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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Hip Muscle Weakness (Overview)

Hip flexors bend your legs upward. Extensors, your buttock muscles hold you up once eect and move you forward, Flexor weakness can make it hard to stand from lying or sitting. Extensor weakness on one side creates a "hip" limp where the body swings over the center of gravity to compensate. When present on both sides, standing erect becomes very difficult.


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What disease could cause severe hip pain, muscle weakness, bone loss?

What disease could cause severe hip pain, muscle weakness, bone loss?

Hip pain: Your symptoms are not unique to one problem or disease. You should see a rheumatologist to get a diagnosis if your family doctor is unsure of the cause. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
5 doctors shared insights

Hip Muscle Weakness (Overview)

Hip flexors bend your legs upward. Extensors, your buttock muscles hold you up once eect and move you forward, Flexor weakness can make it hard to stand from lying or sitting. Extensor weakness on one side creates a "hip" limp where the body swings over the center of gravity to compensate. When present on both sides, standing erect becomes very difficult.


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What could cause: general aches and pains; mild to severe back stiffness and pain; muscle weakness; fatigue; sharp and cont.- occasional pain in head, lower abdomen, and hips; occasional shakiness; and excessive big, easily caused and long lasting(2 to 4w

What could cause: general aches and pains; mild to severe back stiffness and pain; muscle weakness; fatigue; sharp and cont.- occasional pain in head, lower abdomen, and hips; occasional shakiness; and excessive big, easily caused and long lasting(2 to 4w

These : These are very non-specific symptoms, and could mean a wide range of problems. General aches and pains could be secondary to viral illness, fatigue, stress/anxiety, musculoskeletal issues, etc. The shakiness could be due to low blood sugar, anxiety, chills secondary to infection process. The easy bruising could be due to a low plalelet count or other abnormality in blood count.
The bottom line here is to have a complete medical evaluation by your primary care provider. Hopefully after a detailed history, physical, and testing, your doctor will have a diagnosis(es) and will be able to provide a treatment plan.
Best of luck. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine the cause of your strain if possible
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Try rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE)
Daily
Ease back into activity; don't overdo it
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Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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What is the definition or description of: Hip muscle weakness?

What is the definition or description of: Hip muscle weakness?

Difficulty with post: Hip flexors bend your legs upward.
Extensors, your buttock muscles hold you up once eect and move you forward,
Flexor weakness can make it hard to stand from lying or sitting. Extensor weakness on one side creates a "hip" limp where the body swings over the center of gravity to compensate. When present on both sides, standing erect becomes very difficult. ...Read more

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What disease could cause severe hip pain, muscle weakness, bone loss?

Hip pain: Your symptoms are not unique to one problem or disease. You should see a rheumatologist to get a diagnosis if your family doctor is unsure of the cause. ...Read more

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Which disease could cause severe hip pain, muscle weakness, hair and tooth loss, & light & heat sensitivity?

Which disease could cause severe hip pain, muscle weakness, hair and tooth loss, & light & heat sensitivity?

Possible thyroid: You might have a thyroid problem. You should see your physician to get a physical and blood test. ...Read more

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I am experiencing neck pain, arm pain, arm weakness, hip pain, leg pain, muscle weakness (side: one side) , wrist pain, hand pain, elbow pain and popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint. The following also describe me: Hand weakness, Loss of streng

I am experiencing  neck pain, arm pain, arm weakness, hip pain, leg pain, muscle weakness (side: one side) , wrist pain, hand pain, elbow pain and popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint. The following also describe me: Hand weakness, Loss of streng

Medical evaluation: You have many complaints that can suggest many problems and beyond the scope of this space. Muscle weakness can come from inflammatory muscle disease and lab testing and a full neurologic exam. Arthritic conditions such as rheumatoid can cause joint pain but also muscle pain. Problems in the spine such as disc narrowing can cause some of these issues. Again you need a full workup by a provider ...Read more

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I have muscle weakness in hand and stabbing pain above right hip, what to do?

I have muscle weakness in hand and stabbing pain above right hip, what to do?

If new weakness: And new stabbing pain above right hip, go to emergency room. ...Read more

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Can ritalin mask hypothyroidism? I have increasingly cold feet, hands, and nose, even though my thermostat is set at 75 and I have terribly dry skin, muscle weakness (trouble opening jars when i never used to), and joint pain in my hips and knees when i g

Can ritalin mask hypothyroidism? I have increasingly cold feet, hands, and nose, even though my thermostat is set at 75 and I have terribly dry skin, muscle weakness (trouble opening jars when i never used to), and joint pain in my hips and knees when i g

Yes: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a very dangerous drug with many side effects.It should be well monitored. Please review the package insert and the warnings. Ritalin (methylphenidate) use is linked to an arthritic condition call lupus. Be aware. ...Read more

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What to do about muscle weakness?

What to do about muscle weakness?

