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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Muscle Deterioration

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What could worsening muscle weakness and pain in one arm be caused by?

What could worsening muscle weakness and pain in one arm be caused by?

Search for: PInched nerve in shoulder, neck, elbow, or wrist. EMG study and perhaps imaging will pin down. ...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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Why would having an ESI almost 3 wks ago in my lower back cause serious worsening & new pain in joints & muscles all over my body?

Why would having an ESI almost 3 wks ago in my lower back cause serious worsening & new pain in joints & muscles all over my body?

Possible side effect: ESI=Epidural Steroid? There may be no relation, but there may be:Steroids suppress your immune system & ability to heal. By lowering immunity, it makes you susceptible to infections that can cause symptoms like new jt/muscle pain all over. Moreover, Steroid side-effects including sleeplessness, high blood sugar, stomach ulcers, & severe arthritis are not unknown as complications. Check w/doctor ASAP. ...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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Mom is diagnosed w/osteoporosis & a muscle deterioration disorder, can't build muscle. She's 63 110lbs I'm 38 138lbs. What can I do to protect myself?

Mom is diagnosed w/osteoporosis & a muscle deterioration disorder, can't build muscle. She's 63 110lbs I'm 38 138lbs. What can I do to protect myself?

Healthy living now: The best thing is healthy living now, to build as much bone and muscle premenopause, and then try to maintain as much as possible into older years. Adequate calcium intake. Vit d (may want to get your level checked). Correct dose of levothyroxine (hyperthyroidism causes bone loss). Exercise. Healthy weight. Low stress. ...Read more

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Is their no pain relief in deterioration of bones and muscles and nerves?

Is their no pain relief in deterioration of bones and muscles and nerves?

Causes need to be: Your problem seems to be overwhelming toxicity in the body that is creating the pain.

You need to find a doctor who respects the toxic causes of pain and who can try to put you on a program to lower your toxic levels of heavy metals, solvent, pesticides and industrial chemicals. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor and they said the muscle in my shoulder is deteriorating. What should I do? It hurts a lot.

I went to the doctor and they said the muscle in my shoulder is deteriorating. What should I do? It hurts a lot.

RICE: Rest, Ice your shoulder, consider use of a sling, NSAIDs. Physical Therapy consultation. See Orthopaedics if pain persists. Physical exam will tell MD what muscle group is injured, check your range of motion, strength, special tests to identify need for further imaging, surgery, and rehabilitative course. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been prescribed clonazepam (2mg, muscle relaxant) for many years and I need to get off because of deteriorating health. What specialist would be best? A different doctor answered 'a psychiatrist' but in my experience most don't have a clue.

I've been prescribed clonazepam (2mg, muscle relaxant) for many years and I need to get off because of deteriorating health. What specialist would be best? A different doctor answered 'a psychiatrist' but in my experience most don't have a clue.

Clonazepam tapering: I commend you for your decision to let go off Clonazepam.
I understand that you have not had good experience with the Physicians.

Please find a good Psychiatrist for:
• Diagnosis
• Monitoring any withdrawal symptoms from decreasing Clonazepam,
• Diagnosis of side effects
• Management of side effects
• Therapy for stresses of life. ...Read more

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Can deterioration of the knee cartilage affect the whole leg? (by way of muscle strain, cramps, or weakness when stepping)

Can deterioration of the knee cartilage affect the whole leg? (by way of muscle strain, cramps, or weakness when stepping)

Very Good Chance!: If your knee cartilage is damaged, your knee will not function correctly. Most folks will favor the other knee, or alter their body mechanics to compensate. This may with time lead to dysfunction in other areas. Your body can also involuntarily stop firing muscle groups to try to protect the injured knee.
A good physical therapy program or home exercises may be an option if early enough. ...Read more

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What diseases cause disintegration of muscles?

Muscle diseases: Go to wikipedia and the muscular dystrophy foundation and if this does not help then go to https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/ and search muscle diseases AND review ...Read more

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What causes a muscle knot and what is it exactly?

What causes a muscle knot and what is it exactly?

Could be...: A muscle spasm, or it could be an injury or tear in the muscle. Either way, if you have significant weakness in a muscle, or loss of range of motion of a joint, can't walk, or can't reach or hold a object in your hand, you should see a doctor without delay. Imple muscle knots or spasms are frequently related to too little or too much stretching of the muscles. Yoga or tai chi may abe helpful. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the pain in my right calve muscle?

What are the causes of the pain in my right calve muscle?

Calf strain: It could be that you may have overstreched this calf muscle and now is strain. Recommend some heat and a calf sleeve for a few days and take oc analgesics. ...Read more

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Is the pain in my upper left back caused by an inadvertant muscle pull?

Is the pain in my upper left back caused by an inadvertant muscle pull?

Possibly: It seems you have pain in the left shoulder blade area. Muscular pain in that region is very common. Howevere there are other causes too. Pain from the cervical spine can raditae to the shoulder blade. Pain from the intra-thoracic stuctures can also radiate to the shoulder blade. Only a good history and physical can narrow it down. ...Read more

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What Causes Muscles To Get Knots In Them. Is This A Type Of Medical Condition?

What Causes Muscles To Get Knots In Them. Is This A Type Of Medical Condition?

Muscle Cramps: I assume the knots are painful and come and go. Overexertion, dehydration and mineral deficiency of calcium or magnesium are the most common causes. Stretching before exercise, taking magnesium supplements or simply rehydrating early and often often clears them up. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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When I do slight workouts my muscle lose strenght and I tremble, what could the cause be?

When I do slight workouts my muscle lose strenght and I tremble, what could the cause be?

