- May 28, 2012
- Learn about ALS
So I'm 39, have developed complete right bicep atrophy along with joint stiffness increasingly getting worse over the last 6 months. Am active on and off the job, and feel fine otherwise. No numbness, tingleness, or loss of motor skills. Just unable to curl even a 2 LB dumbell with right arm. PMD has referred me to rheumatologist and neurologist to rule out AlS, MS, etc. Appointments next week. Was hoping there is someone out there with the same affliction, and what other than ALS they were diagnosed with. My hope is that it's just a pinched nerve in my neck that feeds the bicep as others have suggested. Posting this here because I'm new to this forum and was advised to post a new thread. Oh, and I'm not a hypochondriac. In fact, I never complain about anything, I work through the joint stiffness and pain everyday, but it just got to the point where I look ridiculous since my bicep muscle as the MD stated has "completely wasted away."