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What Is The Best Treatment For Upper Arm Muscle Weakness
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
Rest, splint: Unusual orthopedic question as isolated thenar muscle injuries are unusual.If that is really your diagnosis ( not a hook of hamate fracture or other) than my treatment would be a removable thumb spica splint, nsaids and rest from further injury.If pain continued after2-3 wks and mechanism of injury warranted it, repeat x-rays ( including carpal tunnel view) or consider further radiologic studies. ...Read more
Dehydration, meds, : Severe muscle spasms can come from sports injuries, orthopedic injuries, dehydration, medication side effects such as decongestants, low potassium, abnormal calcium, abnormal phosphorus, muscle pulls, tendon strains, and more. Often time it helps getting lab work, drinking at least half your weight in ounces of water and eating yellow mustard. Other people keep a bar of soap under the covers. ...Read more
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
Location: First that depends on what nerve in "pinched" and what are your true symptoms. Are you having just pain or are you have problems with muscle control as well. The pinched nerve of your arm is often caused by a problem at the level of your neck and your symptoms just show up in your arm. I recommend you see an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can be for mild secliosis cause rotater cuff strain and anterior shoulder pain ? And what is the best treatment here?
Varies: Mild scoliosis itself does not typically cause rotator cuff or anterior shoulder pain. Certainly a patient with scoliosis can have these problems with their shoulder, but they are usually not related. If a patient has persistent rotator cuff problems that do not respond to simple things such as rest or antiinflammatory medications, then physical therapy is often the next step and can often help. ...Read more
Exercise: Usually will heal with rest and time. ...Read more
Identify cause: Before considering treatment see a good physician to decide if you need imaging or referral to a specialist to sort out the cause. Understanding reasons will define the best treatment. Often after exam, you will be referred to physical therapy but there may be other steps to address first. ...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
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