13) Symptoms of amyloidosis
Amyloidosis is a clinical condition in which an abnormal protein called amyloid is deposited in tissues and can be a result of old age in some cases or due to a large number of diseases including cancers in other cases. In the case of multiple myeloma, it can produce an enlarged tongue, skin swellings and swellings around the shoulder joint when they deposit around it, a sign known to clinicians as shoulder pad sign. Amyloidosis can also occur in the wrist leading to a syndrome known as carpal tunnel syndrome, where the median nerve which supplies some hand muscles and carries the sensation of your first 3 and half fingers is affected. This causes pain and numbness of the hand as well as difficult movement and weakness of the muscles supplied by the nerve.