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Is it painful as muscles atrophy?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Kayvanfar
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Muscle atrophy by itself is not usually painful.
If the cause of atrophy is a pinched nerve, then there maybe significant pain involved. Also, of atrophy affects function of a joint, then it may cause pain when you user the joint. Also, the weak muscle will tire out sooner and get sore from overuse more quickly.

In brief: Maybe

Muscle atrophy by itself is not usually painful.
If the cause of atrophy is a pinched nerve, then there maybe significant pain involved. Also, of atrophy affects function of a joint, then it may cause pain when you user the joint. Also, the weak muscle will tire out sooner and get sore from overuse more quickly.
Dr. James Kayvanfar
Dr. James Kayvanfar
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