Doctor insights on: Medicine for muscle disorders

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What are different types of muscle disorders?

What are different types of muscle disorders?

Many: U have 2 google this or read a book @ the library. There r 2 many 2 list here. They include congenital-infective- injury-degenerative 2 give u a few areas to research. Sorry, if ur? Was a little more specific it would help. ...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


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What is the definition or description of: Muscle disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Muscle disorders?

Movement quality.: Muscle disorders can be described as the disruption of normal function resulting in, among other things, weakness, abnormal movement and pain. ...Read more

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What kind of specialist can treat muscle disorders?

What kind of specialist can treat muscle disorders?

Neurologist: Neurologists diagnose and treat myopathies e.g. Muscular disorders. Neuromuscular specialists are mostly found at academic medical centers. For symptomatic treatments, orthopedists and physiatrists treat patients with myopathies. ...Read more

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Does an emg detect nerve issues or can it detect muscle disorders also? How do the results show on emg? Muscles so weak after small activity n spasms

Does an emg detect nerve issues or can it detect muscle disorders also? How do the results show on emg? Muscles so weak after small activity n spasms

EMG/NCV: The test are combined as EMG and nerve conduction velocity. They often point to possibilities and may not always provide a final diagnosis. They provide insight into defects but not always the cause. Suggest see a neurologist. ...Read more

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What is the most common muscle disorder?

What is the most common muscle disorder?

Sprains: Sprains/strains is the most common muscle problem. If you are looking specifically for a disease, then muscular dystrophy would be my top choice. Depending on how you want to classify fibromyalgia, it could rank as the top disease. ...Read more

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In any known muscle disorder, is it possible to have a ck level that rises and falls? Just curious.

In any known muscle disorder, is it possible to have a ck level that rises and falls? Just curious.

Curious: This would be a good time to go online to read about muscle disorder and CK.
It might take you a while to fully understand it but keep trying. ...Read more

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If my 2 year has increased muscle spascity in one leg does that mean she could have a muscle disorder?

Hard to say: Spasticity usually relates to lack of coordinated nerve messages from the brain and may indicate a subtle brain injury often called cerebral palsy in its more dramatic forms. A muscle disorder implies selective abnormality in the muscle, usually producing a weakness. An exam and testing if indicated can separate the likely cause. It is time for a discussion with your doc. ...Read more

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I need info for polymyalgia rheumatica muscle disorder?

See below: The american college of rheumatology has good information on this: http://www. Rheumatology. Org/practice/clinical/patients/diseases_and_conditions/polymyalgiarheumatica. Asp. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between neospora and muscle disorder?

What is the relationship between neospora and muscle disorder?

HUMAN OR ANIMAL?: Neospora is a protozoal parasite in dogs and cattle, and has not known, YET, to afflict humans. I am unaware of any muscle disorder in homo sapiens or indeed any neuromuscular associated condition that has been described currently. ...Read more

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Does my 14 month old have a muscle disorder if he shivers sometimes?

Does my 14 month old have a muscle disorder if he shivers sometimes?

Not specificly: Some kids shiver as a normal event. There is also a transitional process some call shudder attacks that are brief shiver like events that last seconds while a kid is apparently awake & not bothered by the activity. Although any child demonstrating these events in childhood may have problems, there is no specific link. ...Read more

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If my daughter has increased muscle spasicity in one leg can she have a muscle disorder?

If my daughter has increased muscle spasicity in one leg can she have a muscle disorder?

Please Clarify: Yesterday your daughter was described as being two months old. Today you are asking the same question about a two year old. Can you please clarify this? ...Read more

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What genetic muscle disorder could make your knee hurt?

What genetic muscle disorder could make your knee hurt?

Many: Because many things can lead to the symptom you are experiencing, you need to see a doctor who will talk with you about this, examine you, and run appropriate tests as necessary for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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43yom. Exercise intolerance/muscle fatigue out of blue last3-5wks. Tons of bloodtests, normal. How long if not better is rare muscle disorder likely?

43yom. Exercise intolerance/muscle fatigue out of blue last3-5wks. Tons of bloodtests, normal. How long if not better is rare muscle disorder likely?

See your PCP: Get a referral to a cardiologist.
Depends what blood test done and for what reason. Make sure do liver and kidney function test
if under stress talk to your friend. If lack of sleep get chamomile tea, or yogurt helps you to sleep. ...Read more

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I have a year old preemie that has a muscle disorder or seizures. Why now?

I have a year old preemie that has a muscle disorder or seizures. Why now?

Metabolic delay: Preemies have to "catch up" metabolically speaking. I suggest that you look for a doc registered with the american college for advancment in medicine (acam). ...Read more

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Would restless leg syndrome be a muscle disorder or a disorder of the nervous system?

Would restless leg syndrome be a muscle disorder or a disorder of the nervous system?

Movement Disorder: Evidence shows that the disorder is related to problems with the dopaminergic circuits in the basal ganglia. The basal ganglia is intimately involved in the motor system and hence called the extrapyramidal system. ...Read more

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If someone had a muscle disorder, could it make the abdominal muscles weak enough to have hernias and tears?

Acquired, congenital: Hernias are from acquired conditions or congenital meaning you were born with it. Muscle disorders are rare while hernias are common. See a doctor first to determine if a hernia is really present and not just weakness of the muscle. A muscle weakness can be strengthened by exercise. A hernia can be fixed by surgery. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is restless legs syndrome a muscle disorder or a problem of the nervous system?

Not sure: I can't tell which but it can be due to low iron levels and it not this it responsed to Dopamine agonists like Requip (ropinirole) or sinemet implying a nervous system problem. Some people do better with anticonvulsant meds like Neurontin or Klonopin which may have some muscle relaxant effects. So it may have multiple causes. ...Read more

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Pain in the back of my neck is that a muscle disorder? And would that give me pressure in the back if my head on my forehead and cheek numbness

Pain in the back of my neck is that a muscle disorder? And would that give me pressure in the back if my head on my forehead and cheek numbness

Time for exam: It's a little difficult to put that all together. Head and forehead pressure could be sinus infection. If your neck is stiff and you have these symptoms go see the er today, it could be meningitis. Most neck pain is due to straining the muscles and ligaments of the neck, with lifting or sleeping in a strange position. True cheek numbness is serious, and should be examined by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Taking dothiepin 37.5mg, lexotan 0.375mg a day for general anxiety disorder. Can medicine cause muscle tightness?

Taking dothiepin 37.5mg, lexotan 0.375mg a day for general anxiety disorder. Can medicine cause muscle tightness?

Some.: You are on a low dose antidepressant and anti-anxiety medication. Yes some medication especially anti-psychotic medications can cause muscle tightness but I think the tightness is still from anxiety itself. You need to talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Muscle Disorders (Definition)

Muscle disorders can be described as the disruption of normal function resulting in, among other things, weakness, ...Read more