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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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Please explain the relationship between gluteal muscle atrophy and lumbar stenosis. And the treatment for the atrophy. Thank you!!

Please explain the relationship between gluteal muscle atrophy and lumbar stenosis. And the treatment for the atrophy.  Thank you!!

Surgery: When stenosis gets particularly severe on the spine, enough damage can occur that the innervated muscles can get weak and begin to atrophy. This can progress to the point if paralysis of the involved muscle group. Surgery would be a strong consideration in that case. ...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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Can electrical current therapy help stave off muscle atrophy for a short period of time?

Can electrical current therapy help stave off muscle atrophy for a short period of time?

Yes: I will sometimes use electrical stimulation therapy to help strengthen muscles usually as a part of physical therapy. For instance after an acl tear and repair in the knee, there is often significant atrophy of the quadriceps muscle. Estim helps a great deal. In persons with spinal cord injury, electrical stimulation uses chronically can help with atrophy. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for muscle weakness?

Therapy: After removing any possible reversible causes from the equation, i would recommend therapy for strengthening. ...Read more

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I have pulled a muscle in my shoulder. What is the best treatment as I am in constant pain.

I have pulled a muscle in my shoulder. What is the best treatment as I am in constant pain.

How long has it been: If your symptoms have been present for more than 7-10 days, you should see a physician. Otherwise, rest, a good antinflammatory (alleve, advil, (ibuprofen) etc.)ice, and gentle stretching program should help. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for muscle degeneration?

Determine the cause: First determine the underlying cause of the muscle degeneration which can range from disuse from pain to denervation/nerve damage to ALS disease of the neuromuscular junction. Get a proper diagnosis from you physician! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for chronic muscle pain?

What is the best treatment for chronic muscle pain?

MUSCLE PAIN: Best treatment would be to have a full evaluation by a neurologist to understand what specifically contributes to the muscle problems. Then that cause is treated directly if possible (sometimes with antispasmodics or anti-inflammatories). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a neck muscle spasm?

What is the best treatment for a neck muscle spasm?

Heat,etc: Neck muscle spasms generally respond best w/ heat , massage and possibly a muscle relaxant. Nsaids might be helpful temporarily. If they perist i would encourage u to see your pcp or ors for evaluation and the reason why your spasms are occurring. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acne atrophic scars on the face?

What is the best treatment for acne atrophic scars on the face?

Try Bellafill plus: Bellafill is filler approved for optimal and long lasting correction for atrophic acne scars. Depending on extent of scarring, Bellafill may be used alone or in combination with other treatments like laser resurfacing and peels to treat acne scarring. ...Read more

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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