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Old 04-16-2016, 11:35 AM
 
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Ever since 5 years ago, the physical therapist determined that my right arm is weaker than my left arm but there wasn't a need for concern. Lately, I've noticed it became worse. When I try to clench my fist, it feels kinda numb and weak. Last night I was on the couch and out of no where my entire arm started to feel numb and weak, the way I would feel right after carrying 10 lbs of grocery or carrying a toddler. It's the tired, weak, numb feeling. I tried rubbing it off by doing tricep curls that didn't work. Went to bed hoping it would go away overnight but it's still lingering this morning. Now I can't keep my arm up without it feeling tired almost immediately. I might have to go to the doctor if this continues but just wondering if anyone has experienced this. Thanks
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Old 04-16-2016, 11:52 AM
 
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Yes, but probably not the same cause. About 15 years ago I fell on the ice and broke my shoulder. The break was bad, but only much later did we realize that I had developed avascular necrosis -- where part of the bone around the break actually died. Fortunately in my case, it appears that the bone dying did stop and stabilize. But, I have daily pain (although not continuous pain) which can occur at almost any point in my arm from the shoulder down to the pinky finger, along with occasional weakness. The exact problem that makes it worse is when the tendon in the upper arm slips out of a small groove in the bone which usually holds the tendon in place. Eventually it slips back into position.

Probably not your case at all, but it did seem similar.
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Old 04-16-2016, 01:47 PM
 
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Both my arms are weaker as I injured both shoulders with gym equipment. I've had work (PT and Prolo) on both shoulders, right is worst, but in spite of pain and stress my right arm is stronger as I'm right handed. My excuse and aging.
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Old 04-16-2016, 04:48 PM
 
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Thanks everyone,

It appears to be better. I think I was leaning on it too much last night. Its funny because if I forget about it, it doesnt seem to bother me, I only feel it when I really tune in.
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