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Muscle deconditioning treatment and complications?

Muscle deconditioning treatment and complications?

Loss of muscle mass!: Muscles weaken over time with less activity. You need to start exercising, preferentially resistance exercise using weight or machines. When you are deconditioned, climbing, walking, lifting all become more difficult. The number one cause for nursing home admissions is frailty! ...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 treatments can reduce muscle cramping due to nerve damage?

What treatments can reduce muscle cramping due to nerve damage?

VItamin and drug: Vitamin b is great nourishment for nerves. I usually recommend vitamin b complex to my patients. Another alternative in prescription Lyrica (pregabalin) or Neurontin (gabapentin). ...Read more

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Can nerve damage lead to muscle wasting ?

Can nerve damage lead to muscle wasting ?

Very Unnerving...: Most definitely, damage to a nerve supplying a muscles will cause the muscle to show varying degrees of degeneration. Several examples could include polio, muscular dystrophy, Lou Gehrig's disease and traumatic severing of the nerve. ...Read more

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Will a torn glutus maximus muscle also cause nerve damage?

Will a torn glutus maximus muscle also cause nerve damage?

Not directly: The sciatic nerve runs deep to the gluteus maximus and piriformis muscles after the nerve exits the pelvis. An injury mechanism that causes injury to these muscles could conceivably impact the sciatic nerve as well. Otherwise , an injury to the gmax muscle does not necessarily "cause" nerve damage. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for nerve damage in leg due to quad strain (possibly sciatica/FM). Rest and gradual training?

What are treatment options for nerve damage in leg due to quad strain  (possibly sciatica/FM). Rest and gradual training?

1st need diagnosis: You may not have actually suffered "nerve damage" by virtue of your injury. You should get a good neurological examination performed of the lower extremity and then, the treatment for the "nerve damage" will be more clear. Of course, for a quad strain no one can argue the points of rest and gradual training to get back into things. That makes perfect sense. ...Read more

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What exactly causes the problems from a rotator cuff injury? Muscle weakness or damage?

What exactly causes the problems from a rotator cuff injury? Muscle weakness or damage?

Both: The problems with a rotator cuff injury involve pain, swelling and limited motion. The treatment may involve ice, rest and nsaids. Sometimes a cortisone injection can be helpful. If the rotator cuff is totally torn, one might have limited motion. Then one might need surgical treatment for the problem. ...Read more

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Please...any treatment for the partially optic nerve damage ?

Depends upon cause: If due to ischemic process, like a stroke, may be irreversible. If due to trauma, might heal over time. If due to optic neuritis should gradually reverse in most cases. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of neurogenic atrophy in thenar muscle from nerve damage? Can it be treated?

Nerve damage: Weakness of the thenar muscles leads to weakness in grip, opening jars, and difficulty with daily hygiene. Occupational therapy can rebuild strength in the hand. See a neurosurgeon for evaluation of the weakness. ...Read more

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Is myofascial release therapy an effective treatment for muscle and connective tissue tightness and pain?

Is myofascial release therapy an effective treatment for muscle and connective tissue tightness and pain?

Back pain: It has been shown to very effective for some people, but not all. It is definitely worth trying if it is a chronic issue for you. ...Read more

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How does pain management work ? What is the treatment for permanent nerve damage from the cervical spine ?

Many ways: For a non chemical approach to pain management, find a doctor familiar with sphenopalatine ganglion blockade which often helps where other methods of treatment, including surgery, have not been successful. ...Read more

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Which organs get damaged by taking muscle relaxers?

Which organs get damaged by taking muscle relaxers?

None: Most muscle relaxants are safe. Generally they cause sedation, and occasionally liver damage. Liver functions should be tested if you are taking them for long. ...Read more

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Inferior gluteal nerve damage how treated?

Inferior gluteal nerve damage how treated?

