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Can a lumbar puncture that caused explosive pain in the thigh cause nerve damage and muscle weakness in the same area? Is that damage permanent?

Can a lumbar puncture that caused explosive pain in the thigh cause nerve damage and muscle weakness in the same area? Is that damage permanent?

Could : Whether there is damage (let alone whether it is permanent) can be best determined by a good neurologic exam and may require an emg. ...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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Muscle weakness, dizziness, always tired. What do these symptoms mean?

Muscle weakness, dizziness, always tired. What do these symptoms mean?

Chronic fatigue: These are rather non-specific symptoms which could be caused by many problems, including anemia, low thyroid, a chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, perhaps ms or parkinson's (unlikely?). Seek answers from your doctor. ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine cause, if possible
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Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
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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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Do drugs or alcohol cause muscle weakness or unsteady walking?

Do drugs or alcohol cause muscle weakness or unsteady walking?

Yes.: Many specific drugs can cause weakness and unsteady gait- too many to list here. Acute and chronic alcohol ingestion may produce unsteady or ataxic gait. ...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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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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Why is it that people get muscle weakness in hyperkalaemia and hypokalaemia?

Why is it that people get muscle weakness in hyperkalaemia and hypokalaemia?

Important K: Potassium is integral for muscle contraction - when too high or too low it causes problems like muscle cramps. As the heart is a muscle it is also very important for your heart function. ...Read more

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If you develop genu valgum and collapsed arches from low vita d but then levels normalize are the bone effects from muscle weakness permanent?

If you develop genu valgum and collapsed arches from low vita d but then levels normalize are the bone effects from muscle weakness permanent?

Maybe: If you have collapsed arches, many times from posterior tibialis stretching or tear, or hereditary flat foot, it generally puts a stress on the knees that thrust your knees into a valgus or "knocked knee" direction. It would be unusual, if it's you, at 25, to have skeletal deformities per se. It iis common when treated with custom molded orthotics to help destress the knees and improve alignment. ...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. Steven Griggs
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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