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Muscle Weakness On One Side Of Body (Overview)

Hemiparesis describes the condition of weakness on one side of the body and not the other. Although there are multiple potential causes, having had a stroke is one of the most common causes of hemiparesis.


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Can anyone tell me what causes extreme muscle weakness & pinching pains all over your body?

Can anyone tell me what causes extreme muscle weakness & pinching pains all over your body?

I could possibly: Generate a very large list of medical conditions that may lead to these types of symptoms. It is best to speak with your doctor and start with a basic work up first. That will help eliminate items from that list. ...Read more

Muscle Weakness On One Side Of Body (Overview)

Hemiparesis describes the condition of weakness on one side of the body and not the other. Although there are multiple potential causes, having had a stroke is one of the most common causes of hemiparesis.


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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine the cause of your strain if possible
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Try rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE)
Daily
Ease back into activity; don't overdo it
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Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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What is the best treatment for muscle weakness?

What is the best treatment for muscle weakness?

Therapy: After removing any possible reversible causes from the equation, I would recommend therapy for strengthening. ...Read more

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I take the generic for Effexor (venlafaxine) XR experience lots of side effects, dry mouth, sweating, muscle weakness, constipation. How can I prevent them?

I take the generic for Effexor (venlafaxine) XR experience lots of side effects, dry mouth, sweating, muscle weakness, constipation. How can I prevent them?

Side effects: I would discuss this with your dr as soon as possible and try to determine an alternative to the medication or a treatment for the symptoms that is compatible with the medication. ...Read more

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I have been taking Zetia (ezetimibe) 10 mg tablets for about 9 months. I have had body aches and muscle weakness as I have had with other statins. Suggestions?

I have been taking Zetia (ezetimibe) 10 mg tablets for about 9 months. I have had body aches and muscle weakness as I have had with other statins. Suggestions?

Try going off med: Zetia (ezetimibe) is not a statin but this med too can cause muscle inflammation. If you have symptoms that might be caused by a med, talk with your doctor and stop it for a while to see how you feel. But do it with your doctor so that you can decide on the plan together. ...Read more

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Took 50, 000iu/day vita d for 3 months bc of muscle weakness that was due to low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Now how to get rid of 3.5mil iu vita d reserve in body?

Took 50, 000iu/day vita d for 3 months bc of muscle weakness that was due to low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Now how to get rid of 3.5mil iu vita d reserve in body?

Don't worry: Vitamin d remains in your body about 2 weeks. Normally you take 2000u-5000u vitamin d3 daily to achieve a blood level of 50, but your doctor can order a blood level to verify. The large doses of vitamin d2 you took for a medical problem will be gone soon. Continue vitamin d3 to prevent deficiency and weakness in the future. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 20. I had loose stool one day in dec, then muscle weakness, nausea, light sensitivity, fatigue, dizziness, migrane &vomiting. Now IBS type symptoms?

I'm 20. I had loose stool one day in dec, then muscle weakness, nausea, light sensitivity, fatigue, dizziness, migrane &vomiting. Now IBS type symptoms?

Parasympathetic: Irritable bowel syndrome is the multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. The predominant symptoms like diarrhea cramps constipation are the result of autonomic nervous system instability. Pts like you may benefit from a metabolically directed approach. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Muscle weakness on one side of body?

What is the definition or description of: Muscle weakness on one side of body?

Hemiparesis: Hemiparesis describes the condition of weakness on one side of the body and not the other. Although there are multiple potential causes, having had a stroke is one of the most common causes of hemiparesis. ...Read more

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What can one-sided muscle weakness/wasting be?

What can one-sided muscle weakness/wasting be?

Many Possibilities: Weakness and wasting on one side can be caused by a number of things, including intervertebral disc disease, intervertebral foraminal stenosis. These irritate or with enough degeneration can cause decreased function in the nerve, which eventually causes strength or wasting issues. There are more potential causes, so it is advisable to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Feeling muscle weakness and mild pain throughout body, two days after Tetanus shot. Is it a side effect?

Feeling muscle weakness and mild pain throughout body, two days after Tetanus shot. Is it a side effect?

T Tetanus t: Sometimes the tetanus vaccine can cause mild side effects which may include soreness, redness, or swelling at the site of the injection, fever, headache or body aches
and fatigue. These can be managed using NSAIDS and should resolve in a day or two. Hope you feel better soon. ...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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Can anyone tell me what causes extreme muscle weakness & pinching pains all over your body?

