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Doctor insights on: Atrophy Of Thigh Muscles

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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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Injured my knee3 wks ago,still waiting on MRI.unable to bend all the way&still swollen.Now I have noticeable thigh muscle atrophy. what can I do?

Injured my knee3 wks ago,still waiting on MRI.unable to bend all the way&still swollen.Now I have noticeable thigh muscle atrophy. what can I do?

Suggest: Sounds like you have significant injury to your knee, and the thigh atrophy is not unusual under the circumstances. Would be an excellent idea to get some physical therapy while you await the MRI, and hopefully, you have already seen an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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Why I have abdominal obesity with fatty thighs and upper limd muscle atrophy?

Why I have abdominal obesity with fatty thighs and upper limd muscle atrophy?

Body Morphology: Our individual body morphology depends on sex, genetics, and activity levels. Men tend to deposit fat in their core/abdomen. However, i would recommend seeing your physician if you have true muscle atrophy of your arms to ensure there is no other problem. And of course, please discuss this issue with your physician to obtain better answers in relation to your specific medical history. ...Read more

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How to tell if i pulled a muscle in my thigh?

Examination: Generally there will be an associated injury, as well as tenderness directly over the involved muscle. An MRI can be done to visualize the inflammation in the muscle, but is generally not necessary. Usually treatment with avoidance of the aggravating activity, stretching, and anti-inflammatory meds will suffice. See a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What works in taking care of a pulled thigh muscle?

What works in taking care of a pulled thigh muscle?

How long has it been: If your symptoms have been present for more than 7-10 days, you should see a physician. Otherwise, rest, a good antinflammatory (alleve, advil, (ibuprofen) etc.)ice, and gentle stretching program should help. ...Read more

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How can I lose muscle mass in thighs?

How can I lose muscle mass in thighs?

Decrease the weight: If you are lifting weights, decrease the weight and do more repetitions. Couple weight lifting with aerobic exercise afterwards and the muscle mass and body fat will decrease. ...Read more

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What are effective ways to burn muscles in thighs?

What are effective ways to burn muscles in thighs?

Stair master: Elliptical, squats, running in place, lunges, sprints, stationary bicycle, kick boxing, swimming... ...Read more

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How can you reduce thigh fat without gaining muscle?

How can you reduce thigh fat without gaining muscle?

Fat: You cannot preferentially lose fat from one specific area of the body (naturally). However, overall weight loss will contribute to loss over different body areas. Exercise can be used to firm, tone and sculpt. ...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