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15 Arm Conditions

Acanthosis nigricans

Symptoms Include:
Rash |  Darkened skin  |  Thickened skin |  Dry Skin

 

Acanthosis nigricans is a condition that causes dry, black patches of skin to form in the armpits, neck, and groyne. It should be checked by a doctor because it could be a sign of an underlying condition.

Broken bones (fractures)

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Swelling | Malformation

 

Broken bones can occur as a result of an accident, such as a fall or being struck by an object. A bone can be broken by anyone. Bone fractures are more common in the elderly and individuals with osteoporosis. If you have a broken bone, seek medical attention right away. If the injury is serious, dial 999 for an ambulance.

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)

Symptoms Include:
Lumps | Redness | Pus | Pain

 

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic skin disorder that causes pain. It leads to skin abscesses and scars. It’s unclear what causes hidradenitis Suppurativa. It commonly develops around sweat glands near hair follicles, such as in the groyne, buttocks, breasts, and armpits.

Joint pain

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Joint pain

 

Joint pain is a frequent condition that can have a variety of causes. However, it’s frequently due to an injury or arthritis. Joint discomfort that worsens over time is frequently a marker of osteoarthritis in elderly adults. If you have persistent osteoarthritis symptoms, see a doctor.

 

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Osteoarthritis

Lipoedema

Symptoms Include:
Lipoedema

 

Lipoedema is a long-term disorder in which fat cells accumulate abnormally in the legs, thighs, and buttocks, as well as the arms. Lipoedema mostly affects women, however, it can also affect men in rare situations. If you’re experiencing lipoedema symptoms, visit a doctor.

Lymphoedema

Symptoms Include:
Swelling

 

Lymphoedema is a long-term (chronic) disorder in which the body’s tissues swell. It can affect any area of the body, although it most commonly affects the arms and legs. If you have signs of lymphoedema, such as swelling in your arms and legs, consult your doctor (see symptoms section below).

 

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Oedema

Lumps and swellings

Symptoms Include:
Lumps | Swelling

 

The majority of lumps and swellings beneath the skin are innocuous and can be ignored. However, if you acquire a new lump or swelling, consult your doctor to determine the cause.

Multiple sclerosis (MS)

Symptoms Include:
Tiredness | Fatigue | Reduced eyesight | Numbness | Muscle weakness

 

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. It can produce a variety of symptoms, including eyesight, arm or leg mobility, feeling, and balance issues, as seen below. If you’re concerned that you may be showing early indications of MS, see your doctor.

 

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Paralysis

Paralysis

Symptoms Include:
Unable to move

 

Paralysis is the loss of the ability to move some or all of the body. Depending on the cause, it may be temporary or permanent. Call 999 if you or someone else has paralysis that begins suddenly, begins after a serious injury, or causes problems with speech, breathing or swallowing.

Peripheral neuropathy

Symptoms Include:
Numbness | Pain | Muscle weakness | Walking problems

 

When nerves in the body’s extremities such as the hands, feet, and arms are injured, peripheral neuropathy develops. The symptoms vary depending on which nerves are impacted. If you have early symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, you should see a doctor.

 

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Pins and needles

Symptoms Include:
Tingling | Numbness

 

A prickling, burning, tingling, or numbing feeling is known as pins and needles. It commonly manifests as in the arms, legs, hands, and feet. It normally does not cause any discomfort. It can make you feel numb or itchy. Pins and needles are normally just transient, although they can endure a long period (chronic).

 

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Raynaud’s

Ringworm

Symptoms Include:
Rash

 

Ringworm is a common fungal illness that causes a ring-like rash on the skin that can be either red or silvery. Ringworm is most usually found on the arms and legs, but it can arise on any part of the body. Ringworm, despite its name, has nothing to do with worms.

Sports injuries

 

Although the advantages of sports and exercise much exceed the hazards, accidents can occur from time to time.

 

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Sprains and strains

Sprains and strains

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Swelling | Bruising | Reduced movement

 

Sprains and strains of the muscles and ligaments are common injuries. They can affect anyone, but they are more common in athletes. The majority of illnesses can be treated at home without the need to see a doctor.

Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

Symptoms Include:
Dropped face | Unable to move | Difficulty speaking | Reduced eyesight

 

When the blood supply to a portion of the brain is temporarily cut off, a transient ischemic attack (TIA) occurs. Speech difficulty and numbness in the face, arms, and legs are symptoms that are similar to those of a stroke. If you think you’re having a TIA, dial 999 right away.

 

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Paralysis
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