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What Would Make A 1 Year Old Have Weak Leg Muscles
Weak leg muscles 1yo: May be developmentally normal as most babies don't walk until age one - but should have a pediatric or orthopaedic evaluation because certain serious conditions such as muscular dystrophy or other neuromuscular disorders can present as leg weakness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If one has difficulty lifting a 17 month old to hold what is the problem, weak wrists or weak arms? And how do you recommend strengthening what's weak
Exercising: How do you try and lift the child?Think about what part of your arms you seem to be using when you try and lift and that's the area of weakness.Myself I lift with with my arms, specifically using the biceps.Weight lifting regularly and using progressively increasing weights will help you strengthen those muscles.You can use resistance bands and mimic the same motion you make when trying to lift. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How serious is a %50-%75 ddd and bulging disc for a 28 yrs old male? My whole back muscles hurts so bad when i stand for +5 minutes for 1 month. Help please
Depends: In order to give you a more informed answer would need more information. You say you have discomfort for the past month. If there was no significant precipitating event, then likely you are experiencing muscle spasm radiating up and down the spine. The location of the narrowing (50-70%) depends on the location in the spine to say how serious it is for you. ...Read more
I have a 15 year old son, 6' 1" skinny with one very bowed leg. It seems to be getting worse and causing some pain. Can this be corrected?
I have a muscular pain between my leg and stomach - painful when I lift my leg up - Is there a way to know if this is a hernia or a ligament/muscle is?
Pain: With your symptoms I strongly advise you to see your Primary doctor as soon as possible. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
I hurt my pelvic muscles badly over a year ago deadlifting. Since then, left testicle hangs higher than it used to. What could this be? Thanks
I have an inflammation in the Maximus gluteus muscle caused by a 2 year old ski fall. Recently I am in so much pain! What can I do?
Get an evaluation: Have you gotten an MRI of that area? Probably the best way would be to consult an orthopedic doctor first, who would get the imaging study best suited to make the correct diagnosis first. Presuming that's what it turns out, a trial of intensive OT/PT, heat application etc. would be ideal to alleviate the discomfort. Feel better? ...Read more
Growing pains: The causes could be multiple that is why a good physical exam by a physician is recommended.Must likely at his age could be the so called"growing pains" a very benign condition. ...Read more
Should i sit out of soccer if i'm having what i think is sciatica problems from an injury a year ago ? Will this tingling/weakness in my leg persist?
Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How serious is swollen purple feet? My disabled 58 yr old brother is in a chair 24/7 and won't go to a doctor. He has mytonic muscular dystrophy.
I want to ask that my left knee has a minor pain for more than 1 month. actually i think my left knee is weak. so what advice do u give doc?
See your doctor: In this case it is best if you go to your doctor for a good physical exam to determine what the issue is with your knee. ...Read more
I have a lot of pain in my left knee, but no swelling, fever, or discoloration. Could this be osteoarthritis? I am a 62 year old male, type 1 diabetic
A 60 year old man has discomfort/pain when swallowing in the sternal notch area. It started abowut 1 month ago. Could you please give me the possible ?
Swallow difficulty: May be GERD w/ or without h pylori, , or infeciton in esophagus like candida or stricture can be evaluated with EGD where they look down esophagus w/ scope. May also be achalasia -spasm/ irregular perastalsis ( the movement that pushes food along) rarely stroke, mass lesion. Get CT chest, thyroid ultrasound F/u/ w/ doc and gastroenterologist ...Read more
Several years ago i was diagnosed with a weak muscle in my rectum/anus. This gives me a problem. Can anything be done to fix the weak muscle?
Weak anal sphincter: This depends on a couple of things. Where the weakness is secondary to disruption of the muscle (number one cause prior 4th degree episiotomy repair) or whether it is due to a pudendal nerve weakness (the nerve that innervates the muscle). The general answer of treatment options is divided between the two causes. A colon ; rectal surgeon can evaluate for you. ...Read more
My son is 12yr old, and he is having a surgery on his leg for a compete rupture hamstring. Please give me advices my this procedure. Thank you?
You need to : Talk to the surgeon performing the procedure. He is your best source of information for that particular procedure. Normally he will talk to you about it- risks and benefits and a consent before operation is scheduled. Good luck ! ...Read more
Interesting!: it will all depends on how long has he been walking...if he has being a bit late walker then it may not be as concerning as if he has been walking wasn't there and its a new development!...get your pediatrician to refer him to a pediatric neurologist for evaluation...good luck! ...Read more
Muscle beneath right knee is very soft & weak as compare to left, it pains more if i drive for an hour or more, I am 30 years old. Never had injury?
36 year old healthy female. Have had gutate psoriasis for 25 years. Starting to get back and joint pain (elbows, knees), stuff in the morning. Could these be related? Shall I see a Dr. or is this me getting old?
See a dermatologist: Guttate psoriasis usually clears in a few WEEKS. Do you have plaque psoriasis or erythrodermic psoriasis or pustular psoriasis? Do you have psoriasis??? You may have psoriatic arthritis. Do you have nail changes? Clearly you need a dermatologist or a rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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