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Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more
On 20 mg prednisone x 2weeks for flare up of undiff ctd.Past 2 days, have bad l quadricep pain & stiffness so bad i walk with a limp.Leg give walking.
Need to be evaluted: Steroids can cause muscle atrophy weakness and tendinitis, some time just rest and taking it easy will help the pain but if it does not get better you may need further test to diagnose the problem. In the mean time you can try some ice or heat alternatively to see if it helps good luck. ...Read more
I was working out my legs and now my right quadriceps are more sore/swollen than my left quadriceps. No discoloration but severely hurts to move.
We are not symmetric: Check your leg lengths. The longer one will get more stress. if you are right handed you are probable right legged and put more stress on it naturally. I assume neither limb was injured before. If one thigh is smaller than the other, the skinnier one will give out sooner. If true, check with doc to know why it is atrophic. ...Read more
Do not overload it.: it can be strengthened by a PRE exercise program. most quad. failure comes from episodes beyond your control as in falls from height, auto accidents or jumping from heights. the actual load limit of ones quads can only be decided by failure, then you know what the area of the overload is. ...Read more
I keep getting sporadic stabbing pains in the same spot in my right quadricep. It can happen anytime, lasts for a few seconds and makes me scream out.?
Spasm?: Etiologies include underlying abnormality of the bone or muscle, a spasm, partial tear or referred pain from another site such as your back. If pain does not respond to gentle stretching, rest, ice and nsaids then proper evaluation is waranted. Get some basic xrays and see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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