I could possibly: Generate a very large list of medical conditions that may lead to these types of symptoms. It is best to speak with your doctor and start with a basic work up first. That will help eliminate items from that list. ...Read more

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What is something that could cause numbness and slight muscle weakness through my body?

What is something that could cause numbness and slight muscle weakness through my body?

So many things: There are so many things that could produce these very non specific symptoms. It really would not be responsible for me to list them here. It would be best to see your doctor and discuss your symptoms. ...Read more

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What specialist would I need to see if I have muscle weakness in one leg?

What specialist would I need to see if I have muscle weakness in one leg?

PMD: Typically this would first be evaluated by your primary medical doctor and then a neurologist. ...Read more

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What nervous system diseases cause muscle weakness on the right side?

What nervous system diseases cause muscle weakness on the right side?

Focality: A lesion over the left side of the brain can cause right sided weakness, such as a stroke, hemorrhage, abscess, brain tumor. If you have focal weakness, see a neurologist ASAP ...Read more

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What could worsening muscle weakness and pain in one arm be caused by?

What could worsening muscle weakness and pain in one arm be caused by?

Search for: PInched nerve in shoulder, neck, elbow, or wrist. EMG study and perhaps imaging will pin down. ...Read more

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Muscle weakness for a year. Possible side effect to acutane, is this possible?

Muscle weakness for a year. Possible side effect to acutane, is this possible?

See your doctor: If you have had muscle weakness for a year, you should have a complete workup to assess for reversible causes. You should discuss your unique medical history and the effects of acutane with your doctor. ...Read more

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Will the clot simply dissolve with heparin? Will the effects of muscle weakness resolve on the affected side?

NO: Heparin does not dissolve clots. At therapeutic levels it prevents the enlargement of the clot or others from forming. Time and other mechanisms resolve or "dissolve" the clot but often not completely.

Muscle weakness will resolve with time and can be accelerated by going to physical therapy/program. ...Read more

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If you are living in a place that has mold, what kind of health problems can it cause? Is muscle weakness one of them?

If you are living in a place that has mold, what kind of health problems can it cause? Is muscle weakness one of them?

Mold exposure: Mold is thriving in humid environment. If you develop sensitivities to those particular mold spores, the lining of your airway can get inflamed by exposing to the mold spores in the air you breath in. Depending how severe the inflammation is, you can get symptoms similar to rhino sinusitis, asthmatic flares if you have asthma, general malaise including muscle weakness. ...Read more

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Does the side effect of muscle weakness from geodon (ziprasidone) ever go away?

Yes if that's cause: Generally the main side effects of medication such as Geodon (ziprasidone) on muscles is more commonly disorders of muscle contraction, stiffness and abnormal movements. Weakness is not common and if that seems to be the case a good medical evaluation would be in order especially if stopping the Geodon (ziprasidone) doesn't result in the weakness going away. ...Read more

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After how long a patient may start experiencing side effects like muscle weakness from statins use?

After how long a patient may start experiencing side effects like muscle weakness from statins use?

Statin myopathy: Statin myopathy comes in a variety of different forms, but most typically patients will be on a statin for at least several months and up to a year before developing symptoms, although there are cases where symptoms have been revealed in a month. This distinct to the specific autoimmune syndrome which is necrotizing and associated with specific antibodies. ...Read more

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Can gallstones pain have any affect anywhere else on ur body like cardio system for example or muscle weakness from the pain?

Can gallstones pain have any affect anywhere else on ur body like cardio system for example or muscle weakness from the pain?

Yes: Gallstones can cause digestive symptoms, mimic heart attacks and if the gallbladder becomes infected, can cause serious sepsis and jaundice. This would certainly cause muscle weakness. ...Read more

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What is the bame of the medical condition in which one suddenly have total muscle weakness from fingers to toes?

What is the bame of the medical condition in which one suddenly have total muscle weakness from fingers to toes?

Neurological: Usually a neurologic event is the cause. Your doctor needs to know about this immediately, and also have a nuerologist evaluate as well. ...Read more

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I have localize numbness in one of my thighs. Size of a base ball. It goes down to my muscle but I have no pain. No muscle weakness. What could it be?

