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Suspected with harayama on Left upper limb with muscle wasting and pain in wrist, not classical diagnoses. Suggest treatment / precautions.

Suspected with harayama on Left upper limb with muscle wasting and pain in wrist, not classical diagnoses. Suggest treatment / precautions.

What is harayama?: My apologies, but what is harayama? Pain and muscle wasting often correlates with nerve compression. Depending on what muscles are affected and where the pain is, you may have nerve compression. For an arm, nerve compression often occurs at the wrist (median nerve), elbow (ulnar nerve) or upper arm (radial nerve). ...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


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Why is all the muscles in all my arm and all my leg wasting away. I lift weight and it doesn't do anything. I use to be very tone but in losing weigh?

Why is all the muscles in all my arm and all my leg wasting away. I lift weight and it doesn't do anything. I use to be very tone but in losing weigh?

I'm concerned...: Unexplained loss of muscle mass in a young person is concerning (especially if it is only on one side of the body) and should be investigated in person with a physical exam and possible labs and other studies (such as nerve studies). Many things can lead to this, including nutritional problems, lack of growth hormone or testosterone, nerve damage, etc. Be sure to be seen by your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Do neurologist immediately do surgery if they see that a pinch nerve cause your arm and leg muscles to be weak and wasting away.

Do neurologist immediately do surgery if they see that a pinch nerve cause your arm and leg muscles to be weak and wasting away.

No: A neurologist is not a surgeon. A neurosurgeon or a spine surgeon would be the specialties that would operate on a spinal nerve that is being compressed. Certainly if you have significant weakness or numbness surgery becomes a very real option. Please follow up with the appropriate doctors as necessary ...Read more

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Will doctor operate if both arm and legs are weak astrophy and wasting away even stomach muscle is weak do to a compressed spinal cord or pinch nerve?

Will doctor operate if both arm and legs are weak astrophy and wasting away even stomach muscle is weak do to a compressed spinal cord or pinch nerve?

Yes: If weakness is due to spinal cord compression, that compression must be relieved on an emergency basis to prevent paralysis. Surgery may be used for that.. I think there is essential information not being shared with us here. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Muscle wasting?

What is the definition or description of: Muscle wasting?

Atrophy: Muscle wasting is a general term to describe the gradual loss in muscle mass and can have a umber of potential causes. Atrophy is a similar term. ...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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What to do if I have hyperthyroid and muscle wasting?

What to do if I have hyperthyroid and muscle wasting?

Antithyroid drugs: Prefer antithyroid drugs rather than radioactive iodine in most of my pateints with hyperthyroidism.
Do Not us drugs, decongestants etc, too much caffeine which can make it worse. ...Read more

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How does physical therapy help prevent muscle wasting?

How does physical therapy help prevent muscle wasting?

Use it or lose it -: - applies very strongly to muscle. Pt forces the use of muscle and prevents atrophy. ...Read more

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What is the relationship btw metabolic acidosis and muscle wasting?

What is the relationship btw metabolic acidosis and muscle wasting?

Lactate: Metabolic acidosis can be caused by a number of things. Elevated lactate levels from tissues that are poorly perfused with oxygen or nutrients can cause metabolic acidosis. Therefore, a possible relationship would be muscle wasting causing high lactate levels producing a metabolic acidosis. ...Read more

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How often do epidural steroid injections produce prolonged muscle wasting/weakness >10 months?

How often do epidural steroid injections produce prolonged muscle wasting/weakness >10 months?

They shouldn't: It is more likely that the cause of the weakness and muscle wasting is the reason you got the injection on the first place. You should follow up with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with PLS with myopathy in2012. I have some muscle wasting with increased muscle tone. Why do I have increased tone with muscle wasting?

Was diagnosed with PLS with myopathy in2012. I have some muscle wasting with increased muscle tone. Why do I have increased tone with muscle wasting?

PLS: Primary lateral sclerosis (PLS) is a rare neuromuscular disease with slowly progressive weakness in voluntary muscle movement. PLS belongs to a group of disorders known as motor neuron diseases. PLS affects the upper motor neurons in the arms, legs, and face. Symptoms include weakness, muscle stiffness and spasticity, clumsiness, slowing of movement, and problems with balance and speech. ...Read more

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What would cause right side muscle wasting?

Muscle loss: There are a number of possibilities...But more information is needed.... Where is the loss? Arm, leg, which muscles specifically. Nerve or root or spinal cord or brain problems can all be potential causes. I suggest you see a neurologist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Progressive muscle wasting?

Loss of muscle mass: Patients that have conditions that can cause progressive muscle wasting are typically neurologic which are associated with a decrease in muscle mass leading to progressive weakness which can cause many different symptoms based on the muscle or muscles affected ...Read more

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Is atrophy the same as muscle wasting?

Is atrophy the same as muscle wasting?

