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165 Possible Causes for Difficulty Raising Arms, Falling

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    ; Shoulder blades that “wing” out; Difficulty raising arm above shoulder height; Foot drop (foot dorsiflexion weakness); Weak lower abdominal muscles, “pregnant” belly; Loss[] Symptoms include frequent falling, difficulty in climbing, and a waddling gait. Get unlimited access to all of Britannica’s trusted content.[] The person has difficulty raising the arms because of shoulder and arm muscle weakness. Weakness of the lower legs is possible as the disorder gets worse.[]

  • Stroke

    Arm weakness. One arm will feel weak or numb. When asked to raise both arms, one of the person’s arms will drift downward. Speech difficulty.[] Fitness training may also have adverse effects – for example muscle injuries, falls or heart problems.[] Arm weakness Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one drift downward? Speech difficulty Is speech slurred or hard to understand?[]

  • Shoulder Fracture

    When the clavicle is fractured, patients typically have difficulty raising the arm. See Diagnosis and Causes of a Clavicle Fracture Article continues below 2.[] The mechanism of injury could be a low-energy trauma after falling on the shoulder.[] […] a fall.[]

  • Humerus Fracture

    Symptoms of an Axillary Nerve Injury Numbness over the deltoid muscle on the outer upper arm. Difficulty raising the arm out to the side.[] Falls are the most common cause of proximal and shaft fractures, and those who experience a fracture from a fall usually have an underlying risk factor for bone fracture.[] Fracture of the humeral shaft is commonly due to fall and high-energy impact injury.[]

  • Cerebellar Infarction

    Arms. If they raise their arms, does one arm drift downward, or do they have significant difficulty raising their arm? Speech.[] OT or skew deviation if the nodulus is spared and contralesional SVV tilt and falling with OT and skew deviation if nodulus is infarcted.[] The most common clinical finding was severe gait ataxia with sudden falling (n 9) or severe veering (n 2). Cerebellar dysarthria was found in 8 patients.[]

  • Rotator Cuff Tear

    After sustaining a rotator cuff tear you may have pain or difficulty raising your arm above your head, reaching out in front of your body and pain with lying on the shoulder[] The patient was a 45-year-old male who sustained a shoulder injury as the result of a fall while skiing.[] Individuals with rotator cuff tears generally experience shoulder pain, weakness, and difficulty with activities that require raising the arm overhead.[]

  • Neuropathy

    , and difficulty raising the arms above the shoulders.[] Falls. Weakness and loss of sensation may be associated with lack of balance and falling.[] […] feet or hands, which can spread upward into your legs and arms Sharp, jabbing, throbbing, freezing or burning pain Extreme sensitivity to touch Lack of coordination and falling[]

  • Joint Subluxation

    There is difficulty in raising the arm overhead. A fullness will be noted on the upper anterior arm that will be tender during palpation.[] […] overpronation, which means turning the palm in downwards direction, forces resulting from the falls on the wrist or hand.[] He reported falling onto an outstretched hand and another player falling on his right forearm.[]

  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

    Common symptoms of rotator cuff injury or strain are pain and difficulty raising the arm.[] (for example, heavy lifting or a fall on the shoulder).[] ‘too much too soon’ direct trauma e.g. fall directly onto the shoulder or onto outstretched arm a ‘loose’ shoulder i.e. a previous separation, dislocation or just born with[]

  • Myotonic Dystrophy

    Initial symptoms are slowly progressive and may include difficulty whistling, closing the eyes, and raising the arms (due to weakness of the scapular stabilizer muscles).[] […] nine hole peg test (r 0.602*) and (2) measures of disease severity/burden, such as MIRS (r 0.718*), MDHI (r 0.483*), and DM1-Activ (r -0.749*) (*p KEYWORDS: Balance; DM1; Falls[] Remove loose carpeting from the floor to reduce your risk for a fall. Use chairs with side arms and hard cushions to make it easier to get up or out of a chair.[]

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