FAQ - Muscle Weakness
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What medical condition is it when one suddenly have total muscle weakness from fingers to toes?


Patient fell due to muscle weakness and got c5 spinal cord injury. Sensation is good but totally cant move body.
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This person should be under the care of a doctor. The doctor can advise you of the cause of the illness or condition.  (+ info)

Will muscle weakness from a pinched nerve reverse itself?


If you have muscle weakness in your hand and arm because of a pinched nerve, will that weakness resolve itself if the pinched nerve is lessened or eliminated?
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With time it should relieve itself. You need to fix the pinched nerve though.  (+ info)

14 year old Muscle weakness in hand and stabbing pain above right hip?


I'm 14, and for the past 2 years I've been experiencing muscle weakness in my right hand and recently it's gotten so bad that I can't write very well. Also, I have a stabbing pain above my right hip occasionally. Please don't tell me to visit the doctor, because I can't afford to. I need someone who can give me a straightforward diagnosis. Thank you.
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I am not a doctor but will take a couple of guesses as to what this might be. You are 14 and are in a period of rapid growth which could give you intermittent pains/weakness anywhere in your body. If you have one hand that appears to be weak, it could be from overuse - typing, writing, lifting things - some sort of repetitive movement that could cause this. It could also be carpal tunnel syndrome which you can research on WebMd.com. Taking some motrin for the intermittent hip pain will probably help and this will more than likely go away as you get older. And, common sense should tell you that if it gets progressively worse and worse instead of better, then it is time to see a doctor.  (+ info)

Has anyone experienced muscle pain and weakness in the arm and hand while taking VYTORIN?


My boyfriend is on Vtorin and it has done wonders for his cholesterol; however, he has extreme pain in his neck, shoulder, and now moving down his arm and into his hand. Over the last few weeks he has gotten to the point that he can't hardly pick up a glass with that hand, due to the weakness. Has anyone else experienced this?
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I haven't but I know someone who had a lot of problems with cholestrol lowering drugs like Vytorin. They ended up with fibromyalgia because of the damage done to their muscles.

These symptoms require that he be seen by his doctor because of the severity of the side effects.  (+ info)

Hyperkalemia causing muscle weakness in nursing?


I understand why hypokalemia a decrease in muscle activity, but why does hyperkalemia cause muscle weakness?

In hyperkalemia, wouldn't there be more K+, causing increase in muscle activity? Would there be muscle weakness in hyperkalemia because the muscles are being used too much?
I understand why hypokalemia would cause a decrease in muscle activity, but why does hyperkalemia cause muscle weakness?

In hyperkalemia, wouldn't there be more K+, causing increase in muscle activity? Would there be muscle weakness in hyperkalemia because the muscles are being used too much?
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I have muscle weakness in my left arm and leg?


I had numbness in my left limbs in the summer but it went away now I am left with weakness.It does not affect my daily life but I would like to know what it could be.
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How old are you ? Possible heart problems could act like that. You need to go to a doctor.  (+ info)

How many people on statins complain of muscle pain, muscle weakness, polyneuropathy, congestive heart failure?


There is a rising incidence of coronary heart failure - a rising epidemic according to the NHBLI which correlates very well with the rising use of statins.
While it is only a mathematical relationship, it appears that such relationships are replacing proper CAUSAL PROOF in medical therapy reports!
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both my wife and i were put on statins thinking our doc was showing go care of us but found out they are getting money for each patient on these pills, i was in so much pain i stopped taking it, i am type2 diabetic. my wife also stopped in great pain she suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis is on prednisolone,hope this info is what u wanted.popa  (+ info)

What is the best treatment for muscle weakness in case of lower motor neuron injury ?


I have had a stroke in my spine and as a result lower motor injury. My legs have some strength and I can walk, however, they are weak. I would like to know if there is any treatment to get my strength up in the muscles. Exercise only makes me more tired and I do not see much of strength improvement. Are there also some medecines that I can take...
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My advice to you is to keep exercising. Try walking chest deep in water to help get your weight off the injured area, and increase the amount of time you walk each time you visit the pool.

Also try doing exercises that work larger muscle groups around your injured area, any isometric exercise that uses the legs/torso should be fine. Unfortunately there is no "magic pill" to gain muscle strength or endurance so keep exercising and don't give up.  (+ info)

What would cause pretty severe, continual body aches and extreme muscle weakness?


I had blood work done, but nothing came back positive, except that I have a high level of activity with my immune cells and the presence of ANA. Absolutely no inflammation, so I don't know what's causing the pain. I've been suffering from this for about 4 months and it just keeps getting worse.
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I had a baterial infection a few years ago that would cause all my muscles to just stop working. It looked like I had a stroke, and then after a while, it would seem like every muscle just cramped really bad. If you are drinking tap water STOP, even if it is filtered. Try buying a Brita pitcher and running bottled water through that. Eliminate all soda. This is what helped me anyway. Also, make sure that you are getting plenty of rest.

My next step was taking anti-depressants. Sometimes internal strife will show externally.  (+ info)

What causes nausea sore throat, fever and muscle weakness in polio?


I'm writing a paper about polio. I know that in type I polio, symptoms include sore throat, nausea, fever, and abdominal pain. what I really need to know is WHY these symptoms occur when you have polio.
also, what causes vomiting when you have polio?
I REALLY NEED HELP! THANKS!
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"Poliovirus can survive and multiply within the blood and lymphatics for long periods of time, sometimes as long as 17 weeks. In a small percentage of cases, it can spread and replicate in other sites such as brown fat, the reticuloendothelial tissues, and muscle. This sustained replication causes a major viremia, and leads to the development of minor influenza-like symptoms. "  (+ info)

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