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Causes Of Muscle Weakness In Elderly
See below: The polio virus attacks the nerves in the spinal cord that supply the muscles. Called motor nerves. Polio does not affect the nerves that deal with sensation. When the nerves die due to the polio virus, the muscles tend to wither and that is what causes the weakness. Post polio syndrome can occur 30-40 years later with new symptoms of weakness and fatigue. It is not a reactivation of the virus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle weakness is either a subjective or objective symptom based on history or formalized testing. As a result, any complaint of weakness needs to be correlated with testing that can bring out that weakness, which sometimes involves putting that muscle in an isolated and 'disadvantaged' scenario to assess adequately. Such weakness can have multiple etiologies from ...Read more
Cramping: It may be an electrolyte imbalance need to get some lab work it may also be related to some of the medications you are taking. ...Read more
Experiencing prolonged periods of neuropathy in both hands often resulting in total loss of sensation. diminished range of motion and weakness...
Define "total": Please clarify what you mean by "total". I see that you have had CTR. Does "total" mean that ALL THE FINGERS are involved vs the first 3 fingers of either hand? If it's the first "total" then something other than CTS is happening. Given your comment that there is weakness you should see a Neurologist ASAP. On the hand, if your symptoms are confined to the 3 fingers, it may be recurrent CTS ...Read more
May be neurological: Loss of muscle control can be due to problems in the brain or the nerves that control the particular muscles. A primary care doctor and a neurologist can evaluate to see where the problem is (the brain, the spinal cord, the nerves in the arms/hands, the muscles, etc...). Some disorders affect only one part of the body, while other diseases are generalized, affecting many muscles. ...Read more
Not likely . . .: Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/fibromyalgia/ds00079 for info re fibromyalgia. In and of itself, fibromyalgia should not cause erectile dysfunction. However, use of narcotic/opioid medication to manage chronic pain can decrease testosterone & thus weaken erectile function. Also, chronic pain can affect one's sexual performance. Check w/your doc to be sure ed isn't due to cholesterol etc. ...Read more
Overuse of muscle: Commonest cause is overuse of muscles, as the muscles get exaustic after overuse other causes are systemic diseaees like diabetese anemia multiple sclerosis a neurological condition, dystonias, back pain and its causes so you need to see your doctor to find the cause of your chronic pain and muscle spasm. ...Read more
Thenar atrophy: Thenar muscle weakness results in thumb abduction weakness. This movement is holding the thumb straight up when the back of your hand is turned down (not shown in the picture). It should be able to overcome some resistance to adopt this position. You may also see a dimple in the muscle area at the base of your thumb. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the causes of difficulty in breathing accompanied with tiresome , muscle and joint pains?
Little scoliosis can cause muscle spasms spread in the whole body?
Or it affects only some group of muscles?
Scoliosis: Scoliosis is usually not painful unless severe. Curves greater than 50 degrees most commonly cause pain. Your scoliosis may actually be a result of muscle spasm (sciatic scoliosis). If that is the case, treat the muscle spasm, and the scoliosis may disappear. Treatment of muscle spasms includes pt, stretching, heat/ice, otc meds. But if persistent, md evaluation will likely help to determine cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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