalous bilateral vertebral arteries is reported.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] groups, especially in the extremities poor or pathologic tandem gait atrophy of the hand’s thenar prominence (the fleshy fat pad just superior to the thumb on the ventral[americannursetoday.com] CLINICAL FEATURES: A patient with arm pain and numbness was referred by a neurosurgeon for nonsurgical consult.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cervical Spinal Cord Tumor

    This condition can cause neck pain/stiffness, arm pain, weakness in the hands, muscle spasms, loss of coordination and sometimes loss of bowel or bladder control.[centerforneuroandspine.com] Some common signs of spinal tumors may include: Pain (back and/or neck pain, arm and/or leg pain) Muscle weakness or numbness in the arms or legs Difficulty walking General[cancercenter.com] Symptoms include flaccid weakness of the hands and arms and deficits in pain and temperature sensation in a capelike distribution over the back and neck; light touch and position[merckmanuals.com]

  • Brachial Plexus Neuropathy

    Acute brachial plexus neuropathy is characterized by acute onset of shoulder girdle and arm pain, followed by weakness of the shoulder and arm muscles.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms: Severe pain in the upper arm or shoulder. Pain usually affecting just one side of the body.[medigoo.com] Common symptoms include sudden pain without any injury, piercing, radiating, sharp pain, pain starting from the shoulder or upper arm, pain lasting several days followed by[remedypainsolutions.com]

  • Median Neuropathy

    It may be a difficult diagnosis to make, as it often presents with arm pain that is diffuse and can present as radiating pain to the elbow or even pain radiating down further[drlox.com] muscle atrophy may occur.[fpnotebook.com] CTS can present with many variations, including proximal pain in the arm and shoulder, and with normal EMG.[mitchmedical.us]

  • Polyneuropathy

    Symptoms include tingling, numbness or altered feeling which often begins in the feet and hands, weakness of the arms and legs, fatigue and aching pain in the muscles.[brainfoundation.org.au] […] and weakness of the thenar muscle group.[clevelandclinicmeded.com] […] they fluctuate, and what deficits and pain are involved.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Cervical Osteoarthritis

    Phlegm damp blockage in meridians-- clear Yang fails-- dizziness and vertigo sx: neck pain, arm pain, tingling fingers, weak-fist clenching, tender spots; weak and numb limbs[quizlet.com] […] groups, especially in the extremities poor or pathologic tandem gait atrophy of the hand’s thenar prominence (the fleshy fat pad just superior to the thumb on the ventral[americannursetoday.com] Other common symptoms include shoulder and arm pain, tingling in your arms, hands or feet, poor coordination or difficulty walking, poor reflexes and decreased bladder control[health.howstuffworks.com]

  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

    Other common tennis elbow symptoms can include arm stiffness and difficulty in extending and straightening your arm(especially in the morning), arm pain performing simple[tenniselbowtips.com] Guyon's Canal Syndrome symptoms include: Muscular atrophy - Primarily the hypothenar muscles and interossei with muscle sparing of the thenar group: weakened finger abduction[physio-pedia.com] […] of muscles, mainly the hypothenar and interossei with sparing of the thenar muscles Weak finger abduction and adduction movement (interossei) Weak thumb adduction movement[symptoma.com]

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