Fatigued Muscle

Fatigue in muscles causes a decrease in the ability of muscle functioning. Addison's disease, anemia, botulism, cerebral palsy, chemotherapy, dehydration, depression, fibromyalgia, etc., are the causes of muscle fatigue. This leads to soreness, muscle twitching, muscle cramps, etc.

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I feel fatigued with tightness in my neck and jaw after working with smartphones. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been going through some stressful events for the last three weeks. I worked a lot on repairing smartphones, where I sometimes needed to bend my neck forward. Also, I have used smartphones quite more than usual. I feel fatigued, and I have tight neck without pain for the last th...  Read Full »


Dr. Manav Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Muscular strain can definitely be the cause of your symptoms. But there could be other factors too causing fatigue, such as low vitamin d3 levels, thyroid hormone imbalance, vitamin deficiency. Do you do a lot of work indoors, or do you have less exposure to sunlight...  Read Full »

Can stress cause numbness in the leg on prolonged standing or sitting?

Query: Hello doctor,I went here because, you know, we are experiencing a pandemic, and I cannot quickly get out nor can tell about this to my parents. I want only to know why I am experiencing numbness in my legs. It is often, even if I only sit or stand, it gets numb. Then I always feel like I need to bur...  Read Full »


Dr. Md Raihan Uddin Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have tiredness and numbness in the leg, and also you have nervousness, for all these primarily do not get more stress or tension, maintain active life with exercise, do not sit or stand for a prolonged time. I hope your AGN (acute glomerulonephritis) fully...  Read Full »

Can overuse or muscle strain result in muscle twitching?

Query: Hi doctor, I have twitching in my right triceps all day and night for a year. I also have it all over by mostly right triceps. I am on Pravastatin Sodium for high cholesterol and Amlodipine Besylate for high blood pressure. I stopped taking those temporary to see if my twitching would go away. It d...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms could be related to a pinched nerve or a possible bulging disc in the cervical vertebral column. Have you performed a cervical spine MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)? I would like to directly review its results if you could upload them here. Another po...  Read Full »

Is my increased heart rate related to the COVID vaccine I took recently?

Query: Hi doctor, I had the Covishield vaccine on the twenty-fourth of the last month. There was a high fever, muscle pain, and weakness within 24 hours of taking the vaccine. That was cured after taking paracetamol. I am having the problem of my heart beating faster since then. I find this heart probl...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. All these symptoms like weakness, joints pain, weakness, and high heart rate may occur post-vaccination due to inflammatory response by the body to vaccine products. These are not serious symptoms. These usually persist for two to three weeks, sometimes even longer. ...  Read Full »

Which grade of anemia needs blood transfusion?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a history of anemia. I also just recently found out I have chronic gastritis. My iron is at a level of 41 percent, but my ferritin and saturation are low. How does that work? I have been on my iron pills. Do pins and needles and muscle weakness have anything to do with iron level...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are fine and safe from the pandemic. The data you provided in quantitative and qualitative terms indicate mixed micronutrient deficiency, especially Iron, Vitamin B12, Folic acid, Pyridoxine. Get it treated according to local guidelines. For gastritis, rule ...  Read Full »

Does twitching always mean amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a tight feeling in my left calf for a month with some tingling that I can see. I feel some other tingling as well. The onset is sudden in case of tightness or when I am in bed uncomfortably. I have faced no issues of weakness yet. I have been doing calf raises and such to check t...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have complained of tightness in the left calf for a month. Secondly, you have mentioned tingling, which you can see likely to be fasciculations (twitching of individual fibers seen), which gives you the fear of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). It is not ALS as A...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms and treatment of fibromyalgia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38-year-old female with consistent muscle ache in my shoulders that makes my arms feel fatigued. They are chronically tired. I also have pretty substantial eosinophil disease, including EoE with >100 EOS per tissue sample. The back story is that I had a viral infection one year...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Kackar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I noted all your history. The site of pain around the shoulders, arms, and neck is pointing towards fibromyalgia. Let us focus and treat the underlying process which brings this pain. I will like to know more about your menstrual history. Are your periods normal and reg...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing pain and weakness with on and off cramping in my biceps?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing pain and weakness with on and off cramping in my biceps. And I also feel fatigued all over my body. I am afraid. Are these symptoms of ALS?  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms are not typical of ALS because the location of the biceps weakness is not typical of this disorder. The fatigue may be related to different possible causes: - Anemia. - Vitamin B12 or Vitamin D deficie...  Read Full »

I feel numbness and fatigue with random body pain. Do they imply lupus?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an active 31-year-old male and I have been dealing with a number of issues related to numbness, fatigue, weakness, weak hands, shaking, burning mouth, and random pains in my body. I went to a neurologist to get a bunch of tests. I tested positive ANA specifically for DNA (DS) ant...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have may occur due to various reasons commonly fibromyalgia or multivitamin deficiencies. The classical symptoms of lupus are fever, oral ulcers, photosensitivity rash, joint pain, swelling, kidney problems, alopecia, etc. ANA (antinuclear antibodies...  Read Full »

What does positive ANA test indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old female fatigue, sluggish, difficulty concentrating, and migraines. I have difficulty regulating temperature with periodic tightness in the chest and fluttering sensation. My EKG, chest CT and chest x ray are normal with negative COVID test. My Vitamin B12, folate...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following is my opinion for your asked question. Your attached CBC (complete blood count) report is within the limit (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Platelets count and ABL are also in borderline and you might need not to worry about that. For your ...  Read Full »

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