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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
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
Can a pinched spinal cord in the neck cause muscle weakness and astrophy on your whole arm and leg muscle. Can a pinch back spinal cause same.
To involve the leg: There would have to be spinal cord involvement or a second lesion below the cervical level. If you develop increased tone and reflexes to go along with weakness and atrophy the problem may be further upstream (eg stroke). If the issue is "where is the lesion? " the answer may need to come from a neurologist. That's a big part of what we do. ...Read more
My daughter 4 yrs old still had muscle weakness, atrophy, hyperreflex, positive babinski reflex affected only left leg.?
Neurologist: Not sure what workup has been done, and what diagnoses have been made, but I would highly suggest getting a neurologist involved to investigate. This constellation of symptoms suggests an issue at the spinal cord level, or a nerve degeneration issue, and requires immediate evaluation. ...Read more
Can a compressed nerve in the back cause you to have muscle weakness and wasting in your upper body and lower body. Arms and legs muscle.
Nerve Compression: Nerve compression can cause weakness and muscle wasting in the extremities. The nerves coming out of your neck go down the arm. The nerves coming out of the back go down your legs. If there is wasting in both the arms and the legs, their is likely a problem with both back and neck. See your chiropractor, for spine manipulation and rehabilitation. ...Read more
No: The nerves to the arms arise from the cervical region. The nerves to the legs arise from the lumbar region. I would go see a neurologist for ongoing problems ...Read more
Does myofascial pain syndrome cause swelling? Such as my arms and legs, and does it cause muscle weakness?
No swelling: Muscles may feel swollen but not appear to actually swell. The pain sometimes feels like weakness. ...Read more
Iam having extreme pains in my legs. Also feeling some discomfort in my lower back. My doctor points it to muscle weakness. But I have strong disbelief?
Can doctors prescribe meds online and also take insurance online severe pain in lower back< muscle weakness, numbing of the leg. Sciatica symptoms
No: Typically you need a face to face evaluation and determination regarding your issues. Controlled substances can only be hand signed at this time. Non-controlled substances/medications can be called into your pharmacy, but I recommend seeing a doctor to determine what is best for you. ...Read more
Unable to abduct upper left leg due to worsening muscle weakness. Lower back pain x6 yrs. Mri spine "not bad" mild disc herniation l4/l5/s1. Now what?
If muscle weakness: You should be evaluated by spine specialist. Either neurosurgery or orthopedic spine fellowship trained doctor who can relieve the pressure on the nerve by that disc. Assuming you have had conservative care, including physical therapy, possible injections by pain management, adjustment by chiropractor very briefly. ...Read more
Could brain damage cause tingling/burning/muscle weakness in both arms and legs? Brain MRI is normal, B12 levels normal.
very unusual: They are likely related to a similar cause. The potential list of causes can range from; poor postural mechanics, nerve root dysfunction from the neck region, muscular dystrophy and even some types of arthritis. It really warrants an evaluation from a specialist if you have not seen one yet. ...Read more
I have a pinched nerve in my neck which caused muscle weakness/atrophy in my right triceps and pectoral muscle. Is it possible to regain my strength?
Do you recommend that I contact a doctor about minor muscle weakness in the shoulder and knee area that's lasting for 10 days? What could cause this?
Can a lumbar puncture that caused explosive pain in the thigh cause nerve damage and muscle weakness in the same area? Is that damage permanent?
Could: Whether there is damage (let alone whether it is permanent) can be best determined by a good neurologic exam and may require an emg. ...Read more
Muscle weakness&burnin in buttock, thigh, knee, calf. Stiffness N weakness upon standing esp morning. Blood test normal (vitD3 15).Can D3 alone be the cause?
More than D: Treating D is important because low D can cause weakness, but it would not cause all of your other complaints. You will need to have a have an evaluation and to clarify this pain and weakness ...Read more
Neuro suspects remnants of mild gbs after nerve study. What can I do to help recover and reduce muscle weakness in legs that has mostly stabilized.
All of a sudden had muscle weakness in leg and can't walk/run/drive (6mnths) for long time. CPK is 184IU/L and sr cr which used to be 0.9 is now 1.2.
You need and exam: Clearly, something has changed in you at least with respect with the strength in one limb and since it hasn't gotten any better over a long period of time you should have it looked it by a doctor. I am also concerned about the increased serum creatinine....but have you tried drinking water in generous amounts? Sometimes, a person gets a bit dehyrated and those numbers bump a bit. ...Read more
PMD: Typically this would first be evaluated by your primary medical doctor and then a neurologist. ...Read more
If I have herniated disc-no pain, will riding bike in the "aero" position lead to worse leg muscle weakness?
Herniated Disc: Not necessarily. It depends on whether there is any nerve compression and where, anatomically, the compression is located. Your doctor can provide better advice by performing an MRI of the spine, if he hasn't already. Unless you have had sciatica or a previous history of leg weakness, you can always try a bicycle run and see if it affects you. ...Read more
See your doctor: See your doctor. Many possibilities. Need examination and blood work. ...Read more
Are my symptoms since coming off lovanox---muscle weakness especially in legs and head feels better lying down--- part of withdrawal from lovanox sign?
No: These symptoms have nothing to do with this med. ...Read more
Av muscle weakness above my knees and my legs keep collapsing, but I keep getting the feeling of water trickling down my right leg. What could it be?
Need neurology: Consult for accurate assessment and treatment plan. ...Read more
Acl reconstruction, 6 days out (hamstring). Muscle weakness, swelling, wobble when weight put on leg. Normal? Dr said I should be walking 1 week out.
NOT AS PREDICTED: Your recovery is slow at best, but not necessarily an area of worry, unless there is a problem with your femoral nerve. Strongly urge followup visit in next few days with your surgeon, and find out if this is just a slow recovery or a post-operative complication which needs to be addressed. ...Read more
Dr saysgbs began 1/17 newsympt: legs givingout, dropping larger things than before, inc muscle weakness-limbs, typical? Other conditions? Brainmri-clean
Is it possible for someone suffering from constant stress and (ocd) anxiety attacks to have muscle weakness in legs that lasts all day?
I injured my back 2 weeks ago. I have had muscle weakness, pain, numbness and tingling, and swelling in my right leg ever since. Is this normal?
Seek medical care: You are describing a radiculopathy.U may have a herniated disc that caused the back pain and is pressing on the nerves that go to the leg. Weakness/ numbness is evidence of neurologic compromise and needs immediate attention before damage is permanent. Go in to ur doc. ...Read more
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
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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