Depends on symptoms: Is it from a posterior approach hip replacement? Physical therapy for strengthening accessory muscles to support hip flexion and make up for glut max weakness and gait training is beneficial. The change in gait can lead to a back pain later on. If pain is your main issue, you may want to consider neuromodulator medication like Gabapentin or Pregabalin to help decrease the pain. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can priapism erections over time damage the cremaster muscle eventually? What r the symptoms of cremaster muscle damage?

Can priapism erections over time damage the cremaster muscle eventually? What r the symptoms of cremaster muscle damage?

Only one function: Cremaster has only one function acts as sling to testicle controls the position of testes has no roll in erection . Priapism may lead to more serious consequences , if untreated will damage structure and integrity of penis ( fibrosis of corpus cavernosa ) Consult urologist and avoid erectile dysfunction in future . ...Read more

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Knee muscle wasting after injury. Is it reversible?

Knee muscle wasting after injury. Is it reversible?

THE MUSCLES AROUND: The joint can be rehab'd, hope it goes well for you. It will take a lot of effort but of course it is worth it. ...Read more

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Does neuritis cause muscle to atrophy? What are the treatments?

Does neuritis cause muscle to atrophy? What are the treatments?

Neuritis: Neuritis is an inflammation of the nerves. If the nerves are motor type that convey impulses to muscles then weakness and atrophy can occur if the neuritis is prolonged. There are a myriad of causes and a variety of nerve types that can become inflamed. See a neurologist to determine the cause of the neuritis and to develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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In open angle glaucoma 25% nerve damage with effective treatment how long might it take to incur an additional 5-10% nerve damage?

In open angle glaucoma 25% nerve damage with effective treatment how long might it take to incur an additional 5-10% nerve damage?

???: Not sure how one can determine 25% optic nerve damage. Technically if you have lost 25% of your optic (damage) there is some loss of vision somewhere. Typically this would occur in the periphery first. Today's technology and testing does not check that far out. The goal is to lower the pressure to prevent further optic nerve damage. With treatment one should be able to stop further damage. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors that lead to muscle damage?

What are the risk factors that lead to muscle damage?

Use or non-use: Over use and non-use cause muscle damage. Diabetes, alcohol, nutritional deficiencies, and some inflammatory disorders cause muscle damage. Statin drugs are lately a common cause of muscle damage. ...Read more

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Can serotonin syndrome cause muscle damage?

Can serotonin syndrome cause muscle damage?

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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Iv been to my GP about my back several times but they keep saying its muscle damage, think its my spine. what can I do?

Iv been to my GP about my back several times but they keep saying its muscle damage, think its my spine. what can I do?

Go to a specialist: i am not doubting your GP opinion,because i am not your doctor. but for your own peace of mind,go and see a specialist,like a neurologist,or a spine surgeon,,that could be a neurosurgeon,or a orthopedic surgeon,they will give you the second opinion. ...Read more

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Muscle damage from serotonin syndrome. Is it permanent? If not, how do the muscles repair themselves? How long would CK remain elevated?

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

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Tissue an muscle damage 2 da back of my neck.Looks like a big swollen knot.Spreadn a lil 2 upper back. What posture should I be in when laying down?

Tissue an muscle damage 2 da back of my neck.Looks like a big swollen knot.Spreadn a lil 2 upper back. What posture should I be in when laying down?

Don't lie on back: If it hurts to lie on your back, don't. Otherwise it does't matter what posture as long as you're comfortable. ...Read more

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Is an xray the only way to know if my arm fractured or is it muscle damage?

Is an xray the only way to know if my arm fractured or is it muscle damage?

Usually: Xrays are the definitive method for diagnosing a fracture, but a deformity of the arm can also suggest the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can testicle muscle damage be seen on ultrasound?

Can testicle muscle damage be seen on ultrasound?

TESTICLE PAIN: Testiciular pain(no muscular component) demands a through evaluation. EXam/LABS/TESTICULAR US. Your symptoms may be consistent with epididimytis v varicocoele v spermatocoele. Discuss with your dr. He may start empiric abs ie DOXYCYCLINE/CIPRO usually a prolonged course is needed 6-8wks. Unlikely to cause fertility issues. To be safe get Sperm analysis 1mth after antibiotics finish ...Read more

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Can priapism erections over time damage the cremaster muscle eventually? What r the symptoms of cremaster muscle damage?

