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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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I experience pain in arms, like muscle weakness and soreness. Any idea what it might be?

I experience pain in arms, like muscle weakness and soreness. Any idea what it might be?

Pain: many things can cause this. Some of the more common ones would be hypothyroidism, an electrolyte imbalance, a viral illness to fibromyalgia. More rarer causes could be Lyme disease or poly myalgia rheumatica or PMR. See your doctor to discuss and for labs and exam. ...Read more

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I have increasing muscle pain and weakness in both arms and back of neck for about a month now. What can cause this. ?

Lots of choices: Stress, overuse, spasm, electrolyte imbalance, etc. Needs a good history and exam by your dr or urgent care to narrow down and make good treatment plan. For short term, can try local heat, but don't postpone dr visit. ...Read more

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Bad muscle weakness, can't walk or keep arms up long. Stairs, standing up hard. Resisted rheum pushing arms, legs. Read this shows nrml strngth?

Bad muscle weakness, can't walk or keep arms up long. Stairs, standing up hard. Resisted rheum pushing arms, legs. Read this shows nrml strngth?

See details: Something does not compute here. I am not certain how truly weak you can be if the rheumatologist found normal strength on exam. Get an opinion with a neurologist. ...Read more

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Mri postelateral and lateral disc protrusion more to right i suffered a sudden muscle weakness on the right chest and lat. But not the arms curable?

Mri postelateral and lateral disc protrusion more to right  i suffered a sudden muscle weakness on the right chest and lat. But not the arms  curable?

Yes: What level of the spine has the disc protrusion? A ruptured thoracic disc is rare. Oral nsaids or steroids could help. Injections are a more aggressive approach. Surgery is the most drastic alternative. Rest, physical therapy, time also can be useful. Any of these can help your situation. ...Read more

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Can CFS cause muscle weakness? Such as my arms getting tired and weak after cleaning for 5 mins. Would my platelet count stay above 440,000?

Can CFS cause muscle weakness? Such as my arms getting tired and weak after cleaning for 5 mins. Would my platelet count stay above 440,000?

See details: CFS does not cause a true weakness. However many diseases that cause weakness can also cause fatigue. The platelet count is not the issue. ...Read more

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Experiencing muscle weakness/cramps /Aches in jaw, arms, shoulders, legs (both sides) 6 days and no other symptoms what could this be?

Cramps: Such diffuse cramping of multiple muscles raises the question of deficiencies of calcium, magnesium ,sodium or potassium. Your physician can order the appropriate tests in order to check for these conditions. ...Read more

Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Muscle Weakness (Definition)

Muscle weakness is a symptom in which a person has less strength in his muscles than previously. Muscle weakness can be in certain parts of the body, or a person can be weak all over. The weakness can come and go, or can be ...Read more


Dr. Austina Cho
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Weak Muscles (Definition)

Weak muscles refers to muscles that lack a ...Read more