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58 Possible Causes for Difficulty Raising Arms, Hyporeflexia

  • 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[fshsociety.org] 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.[web.archive.org] The first symptom may be difficulty in raising the arms.[britannica.com]

  • 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.[saebo.com] Arm weakness Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one drift downward? Speech difficulty Is speech slurred or hard to understand?[everydayhealth.com] Arm weakness: If the person tries to raise both their arms, does one arm drift downward?[medicalnewstoday.com]

  • Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy

    […] and pull-ups; Shoulder blades that “wing” out; Difficulty raising arm above shoulder height; Foot drop (foot dorsiflexion weakness); Weak lower abdominal muscles, protuberant[fshsociety.org] […] and pull-ups Shoulder blades that “wing” out Difficulty raising arm above shoulder height Foot drop (foot dorsiflexion weakness) Weak lower abdominal muscles, protuberant[genpharmservices.com] 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.[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy Type 2

    Later, there is difficulty raising the arms or flexing the wrists and/or ankles.[brainfoundation.org.au] Assessment of the patient's brother, aged 21, revealed an irregular heart beat on cardiac auscultation, and neurological study identified myotatic hyporeflexia, mild atrophy[revportcardiol.org] Muscle weakness was progressive, and he had difficulty raising his arms by age 40 years.[mafiadoc.com]

  • Polymyositis

    SYMPTOMS Proximal muscle weakness of both upper and lower limbs causes Difficulty in raising arms,lifting objects and combing hairs Difficulty in climbing and descending[de.slideshare.net] The disease develops gradually over a period of 3 to 6 months with a variable impact on physical capacities: difficulty lifting objects, raising arms, kneeling, and climbing[orpha.net] […] stairs,sitting on curb and raising from sitting posture 8.[de.slideshare.net]

  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy

    Muscle weakness in the shoulders, upper arms, upper back, and lower legs Difficulty raising the arms or lifting objects because of muscle weakness in the shoulders and back[webmd.com]

  • Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

    Signs and symptoms often include: Babies that appear to be floppy when held Low level of spontaneous movements like kicking the legs or waving the arms Difficulty meeting[stanfordhealthcare.org] Examination revealed generalised hypotonia and hyporeflexia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] developmental milestones like raising the head or rolling over Learning disabilities as your child ages Read more about congenital muscular dystrophy diagnosis at Stanford[stanfordhealthcare.org]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 1H

    In three of them it started with proximal weakness in the upper limbs (difficulty to raise the arms). The age of onset varied from 15 to 53 years old (36.6 13.7).[academic.oup.com] […] weakness Trophic changes related to pain Autophagic vacuoles Centrally nucleated skeletal muscle fibers Pica Peripheral neuropathy Distal muscle weakness Flexion contracture Hyporeflexia[mendelian.co]

  • Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

    Signs Reduced strength in the proximal muscles of the arms and legs, producing a waddling gait and difficulty with raising the arms.[patient.info] Neurological examination revealed ptosis, dysarthria, neck weakness, hyporeflexia of all limbs, and autonomic failure.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] It is characterized by muscle weakness, hyporeflexia, and autonomic dysfunction. It is most often associated with small cell carcinomas of the lung.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Dermatomyositis

    Symptoms The muscle weakness may appear suddenly or develop slowly over weeks or months. may have difficulty raising arms over head, rising from a sitting position, and climbing[slideshare.net] The condition usually affects muscles in the thighs, upper arms, neck, and shoulders. A common sign is difficulty raising the arms.[nyulangone.org] Muscle weakness may lead to difficulty climbing stairs, getting up from a sitting position or even raising the arms.[news-medical.net]

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