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Doctor insights on: Loss Of Muscle Tone In Right Leg

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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


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What more can I do to improve peroneal nerve damage in right leg since 2005. Ive muscle loss and drop foot. I've tried every exercise. Please help?

What more can I do to improve peroneal nerve damage in right leg since 2005. Ive muscle loss and drop foot. I've tried every exercise. Please help?

Injury?: Was this the result of an injury and if so what type? While some common perineal nerve injuries can heal depending on the initiating scenario. However, after this length of time this may be permanent. For patients with foot drop a special brace is considered to assist with gait. ...Read more

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Would the muscles in my legs add a few pounds on the scale? Been running over a year(incline) and my legs have never shown muscle tone before.

Would the muscles in my legs add a few pounds on the scale?  Been running over a year(incline) and my legs have never shown muscle tone before.

Muscle density: Muscle tissue is denser than fat, so you can actually get slimmer with strength exercise, and still weigh more on your scale. Healthy diet and aerobic exercise can combine to result in weight loss and are almost always a healthy habit. I would consult with your physician to define your best diet and exercise choices. ...Read more

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Been on a statin drug for years! after all of this time could i suddenly have issues with muscle tone and aching in my legs?

Been on a statin drug for years! after all of this time could i suddenly have issues with muscle tone and aching in my legs?

Yes: Muscle aches from statins can occur anytime after initiation. These medications however do not typically affected muscle tone. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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4 yo walks out toed. Took him to podiatrist. She said muscle tone good, feet good and his leg turns out from hip. She said he would grow of it. Worry?

4 yo walks out toed. Took him to podiatrist. She said muscle tone good, feet good and his leg turns out from hip. She said he would grow of it. Worry?

No: It is not unusual for kids to have hips that turn out. An exam will show this and once the hips are turned in the legs are straight particularly the feet. It often takes years to outgrow this. All the best. ...Read more

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At what age is muscular dystrophy diagnosed? My 4 yo old has low muscle tone in legs and out toes but rides a bike, jumps, runs. Tires easy at times.

At what age is muscular dystrophy diagnosed? My 4 yo old has low muscle tone in legs and out toes but rides a bike, jumps, runs. Tires easy at times.

See doc: There are several other disorders affecting muscles and nerves besides muscular dystrophy. See your pediatrician and discuss possible testing that may be done and follow any referrals that the testing then indicates. ...Read more

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Will swimming regularly tone leg muscles?

Will swimming regularly tone leg muscles?

Yes: Try using 1/2 fins, especially designed to tone your legs. Can get them at most sports stores. Also, use kick board instead of arms to swim. Find an endless pool to swim against. Finally, attach ankle wts to really get a workout. ...Read more

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I have hypertrophy of the muscle of my right leg. It doesn't bother me, but is it okay to massage it?

I have hypertrophy of the muscle of my right leg. It doesn't bother me, but is it okay to massage it?

Growth: Hypertrophy literally means excessive growth. Growth of a muscle can be a good thing if it is a result of exercise. It would be important to know the cause of hypertrophy but in general, massage is not harmful to the underlying tissue as long as it doesn't cause pain. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on the outside of my right leg it has been hurting and all i feel is muscle. What can that be?

I have a sharp pain on the outside of my right leg it has been hurting and all i feel is muscle. What can that be?

Muscle +Bone: When a muscle pulls on bone it feels like sore bone. The muscles of the leg are heavily attached the fibula and tibia. Strain or injury to this area can feel like bone pain. ...Read more

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I have hypertrophy of the muscle of my right leg due to an injury (fell down steps). It doesn't bother me at all, but is it okay to massage it?

I have hypertrophy of the muscle of my right leg due to an injury (fell down steps). It doesn't bother me at all, but is it okay to massage it?

Yes: This is not a problem, but I don't know all of the aspects of you case. You can check with your physician. Is this an old injury or a recent injury. If old I can see a possible reason for the hypertrophy but not a recent injury ...Read more