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Atrophy (Definition)

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


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Sore iliacus muscle (hip flexor muscle)?

Sore iliacus muscle (hip flexor muscle)?

Stretch.: Hip flexors get tight from sitting. A great hip stretch is the yoga pose "warrior 1". Another safe stretch is to lie on your stomach then flex the knee, bringing your heel towards your hip. Otc anti inflammatory meds can help. See an orhopaedist if you experience snapping or clicking in your hip. ...Read more

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Does glute bridging help stretch hip flexors?

Does glute bridging help stretch hip flexors?

Strengthen: The hip flexors pull the upper leg up at the hip, allows us to lift our knees and bend at the waist. There are five muscles that connect the femur to the pelvis. Stretching and strengthening the hip flexors is important to avoid injury and increase performance. ...Read more

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Knee muscle wasting after injury. Is it reversible?

Knee muscle wasting after injury. Is it reversible?

THE MUSCLES AROUND: The joint can be rehab'd, hope it goes well for you. It will take a lot of effort but of course it is worth it. ...Read more

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Hip flexor muscle problem?

Hip flexor muscle problem?

Rest: Rest, ice, anti-inflammatories can be helpful. If the pain persists, be evaluated by a specialist to make sure you do not have a more serious problem. ...Read more

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Surgery? Degeneration posterior horn of meniscus, tendinosis/partial thickness tearing of patellar tendon at interpolar patella, subcutaneous edema

Surgery? Degeneration posterior horn of meniscus, tendinosis/partial thickness tearing of patellar tendon at interpolar patella,  subcutaneous edema

When nonop tx fails: Surgery is not usually the first line of treatment for chronic injuries such as you described: degenerative (chronic) PHMMT, and patellar tendinosis (vs partial inferio pole tear). Nonoperative management: physical therapy, stretching program, NSAIDs, rest, ice, may all help considerably. Arthroscopy to debride a degenerative meniscal tear due to persistent mechanical symptoms may be needed later. ...Read more

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Would muscle building exercises help prevent rotator cuff injuries?

Would muscle building exercises help prevent rotator cuff injuries?

Maybe: Some rotator cuff tears are traumatic in nature and can occur despite any preventative measures. The majority are degenerative or overuse injuries, and maintenance of certain shoulder and scapular musculature may help prevent slow underlying damage. In short, it can probably help, but everyone is unique and not all conditions will be preventable. ...Read more

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Physical therapy exercises for rectus femoris -?

Physical therapy exercises for rectus femoris -?

Anterior hip pain: The rectus femoris is a muscle that overloes the front of the hip joint. It functions to help straigten the knee and flex the hip( lift the leg while sitting or lyong) if it is strained time, rest and anti-inflamitories help. Other causes of pain in the anterior hip are arthritis, a labral tear, a hernia, or other hip joint problems. If the problem lasts more than 6 weeks you should get an xray. ...Read more

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What causes unilateral thigh muscle wasting?

What causes unilateral thigh muscle wasting?

Symptom? : Without a good history one cannot be sure of the cause an L4 lesion, say a disc can cause it as well as conditions such as diabetic amyotrophy. ...Read more

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Patient with excellent result of prior (x3) spinal fusion. Severe paraspinous muscle spasm with MRI showing paraspinous muscle atrophy edema. Rx?

Patient with excellent result of prior (x3) spinal fusion. Severe paraspinous muscle spasm with MRI showing paraspinous muscle atrophy edema. Rx?

Physical Therapy: I will probable have him/her continue with pt/hep focused in strengthening the paraspinal musculatures. Tens units can be tried to see if it can also help. ...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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Why is muscle atrophy permanent in carpal tunnel?

Dr. Gary Pess Dr. Pess
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Why is muscle atrophy permanent in carpal tunnel?

Not true: Muscle atrophy is only permanent in severe long standing cases. The nerve may not regenerate and restimulate the muscle in these cases. ...Read more

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Lateral epicondylitis, tendinopathy with multiple tendon ruptures along extensor tendon. Treatment options?

Lateral epicondylitis, tendinopathy with multiple tendon ruptures along extensor tendon. Treatment options?

That is a very com--: Plex problem that you have. Is it in the same arm or elbow area? Is this from an injury? Without being seen ; examined/investigated, its difficult to address all your issues in a meaningful way. You need to see an orthopod or a elbow/shoulder surgeon to get the best advice, as otherwise you'll get a pot pouri of suggestions, which may or may not help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can having tight quadriceps muscles increase risk of tendon injury at the knee?

Can having tight quadriceps muscles increase risk of tendon injury at the knee?

Yes: Any time you have decreased range of motion as a result of tight muscles there is an increased risk of tendon and ligament injury. ...Read more

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Are muscle twitching, muscle atrophy, and leg weakness HIV ARS symptoms?

Are muscle twitching, muscle atrophy, and leg weakness HIV ARS symptoms?

Please spell out: ARS. I know what ARV therapy stands for, but not ARS. Anti-retroviral side effects? If you do mean ART, please specify which ARV's you're referring to. ...Read more

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Can disc bulge at l5-s1 cause atrophy of calf muscle?

Can disc bulge at l5-s1 cause atrophy of calf muscle?

