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Atrophy In Left Leg
Other than surgery what else an I do for my muscle atrophy of my left leg. Ii have nerve damage due to a back injury?
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
My daughter 4 yrs old still had muscle weakness, atrophy, hyperreflex, positive babinski reflex affected only left leg..?
Neurologist: Not sure what workup has been done, and what diagnoses have been made, but i would highly suggest getting a neurologist involved to investigate. This constellation of symptoms suggests an issue at the spinal cord level, or a nerve degeneration issue, and requires immediate evaluation. ...Read more
18 mnth after tb meningitis her ct scan says Diffuse atrophic changes in d bilateral cerebral hemisphere with large hypodensity in left internal capsul? She's 23, why she's facing spasm in left leg???
Ct aftr 18 mnths of tb meningitis shw diffuse atrophic changes in bilateral hemisphere wid large hypodensity in left internal capsule thn why she's facing spasm in her left leg if left brain effected?
Brain Changes: you said there are changes in both sides of the brain. Also not knowing the extent of the damage and if there is damage to the motor cortex or in the spinal cord it is impossible to answer your question completely. You need to seek answers from your neurologist and a neuro radiologist who may be able to see more subtleties on an MRI of the brain and spinal cord. ...Read more
I am 36 years old and a couple of years ago I started to notice calf atrophy in my right leg which by the way Is about 7mm shorter the my left one. I also was born with a sacral dimple. Could the atrophy be a result of sacral dimple? If so would exercise
? Tethered cord: It is possible with some muscle after fee that you have a partially tethered spinal cord. I would advise you to see a neurosurgeon as soon as possible. You will need some studies done and possible surgery. Hopefully this would prevent any further atrophy? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PMR says that I have "atrophy of the left medial gastrocnemius" yet both legs measure the same size. How could I have atrophy?
Reports can err: But, either you do or do not yet have externally discernable atrophy. If you have CRPS, the chances that you do or will are not insignificant. As I've urged - work closely and well w/ your doctor to obtain the best possible outcome. Try to find a good Health Psychologist to support you through mgmt of this chronic degenerative condition. Better is good compared to worse. ...Read more
I have an old & new tear to my left knee w/ an inch of atrophy in that leg. Should I have arthroscopy ?
Left medial gastrocnemius (side leg)looks smaller than right. Doc says atrophy but both legs measure the same size. How is this possible? I have CVI..
Other muscles: There are other muscles besides the gastroc's that contribute to the shape and size of the calf. If only the medial gastrocnemius is shrunken, then the measured diameter of the calves might be the same. If by CVI, youre referring to chronic venous insufficiency, the amount of swelling of the veins may also distort the apparent size of your calf muscles. ...Read more
I left strenght training 3 months ago. Now there are muscle twitching in my whole body, no weakness , no atrophy. But nowthere are pins & needle (leg)?
One possibility..: Although rare, there is a neurologic condition, benign fasciculation syndrome characterized by twitches, cramping, tingling without weakness (that is a quick summary). See a neurologist or a physiatrist for evaluation to be sure. Whether it is this or something else, physical exam can reveal a lot. It could be a simple electrolyte imbalance. If neurologic, the nerves can be tested easily. ...Read more
I have muscular atrophy in bck of legs. CK=85 but LDH=270(ref135-225). Checked ABI for PAD=ok. Did abdomen UltraS=ok. CBC=ok, doctor left town, ideas?
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