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I did an arm workout 3 days ago and have had progressive upper arm tricep muscle weakness, aching, swelling, hurts to move & flex my arm. Pain 7/10.?

I did an arm workout 3 days ago and have had progressive upper arm tricep muscle weakness, aching, swelling, hurts to move & flex my arm. Pain 7/10.?

Rhabdomyolysis: Rhabdo is a breakdown of muscle that can occur after a heavy workout. It can be worsened by taking an NSAID such as ibuprofen. If your urine has turned dark, please see your primary care provider immediately. In the mean time, drink plenty of water to keep your kidneys flushed out. ...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 in my thigh why?

Muscle weakness in my thigh why?

Muscle weakness x 1: Weakness on one side, in one muscle group, could be due to injury or something called radiculopathy. The latter is a pinched nerve root in the lower back. It may also cause pain or numbness. If you have pain, numbness and weakness on one side, in one muscle group, radiculopathy is the likely answer. ...Read more

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Why does hypokalemia cause muscle weakness?

Why does hypokalemia cause muscle weakness?

Muscles need lytes: Your muscles and nerves require potassium to properly contract and relax. If low, they don't work as efficiently ...Read more

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Why would a person get muscle weakness in the leg?

Why would a person get muscle weakness in the leg?

Nerve&muscle damage: Any type of nerve injury in your lower spine or in your leg can cause muscle weakness. Muscle diseases can lead to weakness. Sometimes brain conditions lead to muscle weakness, too. A detailed neurological exam can identify the likely area of damage. ...Read more

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Does sleep deprivation cause extreme muscle weakness?

Does sleep deprivation cause extreme muscle weakness?

Be strong, get help: If you are running on empty, you need to recharge. A car won't run without fuel. You need to address the source of your sleeplessness. Sleep dysfunction has an impact on health.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/summer12/articles/summer12pg16.html
sleep deprivation has been used as a form of torture, don't torture yourself, get help. ...Read more

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How to counteract muscle weakness from taking statins?

How to counteract muscle weakness from taking statins?

Possibly: Statin drugs can definitely cause muscle pain. This occurs for multiple reasons. One mechanism is that statins reduce the endogenous production of coq10, a vital anti-oxidant and important component of energy producing processes within the mitochondria inside your cells. If you take Lipitor (atorvastatin) you should definitely also take coq-10. ...Read more

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Is mild muscle weakness expected while taking a statin?

Is mild muscle weakness expected while taking a statin?

No but is possible: Most people on statins have absolutely no muscle issues at all; a rare/unusual subset of patients could have muscle problems related to inappropriate muscle conversion of "fuel" into energy. There are blood tests that can help define whether that issue is occurring while taking a statin. Talk to your personnal physician. ...Read more

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Is it okay to experience muscle weakness when taking ofloxacin?

Is it okay to experience muscle weakness when taking ofloxacin?

No: Discuss your side effects with your prescribing physician asap. Also, you should discontinue the medication until further directed. ...Read more

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What causes creatinine kinase levels to rise with muscle weakness?

What causes creatinine kinase levels to rise with muscle weakness?

Damage to muscle: The correct term is creatine kinase (ck). Creatinine is something else. Useful to know: most "muscle" weakness is actually caused by nerve, not muscle, malfunction. True muscle weakess: myocytes (muscle cells) contain lots of the enzyme ck. Low levels are found in blood normally. Damage to myocyte cell membranes from a variety of causes causes leakage of ck into the blood. Recovery->normalization. ...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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Feeling dizziness and extreme muscle weakness after sprinting. Please help?

Feeling dizziness and extreme muscle weakness after sprinting. Please help?

Various causes: Are you fully hydrated, do you have issues with blood electrolytes or glucose, do you perhaps possess deconditioning and need to slowly build up? However, you might possess a disorder of muscle metabolism. Best to check with your regular doctor and design a more comfortable fitness regimen. ...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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What exactly causes the problems from a rotator cuff injury? Muscle weakness or damage?

What exactly causes the problems from a rotator cuff injury? Muscle weakness or damage?

Both: The problems with a rotator cuff injury involve pain, swelling and
limited motion. The treatment may involve ice, rest and nsaids.
Sometimes a cortisone injection can be helpful. If the rotator cuff
is totally torn, one might have limited motion. Then one might
need surgical treatment for the problem. ...Read more

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If you have muscle weakness from percocet. How long after you stop taking it does it usually take to go away?

Not a common effect: If you feel it's related to your Percocet pain medications, you need to contact your pcp, and let her/him know that you're having this particular side effect. This normally doesn't happen with pain meds. So depending on when you stop taking them, symptoms should go away within at least a week (or five half-lives.) this is not a common residual effect. ...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

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. Brad Goldenberg
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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