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Doctor insights on: Both Legs Muscle Tone Loss

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I have severe muscle spasms in my left leg. Weakness in both legs. Both hands fall asleep and I have a loss of sensitivity in my fingers?

I have severe muscle spasms in my left leg. Weakness in both legs. Both hands fall asleep and I have a loss of sensitivity in my fingers?

See Neurologist now: Your symptoms are very concerning, urgent that you see Neurologist asap. Comprehensive workup is indicated including blood tests, MRI of spine and brain. If these symptoms just started, call 911 or go to nearest ER. You did not give any history, but it will be important to determine if you have had recent injury, trauma or involved in Motor vehicle accident. Please see Neurologist now, ...Read more

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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Would the muscles in my legs add a few pounds on the scale? Been running over a year(incline) and my legs have never shown muscle tone before.

Would the muscles in my legs add a few pounds on the scale?  Been running over a year(incline) and my legs have never shown muscle tone before.

Muscle density: Muscle tissue is denser than fat, so you can actually get slimmer with strength exercise, and still weigh more on your scale. Healthy diet and aerobic exercise can combine to result in weight loss and are almost always a healthy habit. I would consult with your physician to define your best diet and exercise choices. ...Read more

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Been on a statin drug for years! after all of this time could i suddenly have issues with muscle tone and aching in my legs?

Been on a statin drug for years! after all of this time could i suddenly have issues with muscle tone and aching in my legs?

Yes: Muscle aches from statins can occur anytime after initiation. These medications however do not typically affected muscle tone. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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4 yo walks out toed. Took him to podiatrist. She said muscle tone good, feet good and his leg turns out from hip. She said he would grow of it. Worry?

4 yo walks out toed. Took him to podiatrist. She said muscle tone good, feet good and his leg turns out from hip. She said he would grow of it. Worry?

No: It is not unusual for kids to have hips that turn out. An exam will show this and once the hips are turned in the legs are straight particularly the feet. It often takes years to outgrow this. All the best. ...Read more

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At what age is muscular dystrophy diagnosed? My 4 yo old has low muscle tone in legs and out toes but rides a bike, jumps, runs. Tires easy at times.

At what age is muscular dystrophy diagnosed? My 4 yo old has low muscle tone in legs and out toes but rides a bike, jumps, runs. Tires easy at times.

See doc: There are several other disorders affecting muscles and nerves besides muscular dystrophy. See your pediatrician and discuss possible testing that may be done and follow any referrals that the testing then indicates. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are exercises that can tone and make my legs skinner, but not build muscle?

Could you tell me what are exercises that can tone and make my legs skinner, but not build muscle?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...Read more

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What would you suggest to help me lose fat, tone your legs and gain lean muscle in about 3 weeks?

Impossible: You are asking for a miracle. You need discipline and motivation over the long haul. That means a combination of strength training and a low carbohydrate diet. ...Read more

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Why is all the muscles in all my arm and all my leg wasting away. I lift weight and it doesn't do anything. I use to be very tone but in losing weigh?

Why is all the muscles in all my arm and all my leg wasting away. I lift weight and it doesn't do anything.  I use to be very tone but in losing weigh?

I'm concerned...: Unexplained loss of muscle mass in a young person is concerning (especially if it is only on one side of the body) and should be investigated in person with a physical exam and possible labs and other studies (such as nerve studies). Many things can lead to this, including nutritional problems, lack of growth hormone or testosterone, nerve damage, etc. Be sure to be seen by your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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What could be causing my calf muscles to swell on both legs?

What could be causing my calf muscles to swell on both legs?

Calf muscle swelling: You need to see your clinician. Do you mean your muscles or just your lower legs in general? These have different differentials (and answers here on healthtap). ...Read more