Difficulty Moving Arm, Inability To Move, Numbness And Sudden Numbness On One Side Of Body

Last Editorial Review: 8/31/2020

These symptoms are found in a number of medical conditions including stroke and mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack). The sudden onset of numbness or trouble moving one side of the body is a sign of stroke and should signal the need for urgent medical attention. Other possible explanations for similar symptoms could include migraine or peripheral neuropathy, but these are less likely to produce symptoms that come on suddenly. If you are experiencing troubling symptoms, seek the advice of your doctor.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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