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.