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Floppy Muscle Syndrome
I have POTS syndrome & hypermobility syndrome. All of muscles are weak. I have trouble pooping, controlling my bladder and bowel. No doctor knows why.
Dysautonomia: 18y fem has "Hypermobility Syndrome, weak muscles, POTS, difficulty controlling bladder/bowel". Autonomic nerves are tethered at vertebral foramina & subluxing joints, especially sacroiliac joints, impinge these nerves arousing neural stimuli of smooth muscles of arteries, intestine & bladder. Dysautonomic effects manifest as patient describes. Many of these patients go on to develop Fibromyalgia. ...Read more
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
My 4 month baby is using levothyroxin(25mcg), he is little floppy. does hypothyroid is the reason of low muscle tone? what can be other concerns of ?
It might be: Check the thyroid function tests at your pediatrician's office. He might need to adjust the dose of the medication. Best! ...Read more
Over 2 days right arm feeling weak, floppy, feels like its getting skinnier, muscles don't feel as tight as left arm, hand feels weak. Comes and goes?
Legs/arms falling: Asleep are from pressure on nerves or decreased blood flow, in that order. Numbness and tingling from nerve pressure is common during sleep when we don't move much. The numbness etc is temporary malfunction of the sensory part of the nerve. Temporary floppieness is a malfunction of the signals sent from the spine to the muscles. As long as its temporary, it's normal. ...Read more
See below: The sartorius muscle runs from the anterior and lateral thigh proximally to the the medial aspect of the knee distally; it is actually the longest muscle in the body. Sartorius muscle syndrome refers to symptoms that can arise from this muscle through a number of potential etiologies; typically causing anterior thigh and medial knee pain ...Read more
Nonspecific observtn: "floppy baby" is a nonspecific term used to describe an infant whose muscle tone is diminished.Tone is like the stretchy of a rubber band, when weak, decreased tone prevents babies from maintaining their posture. This implies a disturbance, anywhere from the brain down to the nerve or muscle. Some conditions with low tone include:down syndrome, brain injury, spinal muscular atrophy, prader-willi synd. ...Read more
Unlikely: You need to see a neurologist about this. There are conditions that can cause the whole body to be restless and these are best evaluated by a neurologist specializing in movement disorders.It can be caused by medications, but i don't believe that the muscle relaxers are among them. I could be wrong, however, the main thing is that you get it treated for your own sanity. It sounds dreadful.Good luc. ...Read more
I had muscle and nerve testing today, was told I have carpal tunnal syndrome. What's best to do for it?
See a hand surgeon.: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) is caused by compression of the median nerve in the wrist. Common symptoms include pain, numbness and tingling in the thumb, index, long, and the thumb side of the ring finger. Treatment with oral/injectable steroids, splints and therapy can be effective, but surgery is sometimes needed. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
What (in simple english ;-) ) is patellofemoral pain syndrome? I'm told it's something to do with one muscle not being as strong as another muscle?
Contact with kneecap: Contact of femur with knee cap, usually related to knee instability. ...Read more
Dry eyes & mouth : Sjögren’s can also affect other parts of the body. Patients may experience pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints, rashes on the arms and legs related to vasculitis – an inflammation of tiny blood vessels. The lungs, liver and kidneys may become inflamed; some people develop tingling and numbness in the limbs because of neurological involvement. ...Read more
Many things: First of all it is important to get a good physical examination to confirm the diagnosis of piriformis syndrome. A physiatrist is probably best for this. If it is piriformis syndrome, specific stretching exercises are helpful and then sometimes we will inject the piriformis muscle directly with local anesthetic and cortisone. Sometimes it needs to be done more than once. ...Read more
Maybe: Floppy baby syndrome or hypotonia has many causes. Most babies with hypotonia can receive their immunizations on time, however each child will need to be evaluated before the specific question can be answered. It is a delicate balance between preventing a serious infection and potential side effects of vaccines. ...Read more
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Compartment syndrome leads to ischemia. What will be the downstream effects for the associated muscles & nerves?
Consequences: It is a very severe and serious condition that can result in nerve and muscle damage if not treated. It results from pressure on those tissues, often from fracture or crush injury. One can get chronic pain and/or muscle weakness, resulting in a limp. Muscles may atrophy (shrink). ...Read more
Are sternocleidomastoid muscle syndrome and tmjd related? Does one problem cause a flare up of the other? Symptoms of both seem similar.
The muscles of the head and neck area are often involved in temporomandibular joint disorder.
Muscle spasm is a common finding and many different sets of muscles can become tender/spasmotic when the condition flares.
Muscle spasm is the body's mechanism to prevent movement of a painful joint. ...Read more
Can one still have breathing difficulties in mild guillian barre syndrome, if the back muscles are involved? Will the pain in back ever go away?
You will improve: The breathing problems should be gone, but if back muscles still hurt, it will be tough to control respiration. Maybe useful to have your doctor check your lungs with a pulmonary function test, but also, might benefit from an updated emg. Typically, the pain does depart, and things improve, unless you have developed a chronic secondary immune polyneuritis, and the EMG will help distinguish. ...Read more
Post-concussion syndrome, 1month in: woke up and didn't know where i was, didn't recognize my own home. Foggy, muscles jerky, bad coordination. Normal?
No: You should be evaluated by a neurologist asap. Some one your age should have a minimum of an evaluation and studies to ensure no other injury is present ! ...Read more
Apparently...: Breakdown products of muscle cells do accumulate in the bloodstream in people with true hyperthermic syndromes. Muscle rigidity and subsequent elevated levels of CPK are hallmarks of this process. ...Read more
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How long does it take for compartment syndrome to develop after muscle contusion? What are the symptoms?
Short: It usually occurs within hours to days after the injury.. ...Read more
Hi doctors, was just wondering what is acid maltose deficiency syndrome. I know it affects the muscles but how?
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If plica syndrome is so controversial how can I have been medboarded from the army for it? Im now told its muscle tightness by a pt.
Hard to diagnose: Plica syndrome is a cause of inflammation of the knee. It is difficult to diagnose because it does not show up well on mri. It only occurs when the synovial capsule is inflamed. Chronic inflammation of the knee capsule would make service in the army difficult. Muscle tightness can irritate tendons and also cause inflammation.Magnesium oil applied topically to tight muscles can help. ...Read more
Muscle damage from serotonin syndrome. Is it permanent? If not, how do the muscles repair themselves? How long would CK remain elevated?
Serotonin Syndrome: There should be complete recovery without any sequelae, unless it is treated late or there is organ damage. However - this is somewhat rare. Most symptoms resolve after the drug is completely washed out of the body. Hope that helps! ...Read more