Can progressive muscle atrophy be stopped?

Depends on cause. A physiatrist, or doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation can evaluate the individual and come up with a plan to maximize function. The prognosis depends on the cause of the symptoms.
Depends. Depends on what is causing it. Using your muscles if the main stay treatment of atrophy, but if you have a disease that does not allow this then you really need to be evaluated by a pmr physician to come up with a plan of treatment.

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Supposedly diagnosed with RSD, however I disagree. Leg pain for 4 years so stopped exercising legs. Wouldn't there be muscle atrophy by now?

Pin down diagnosis. Would be very unusual to have RSD occur bilaterally and symmetrically, and your pain probably is due to small fiber peripheral neuropathy. To prove or disprove, a skin punch biopsy could be done. Since this involves sensation, muscles would not be involved and thus, atrophy would not occur. Read more...

How is muscle atrophy caused?

2 Types. There are 2 forms of muscle atrophy: disuse atrophy, i.e. This come actual lack of activity or 'using' the muscle. Astronauts on space developed disuse atrophy, and exercise programs were instituted. 2nd type is neurogenic atrophy. This result from injury or damage to the spinal cord or spinal nerves, also from nerve disease such as als, polio, guillain-barre syndrome, muscular dystrophy, etc. Read more...

What are signs of muscle atrophy?

Decreased bulk. Muscle atrophy is shrinking of the muscle, leading to a wasted appearance. It can be due to muscle disease, nerve damage, malnutrition, or simple disuse. A neurologist can help determine what may be causing the atrophy and if it can be arrested or reversed. Read more...

What to do if one sided muscle atrophy please help!!?

Examination . there could be several explanations for muscle atrophy. One of which may be nerve compression . You should be examined by your doctor. Read more...