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Causes Of Muscle Deterioration
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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:
• Monitoring any withdrawal symptoms from decreasing Clonazepam,
• Diagnosis of side effects
• Management of side effects
• Therapy for stresses of life. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Musculoskeletal: Probably musculoskeletal in nature. Overuse that side of body? ...Read more
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
What would cause a healthy 52 year old who goes to the gym to have a pectoal muscle that won't flex and is a little like jelly, and there is no pain.
Exam: Could be a tear or avulsion of insertion. Could also be atrophy. Need to be examined. ...Read more
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pinched nerves: Can be the culpritGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Trigger points: Fascia surrounding muscle can become inflamed and lead to nodules or tight roapy bands. ...Read more
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