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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...

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...

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...