Top
10
Doctor insights on: Weak Muscles

Share
Dr. Oscar Novick
362 doctors shared insights

Weak Muscles (Overview)

Weak muscles refers to muscles that lack a normal amount of strength.


1

1
What could cause my weak muscles in shoulder?

What could cause my weak muscles in shoulder?

Shoulder weakness: Painfree or painful? Could be due to nerve problem from neck, due to shoulder rotator cuff injury, or due to specific muscle problem. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
362 doctors shared insights

Weak Muscles (Overview)

Weak muscles refers to muscles that lack a normal amount of strength.


2

2
My legs feel shaky when i go up ladders and when i walk. Does this mean I have weak muscles?

My legs feel shaky when i go up ladders and when i walk. Does this mean I have weak muscles?

Unlikely: Unless you are severely deconditioned (professional couch potato), it is unlikely that your muscles are shaking just from weakness with walking. You should see your primary care doctor to make sure that you do not have any hormonal or blood pressure issues. If that is okay, see physiatrist or neurologist to eval for neurologic causes. ...Read more

3

3
Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine cause, if possible
Once
Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
Daily
Ease back into activity. Don't overdo it!
Once
Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
Once
4

4
What makes pool exercises the best option for someone with weak muscles?

What makes pool exercises the best option for someone with weak muscles?

Whole-body excercise: Being in a pool enables you to reduce the stress on your "weight-bearing muscles and joints, and gently use muscles that often don't get used when standing on land. In this way, you can spread the load by strengthening not only primary muscles but also secondary muscles, improving overall function by strengthening the structure. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Explain "weak" eye muscles and is there an effective treatment?: are weak eye muscles dangerous?

Weak eye muscles: Are not intrinsically dangerous, but are very difficult to adapt to. Muscle imbalance where one muscle is stronger and another is weaker can result in misalignment of the eyes. This can cause double vision or diplopia. The treatment really depends on the cause of the muscle imbalance and whether it is the muscle or one of the nerves to the muscle causing the problem. ...Read more

7

7
Looking for info/ congenital spinal stenosis. I have diverse weak muscles + cervical spondylarthrosis, still active, but want to prevent for old age?

Looking for info/ congenital spinal stenosis. I have diverse weak muscles + cervical spondylarthrosis, still active, but want to prevent for old age?

Take care: My advice is to take good care of your spine. There isn't really anything you can do about congenital spinal stenosis. However, everything you can do to reduce wear and tear on your neck and low back would be prudent. This means avoiding activities which might lead to increased stress on your spine. ...Read more

8

8
Have had a nauseous, gnawing feeling directly between my sternum n button. I am very tired all the time and get tingly in arms and legs. Weak muscles?

Have had a nauseous, gnawing feeling directly between my sternum n button. I am very tired all the time and get tingly in arms and legs. Weak muscles?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

9

9
How can someone encourage muscle growth in weak muscles?

How can someone encourage muscle growth in weak muscles?

Resistance excercise: Do anaerobic resistance exercise, usually weight lifting and eat well. Whether you should increase your protein intake is controversial i say yes, but there have been vegetarian body builders. My guess is that there is a genetic component to muscle development and these individuals just have a propensity. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What to do if Enterococcus faecalis in the bladder, now longtime and cannot be cultured via urinalysis and has moved into the flanks, back of knees and back with extreme muscle weakness? Thank you

What to do if Enterococcus faecalis in the bladder, now longtime and cannot be cultured via urinalysis and has moved into the flanks, back of knees and back with extreme muscle weakness? Thank you

Septicemia: If the bacteria has entered your blood stream and is now causing weakness in your muscles you may need IV antibiotics. I would recommend that you see a doctor as soon as possible. You can also performa a virtual consultation with myself or another healthtap doctor using Prime services. ...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. Marcel Hungs
776 doctors shared insights

Muscle Weakness (Definition)

Muscle weakness is a symptom in which a person has less strength in his muscles than previously. Muscle weakness can be in certain parts of the body, or a person can be weak all over. The weakness can come and go, or can be ...Read more