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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: I am sorry. I do not really understand your question. Can you provide more information?

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Real or not.: Muscle weakness can be described as either a perceived or measurable loss in muscle strength. This loss can be due to host of conditions, including bu ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
31 years experience Neurology
Resistance excercise: Do anaerobic resistance exercise, usually weight lifting and eat well. Whether you should increase your protein intake is controversial i say yes, b ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jean-Pierre Mobasser
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Unsure: There are really too many possible reasons for these symptoms, and it would be difficult to know if they were even related without a physical exam, wh ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience Neurology
Actually, yes: They can.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Shoulder weakness: Painfree or painful? Could be due to nerve problem from neck, due to shoulder rotator cuff injury, or due to specific muscle problem.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Doubtful: Other causes are much more likely
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Diana
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
Fibromyalgia: Although this is a "catch all" diagnosis in a lot of cases, one of the common reason for diffuse aching and soreness in muscles can be lead to a condi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Caspe
38 years experience Family Medicine
Need work up: See your doctor to get some blood test done - especially tsh.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
15 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Unlikely: Unless you are severely deconditioned (professional couch potato), it is unlikely that your muscles are shaking just from weakness with walking. You ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
To a point.: Strengthening usually requires lower reps per set (2-4) than muscle building (6-8), with consequent heavier weights. That being said, stronger muscles ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: That a pinched nerve would cause this problem. You would probably benefit from a good neurologic and muscle function exam.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
34 years experience Pediatrics
Buoyancy: You are more buoyant in water thus taking weight of joints as you exercise. On the flip side water provides some nice resistance to increase muscle s ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes, I would: think so. Lack of support to chest wall might cause extra stretch on these muscles and pain.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Your symptoms are too nonspecific to offer an opinion. Have the issue evaluated.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Many aspects: Hard to easily tie together. Bruising suggests hematological issues re blood clotting, and the muscle weakness may involve muscle disorder or nerve d ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Possible: There must be a balance of muscles supporting the head to remain comfortable. The delts and lats help support the upper body and shoulders which are h ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
28 years experience Retinal Surgery
Weak eye muscles: Are not intrinsically dangerous, but are very difficult to adapt to. Muscle imbalance where one muscle is stronger and another is weaker can result i ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Sorry : Really not.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: Tense neck muscles are a symptom of something else. It may be due to anxiety, depression or conditions of the neck or sinuses. All those conditions, ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Trauma?: Several things, but possibly trauma, overuse or repetitive use syndrome. Possibly nerve impingement. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
No: No, I do not think they are related
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience Neurology
Take care: My advice is to take good care of your spine. There isn't really anything you can do about congenital spinal stenosis. However, everything you can do ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes for sure: The muscles of the abdomen support the back when are tight , and that help to make the back stronger so that support lost it dose effect the back.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Many possibilities.: There are innumerable medical, nutritional and emotional conditions that include being tired as a symptom. These range from simple issues to those fa ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
57 years experience General Surgery
You need: To be examined and some blood tests taken. Best bet would be seeing a neurologist...
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Peter Bee
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Not really: Peptic ulcer disease usually manifests with hunger like pain. The condition often cause by Helicobacter pylori infection. While strain abdominal mus ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Stretch.: Hip flexors get tight from sitting. A great hip stretch is the yoga pose "warrior 1". Another safe stretch is to lie on your stomach then flex the kn ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
OK?: Cold compresses to sore areas and if able to use safely, NSAID (like aleve (naproxen) or advil) can reduce the discomfort while it heals over next few ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Of course.: You expect your leg to support you, and lose balance when it does not.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vakas Sial
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Septicemia: If the bacteria has entered your blood stream and is now causing weakness in your muscles you may need IV antibiotics. I would recommend that you see ... Read More
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