What could cause sudden weakness in the left arm of a 50-year-old?
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- Are you experiencing weakness or pain in the arm?
- If pain, where is the exact location?
- Do you notice more pain early in the morning?
- Is the pain worsening by activity or inactivity?
- Pain on any other joints in the body? Any joint deformity?
- Any neurological problems like lack of muscle power, loss of sensation, vision changes, dizziness, headache?
- Have you noticed any other concerning symptoms?
- Do you have diabetes, hypertension or high cholesterol?
- Are you on any medication?
Awaiting your reply,
Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal
General & Family Physician
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Possible diagnosis: Bicipital tendinitis
The pain you are experiencing is likely due to Bicipital tendinitis, which is inflamed biceps tendon.
Physical examination, Xray shoulders, and elbows (to rule out joint pathology) is needed to confirm the diagnosis.
Please be advised to follow up with your primary provider for necessary evaluation.
Meanwhile, you can take Advil 400 mg up to 4 times a day for pain.
Apply ice pack
Take adequate rest. Do not overuse your affected arm.
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