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Extreme fatigue, weak no strength. Hands feel swollen?

Extreme fatigue, weak no strength. Hands feel swollen?

Many possibilities.: There are innumerable medical, nutritional and emotional conditions that include being tired as a symptom. These range from simple issues to those far more complex. A good checkup and blood testing would be a good starting point. ...Read more

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Is reverse grip bench press better than normal grip?

Is reverse grip bench press better than normal grip?

Depends: It's not the standard, but it all depends on the muscle groups you are trying to workout ...Read more

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Fingers joint pain, tingling and grip got weaker. Carpal tunnel?

Fingers joint pain, tingling and grip got weaker. Carpal tunnel?

Possible: Certainly sounds like it could be carpal tunnel syndrome. See your doctor or a specialist, (neurologist, physiatrist, hand surgeon) to be examined. A nerve conduction test may be necessary. ...Read more

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Weird leg weakness and tiredness. Seems weak when climbing stairs?

Weird leg weakness and tiredness.  Seems weak when climbing stairs?

Leg weakness: Could be claudication, a serious symptom pf pad. Needs further evaluation. ...Read more

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My Friend is experiencing arm weakness, arm numbness, shaking hands or tremor, unable to bear weight, hand numbness, hand weakness, unable to grip...

My Friend is experiencing  arm weakness, arm numbness, shaking hands or tremor, unable to bear weight, hand numbness, hand weakness, unable to grip...

How long? One side?: If this is on one side & started suddenly you should get it checked urgently http://www.stroke.org.nz/See-a-Stroke-FAST If the symptoms have been coming on slowly (days-weeks), this could be a nerve problem in the neck http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/herniated-disc/cervical-herniated-disc-symptoms-and-treatment-options . Either way an examination with a Dr is advisable. ...Read more

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Could bicep curls make arms muscular?

Could bicep curls make arms muscular?

Good choice: Some of this is genetic. You'll want to go to the gym and do 3 sets of 10 reps of the most weight you can handle. Do others that build your triceps, even pushups. Ask your physician whether an electronic muscle stimulator and/or creatine are appropriate for you. Big muscles are fun; most women are even more attracted to a man who's fit, trim and defined, and to how you treat other people. ...Read more

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Can tight hamstrings be weak or strong?

Can tight hamstrings be weak or strong?

Weak: If your hamstrings are tight and restricted it will effect the overall strength and endurance of the muscle. Contracted & restricted muscle and tendon groups are not as efficient with contraction and relaxation which influences the strength of the muscle. It also lends to potential micro trauma and injury secondary to imbalances in the overall biomechanics of the muscle group. ...Read more

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What makes leg muscles sore and weak?

What makes leg muscles sore and weak?

Deconditioning: Deconditioning, also called disuse atrophy (due to sedentary lifestyle and physical inactivity) is the most common cause in north america. Other causes include vascular (blockages of arteries down the leg) or spinal stenosis (tightening around spinal nerves). If not better with daily running - walking - stationary bike - rowing machine use for 6-8 weeks, have your family doc start the workup. ...Read more

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Bruise easily, weak muscles and depression?

Bruise easily, weak muscles and depression?

Depressed & bruising: Some antidepressants (like ssri's) can cause easy bruising -- usually in the form of small petechiae. Serotonin receptors are on platelets (and many other locations in the body). Their clumping can decrease, esp if Aspirin is added -- thus you could have easy bruising. Weak muscles could go with depression, but i suggest seeing your doctor for diagnostic detective work on all of this. ...Read more

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Headaches, pain hand weakness, numb heavy feeling from shoulder to fingers right arm, constant nausea, weak?

Headaches, pain hand weakness, numb heavy feeling from shoulder to fingers right arm, constant nausea, weak?

See a doctor ASAP: It is impossible to tell you what the issue is from your brief note. However, some possibilities may be serious. ...Read more

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Stiff fingers, hand feels weak, dizzy, tingly hands/feet, tremors all over, muscle twitching, trouble finding words. Had MRI's&Bld tsts. ALS?

Stiff fingers, hand feels weak, dizzy, tingly hands/feet, tremors all over, muscle twitching, trouble finding words. Had MRI's&Bld tsts. ALS?

Many issues: You describe a multitude of symptoms, and may possess a peripheral neuropathy. Unlikely that you have ALS, which is quite rare. An EMG study might help, but better yet, see a neurologist, and uncover your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Over 2 days right arm feeling weak, floppy, feels like its getting skinnier, muscles don't feel as tight as left arm, hand feels weak. Comes and goes?

Over 2 days right arm feeling weak, floppy, feels like its getting skinnier, muscles don't feel as tight as left arm, hand feels weak. Comes and goes?

Go to your doc or ER: It is likely a local nerve compression but i cannot exclude a stroke or tia. You need to be seen immediately, so go to your doctor or er now. ...Read more

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Jaw pain, whiplash, anxiety, arm numbness, muscle weakness, shortness of breath, feel really weak/fatigued, lack of motivation, feel faint, pleasehelp?

Wow, too complex: Mentioning whiplash suggests u had an injury? Whiplash is graded based upon the extent of "systemic symptoms". These (dizzy/faint, nausea, headaches, etc) result from unbalance sympathetic nervous system response to the "shock" of the injury. More serious injuries need to be ruled out however. ...Read more

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Why I feel fatigue, muscle pain/weakness (head,hand,leg muscles) while raise hands to hold even a light-weight or bend forward to do something ?

Why I feel fatigue, muscle pain/weakness (head,hand,leg muscles) while raise hands to hold even a light-weight or bend forward to do something ?

Weakness: I am as worried as you are! This is not normal, but we cannot sort it out without more information. You definitely need to see your doc for an exam and any appropriate testing. Hopefully it is something minor, and will be an easy fix. If needed, consider seeing a neurologist. Remember you can always get a second, or even a third opinion, until you are satisfied with your diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Am so fatigued weak arms legs and tingling in foot?

Go see your doctor: You need a much more thorough examination & evaluation than can be offered online. Fatigue & weakness is multifactorial ie caused by many different things such as depression, anemia, hypothyroidism, kidney disease, etc. Tingling in foot suggests peripheral neuropathy due to diabetes, vitamin deficiency, or physical nerve damage. Weakness in arms & legs suggests spinal cord issue or poor fitness. ...Read more