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Conditions of the Arms

Below are descriptions of neuromuscular conditions of the arm:

  • Brachial plexopathy is decreased movement or sensation in the arm and shoulder due to a nerve problem.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome is compression of the median nerve at the wrist, which may result in numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in the hand and fingers.
  • Cervical radiculopathy, or acute gouty arthritis, is a sudden attack of pain in the joints that occurs when uric acid builds up.
  • Radial neuropathy, or radial nerve dysfunction, is a problem with the movement or sensation of the back of the arm (triceps), the forearm, or the hand.
  • Ulnar neuropathy, or ulnar nerve dysfunction, is a problem with the nerve that travels from the wrist to the shoulder. The condition causes movement or sensation problems in the wrist and hand.
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