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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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What causes unilateral lower leg muscle weakness and atrophy?

What causes unilateral lower leg muscle weakness and atrophy?

Nerve damage: If you have unilateral muscle weakness and atrophy there has to be an injury or impingement of the nerve which innervates that part of your leg. A demyelinating process such as MS may also lead to muscle atrophy and weakness unilaterally. Other causes may be trauma to that muscle, prolonged immobilization in a cast, or not weight bearing on the leg can lead to loss of strength and muscle mass. ...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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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)?

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

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Many fasciotomies CS returns. Hypertrophic muscles, scar tissue & fluid pockets in leg. Could fusing ankle atrophy muscles to reduce volume, & end CS?

Many fasciotomies CS returns. Hypertrophic muscles, scar tissue & fluid pockets in leg. Could fusing ankle atrophy muscles to reduce volume, & end CS?

Ankle Fusion: Ankle fusion (arthrodesis) absolutely will atrophy certain muscles in the foot and leg, as there is no further motion in the ankle joint. This limits the amount of contracture and use of the muscle, which leads to muscle wasting and atrophy. Also, you will not return the blood to your heart as effectively, as you rely on skeletal muscle to push the blood back to the heart (Venous insufficiency) ...Read more

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Supposedly diagnosed with RSD, however I disagree. Leg pain for 4 years so stopped exercising legs. Wouldn't there be muscle atrophy by now?

Supposedly diagnosed with RSD, however I disagree. Leg pain for 4 years so stopped exercising legs. Wouldn't there be muscle atrophy by now?

Pin down diagnosis: Would be very unusual to have RSD occur bilaterally and symmetrically, and your pain probably is due to small fiber peripheral neuropathy. To prove or disprove, a skin punch biopsy could be done. Since this involves sensation, muscles would not be involved and thus, atrophy would not occur. ...Read more

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I am polio afflicted . 43 yr old female rt leg is affected , recent MRI scan show atrophy of paravertebral muscles , is it normal in polio pt?

I am polio afflicted . 43 yr old female  rt leg is affected , recent MRI scan show atrophy of paravertebral muscles , is it normal in polio pt?

Post polio syndrome: Atrophy, pain and weakness affecting muscles can occur after a course of polio. The problem is other things can cause these symptoms too, and it is difficult to distinguish them. Sometimes in polio muscles are reorganized without a change in strength. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Therapy: The best non-surgical option is therapy to work on muscle stengthening. You may want to be seen by a physiatrist (rahabilatation doctor) to determine any special modalities and/or medications that may be beneficial in recovery of the muscle atrophy. ...Read more

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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

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Injury to R foot 6m ago. Disuse atrophy to lower leg. Muscle twitching along inner aspect of foot, now up to inside of leg to calf. Suggestions?

Injury to R foot 6m ago.  Disuse atrophy to lower leg.  Muscle twitching along inner aspect of foot, now up to inside of leg to calf.  Suggestions?

If the disuse: Is secondary to cast you may have nerve damage from the cast. I would recommend physical therapy. You must get that foot and leg moving. You may want to get a baseline EMG/NCV study and of course follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are muscle twitching, muscle atrophy, and leg weakness HIV ARS symptoms?

Are muscle twitching, muscle atrophy, and leg weakness HIV ARS symptoms?

Please spell out: ARS. I know what ARV therapy stands for, but not ARS. Anti-retroviral side effects? If you do mean ART, please specify which ARV's you're referring to. ...Read more

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I have pain in my achilles at the base of my heel, muscle atrophy in the same foot and leg and now pain in the knee. What could this be? I am 28.

Mononeuritis: you have disease of a nerve going to your leg, causing loss of muscle mass, nerve pain. See neurologist asap. I would go to healthgrades and find a descent one in your area ...Read more

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Leg muscle atrophy- back pain- fatigue - low platlet count= 10 lb weight loss in 11/2 weeks ?

Leg muscle atrophy- back pain- fatigue - low platlet count= 10 lb weight loss in 11/2 weeks ?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Can a pinched spinal cord in the neck cause muscle weakness and astrophy on your whole arm and leg muscle. Can a pinch back spinal cause same.

Can a pinched spinal cord in the neck cause muscle weakness and astrophy on your whole arm and leg muscle.    Can a pinch back spinal cause same.

To involve the leg: there would have to be spinal cord involvement or a second lesion below the cervical level. If you develop increased tone and reflexes to go along with weakness and atrophy the problem may be further upstream (eg stroke). If the issue is "where is the lesion ?" the answer may need to come from a neurologist. That's a big part of what we do. ...Read more

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

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

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