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Dr. Marcel Hungs
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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


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Hello I have been having problems with sleeping, peeing a lot lately, lots of fatigue, muscle weakness, heart racing, chest pains, shakiness, pain in back sides and a burning sensation there too??

Hello I have been having problems with sleeping, peeing a lot lately, lots of fatigue, muscle weakness, heart racing, chest pains, shakiness, pain in back sides and a burning sensation there too??

Need to see doc: Are you under stress? Some of your symptoms sound to be related possibly to non physical conditions. Suggest see an internal medicine physician for a physical and review of medical history and exam. ...Read more

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I have weakness to my 6th nerve muscle and the past week I've had burning sensation on top and back of head. Can this be related?

I have weakness to my 6th nerve muscle and the past week I've had burning sensation on top and back of head. Can this be related?

May or may not: Main issue is the cause of your Abducens palsy, and if you have inflammatory disorder of meninges due to any cause, the burning could be associated due to involvement of trigeminal or greater occipital nerves. If your N VI issue is congenital or post-traumatic, then there is NO relationship. ...Read more

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What muscle disease can cause burning in your muscles but no muscle weakness? Any idea?

What muscle disease can cause burning in your muscles but no muscle weakness? Any idea?

Diabetes: Any disease which causes small vessel disease cause burning sensation, the best example is diabetes. Although there is need for thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Have swallowing, bowel, muscle weakness pain and burning, extreme tiredness, tremors etc is this ms?

Have swallowing, bowel, muscle weakness pain and burning, extreme tiredness, tremors etc is this ms?

Many possibilities: Many disorders could cause your myriad symptoms, and would first see an internist and get thoroughly evaluated. If unanswered questions, get appointment with neurologist. MS diagnosis is based upon history, examination, and appropriate MRI findings, if other causes are excluded. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a muscle disease with normal CPK aldolase ESR 7 times normal emg ncv and normal skin biopsy twice no weakness only burning pain?

Is it possible to have a muscle disease with normal CPK aldolase ESR 7 times normal emg ncv and normal skin biopsy twice no weakness only burning pain?

Yes: There are many enzyme deficiency syndromes and types of muscle metabolic disorders. You may need to travel to a university medical center to get specific testing done. Was a muscle biopsy performed. Be aware that conditions such as fibromyalgia produce burning pain as well as tingling sensations in the hands and feet. ...Read more

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Burning pain in top of leg, calf muscles feel like their tightening, inner tremor, tingle in side of face, hot showers cause weakness and tremor in legs?

Burning pain in top of leg, calf muscles feel like their tightening, inner tremor, tingle in side of face, hot showers cause weakness and tremor in legs?

MRI brain with FLAIR: The facial tingling and response to hot shower is concerning. Your neurologist will want to do a good exam and get an MRI of the head to exclude MS or clinically isolated syndrome. ...Read more

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Normal emg/ncv normal CPK normal lactic acid but I have intense burning pain in my arms and legs...With no weakness. Just very bad burning muscle pain?

Normal emg/ncv normal CPK normal lactic acid but I have intense burning pain in my arms and legs...With no weakness. Just very bad burning muscle pain?

Medication complicat: The symptoms are from the atenolol and if they are from that med you probably have an intolerance to all beta blockers and medication metabolized by cytochrome p450 system in the liver.

Need to stop the meds and check to see if you have enough magnesium in you body you probably need magnesium supplements. ...Read more

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For sciatica, can an epidural injection reduce the burning sensation in my leg? Can it reduce weakness?

For sciatica, can an epidural injection reduce the burning sensation in my leg? Can it reduce weakness?

Epidural can help.: An epidural steroid injection would be expected to relieve, at least temporarily, the burning sensation and the weakness. These symptoms, especially the latter, will most likely return sooner than later after even a successful injection. The weakness suggests potentially more of a problem and you need an MRI of the spine if the weakess has been present for very long. I would see your physician. ...Read more

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Having weakness in my legs after walking or standing long. Seems to be a burning sensation on my front thighs, back calfs. What cause?

Having weakness in my legs after walking or standing long. Seems to be a burning sensation on my front thighs, back calfs. What cause?

? Lumbar stenosis: Weakness or pain and neuropathic pain in the legs with walking can be of vascular origin or a result of spinal cord irritation by arthritic changes in the spine. If it is vascular it is called claudication. If spinal it is called neurogenic claudication. In any case you are of an age where a workup is warranted. ...Read more

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I'm having a burning sensation both front thighs, both arms, lower back. Weakness both legs?

I'm having a burning sensation both front thighs, both arms, lower back. Weakness both legs?

Could be neurologic: burning sensation that you describe could be something effecting the sensory nerve fibers going to your legs. Weakness of legs may be something with the nerves innervating and leading to your legs. I suggest you see your primary care physician or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Severe burning sensation and pain in arms, hands, neck, and mid-to-lower back. Extreme weakness in arms and hands. What can I take to ease pain/burning?

Severe burning sensation and pain in arms, hands, neck, and mid-to-lower back. Extreme weakness in arms and hands. What can I take to ease pain/burning?

