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How long does it take for chest and arm muscles to atrophy if you stop working out with weights?

How long does it take for chest and arm muscles to atrophy if you stop working out with weights?

Double the time: I agree with the original answer. The concern is not true atrophy but the loss of power and performance. The typical rule is it takes twice as long to get back to where you were as the duration of the absence. So if you missed 2 weeks, expect a 4 week interval of hard work to get back to where you were. ...Read more

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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


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I have a stroke and my right side has bad atrophy my legs and arm?

I have a stroke and my right side has bad atrophy my legs and arm?

Stroke rehab: You have right body weakness and muscle atrophy from lack of usage resulting from a stroke on left side of your brain. Depending of the nature and size of stroke lesion, you may recover some or all of your motor function with time. It is important to receive physical therapy and post-stroke rehab to keep your muscle tone and prevent permanent atrophy and chronic contraction of your tendons. ...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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Could gabapentin, lidocaisne 5% patchs, or prednisone be causn my face and rght arm to swel? I hav atrophy n ntir rght arm & hav severe pain n it.

Unilateral doubtful: While gabapentin, prednisone, and Lidocaine may all cause facial and/or peripheral edema , it is doubtful that medications alone would cause unilateral swelling in r arm unless Lidocaine patch is on r arm or wt gain from meds is causing venous thoracic outlet syndrome (tos) that now coexists with neurogenic tos. Reference: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/thoracic-outlet-syndrome/ds00800. ...Read more

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Rt side of body from head to toe is slightly skinnier but emg rules out muscle atrophy. I feel slight diff in walk and use of arm. What can cause this?

Rt side of body from head to toe is slightly skinnier but emg rules out muscle atrophy. I feel slight diff in walk and use of arm. What can cause this?

Hemibody difference: It depends if you have any sensory symptoms. If there are no sensory symptoms and EMG is normal, then this might not be a problem. Muscle atrophy usually is determined by measurements like circumferential measurements of limbs or measurements from MRI images. Emg determines peripheral nerve or muscle issues. Muscles can hypertrophy with use. Muscle atrophy can occur with lack of use like bed rest. ...Read more

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What can cause muscle pain, twitching and atrophy in the arms and legs that is worsening in less then 1 years time?

What can cause muscle pain, twitching and atrophy in the arms and legs that is worsening  in less then 1 years time?

Muscle Twitching: Biggest concern would be for a motor neuron disease. An example would be lou gerhing's disease or als. I would definitely have this evaluated. Start with your primary care provider, a neurologist, or physiatrist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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 ...Read more

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1yr ago removed implant for distal humerus elbow fracture. Arm partial stiff & triceps atrophy, no progress. Continue physio, try surgery, or no hope?

1yr ago removed implant for distal humerus elbow fracture. Arm partial stiff & triceps atrophy, no progress. Continue physio, try surgery, or no hope?

Get 2nd opinion: Elbow fractures that require orif( open reduction and internal fixation) are prone to elbow stiffness. If p.T./ bracing( dyna splint to improve extension) is not improving your motion consider seeing an ors who is proficient @ elbow arthroscopy. Arthroscopic release can improve elbow motion dramatically in some pts. It can be technically demanding so speak w/ your ors and see if this is an option. ...Read more