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Can osteopenia cause muscle weakness in your arms and legs?

Can osteopenia cause muscle weakness in your arms and legs?

No.: Osteopenia is simply softening of the bones. It is not painful and does not affect the muscles. ...Read more

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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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Does any part in the thoracic spine region cause muscle weakness in both arm and leg?

Does any part in the thoracic spine region cause muscle weakness in both arm and leg?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Experiencing muscle weakness/cramps /Aches in jaw, arms, shoulders, legs (both sides) 6 days and no other symptoms what could this be?

Cramps: Such diffuse cramping of multiple muscles raises the question of deficiencies of calcium, magnesium, sodium or potassium. Your physician can order the appropriate tests in order to check for these conditions. ...Read more

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Petechiae sorethroat, had headaches but gone now, still have some joint pain and muscle soreness in legs sometimes muscle weakness arms. Is it mono?

Petechiae sorethroat, had headaches but gone now, still have some joint pain and muscle soreness in legs sometimes muscle weakness arms. Is it mono?

Possibly: Infectious mononucleosis or "mono" absolutely can present with the symptoms you are speaking of. However, multiple other health problems can present in the same way. You should see a doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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My mother is having sudden left-sided muscle weakness with double vision and tingling in her arm and leg? What could this possibly be?

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

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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

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

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Dr saysgbs began 1/17 newsympt: legs givingout, dropping larger things than before, inc muscle weakness-limbs, typical? Other conditions? Brainmri-clean

Dr saysgbs began 1/17 newsympt: legs givingout, dropping larger things than before, inc muscle weakness-limbs, typical? Other conditions? Brainmri-clean

Ascending disease: Your gbs may have been brought on by a viral illness, a flu shot or a side effect of other medicationthe disease usually begins in the lower limbs and is ascending in nature. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What causes unilateral lower leg muscle weakness and atrophy?

What causes unilateral lower leg muscle weakness and atrophy?

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

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Sore weak muscles in arms and legs feels crunchy when massaged! Could it be the fascia causing these restrictions?

Possibly: Or it could be the muscle itself. An osteopathic physician (D.O.) can often help with evaluation and treatment, as well as licensed massage therapists. ...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. Jeffrey Wint
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Weak Muscles (Definition)

Muscle weakness can be described as either a perceived or measurable loss in muscle strength. This loss can be due to host of conditions, including but not limited to, age, ...Read more