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Difficulty Lifting Objects (Overview)

Difficulty lifting objects is a symptom in which a person has trouble lifting up things, which can vary from light weights to heavy weight. Causes include muscle weakness, joint pains, back pain, back spasms, poor coordination, etc


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My sister has developed difficulty lifting objects. What is it exactly?

My sister has developed difficulty lifting objects. What is it exactly?

?nerve/muscle issue: The difficulty could involve weakness or incoordination, and may be due to peripheral nerve or muscle disease, but could also be due to problems in the brain or spinal cord. It is imperative that she have a full evaluation with her primary physician, and if necessary, a referral to a neurologist. ...Read more

Difficulty Lifting Objects (Overview)

Difficulty lifting objects is a symptom in which a person has trouble lifting up things, which can vary from light weights to heavy weight. Causes include muscle weakness, joint pains, back pain, back spasms, poor coordination, etc


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My sister has developed difficulty lifting objects. What is it exactly?

?nerve/muscle issue: The difficulty could involve weakness or incoordination, and may be due to peripheral nerve or muscle disease, but could also be due to problems in the brain or spinal cord. It is imperative that she have a full evaluation with her primary physician, and if necessary, a referral to a neurologist. ...Read more

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If one has difficulty lifting a 17 month old to hold what is the problem, weak wrists or weak arms? And how do you recommend strengthening what's weak

If one has difficulty lifting a 17 month old to hold what is the problem, weak wrists or weak arms? And how do you recommend strengthening what's weak

Exercising: How do you try and lift the child?Think about what part of your arms you seem to be using when you try and lift and that's the area of weakness.Myself I lift with with my arms, specifically using the biceps.Weight lifting regularly and using progressively increasing weights will help you strengthen those muscles.You can use resistance bands and mimic the same motion you make when trying to lift. ...Read more

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I have episodes of extreme weakness in my arms and legs resulting in very slow gait, difficulty lifting and sometimes have shortness of breath . ?

I have episodes of extreme weakness in my arms and legs resulting in very slow gait, difficulty lifting and sometimes have shortness of breath . ?

Concerning: Without having more information, it is hard to know what the problem is but it needs to be checked out with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for my difficulty seeing distant objects?

What is the best treatment for my difficulty seeing distant objects?

Usually Glasses: Most people who have difficulty with distance just need to have the focusing of their eye corrected with lenses. Surgery may correct this also. Other more serious conditions can cause this as well. Need an exam to sort it out. ...Read more

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I have recently started noticing problems using my dominant hand. I have noticed having difficulty picking or gripping objects of any size. ?

I have recently started noticing problems using my dominant hand. I have noticed having difficulty picking or gripping objects of any size. ?

Use of hand.: Do you have any problems with sensation in the hand or arm? Neck pain? A pinched nerve in the neck can cause this, but it sounds like you should have exam by primary MD and eventually referral to neurologist or orthopedics. ...Read more

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Have macular pucker. Doorways wavy, objects larger but see 20/20. Could difficulty seeing curbs and turn lanes when driving at night be a symptom?

Have macular pucker. Doorways wavy, objects larger but see 20/20. Could difficulty seeing curbs and turn lanes when driving at night be a symptom?

Hard to say: Getting the opinion of a retina specialist that can examine the eye carefully and see what other, if any, eye problems might contribute, would be most appropriate. If there are no other problems and the pucker is identified as the cause symptoms, then the risk of surgery must be weighted against the magnitude of the problem and visual acuity, for surgical decision making. ...Read more

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What does it mean when corrective lense power gets increased every year during eye check up?Have difficulty seeing dist objects.Can i stop this?

Not really: You probably have myopia and this tends to progress over time until the mid twenties when it generally stops. If still significantly progressing, discuss with your ophthalmologist to rule out corneal problems which might be at risk. ...Read more

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I had my baby 3 months ago. I feel like she isn't tracking objects well. Is that a problem at 3 months?

I had my baby 3 months ago.  I feel like she isn't tracking objects well.  Is that a problem at 3 months?

Normal: All infants have troubles tracking both eyes to the same point, and generally get binocular vision between 4 and 6 months. At 3 months, this is normal. ...Read more