Joint pain: See a physician. You should be evaluated for your symptoms to rule out medication side effects or a nerve or rheumatologic condition. I recommend seeing your primary care provider first, who can then refer you to a rheumatologist or neurologist as appropriate. ...Read more

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Pressure/ burning sensation in head either top or back of head everyday. Body weakness, slurred speech, neck ache, fatigue, muscle aches? Thanks

Pressure/ burning sensation in head either top or back of head everyday. Body weakness, slurred speech, neck ache, fatigue, muscle aches? Thanks

Fibromyalgia?: 27 yo female c/o daily head discomfort, "body weakness, slurred speech, fatigue, muscle aches" & cervical pain. Assuming these symptoms are chronic & not an acute viral illness or related to trauma, a general medical exam is needed to rule out systemic disorders & autoimmune disease. If no distinct findings, then see a Rheumatologist to be considered for possible Fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in left calf muscle?

Burning sensation in left calf muscle?

Do you have varicose: Veins in the leg, if you do, this could be superficial phlebitis, if you do not it could muscular origin, both you could treat with Motrin and moist heat. If did not go away check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have tingling pain in muscles with burning sensation they come and go all over the body left side of tongue have a burning sensation too?

I have tingling pain in muscles with burning sensation they come and go all over the body left side of tongue have a burning sensation too?

Mystery Sensations: The tongue can be inflamed and result in a condition called glossitis. The causes are varied and include nutrition deficiencies and allergies among other causes.

Burning pain and paresthesias can signify a neurologic condition and are best evaluated in-person by a physician or neurologist who can full evaluate. ...Read more

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Small lump in bak of nek, had for two months, now muscle twinges, feels like swelling and burning sensation. What could it b? +sensitive to touch

Small lump in bak of nek, had for two months, now muscle twinges, feels like swelling and burning sensation. What could it b? +sensitive to touch

Need to see it: The most likely cause would be a cyst, but it requires an exam by a doctor to tell for sure. If it is a cyst, sometimes they swell or get infected and require an operation. This operation is much easier on you if it is done while it is still small. Tell your doctor about it. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation and pain that feels almost like a pulled muscle on the right side of my chest. What could be some of the possibilities? Thx

I have a burning sensation and pain that feels almost like a pulled muscle on the right side of my chest. What could be some of the possibilities? Thx

Have it looked at: While a pulled pectoral muscle may cause pain and abnormal sensation, it's important to have it looked at to make sure it's not from an underlying cardiac condition. One differentiating factor is the muscle pain is oftentimes reproducible - if you push on it, it will hurt more - whereas cardiac pain may not be. However, without knowing further details - it's importan to see your internist/fp soon. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my leg when I stretch. Could this be a muscle pull?

I have a burning sensation in my leg when I stretch. Could this be a muscle pull?

Muscle or nerve: Muscle 'pulls' or strains can be irritated when you stretch or use the muscle. Tight muscles can also pull on the local nerves causing burning with stretch. Other times, nerve irritation can cause burning when the leg is pulled. A physiatrist or doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation can help determine the cause and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in the muscle of my shoulder blade. What can I do about it?

Ben gay: You can try over the counter anti-inflammatory or ben-gay. You can also try ibuprofen. A heat compress helps some as well. See your physician if you have further problems. ...Read more

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Regarding upper back issues of mine, overused and stretched muscles, traps / rhomboids etc. What causes the muscles to give a burning sensation?

Exercise or strain: New exercise or activity? May cause dom delayed onset muscle soreness (typically about 48 hours after the increase use of those muscles). May last a few days to a week or two.

Alternatively, sudden/acute burning may indicate a strain, which may take a few weeks to several months to resolve.

Massage or foam roller may help, if this is not a muscle strain. ...Read more

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When I get out of bed I feel a burning sensation on my left groin muscle. Its been a few months since I pulled my groin muscle. Recommend any stretches?

When I get out of bed I feel a burning sensation on my left groin muscle. Its been a few months since I pulled my groin muscle. Recommend any stretches?

Evaluation: I would advise a chiropractor evaluate - especially one familiar with sports injuries that can help advise you with stretches once he/she has evaluated the muscle and surrounding areas for injuries. Physical therapist also an option - but harder to go see on your own without a physician order... ...Read more

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What to do if I have burning sensation in my body, is it nerve problem or chronic muscle fatigue?

What to do if I have burning sensation in my body, is it nerve problem or chronic muscle fatigue?

See a Neurologist: A neurologist may be able to help you differentiate the cause of your symptoms. Usually with muscle fatigue, this is associated with excessive use of the muscles that leads them to have the generalized burning and fatigue. Nerves tend to follow patterns of distribution, so that one may have the discomfort in a particular limb. There are special tests that may be done by the neurologist. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have burning sensation in my body, is it nerve problem or chronic muscle fatigue?

What do you suggest if I have burning sensation in my body, is it nerve problem or chronic muscle fatigue?

Unknown: More details are required in order to help determine causation. Please see your doctor to be evaluated with a history and physical examination which could be informative about next steps in assessment. ...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


Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more