Yes: Atrophy means a decrease in bulk of which muscle wasting is a similar term when looking at muscle tissue. There are many reasons for why this can occur. ...Read more

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What does muscle wasting (atrophy) feel like if anything?

What does muscle wasting (atrophy) feel like if anything?

Weak: Atrophy (muscle wasting) is often sneaky and painless. The wasted muscle feels weak, and often 'untrustworthy'. A knee may buckle if the quad is atrophied, or grip may fail and cause dropping of objects with hand atrophy. Sometimes patients feel an aching due to fatigue, or even trembling. In some cases, twitching or spasms can occur. ...Read more

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How to cure muscle wasting caused by diabetes type 2?

Diet, exercise,: Weight loss and glucose control are your only hope. Work w/your doctor and dietitian. ...Read more

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Can infected root canal cause muscle wasting in face?

Can infected root canal cause muscle wasting in face?

No: But get this treated with antibiotics, as a dental abscess can be a nasty experience. ...Read more

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What's the difference between muscle wasting disease or disuse atrophy?

Depends: Disuse atrophy simply suggests that a muscle weakens because of lack of use. A muscle wasting disease can be related to a number of underlying factors, e.g. A neurologic disorder such as muscular dystrophy or lou gehrig's disease. Neurology consultation should be able to help rule out the more worrisome conditions. ...Read more

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Global muscle wasting condition has resolved. What are the chances that I can redevelop calf strength to restore my arches which went flat?

Probably pretty good: Depends on the cause of the muscle wasting but assuming you are recovered you should be able to build back strength. Specifically the muscle that supports your arch is the tibialis posterior whcih lies adjacent to your medial tibia. A good way to strengthen that muscle is to stand with the ball of your foot on a step and your heels down then step up on your toes pulling your heels together. ...Read more

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My doctor thinks I may have proximal muscle wasting in my leg. What and why?

My doctor thinks I may have proximal muscle wasting in my leg. What and why?

Ask doctor why?: Muscle wasting is seen with neurological problems, lack of exercise, aging, and when it is symptomatic, evaluation should be completed. When your doctor suggested that to you, the next question you should ask, "why doctor? ". ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with MND 10 years ago with muscle wasting noticed in my left hand. Is there any cure?

I was diagnosed with MND 10 years ago with muscle wasting noticed in my left hand. Is there any cure?

Anyone who has: A chronic disease would benefit from working with a psychologist. They can help you cope with the challenges associated with the disease so that you can live your life to the fullest within the restraints of the disorder. Support groups for people with MND and similar neurological disorders can also be helpful. Talking with others your age and older who are coping with it will help. ...Read more

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What causes muscle wasting of the interossei in both hands and muscle waste on both feet please? Thank you

Charcot-Marie-Tooth: Could be charcot-marie-tooth disease. There are other possibilities as well, so it is best to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can pitched nerve make it hard for the body to obsorb nutrients. And can it cause digestive issue in the stomach along with muscle wasting.

Can pitched nerve make it hard for the body to obsorb nutrients. And can it cause digestive issue in the stomach along with muscle wasting.

Pinched nerve or?: A pinched nerve normally causes local symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness. It does not affect the body's absorption of nutrients. Malnutrition could cause muscle wasting, as well as other conditions not related to a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Negative EMG - Diagnosed with Ulnar Neuropathy. Is surgery still beneficial as a preventative measure (to avoid muscle wasting) at this stage?

Negative EMG - Diagnosed with Ulnar Neuropathy. Is surgery still beneficial as a preventative measure (to avoid muscle wasting) at this stage?

It depends: If the ulnar neuropathy was demonstrated from an imaging study showing a compression or other specific cause surgery might be beneficial but the lack of correlation to the EMG/NCV is bothersome. Discuss further with your doctor about the benefits of surgery and the current diagnosis before proceeding would be a suggestion. ...Read more

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Is temporalis muscle wasting after craniotomy due to disruption of blood flow (retraction), or to damage to the motor branch of the trigeminal nerve?

Is temporalis muscle wasting after craniotomy due to disruption of blood flow (retraction), or to damage to the motor branch of the trigeminal nerve?

Likely not nerve: Temporalis wasting is probably from transection and reattachment of the muscle, retraction, as well undermining and devascularing it, often with the use of cautery. ...Read more

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What medication can be given for severe muscle wasting?

No simple answer: There are quite a few diseases that fall into the muscle wasting or atrophy category. They have different causes and as such, different treatments. Some can be successfully treated with exercise and medication, some cannot. The best advice is to seek out a specialist and find out what your treatment options are.
Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Muscle Wasting (Definition)

Muscle wasting is a general term to describe the gradual loss in muscle mass and can have a umber of potential causes. Atrophy ...Read more


Dr. Will Moorehead
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Muscle Wasting (Definition)

Muscle wasting is a general term to describe the gradual loss in muscle mass and can have a umber of potential causes. Atrophy ...Read more