Femoral cutaneous: It high possible you sustained femoral cutaneous nerve injury or impingement. The site of impingement usually over your lower abdominal wall or groin area. It happens often for obesity person due to abdominal wall folding or tight belt applying. ...Read more

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I have a lot of pressure in my ribs that stays for about a week and then goes away for a day or two on both sides, muscle weakness. And diharrea but t?

I have a lot of pressure in my ribs that stays for about a week and then goes away for a day or two on both sides, muscle weakness. And diharrea but t?

GI gas?: Gas or pressure in the colon as it runs up along the top of the abdomen can cause pain that radiates into the lower rib cage. If you have intermittent bouts of diarrehea / constipation you may have colitis or irritable bowel syndrome. Try some probiotics and see your Family Doctor or urgent care for evaluation ...Read more

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What's the difference between hypotonia and muscle weakness in regards to diagnosing underlining conditions? Is one more an indicator of st specific?

What's the difference between hypotonia and muscle weakness in regards to diagnosing underlining conditions? Is one more an indicator of st specific?

Hypotonic/weakness: Hypotonia is decreased resistance to passive movement and is indicative of injury to the peripheral nerve or muscle. Muscle weakness can be due to either peripheral nervous system/muscle or central causes. ...Read more

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I have been taking Zetia (ezetimibe) 10 mg tablets for about 9 months. I have had body aches and muscle weakness as I have had with other statins. Suggestions?

Try going off med: Zetia (ezetimibe) is not a statin but this med too can cause muscle inflammation. If you have symptoms that might be caused by a med, talk with your doctor and stop it for a while to see how you feel. But do it with your doctor so that you can decide on the plan together. ...Read more

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Took 50, 000iu/day vita d for 3 months bc of muscle weakness that was due to low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Now how to get rid of 3.5mil iu vita d reserve in body?

Don't worry: Vitamin d remains in your body about 2 weeks. Normally you take 2000u-5000u vitamin d3 daily to achieve a blood level of 50, but your doctor can order a blood level to verify. The large doses of vitamin d2 you took for a medical problem will be gone soon. Continue vitamin d3 to prevent deficiency and weakness in the future. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin all over my body and face, fatigued and muscle weakness.

I have itchy skin all over my body and face, fatigued and muscle weakness.

Allergies: You could be having allergies or a viral syndrome giving you muscle aches and itchiness, try anti allergy med and or cold meds and see if it helps if not see your doctor ...Read more

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I hope to sstop antipsychotics one day will my former physical strength return when I do? Or is this joint pain and muscle weakness permenant?

I hope to sstop antipsychotics one day will my former physical strength return when I do? Or is this joint pain and muscle weakness permenant?

Great questions: But they should be directed to your prescribing physician. Your pharmacist would also be a good resource. However, I must insist that your prescribing physician confirm and agree with the stopping of your meds. You should not do this on your own because you don't like the side effects. Again, confirm with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Side effects of colchicine such muscle weakness, tenderness, sharp pains, tiredness. After discontinuation, how long before they go away?

Side effects of colchicine such muscle weakness, tenderness, sharp pains, tiredness. After discontinuation, how long before they go away?

Doubt colchicine: I would doubt that your symptoms are the result of side effects of colchicine. Neurologic toxicities occurs at high doses and issues such as pain and tenderness are likely related to other causes. Why are you on Colchicine in the first place? ...Read more

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Severe shortnessof breath, chestpain, blue clubbing nails, muscle weakness, hot/cold inside body, headache, Drowsiness. Ok hearttests, so2. please help?

Severe shortnessof breath, chestpain, blue clubbing nails, muscle weakness, hot/cold inside body, headache, Drowsiness. Ok hearttests, so2. please help?

Time to call doctor: A person with difficulty breathing and chest pain needs to see her doctor right away, or be seen in the E.R. Possible causes include spontaneous pneumothorax, asthma, heart attack, pleurisy (inflammation of the lining inside the chest), fluid in the lungs, pneumonia, myocarditis, etc.... However, if this is an ongoing or repetitive problem, one can follow the instructions given by her doctor (s). ...Read more

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Which one of my meds could be causing tiredness, weakness, jet leg feeling, skipped heart beats, muscle weakness and shakey ness if I try to do much?

Med: Lyrica (pregabalin) can cause tiredness, weakness. Diazepam can do too. Shakiness could be the symptom of anxiety or if you've not taken diazepam for a while and going through withdrawal. Skipped heart beat - not sure. ...Read more

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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


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