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2 years after severe rhabdo, i am suffering from stiffness in my left ankle, knee, hip and shoulder. i feel it's related. thoughts?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Rhabdomyolysis: As this is a disease of muscle breakdown with leakage of muscle contents into the blood. It can lead to kidney failure, electrolyte abnormalities and even death. I know of no joint involvement acutely or chronically related to this condition.
Answered on Dec 30, 2014
Dr. Philip Meadow
42 years experience Rheumatology
Try physical Rx: Injured muscle can be replaced by fibrotic scar tissue which could lead to muscular contracture giving illusion of stiffness.Even though the symptoms are unilateral,perhaps there is bilateral involvement.Nothing to lose with trial of physical therapy to attempt to enhance r.o.m. Physical therapy could be used for diagnostic purposes,too.Reflex Symphony Dystrophy ,forexample.Is patientleftdomin
Answered on Feb 11, 2015
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