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A 24-year-old male asked:

would als cause increased muscle tone in the affected limb before atrophy begins?one arm is sore and that arm looks slightly bigger.could this be als?

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Dr. Sandra Gotman
Podiatry 36 years experience
ALS: ALS also known as Lou Gehrig disease is a serious neurological problem. I suggest you read up on it as there are multipe sites on the Internet for lay people and see if you exhibit any if the symptoms. Good luck

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