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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 to do if I have muscle spasm on my thighs and feeling of numbness. How can I cure it?

What to do if I have muscle spasm on my thighs and feeling of numbness. How can I cure it?

Radiculopathy: Your symptoms may reflect a lumbar radiculopathy (nerve symptoms due to a pinched nerve in your lumbar spine). In most cases conservative treatment works - physical therapy, medications, spinal injections - but in some cases it does take surgery for resolution. See your doctor for further evaluation to nail down the diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Almost 2 years ago I tore the muscle in my left thigh. Last night I'm pretty sure I re-tore it. I have pain from my hip down and complete numbness?

Almost 2 years ago I tore the muscle in my left thigh. Last night I'm pretty sure I re-tore it. I have pain from my hip down and complete numbness?

Muscle Tear: May represent a muscle tear or a hip apophyseal injury. If the sartorious muscle is involved at the anterior superior iliac spine it can also effect the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve and give you lateral thigh numbness. ...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?

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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Upper outer thigh: numbness on skin, sharp stabbing pain on muscle. When touched lightly I feel nothing. When scratched or pressed on sharp pain.?

Upper outer thigh: numbness on skin, sharp stabbing pain on muscle. When touched lightly I feel nothing. When scratched or pressed on sharp pain.?

Meralgia paresthetic: You likely have entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve at the hip, which causes a peculiar painful numbness. Often can be relieved by avoiding tight clothing or belts, and maybe helped with weight loss if one is overweight. Can be an early sign of diabetic neuropathy, but most cases self-limited and benign, . ...Read more

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I have nerve damage in my neck, numbness and burning in my right thigh and poor coordination and muscle strength?

I have nerve damage in my neck, numbness and burning in my right thigh and poor coordination and muscle strength?

Several issues?: First, the problem in right thigh sounds c/w meralgia paresthetica, an issue with the lat femoral cutaneous nerve. The muscle issues could be secondary to nerve compression in neck, but beware of spinal cord compression as another explanation. Get a thorough neurological or neurosurgical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have constant hip pain and muscle spasms in my thigh and calf with numbness in the outer half of my foot. What other tests besides MRI should happen?

I have constant hip pain and muscle spasms in my thigh and calf with numbness in the outer half of my foot. What other tests besides MRI should happen?

Nerve damage: What your experiencing is nerve damage. It will or may be permanent if the cause is not corrected. Nerve conduction velocity is needed to help determine this. I would get the MRI asap. Then have your physician refer you to a neurosurgeon and neurologist to get further evaluation. A normal MRI and abnormal nerve study may indicate a more severe condition in terms of a demyelinating process. ...Read more

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My quad muscle (upper thigh?) has a 2cm by 4cm dint in it. Like its collapsed? No injurys previously. Numb to touch. Nerves dropped?

My quad muscle (upper thigh?) has a 2cm by 4cm dint in it. Like its collapsed? No injurys previously. Numb to touch. Nerves dropped?

Are you sure it is: In the muscle? Or maybe more superficial, in the subcutaneous tissue? Doesn't sound serious, unless there is weakness in the leg. If it is loss of sensation, its is nerve to the skin of the area that is affected. A small area is of little significance, unless you have other symptoms. ...Read more

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My thigh muscle and skin feels numb on my right side. There's no mark or bump and it doesn't hurt, it just feels numb when I touch it or rub it. Why?

My thigh muscle and skin feels numb on my right side. There's no mark or bump and it doesn't hurt, it just feels numb when I touch it or rub it. Why?

Meralgia paresthetic: If the area you refer to is the outer upper thigh, it can be caused by tight waistbands. There is a simple condition called meralgia paresthetica that can cause this. Increased weight is a cause too. ...Read more

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I have burning feeling in lower intestines hypes and legs numbness in my leg muscles?

Neuropathy: Burning sensation in the legs could be due to peripheral neuropathy or deficiencies of potassium, calcium or magnesium or vitamin b12, These don't usually cause burning in the abdominal region, however. If symptoms persist, see your Physician who will examine you and order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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12yr old with mildly enlarged calf muscle for 2yrs, now getting larger. No new injury. Numbness&swelling when leg bent for long. No redness or pain.?

12yr old with mildly enlarged calf muscle for 2yrs, now getting larger. No new injury. Numbness&swelling when leg bent for long. No redness or pain.?

More info needed: Has s he had any weaknes, difficulty getting up when lying down tripping? This should be seen by pmd. Could be a number of things. Frpm circulation problem to a type of muscular dystrophy, don't panic but have him seen. ...Read more

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What's conditions cause numb burning pain on left side? I've had numbness and burning pain 24-7 on left side for 3 years been to many drs. Still have yet found out a cause. I juss live with burning pain n sensitive to hot and cold. Muscles in left leg gett

What's conditions cause numb burning pain on left side? I've had numbness and burning pain 24-7 on left side for 3 years been to many drs. Still have yet found out a cause. I juss live with burning pain n sensitive to hot and cold. Muscles in left leg gett

Neuropathic pain: Your symptoms suggest that you may have had some pathology in the right brain and subsequently developed the burning pain on left side. Regardless of whether a brain lesion was or is found the symptoms still suggest neuropathic pain. See a pain management specialist and who is also a neurologist. ...Read more

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Numbness, tingling from left leg and down. Knee feels weak hyperextended last year. Jammed my hip last year. Still have full muscle control, lost feeln?

Numbness, tingling from left leg and down. Knee feels weak hyperextended last year. Jammed my hip last year. Still have full muscle control, lost feeln?

Neuropathy: You could have a piriformis syndrome, or a partial sciatic nerve mononeuropathy, where the sciatic nerve is not properly carrying the sensation signaling of the leg. I suggest that you check with your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment as many conditions can present with similar symptoms. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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Is foot numbness and lower leg weakness a nerve problem or a muscle problem?