Only one function: Cremaster has only one function acts as sling to testicle controls the position of testes has no roll in erection . Priapism may lead to more serious consequences , if untreated will damage structure and integrity of penis ( fibrosis of corpus cavernosa ) Consult urologist and avoid erectile dysfunction in future . ...Read more

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I dislocated my thumb and it required surgery to relocate it, no muscle damage was present and only slight soft tissue damage, how long is recovery?

I dislocated my thumb and it required surgery to relocate it, no muscle damage was present and only slight soft tissue damage, how long is recovery?

4 to6 weeks: It seems you had open reduction without pinning.The recovery is fast and maximum time it takes is 4to6 weeks at the most.But since we don't know what surgical procedure you had,i suggest you ask the orthopedic doctor who did the surgery how long is the recovery in your case ...Read more

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Help plz! Can sleeping on your arms cause muscle damage of any kind?

Help plz! Can sleeping on your arms cause muscle damage of any kind?

Possible: neuropathy. I provided acupuncture to a sailor who had a neuropathy. He became drunk, slept on his arm and developed significant problems. He has recovered completely. ...Read more

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Does MRI scan show any muscle damage or nerve or tendon related problems for issues such as back pain? Thanks

Does MRI scan show any muscle damage or nerve  or tendon  related problems for issues such as back pain? Thanks

Sometimes: Usually if there is overt tears or edema suggesting acute process you will see this on mri. Otherwise it is hard to see chronic issues as there typically is not much fluid/edema in these areas. ...Read more

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Pain top left of leg and left buttocks, pain now bottom of back and tightness in right buttocks now, think from the gym is this nerve or muscle damage?

Pain top left of leg and left buttocks, pain now bottom of back and tightness in right buttocks now, think from the gym is this nerve or muscle damage?

Without an exam, I c: cannot say in yoru particular case and.... the sciatic nerve runs in that pattern and is a common source of pain. http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/back%20pain.html links to a lot of info Just For You as well as direct links to be able to ask questions to me directly ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will my calf muscle damage my knee?

Need doctor's help! will my calf muscle damage my knee?

Possibly: One of the calf muscles, gastronemius, crosses both the ankle as well as the knee. If the muscle is damaged it can cause you to change your gait/function of the knee which ultimately can cause knee pain. Occasional the calf muscle tears (strained) close to the back of the knee and can cause "knee" pain directly. ...Read more

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I punctured my left quad 4 days ago $ ended up with 10 stitches. Dr said no muscle damage but my quad is super sore / tight. Is this normal?

Time will tell.: The local inflammation and presence of the stitches can make this area feel tight and sore even in the absence of actual quadriceps muscle damage. But, if soreness and tightness persist beyond another ten days, then an MRI may be in order. ...Read more

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Do antipsychotic cause muscle damage or rewire them because of muscle tightening and stiffness? I have trouble crossing legs and bending bc lowerback

Do antipsychotic cause muscle damage or rewire them because of muscle tightening and stiffness? I have trouble crossing legs and bending bc lowerback

Not muscle damage: I don't know which antipsychotic you're taking, but all of them at a high enough dose can cause movement problems such as stiffness and tremor, etc. This isn't a muscle problem. Instead it has to do with the balance of neurotransmitters in nervous system pathways affecting movement. Many of these problems can resolve when the med is stopped, but some last much longer. ...Read more

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I had a blood test 2 weeks ago and my arm is sore still and achy , yesterday I felt it Jar it hurts when I lift things do you think it's muscle damage?

I had a blood test 2 weeks ago and my arm is sore still and achy , yesterday I felt it Jar it hurts when I lift things do you think it's muscle damage?

May be: More likely there was a bruise, i.e., leakage of blood into the tissue. If the soreness is not improving, it would be prudent to contact the doctor where you had blood drawn. Try warm compress as that may hasten the clearance of bruise. ...Read more