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Glossary for Arm spasm

Medical terms related to Arm spasm or mentioned in this section include:

  • Arm conditions: Conditions that affect the arm
  • Arm injury: An injury to the arm
  • Arm numbness: Loss of feeling or sensation
  • Arm pain: Pain or discomfort of one or both arms
  • Arm symptoms: Symptoms affecting the arm
  • Arm tingling: Abnormal tingling sensation in the arm.
  • Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
  • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: Cold autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a condition where the body's immune system triggers the production of antibodies against the body's own red blood cells. The red cells are destroyed at an abnormally rapid rate which leads to anemia. Cold haemolytic anemia is characterized by the fact that the abnormal destruction of red blood cells is more active when the patient is exposed to cold temperatures. The severity of the condition varies depending on the underlying cause. The condition may develop gradually or occur suddenly and cause serious symptoms.
  • Compartment Syndrome: compartment syndrome involves the compression of nerves and blood vessels within an enclosed space. This leads to impaired blood flow and muscle and nerve damage
  • Compartment syndrome: compartment syndrome involves the compression of nerves and blood vessels within an enclosed space. This leads to impaired blood flow and muscle and nerve damage
  • Dermatomyositis: A muscle disease characterized by chronic muscle inflammation resulting in progressive muscle weakness and a characteristic rash.
  • Discoid eczema: Discoid eczema is a common form of skin inflammation and irritation characterized by its round or oval shape. The size of the lesions may vary from a few millimetres to centimetres across. The cause is unknown but minor injuries such as insect bites may be triggers. The lesions tend to occur most often on the limbs.
  • Eczema: Skin rash usually from allergic causes.
  • Elbow symptoms: Symptoms affecting the elbow
  • Finger symptoms: Symptoms affecting any fingers
  • Hand symptoms: Symptoms affecting the hand
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Hypocalcaemia: Decreased concentration of calcium in the blood.
  • Hypocalcemia: Low blood calcium levels
  • Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
  • Leg symptoms: Symptoms affecting the leg
  • Limb symptoms: Symptoms affecting the limbs
  • Lupus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
  • Mixed connective tissue disease: A rare disorder of the connective tissue which affects a range of body tissues and organs.
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Muscle spasms: Involuntary movement or contraction of muscles without full control
  • Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
  • Nerve compression: Compression of a nerve that becomes trapped in a confined space due to any cause e.g. trauma, inflammation or a disease process. This usually occurs near joints. The resulting pressure on the nerve can be very painful and if left untreated can result in damage to the nerve and eventually muscle weakness and wasting. Conditions such as bone spurs, joint swelling due to injury, cysts and trauma can result in nerve entrapment. The exact symptoms will depend on which nerve is trapped and the duration and severity of the entrapment.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: An autoimmune inflammatory condition which primarily affects the joints
  • Scleroderma: A rare, progressive connective tissue disorder involving thickening and hardening of the skin and connective tissue. There are a number of forms of scleroderma with some forms being systemic (involving internal organs).
  • Seizures: Uncontrolled physical movements
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Smoking: The smoking of cigarettes
  • Spasms: Involuntary muscle movements without full control.
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
  • Tetanus: A disease caused by chemicals which are produced by a bacterium (clostridium tetani) and are toxic to the nerves. The infection usually occurs when the bacteria enter the body through a deep wound - these bacteria are anaerobic and hence don't need oxygen to survive.
  • Tourette Syndrome: A neurological disorder involving vocal and movement tics where where uncontrollable movements or verbal utterances are made.
  • Upper arm spasm: A sudden involuntary contraction of a muscle or of muscles of the upper arm
  • Wrist spasm: Sudden involuntary contraction of the wrist.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Arm spasm:

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