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What does muscle wasting(atrophy) feel like if anything?

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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michele Arnold
Dr. Michele Arnold
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In brief: Weakness...

...The muscle generally atrophies from lack of use.

In brief: Weakness...

...The muscle generally atrophies from lack of use.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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