Headache, Weakness (Arm), Weakness (Shoulder) And Weakness (Upper Arm (Bicep))

Reviewed on 8/10/2022

Headache has many causes including tension headache, migraine, and sinus infection. Weakness in the arm or upper arm can be related to injuries of any of the structures in the neck, shoulder, or arm. Certain medical conditions including multiple sclerosis may also produce muscle weakness. The sudden onset of weakness on one side of the body can be a sign of stroke. Seek immediate medical care if you develop the sudden onset of weakness on one side of the body. Describe any worrisome symptoms to 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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