Muscle weakness: That is common if you are not fit and muscles too weak for the activity you are performing. If you start an exercise program and gradually build up the muscles to the activity, as the muscles build up protein and become fit for the activity, the shakes should go away. ...Read more

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When I wake up in the morning my back and muscle be very stiff I can barely move can u tell me what is the cause of this matter please.

Muscles or spine: If the stiffness loosens up after being up and about for a while, I wonder if your mattress is the problem. You're too young to have osteoarthritis of the spine which is a common cause of morning back discomfort, but if your symptom doesn't improve or worsens, have your physician check your back. ...Read more

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22yrs old 5'7 170lbs. Have alot of fat over my muscles/body cause I was fat as a kid. What kinda exercises & diet should I do to get a more cut body.

22yrs old 5'7 170lbs. Have alot of fat over my muscles/body cause I was fat as a kid. What kinda exercises & diet should I do to get a more cut body.

Try Health Gaming!: Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Keep working on your numbers until they are all green!

https://itunes. Apple. Com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884? mt=8 ...Read more

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What causes dystonia in the muscles?

What causes dystonia in the muscles?

It varies: Dystonia is a movement disorder that is typically caused by a problem with signals in the brain that affect movement. Some forms are caused by injury to a part of the brain called the basal ganglia (like stroke or cerebral palsy), others can be hereditary. Rarely it can be triggered by trauma. Some forms like cervical dystonia (torticollis or neck dystonia) are of unlcear cause. ...Read more

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What causes muscle aches?

What causes muscle aches?

Muscle ache: Muscle ache can be due to several causes like sprain, excessive exercise, bruise, rupture of muscles, fever, electrolyte imbalance etc. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms?

Nerve impulses: All muscular contraction, be it smooth or skeletal muscle, are initiated by nerve impulses. These can be either voluntary or involuntary, as in muscle spasms. The most likely causes of these involuntary nerve impulses would be nerve root impingement of electolyte imbalance. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms?

Various: Acute biomechanical stress and overuse, genetic causes, nutritional deficiencies, and chronic asymmetric body postures can all participate, in varying amounts, to occurrence of muscle spasms. ...Read more

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What causes cramps in cranial muscles?

Spasms: Strenuous activities that involve your arms and shoulders and muscle fatigue is the most likely source for what you have described. ...Read more

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What is the muscle that causes the butt cheeks to tighten shut?

Gluteus: The 'butt' is made of 3 muscles: gluteus maximus, gluteus intermedius and gluteus minimus. They each control a different aspect of hip/leg movement. ...Read more

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What causes muscle jerks in teenage girl?

What causes muscle jerks in teenage girl?

Myoclonus: Not having the whole story, this sounds like myoclonus, which can be seizures, can be part of a metabolic problem, can be part of a degenerative disease, can be the result of a viral illness, can be paraneoplastic syndrome- basically, it needs to be investigated. ...Read more

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What causes the muscles in the neck to tighten?

Pain: Often if there is pain and/or underlying pathology in the neck, the muscles will react by tightening or spasming. Stretching and anti-inflammatories can help, as well as treating the underlying pathology. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What causes your joints and muscles to stiffen?

What causes your joints and muscles to stiffen?

Stiff joints: Lots of things can do this. Overdoing it with certain activities/exercize, lack of activity such as being bedridden for a while. If these symptoms continue or worsen or swelling appears discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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What causes muscle pain?

Injury: Most muscle pain after work outs are a result of microscopic tears in the muscle fibers, when these heal and repair the muscle will ultimately be stronger ...Read more

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What causes muscle soreness?

What causes muscle soreness?

Lactic Acid: Its what builds up when muscle tissue starts to make energy anaerobicaly. As you get more fit, your body's capacity to utilize oxygen will increase, and you will build up less Lactic Acid at the same level of exertion. Keep increasing your fitness level and the soreness will be harder and harder to achieve. ...Read more

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Do muscle knots cause pinched nerve?

Do muscle knots cause pinched nerve?

Yes: Piriformis syndrome good example but not in back maybe in buttocks and neck scalene muscles in anterior neck, back pain not caused by pinched nerves in allopathic therories of pain. ...Read more

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Could standing too long cause muscle knots?

Could standing too long cause muscle knots?

By "knots": I assume you mean "cramps"
Standing for long periods of time can cause muscle cramps!
If these occur too "quickly" have your FEET/SHOES checked out. ..you may have a foot support problem ("flat feet")
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What are possible causes elevated muscle enzymes?

What are possible causes elevated muscle enzymes?

Many.: Simply exercising vigorously will elevate cpk. Bruising or straining muscle can elevate enzymes. Drug reactions to statins can do this. An certain metabolic myopathies and inflammatory myositis can causes this. I've gone from the least important to some serious issues, which are fortunately less likely! ...Read more

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What causes muscles to ripple in back of my head?

What causes muscles to ripple in back of my head?

Tension: Oftentimes, we keep our stress in the back on our neck or shoulders and it creates unnecessary tension. This prolonged tension will then cause the muscles to tighten and create the ripple. I recommend routine massages or self massage with a backknobber to help alleviate the muscle tightness. ...Read more

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I have weak muscle all over my body what causes that?

Muscle weakness: It is not possible to pinpoint what you have without a thorough evaluation of your symptoms and an examination. Please make an appointment to see a medical provider. ...Read more

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My question is what causes muscle knots or trigger points?

Trigger points: Fascia surrounding muscle can become inflamed and lead to nodules or tight roapy bands. ...Read more

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What causes imbalance in the periformis muscle? Where it is located?

What causes imbalance in the periformis muscle? Where it is located?

Butt cheek: The pirifoemis muscle layes under each butt cheek. It helps turn the leg outward. So driving with the right foot turned out can imbalance the piriformis from the left side. The muscle sits on top of the sciatic nerve, and imbalance can cause pain all the way down the leg. ...Read more