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    Hand and arm weakness, weak grip, muscle atrophy in legs

    Hi everyone, I know photos are a big no-no, but I do have a new line in my thenar muscle in my left hand. I will post the hand relaxed and flexed. Has anyone else seen this? It is definitely new (one of the perks of body obsession). I am not noticing any weakness in the muscle. Does this look...
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    Hand and arm weakness, weak grip, muscle atrophy in legs

    Hi there, in my original post I mentioned the atrophy in my leg as one of the main symptoms. I now have another, forming in the same leg, in a different place, but no noticeable weakness. I will check with a doctor. Thank you for responding.
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    Hand and arm weakness, weak grip, muscle atrophy in legs

    Thanks again - on my left calf, I have a new indent, just started in the back of my leg. If there is no weakness, should I be concerned?
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    Hand and arm weakness, weak grip, muscle atrophy in legs

    Is it possible for someone with ALS to be able to do movements like push ups/weight lifting, but tasks like holding my arm up to brush my teeth and holding my phone becomes difficult? I guess I am just not sure if when the neurons are destroyed, is it a full muscle, like the entire bicep or...
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    Hand and arm weakness, weak grip, muscle atrophy in legs

    Hi Laurie, thanks for your response. An orthopedic surgeon did confirm atrophy but did not know why only there, his best guess was a pinched nerve. Despite my efforts to rebuild the muscle, it does not come back. I don't think it's ulnar neuropathy, because it radiates from the shoulder, not...
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    Hand and arm weakness, weak grip, muscle atrophy in legs

    Hi there, long time lurker, first-time poster. I am writing because I have symptoms that I feel can't be ignored anymore. I will list them as succinctly as possible: 1. My right arm from my shoulder down to the fingers feels weaker, my grip is weaker. I can still do things like push-ups, and...
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