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115 Possible Causes for Grip Strength Decreased, Unable to Make a Fist

  • Radial Nerve Palsy

    Ten adult volunteers had radial nerve blocks and their strengths were quantitatively evaluated before and after blocking for grip, key pinch, isolated thumb adduction (adduction[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Mid-arm All below Numbness, paresthesia , pain along lateral posterior arm All below Wrist drop Paralysis or weakness of the hand and finger extensors ( decreased grip strength[amboss.com] All composite motions that required stabilization of the wrist or thumb showed marked weakness after the radial nerve block (grip decreased 77%, key pinch decreased 33%, and[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome

    Some of the symptoms of Radial Tunnel Syndrome include: Pain that worsens when rotating the wrist Outer elbow tenderness Decreased ability to grip Loss of strength in the[reboundmd.com]

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    There was a significant (t10 5.45, P 0.001) 37% decrease in grip strength immediately following surgery.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] As symptoms worsen, people might feel tingling during the day, and decreased grip strength may make it difficult to form a fist, grasp small objects, or perform other manual[web.archive.org] There was a significant (t 10 5.45, P 0.001) 37 % decrease in grip strength immediately following surgery.[doi.org]

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  • De Quervain Tenosynovitis

    Impairments include pain over the first compartment of the wrist, decreased wrist and finger ROM and joint mobility, decreased grip strength, and difficulty grasping objects[thestudentphysicaltherapist.com] Patients typically report painful abduction of the thumb and decreased grip strength. [4] The most common cause is chronic overuse.[physio-pedia.com] […] in grip strength. 1 - 4 Characteristics of de Quervain tenosynovitis are shown in Figure 1.[jaoa.org]

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  • Dupuytren Contracture

    The main function of the palmar fascia is to increase grip strength; thus, over time, Dupuytren's contracture decreases a person's ability to hold objects.[en.wikipedia.org]

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  • Cervical Spondylosis

    Abstract At present, spondylosis of the cervical spine is the most common cause of loss of position and vibratory sense. The loss is asymmetric in regard to location and degree of involvement and results from intermittent contusion of the posterior columns against the lamina in persons having congenital narrow[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Background Biologics are used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and many other conditions. While the efficacy of biologics has been established, there is uncertainty regarding the adverse effects of this treatment. Since important risks such as lymphomas, serious[…][doi.org]

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  • Tennis Elbow

    RESULTS: Four weeks after the treatment, the Botox group had smaller decrease in pain (P 0.02) but greater decrease in grip strength (P 0.01).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The patient may also feel a decrease in grip strength and feel pain in when grasping or picking up objects.[firstaid4sport.co.uk] Also reports are emerging that decreasing grip strength and relaxing forearm muscles in the follow-through phase of the back- hand stroke can help prevent “Tennis Elbow” in[sportssurgeryclinic.com]

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  • Cervical Myelopathy

    Grip strength demonstrated a 465% increase on the right upper extremity and a 25% increase on the left upper extremity.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Loss of motor strength, sensory changes, wasting of the intrinsic muscles of the hand, and spasticity may dramatically decrease upper extremity function and the condition[boneandspine.com] Lose fine fingertip and grip strength. 19.[slideshare.net]

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  • Cervical Herniated Disc

    Cervical herniated disc results in posterior or posterolateral protrusion of the intervertebral disc, most commonly in the C6-C7 segments of the cervical spine. Causes include spinal degeneration and sometimes trauma. Patients may be asymptomatic, but nerve root compression can give rise to symptoms such as pain,[…][symptoma.com]

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