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89 Possible Causes for Difficulty Raising Arms, Muscle Tenderness

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    raising arms above one's head (0.19 (0.10-0.28)) were all associated with increased functional impairment.[] Patients describe difficulty rising from seated or prone positions, varying degrees of muscle tenderness, shoulder/hip bursitis, and/or oligoarthritis.[] Muscle tenderness, peripheral synovitis, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or distal tenosynovitis, as well as non-specific symptoms, such as fatigue, asthenia, malaise, low-grade[]

  • Muscle Strain

    Symptoms Symptoms of muscle strain include: Muscle pain and tenderness, especially after an activity that stretches or violently contracts the muscle -- Pain usually increases[] For example, in a full rotator cuff tear, it is often impossible to raise the arm over the head.[] Symptoms include: pain over the front hip or groin area (over the injured muscle), swelling, tenderness on site of the injury, bruising, hip flexor weakness, difficulty, and[]

  • 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[] The result of this attack on the muscles is inflammation, with muscle tenderness as an occasional complaint.[] 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[]

  • 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[] Myalgias are also often present with involved muscles tender to palpation. The striated muscles of the oropharyx and esophagus can also be affected, causing dysphagia.[] The condition usually affects muscles in the thighs, upper arms, neck, and shoulders. A common sign is difficulty raising the arms.[]

  • Childhood Dermatomyositis

    Patients may have difficulty raising their arms above their shoulders, climbing steps, or rising from a sitting position.[] Neck weakness may cause difficulty raising the head while recumbent.[] […] weakness fatigue malaise muscle pain and tenderness irritability weight loss joint pain and inflammation calcium deposits under the skin (called calcinosis ) mouth ulcers[]

  • Myositis

    Most often, myositis involves the muscles in the upper arms and thighs, which can cause difficulty raising arms above the head and rising from a chair.[] […] pain syndrome, cervical (neck) Myofascial pain syndrome, lumbar Myofascial pain syndrome, thoracic Myofascial tender points Myositis Myositis (muscle inflammation) Myositis[] Difficulty performing actions like climbing stairs, raising arms, and drenched out after standing or walking for a longer period. Trouble swallowing or heavy breathing.[]

  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis

    Difficulty raising the affected arm Difficulty with overhead activities Shoulder weakness or stiffness Pain at rest and difficulty sleeping To determine if you have osteoarthritis[] During the physical examination, the specialist will look for: Weakness (atrophy) in the muscles Tenderness to touch Extent of passive (assisted) and active (self-directed[] If you’ve torn your rotator cuff you may find it painful and difficult to raise your arm properly, especially above shoulder height.[]

  • Alcoholic Myopathy

    Acute alcoholic myopathy is not a well recognized condition and should be considered in any intoxicated patient who presents with muscle tenderness and weakness.[] […] 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[] Significant muscle tenderness, muscle deterioration around the pelvic area, general weakness, thin skin.[]

  • Neuropathy

    , and difficulty raising the arms above the shoulders.[] Perform strength testing and examine for distal intrinsic extremity muscle atrophy, since weakness of small foot muscles may develop.[] Symptoms of proximal limb weakness include difficulty climbing up and down stairs, difficulty getting up from a seated or supine position, falls due to the knees giving way[]

  • Humerus Fracture

    Ultimately, muscle tenderness and compartment pressure measurement were most helpful in making this diagnosis.[] Symptoms of an Axillary Nerve Injury Numbness over the deltoid muscle on the outer upper arm. Difficulty raising the arm out to the side.[] These are caused in large degree by the injury to the muscles around the broken bone and by the bleeding into the tissues caused by the break.[]

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