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Herbal Treatment For Muscle Atrophy
What are the possible causes of right armpit, elbow, and thenar hand muscle atrophy and the pain associates with all three?
Complicated: Thenar branch, median nerve (c8) is responsible for the innervation of the abductor pollicis brevis and opponens pollicis. The adductor pollicis is supplied by the deep branch of the ulnar nerve (c8-th1 to affect both, must be from an area where both nerves are in proximity. Disease/compression in the armpit or the neck would make sense. Investigate cervical spine and thoracic outlet syndrome. ...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
Yes: I will sometimes use electrical stimulation therapy to help strengthen muscles usually as a part of physical therapy. For instance after an acl tear and repair in the knee, there is often significant atrophy of the quadriceps muscle. Estim helps a great deal. In persons with spinal cord injury, electrical stimulation uses chronically can help with atrophy. ...Read more
I'm 36& have severe paraspinal muscle atrophy. What are the odds of me ending up in a wheelchair? I have frequent falls&was told no cure?
Depends on diagnosis: I am assuming that you have seen multiple neurologists and neuro muscular specialists. It is not possible to predict the prognosis with the information provided. Your neuro muscular specialist will be in best position to tell. Please see one if you have not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atrohy not described: Levofloxacin can cause tendon rupture,especially Achilis tendon mostly in elderly.Tendinitis can be caused by this. Muscle atrophy has not been described. Should not be used routinely in younger than 18 or above 70.Caution must be exercised if QT prolongation in ECG. Headache,insomnia,pain,dizziness &fatigue are some of the side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscles: Nsaid's (anti-inflammatory meds) block certain prostaglandins that are necessary for muscles to grow, and possibly recover, so indirectly yes, they could cause risk of atrophy. Muscle relaxants work mostly on nervous system, so primarily indirect impact - primarily if used to reduce pain, it is the lack of use that causes atrophy. Any direct impact on muscle would depend on specific drug. ...Read more
Muscle atrophy: Anything that damages a nerve or the muscle(s) innervated can cause atrophy. There are many conditions that can cause this like a pinched nerve that might have been painful, then healed but left atrophy. There are disorders of motor nerves, as well as muscles themselves that cause atrophy. Central nervous system changes would likely lead to less severe atrophy, mostly from inability to use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will muscle atrophy just keep shrinking my muscles while I am stuck in bed after multiple fractures?
Activity critical!: It is amazing how quickly lack of activity can impact the body. Muscle weakness, and even loss of muscle mass is a common and quick effect of illness and being bedridden. I warn patients that for every day in bed especially if critically ill, it can take 4 days of therapy to regain strength to the previous level. Activity is so important for overall and muscle health! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more
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