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What's the best treatment for muscle atrophy?

What's the best treatment for muscle atrophy?

Identify cause: Need to know the cause to be able to treat. If the cause is disuse, exercise will solve the problem. ...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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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

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

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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Reasons and treatment for leg muscle atrophy in 65 years old man.

Reasons and treatment for leg muscle atrophy in 65  years old man.

If due 2 no medical-: -reasons, it is due 2 disuse and the treatment is exercise as he can tolerate. Physical therapy would B a good idea 2 get him into the proper program that suits his abilities and needs. ...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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If my nerve was severed and I recieved therapy but it didn't work, why would the muscle be atrophied?

It is no longer used: If the nerve is severed, it is no longer sending signals to the muscle to contract. Without these signals, the muscle shrinks in size (atrophies) from non use. Therapy may help train other nerves to take over and muscle stim. Units in therapy may help keep the muscle from atrophying during this process. ...Read more

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Does neuritis cause muscle to atrophy? What are the treatments?

Does neuritis cause muscle to atrophy? What are the treatments?

Neuritis: Neuritis is an inflammation of the nerves. If the nerves are motor type that convey impulses to muscles then weakness and atrophy can occur if the neuritis is prolonged. There are a myriad of causes and a variety of nerve types that can become inflamed. See a neurologist to determine the cause of the neuritis and to develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Damaged my superficial branch of radial nerve. Muscle below looks atrophy. Is it neurogenic atrophy? What are the treatments?

Damaged my superficial branch of radial nerve. Muscle below looks atrophy. Is it neurogenic atrophy? What are the treatments?

Physical therapy: U'r treatment would involve Physical Therapy and muscle strengthening exercises. If u don't use it u will lose it to make it simple. Even if it's hard u must work through that so the atrophy does not get worse. ...Read more

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Muscle Wasting (Definition)

Muscle wasting is a clinical finding where one or more muscles have decreased in size due to disuse, inadequate blood ...Read more