Find out why: Is it a problem with nerve, muscle, neuromuscular junction, medication rxtn, a progressive problem with the spine, a thyroid disorder, a vitamin deficiency, etc? Have your doctor examine you and get some testing. Find out why! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Muscle weakness?

Clinical, perceived: 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 brain to muscle itself. ...Read more

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What should I do to counteract statin muscle weakness?

What should I do to counteract statin muscle weakness?

Lessen you dosage: Consult with your doctor. The rx instructions indicate a reduction of dosage is in order under the guidance of your doctor. A pill splitter can cut the pills in half to give you half dose. You can eliminate certain days a week to cut your overall dose. I know a person that reduce their dose to taking only 5 mg once per week - approved by their doctor, and is doing well.. ...Read more

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Why is it that people get muscle weakness in hyperkalaemia and hypokalaemia?

Why is it that people get muscle weakness in hyperkalaemia and hypokalaemia?

Important K: Potassium is integral for muscle contraction - when too high or too low it causes problems like muscle cramps. As the heart is a muscle it is also very important for your heart function. ...Read more

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Why would a person get muscle weakness in the leg?

Why would a person get muscle weakness in the leg?

Nerve&muscle damage: Any type of nerve injury in your lower spine or in your leg can cause muscle weakness. Muscle diseases can lead to weakness. Sometimes brain conditions lead to muscle weakness, too. A detailed neurological exam can identify the likely area of damage. ...Read more

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Is mild muscle weakness expected while taking a statin?

Is mild muscle weakness  expected while taking a statin?

No but is possible: Most people on statins have absolutely no muscle issues at all; a rare/unusual subset of patients could have muscle problems related to inappropriate muscle conversion of "fuel" into energy. There are blood tests that can help define whether that issue is occurring while taking a statin. Talk to your personnal physician. ...Read more

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What causes facial muscle weakness?

What causes facial muscle weakness?

Facial palsy: Bell's palsy which is the injury of facial nerve that innervates the facial muscles can cause facial assymetry. You need to check with your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What causes muscle weakness in polio?

What causes muscle weakness in polio?

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 more

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What nerve causes facial muscle weakness?

What nerve causes facial muscle weakness?

Cranial Nerves: Facial expression and movement are controlled by several of the cranial nerves (cn). Ocular motion by cn3, 4, 6. Eyebrow lift by cn3, eyelid closing by cn7, muscles of chewing by cn5 and the rest of the face by cn7. ...Read more

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What causes muscle weakness and sleepiness?

What causes muscle weakness and sleepiness?

Narcolepsy?: Some patients have narcolepsy and cataplexy. It is characterized by sudden and transient episodes of bilateral loss of muscle tone without loss of consciousness often triggered by an emotional stimulus such as laughter, surprise, anger, fear or humorous situations. Other reasons are sleep paralysis (weakness on awakening), what could be normal. ...Read more

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Which doctor to consult for muscle weakness ?

Which doctor to consult for muscle weakness ?

You have options: More than one specialty of doctor can handle this issue, but you may want to start with a physiatrist or neurologist. Both specialties care for patients with muscle and nerve problems, and they can perform specialized tests such as electrodiagnostic studies to help diagnose the problem, if needed. ...Read more

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What doctor do you see for muscle weakness and pain?

Muscle doctor: You can see physiatrist, rehabilitation doctor, or neurologist. ...Read more

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Could an MRI detect muscle weakness or muscle injury?

Could an MRI detect muscle weakness or muscle injury?

Muscle injury: Muscle injury can be detect by MRI in most cases. Weakness can be inferred by atrophy (less muscle mass than the opposite side) but cannot truly be measured by an MRI scan. ...Read more

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My Husband is experiencing shoulder muscle weakness.

My Husband is experiencing  shoulder muscle weakness.

Needs to be checked: Any kind of muscle weakness localized or generalized needs to be investigate to find the cause and if any treatment is needed,I suggest that he consult his doctor to find our the cause of his muscle weakness ...Read more

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What can help with my muscle weakness linked to depression?

What can help with my muscle weakness linked to depression?

Sleep and exercise: How do you know your muscle weakness is linked to depression? Have you seen your doctor and had this symptom explained? If not, and you're concerned about muscle weakness, it's a good idea to have this evaluated. Muscle weakness is not a primary symptom of depression. Fatigue or loss of energy, along with insomnia, and decreased participation in activities could lead to muscle atrophy, however. ...Read more

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How likely will west nile virus cause severe muscle weakness?

Unlikely: A very small minority of patients who develop west nile infection are left with widespread muscle weakness that is much like poliomyelitis. ...Read more

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Is there a disease that causes muscle weakness and weight loss?

Is there a disease that causes muscle weakness and weight loss?

Yes: Systemic illness, toxicity, congenital illness to name a few can cause muscle weakness and weight loss. ...Read more

Dr. Marcel Hungs
796 doctors shared insights

Muscle Weakness (Definition)

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


Muscle (Definition)

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