Is foot numbness and lower leg weakness a nerve problem or a muscle problem?

Nerves: Typically numbness points to nerves. Numbness associated with weakness is concerning for spine disease (pinched nerves). You should consult a physician for evaluation sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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After 10 minutes on a threadmill I start feeling pain in the left hip joint (also muscle numbness) and have trouble lifting the left leg. Why is that?

After 10 minutes on a threadmill I start feeling pain in the left hip joint (also muscle numbness) and have trouble lifting the left leg. Why is that?

Joint, bursa, tendon: It depends where the pain is. A lot of hip problems are bursitis and tendonitis but they can be joint as well. You evalaution will include a history, physical and imaging including x-rays, ultrasound and/or mri. ...Read more

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In panic hip and thigh kinda tingking n numb dr said pulled muscle in lower back afraid this will cause me ho paralyzed or won't go away is it serious

In panic hip and thigh kinda tingking n numb dr said pulled muscle in lower back afraid this will cause me ho paralyzed or won't go away is it serious

Go to ER: The fact that u r panic stricken would suggest that u shd visit an emergency room so that u can be thoroughly examined and get some tests, if necessary. Without examination it would be impossible to advise. Once a serious illness is ruled out u shd see ur doctor to overcome ur anxiety disorder with medications and psychotherapy if required. ...Read more

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How to treat aching muscles on my thigh. Muscles along my right thigh have been bit numb and aching since I have given birth vaginally to my son, abou?

How to treat aching muscles on my thigh. Muscles along my right thigh have been bit numb and aching since I have given birth vaginally to my son, abou?

Meralgia paresthetic: A correct answer would require a lot more history about you and how long you have been suffering this problem. The area you describe might or might not be "meralgia paresthetica", caused by pinching the nerve that flows under the groin tendon. It is compressed during pregancy (and in men with big bellies). Treatment is first decreasing the size of the belly--which you have done! Congratulations! ...Read more

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Numbness down leg and foot (sciatic). Then calf muscle locked up. Main pain in outer calf. Now in inside calf. Can barely walk, goin on 1 1/2 mnth.

Numbness down leg and foot (sciatic). Then calf muscle locked up. Main pain in outer calf. Now in inside calf. Can barely walk, goin on 1 1/2 mnth.

See a specialist: There are multiple reasons to be experiencing numbness in the leg. You need an evaluation by a physiatrist or neurologist. ...Read more

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The left half of my quad muscle on my left leg is numb. It does not hurt and I can still do all functions. It's been numb for 3 days now. Suggestions?

The left half of my quad muscle on my left leg is numb. It does not hurt and I can still do all functions. It's been numb for 3 days now. Suggestions?

Numb And Number: There's a sensory nerve that travels in that area that can get numb if it is compressed up by the groin. Like, from tight underwear or jeans or a heavy tool belt or a seat belt injury or from Diabetes or getting stuck in a chimney too long. It's called the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (so what).It could get worse (burning pain) or get better. Time will tell. And take off those nylon lace underwear! ...Read more

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I pulled a muscle in my back and now when I lay on my back my left leg goes numb?

Sciatica: Sounds like you have sciatica, which is a syndrome of lower back pain with leg numbness, weakness or pain due to compression or irritation of sciatic nerve. It is commonly caused by disc bulging. Your sciatic nerve could be pinched due to tight muscles in your buttock (pyriformis muscle) or pelvic trauma. Would try anti-inflammatory or pain meds and heat/ice. Physical therapy is helpful for this. ...Read more

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I found a lump on the calve muscle on my right leg. Now for the last month my leg goes numb while I'm sitting laying or standing.?

I found a lump on the calve muscle on my right leg. Now for the last month my leg goes numb while I'm sitting laying or standing.?

Hard to say: It can't be clear the relationship. We need more data on both the lump and the numbness They may not be related. The numbness can suggest neurologic or vascualr issues. These are things to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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My R leg, the muscle on the outside just below the knee is always numb. I am now using a cane to walk to steady me. My EMG come out normal nerves fine?

My R leg, the muscle on the outside just below the knee is always numb. I am now using a cane to walk to steady me. My EMG come out normal nerves fine?

Get checked: I wonder if you might have a "peroneal neuropathy". Do you have footdrop, where the toe of your right foot keeps dropping causing you to trip or stumble? That's something worth checking out. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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My ankle is weak and numb when I stand on it it feels like it'll give out on me the muscles in my lower leg is tender to.

My ankle is weak and numb when I stand on it it feels like it'll give out on me the muscles in my lower leg is tender to.

Have you ever: Injured it before? Usualy a weak ankle comes from prior untreated sprains. The numbness is a bit of a concern.....I would see podiatrist or orthopedic foot/ankle specialist. ...Read more

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6months post op hardware removal (due to staph) outside of leg is always numb. Possible to repair the damage? Also the muscle hernia on top same leg

6months post op hardware removal (due to staph) outside of leg is always numb. Possible to repair the damage? Also the muscle hernia on top same leg

Nerve damage: If the nerve was not severed, but only damaged it is possible that over a lengthy time period the sensation may return gradually, but perhaps not. A muscle hernia may require surgical repair. Why don't you discuss this with the orthopedic surgeon who removed your hardware? Good luck. ...Read more

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Leg numb tingling 10 months now muscles in left arm and leg ache hard to move leg and arm?

Leg numb tingling 10 months now muscles in left arm and leg ache hard to move leg and arm?

See a doctor: If you haven't already, see a doctor in order to determine if there is a relationship with your symptoms. Having a detailed history and physical exam will be invaluable to determining next steps. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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