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What are the possible causes of right armpit, elbow, and thenar hand muscle atrophy and the pain associates with all three?

What are the possible causes of right armpit, elbow, and thenar hand muscle atrophy and the pain associates with all three?

Complicated: Thenar branch, median nerve (c8) is responsible for the innervation of the abductor pollicis brevis and opponens pollicis. The adductor pollicis is supplied by the deep branch of the ulnar nerve (c8-th1 to affect both, must be from an area where both nerves are in proximity. Disease/compression in the armpit or the neck would make sense. Investigate cervical spine and thoracic outlet syndrome. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Are there any exercises that can prevent muscle atrophy during pregnancy?

Are there any exercises that can prevent muscle atrophy during pregnancy?

Yes: Isometric muscle contractions prevent atrophy and can be done for most muscle groups. But ask your OB for their recommendations for any other exercises for your specific pregnancy issues. ...Read more

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How can I prevent from having muscle atrophy?

How can I prevent from having muscle atrophy?

Utilize muscle: If you don't use it you lose it...So try and move and excercise the muscle you are concerend about. Or have someone else excercise it for you if you are not able to. ...Read more

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History of chronic neck muscle spasms. Now dx reversed cervical lordosis. Advised to wear neck brace during day & exercises. Scared of muscle atrophy.

History of chronic neck muscle spasms. Now dx reversed cervical lordosis. Advised to wear neck brace during day & exercises. Scared of muscle atrophy.

One in the same.: The reversal of the cervical lordosis (normal spinal curvature) to which you refer is due to the spasm of the neck muscles. The neck brace is meant to allow for natural relaxation of that muscle spasm. ...Read more

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How long after stopping an exercise program will muscle atrophy start taking place?

How long after stopping an exercise program will muscle atrophy start taking place?

Immediately: You start to lose muscle mass immediately, but not noticeable unless inactivity persists. ...Read more

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How long does it take for leg and arm muscles to atrophy if at bedrest fir pregnancy?

How long does it take for leg and arm muscles to atrophy if at bedrest fir pregnancy?

They won't: Even at bedrest, you can perform arm and leg exercises to keep the muscle tone intact. ...Read more

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Have dorsal wrist fracture,getting married in 11 weeks;worried about muscle atrophy & muscle tone- obviously want to look my best & now can't exercise?

Have dorsal wrist fracture,getting married in 11 weeks;worried about muscle atrophy & muscle tone- obviously want to look my best & now can't exercise?

Treat the fracture: first and foremost. Second at a time and point ones progress there may a role for resumption of aerobic activity and certainly working on one core and lower extremities. Vigourous activity however can lead to increased blood flow and at times pain and swelling in the injured upper extremity so make sure one can tolerate this and speak to your treating physician regarding specific precautions ...Read more

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What to do if one sided muscle atrophy please help!!?

What to do if one sided muscle atrophy please help!!?

Examination : there could be several explanations for muscle atrophy. One of which may be nerve compression . You should be examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I be experiencing muscle atrophy from being bed ridden for 3 weeks?

Can I be experiencing muscle atrophy from being bed ridden for 3 weeks?

Possible: It is amazing how quickly lack of activity can impact the body. Muscle weakness, and even loss of muscle mass is a common and quick effect of illness and being bedridden. I warn patients that for every day in bed especially if critically ill, it can take 4 days of therapy to regain strength to the previous level. Activity is so important for overall and muscle health! ...Read more

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I got thinner overall, does it call muscle atrophy?

Not really: Atrophy of muscle is usually seen in peripheral nervous systems and is associated with other signs such as fasciculation and diminished reflexes. Best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can be done for muscle atrophy once out of the icu?

What can be done for muscle atrophy once out of the icu?

Physical therapy: Work with a physical therapist to help excercise and build up muscle strength. ...Read more

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How do you over come muscle atrophy when you are wearing a cast?

How do you over come muscle atrophy when you are wearing a cast?

Can't: I don't think you can. This is known as disuse atrophy because you are not able to use it. As soon as that cast comes off you have to get to work to build the muscle back up. ...Read more

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Is muscle atrophy a concern with bell's palsy?

Is muscle atrophy a concern with bell's palsy?

Not a major concern: The paralysis itself is of concern. The paralysed muscles will invariably atrophy due to lack of use. Once the muscles recover and start being used again they will enlarge. ...Read more

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What different between muscle weakness and muscle atrophy?

What different between muscle weakness and muscle atrophy?

One is observed: Generally speaking, muscle weakness is something a patient perceives and something that we can test for in physical examination by doing a manual muscle test, etc. Atrophy is something we observe or visualize. In some cases they can be caused by the same thing (ex. nerve injury, immobilization, joint trauma), sometimes they are separate issues. ...Read more

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Why is muscle atrophy permanent in carpal tunnel?

Why is muscle atrophy permanent in carpal tunnel?

Nerve damage: Muscle atrophy from cts is due to nerve damage and may not improve even with surgery. However, surgery can prevent further damage. ...Read more

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Reasons and treatment for leg muscle atrophy in 65 years old man.

Reasons and treatment for leg muscle atrophy in 65  years old man.

If due 2 no medical-: -reasons, it is due 2 disuse and the treatment is exercise as he can tolerate. Physical therapy would B a good idea 2 get him into the proper program that suits his abilities and needs. ...Read more

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What medical condition would cause proximal muscle atrophy and fat gut?

Adrenal issues: There are a number of conditions, but addison't disease and alcoholism come to mind first. Seeing a physician is important - the cause needs to be determined in order to treat. ...Read more

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Can people who inject B12 for a long time develop skin or muscle atrophy in those injection sites?(butt)

Can people who inject B12 for a long time develop skin or muscle atrophy in those injection sites?(butt)

NO!!!: Why injecting B12??? No harm, but is there a reason? No benefit except for specific B12 deficiency due to pernicious anemia, celiac disease, intestinal surgery, weird diet, certain meds, etc. Why injecting buttock when usually given in arm?? If indicated, oral supplement is just as good in most cases. If you do not have one of the medical indications there is no benefit. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have muscle atrophy? Will you feel weakness, or can it present as pain in back and joints?

Loss of mass: atrophy refers to loss of muscle mass, which will appear as a shrinking of the muscle. It is specially noticeable when in one limb. Whether or not it causes weakness depends on the amount of muscle lost. atrophy due to under use can occur in the back. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more