Yes: In a young person like yourself, you might want to get a neurosurgery consult. Atrophy of muscle due to a disc bulge is an indication for surgery. Pain from a disc can be treated with medication and physical therapy in many cases; muscle atrophy or loss of function cannot. ...Read more

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What can I do for a sore quadricep?

What can I do for a sore quadricep?

Exercise related?: if related to exercise- heat, ice , rest, PT. if not related get checked out ...Read more

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Gluteus maximus and quadriceps hurt suddenly for no reason. Pais is lessened when standing, but getting almost unbearable on sitting or lying down.?

Gluteus maximus and quadriceps hurt suddenly for no reason. Pais is lessened when standing, but getting almost unbearable on sitting or lying down.?

Check your hip: Hip problems typically cause thigh pain as well as buttock pain. However fractured hips generally hurt more when weight-bearing. Femoral nerve problems are often worse with hip flexion but shouldn't cause buttock pain. Any pain worse when recumbent is worth getting checked out, soon. ...Read more

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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.?

Dr. Amir Khan Dr. Khan
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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 more

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How could i stop quadricep failure?

How could i stop quadricep failure?

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

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How do I know if I have a quadriceps tear or not?

How do I know if I have a quadriceps tear or not?

The thigh can be ten: The thigh, where the quadriceps muscle is, can be tender and swollen. Your physician will evaluate you and see if this is the most plausible diagnosis. It may be something else and therefore the physician will help clarify your symptoms ...Read more

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Bursitis in hip causing quadriceps pain?

Bursitis in hip causing quadriceps pain?

Usually not: True bursitis if the hip effects the main hip tendons and flexors. Foir example great trochanter bursitis and iliopsoas bursitis. Only one head of the quadicreps goes across the hip. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my quadriceps tendon has fully healed? The injury did not require surgery.

How do I tell if my quadriceps tendon has fully healed? The injury did not require surgery.

Quad tear: Progressive rehabilitation should provided this answer by being able to return to functional activity. ...Read more

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What could cause a groin pain and a pulse near the inner quadricep that is worsened by bending over?

What could cause a groin pain and a pulse near the inner quadricep that is worsened by bending over?

Pulse = blood flow: A noticeable pulsing sensation in the area of the groin causing pain that worsens with flexion (increased compression to region) could be a sign of underlying vascular problem. Urgent evaluation by your primary care physician is warranted ...Read more

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I have a tear in the quadriceps top of the right leg. What can I do to improve fast and return to train?

I have a tear in the quadriceps top of the right leg. What can I do to improve fast and return to train?

Rest: Quads strains are common and respond best to rest , nsaids, comp. Wrap... The best way to re- injure your quads and cause a lingering problem is to try to come back too soon( esp. Sprinting, jumping, 'burst' exercises). No substitute for rest... Check w/ your physician but usually 6wks is best( you can cross- train though). Best of luck! ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a severed quadricep tendon?I had surgery on jan 8 2013 and am wearing a brace keeping me 0-30degrees. Age 52

How long does it take to recover from a severed quadricep tendon?I had surgery on jan 8  2013 and  am wearing a brace keeping me 0-30degrees. Age 52

Are you using deer: Antler products to help? In all seriousness that is a tough injury and will require careful rehab. The surgeon who did your repair should let you know the limits so you don't reinjure yourself. ...Read more

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What is a good way to strengthen your quadriceps?

What is a good way to strengthen your quadriceps?

Quads strength: Squats/ leg extensions are effective to strengthen the quadriceps muscle. ...Read more

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I feel a pinching sensation in my quadricep. What should I do to rehab the injury?

I feel a pinching sensation in my quadricep.  What should I do to rehab the injury?

See your doctot: You have to go see your doctor for a complete exam, rule out any major causes-something more serious than just a pinch nerve or compressed nerve. From there, he can give you the best recommendation to solve your problem. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of quadriceps tendon rupture?

What are the symptoms of quadriceps tendon rupture?

Knee won't straighte: If you can't straighten out your knee the tendon tore and it needs to be reconnected surgically. ...Read more

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Is there a tendon attached to the shin and quadriceps?

Is there a tendon attached to the shin and quadriceps?

Basically...: All four parts of the quadriceps muscle ultimately insert into the tibial tuberosity of the tibia. This is via the patella, where the quadriceps tendon becomes the patellar ligament, which then attaches to the tibia. ...Read more

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How rare is it that I got myositis ossificans in my quadriceps muscle?

Dr. Allen Lu Dr. Lu
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Not rare: Myositis ossificans can occur with any muscle injury that produces an inflammatory response. It often occurs and resolves without us knowing it. The more severe ones are associated with bigger injuries, so we follow them more closely. Since it is not harmful, we encourage stretching and rest to give it a chance to resolve or play its course. ...Read more

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Women who had an ACL injury: how do you know your quadriceps overdeveloped?

Women who had an ACL injury: how do you know your quadriceps overdeveloped?

Hamstring:QuadRatio: It is all about balance. The quadriceps and hamstrings are opposing muscles. The hamstrings are considered secondary supporting structures for the acl in preventing anterior translation of the tibia. The quadriceps pull the tibia forward. If the quads are overly developed then more pull forward. Ideal ratio is about 75%. Check in weight room: divide leg curl weight by leg extension weight. ...Read more