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Muscle Weakness In Arms And Legs Causes
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
Does myofascial pain syndrome cause swelling? Such as my arms and legs, and does it cause muscle weakness?
No swelling: Muscles may feel swollen but not appear to actually swell. The pain sometimes feels like weakness. ...Read more
Can a compressed nerve in the back cause you to have muscle weakness and wasting in your upper body and lower body. Arms and legs muscle.
Nerve Compression: Nerve compression can cause weakness and muscle wasting in the extremities. The nerves coming out of your neck go down the arm. The nerves coming out of the back go down your legs. If there is wasting in both the arms and the legs, their is likely a problem with both back and neck. See your chiropractor, for spine manipulation and rehabilitation. ...Read more
Could brain damage cause tingling/burning/muscle weakness in both arms and legs? Brain MRI is normal, B12 levels normal.
I'm 36yrs old. I'm suffering from muscle weakness all over my body specially with my arms and legs. Tremors in other part of my body also numbness.
Need workup: Your symptoms too nonspecific to give you a firm diagnosis in 400 characters or less. You should see your doctor for a full workup including thyroid analysis, metabolic survey, & other testing as appropriate depending upon what's found. Good luck. Try keeping track of the TREMORS as to whether they are more prominent with activity or at rest and if weakness comes and goes or constantly there. ...Read more
Hi, I'm having tremors, muscle weakness, feet are dragging. Sensative arms feeling in arms and legs. Very painful, and I don't like to be touched. Stiff jaw.
Need evaluation: Many explanations, which might include thyroid problems, medication reactions, occult presentation of neurological disorder, toxins, chemical imbalances. Seek out your physician, get baseline studies, and decide on whether neurological consultation might make some sense. ...Read more
No: The nerves to the arms arise from the cervical region. The nerves to the legs arise from the lumbar region. I would go see a neurologist for ongoing problems ...Read more
Can a pinched spinal cord in the neck cause muscle weakness and astrophy on your whole arm and leg muscle. Can a pinch back spinal cause same.
To involve the leg: There would have to be spinal cord involvement or a second lesion below the cervical level. If you develop increased tone and reflexes to go along with weakness and atrophy the problem may be further upstream (eg stroke). If the issue is "where is the lesion? " the answer may need to come from a neurologist. That's a big part of what we do. ...Read more
Bad muscle weakness, can't walk or keep arms up long. Stairs, standing up hard. Resisted rheum pushing arms, legs. Read this shows nrml strngth?
See details: Something does not compute here. I am not certain how truly weak you can be if the rheumatologist found normal strength on exam. Get an opinion with a neurologist. ...Read more
Petechiae sorethroat, had headaches but gone now, still have some joint pain and muscle soreness in legs sometimes muscle weakness arms. Is it mono?
Any doctors advice on symptoms spine pain, muscle spasms in ribs, dizziness, breathing probs, muscle weakness, tremors arms/head/legs not constant?
What's under hood?: Sounds like your car engine could use a tune up! I'd recommend seeing a primary care physician who can start the process by finding out when each problem began to discover its root cause (if possible). Labs & other studies will likely be needed. Only then, can good advice be given on lifestyle changes or medications that will get you singin' and dancin again! Good luck. ...Read more
Can you have muscle weakness in you arm and legs if you have cervical entrapment in your neck and back due to a disk herniation?
Yes: Depending on what vertebral levels are affected, you can have pinching of the nerves as they exit one or both sides of the vertebral column, so one or both sides could be affected. If the disc herniation is toward the spinal cord, esp. In the neck where there is little extra space, the effects could be worse & affect more then the limbs. Weakness/decreased reflexes are an indication for surgery. ...Read more
My mother is having sudden left-sided muscle weakness with double vision and tingling in her arm and leg? What could this possibly be?
Call MD asap: People with sudden onset of weakness and numbness on one side of the body raise a strong concern for possible stroke, particularly when associated with possible brainstem signs of double vision. Early evaluation and/or treatment is very important to prevent worsening of deficits and/or possible treatment. ...Read more
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
Dr saysgbs began 1/17 newsympt: legs givingout, dropping larger things than before, inc muscle weakness-limbs, typical? Other conditions? Brainmri-clean
See below: Several thing, some of them serious. See your doctor. ...Read more
Nerve damage: If you have unilateral muscle weakness and atrophy there has to be an injury or impingement of the nerve which innervates that part of your leg. A demyelinating process such as MS may also lead to muscle atrophy and weakness unilaterally. Other causes may be trauma to that muscle, prolonged immobilization in a cast, or not weight bearing on the leg can lead to loss of strength and muscle mass. ...Read more
Sore weak muscles in arms and legs feels crunchy when massaged! Could it be the fascia causing these restrictions?
Have had a nauseous, gnawing feeling directly between my sternum n button. I am very tired all the time and get tingly in arms and legs. Weak muscles?
Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
Extreme hunger, very dry mouth, sore and very weak muscles in arms and legs and back pain. This has been going on for two weeks and I can't function.
See physician: You need to see a physician to have a complete examination to determine what's going on. ...Read more
Can CFS cause muscle weakness? Such as my arms getting tired and weak after cleaning for 5 mins. Would my platelet count stay above 440, 000?
Is LEMS likely to cause nutritional deficiencies. Had muscle weakness thighs/arms for 18 months and what looks like malabsorption. Any ideas?
LEMS: Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder. I am unaware that malbsorption is specifically its cause. However, a malabsorption problem would aggravate it. I good source to explore this is Immunolabs. They have a great web site about malabsorption. Hope that helps. ...Read more
What causes popping shoulder, deep shooting pains in the arm, extreme muscle weakness, & inability to move arm? Has lasted 7+ years, pain 4-7 day/week
Can you have muscle degeneration without weakness? In arms and legs? I have severe burning in legs and arms but no reason why? Normal blood emg/ncv
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?
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
Yes: In some cases, cervical spondylosis results in a narrowing of the space needed for the spinal cord or nerve roots. If this occurs, your symptoms may include numbness and weakness in the arms, hands, and fingers. Trouble walking, loss of balance, or weakness in the hands or legs. Muscle spasms in the neck and shoulders. ...Read more
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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