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127 Possible Causes for Difficulty Raising Arms, Limb Weakness

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    raising arms above one's head (0.19 (0.10-0.28)) were all associated with increased functional impairment.[] Weak or absent pulses may be noticed by the doctor. These symptoms occur in 15 to 20% of patients.[] Weak or absent pulses may be noticed by the doctor. These symptoms occur in 15% to 20% of patients. What are the symptoms of PMR?[]

  • 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[] The symptoms of FSH dystrophy may appear during childhood with severe facial and limb weakness or develop slowly and gradually in adulthood with progressive difficulty closing[] 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.[]

  • 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[] FSHD presentation with foot drop or lower limb proximal weakness appeared to be more frequent than expected.[] […] and pull-ups Shoulder blades that “wing” out Difficulty raising arm above shoulder height Foot drop (foot dorsiflexion weakness) Weak lower abdominal muscles, protuberant[]

  • 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[] In her history, she had upper and lower limbs weakness accompanied by dysphagia which was further complicated by right bronchial aspiration 9 months ago.[] 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[]

  • Erb Muscular Dystrophy

    Facioscapulohumeral (face, shoulder-blade, and upper-arm) dystrophy starts in childhood or adolescence and affects both sexes; after initial symptoms of difficulty raising[] Symptoms - Muscular dystrophy limb girdle type 2A- Erb type Muscle weakness is first evident in the shoulder girdle and later in the pelvic girdle.[] In 1954, when Walton and Nattrass reported 105 cases of limb-girdle weakness associated with many other disorders, the nosologic entity of limb-girdle dystrophy was formally[]

  • Myopathy

    […] walking upstairs, getting up and down from a chair, getting in and out of a car, falling, and difficulty raising their arms over their heads to dress, shower, or comb their[] A 47-year-old man with liver cirrhosis developed limb weakness after liver transplantation.[] […] stairs, getting into a car and rising from a seated position Difficulty washing, combing or brushing one’s hair, or raising arms to lift an item such as putting a plate in[]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

    The person may experience muscle weakness in their shoulders that makes it difficult to raise their arms above their head, hold their arms outstretched, or carry objects which[] Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMD) are a group of clinically and genetically heterogeneous diseases characterized by weakness and wasting of the pelvic and shoulder girdle[] PATIENT CONCERNS: A 25-year-old woman was admitted to our department as the limb weakness progressively worsened.[]

  • 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.[] Here, we describe a patient with a 5-year history of cervical myelopathy who presented with recurrent limb weakness of her limbs and complained of recent progressive weakness[] Neurological examination revealed muscle weakness, predominantly in the proximal parts of the limbs.[]

  • 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).[] Patient-reported perceived changes (worse/stable) in balance, walking, lower-limb weakness, stair-climbing and hand weakness were used as criteria.[] In the clinical neurological examination, there was a facial but no limb muscle weakness or atrophy. Ankle jerks were weak.[]

  • Diabetic Amyotrophy

    Proximal weakness in upper limbs may manifest with difficulty in raising the arms or reaching for high objects.[] BACKGROUND: People with diabetes mellitus (DM) sometimes present with acute or subacute, progressive, asymmetrical pain and weakness of the proximal lower limb muscles.[] […] involving predominantly the proximal muscles of the lower limbs; weakness that is not confined to one nerve or nerve root distribution; and exclusion of other causes of lumbosacral[]

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