Muscle Weakness

A lack of strength in the muscles is called muscle weakness. Some of the common causes include anemia, electrolyte imbalance, diabetes, overuse, fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, infections, various neurological disorders (multiple sclerosis, ALS), and certain medications.

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When is TLIF surgery suggested?

Query: Hi doctor,My neurosurgeon recommends a TLIF, looking for more information and seeing if this is really needed.  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know the description and history of your symptoms in detail. Please sequentially tell your symptoms. Do you have any other co-morbidity or medical history along with this? Are you currently on any medications? If yes, please mention the name with d...  Read Full »

Does having an acetylcholinesterase level of 12174 U/L risky?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 57-year-old male with a height of 180 cm and a weight of 88 kgs. Can a high acetylcholinesterase level in the blood cause fasciculations, cramps, excess sweating, sometimes watery eyes, muscle weakness, or atrophy? The above symptoms started approximately three years ago and ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mild to a moderately high level of acetylcholinesterase can be found in many conditions such as thyrotoxicosis, schizophrenia, hypertension, acute emotional disorders after a concussion injury. Markedly elevated levels can be found in nephrotic syndrome and through g...  Read Full »

How do you get multiple sclerosis?

Query: Hi doctor,I have the following symptoms, and please give me a suggestion. The symptoms are headache, tiredness, difficulty to concentrate, nervousness, forgetfulness, anxiety, sensitivity to glare, impaired light-dark adaptation, blurred vision, oversensitivity to light, dry eyes, ringing in the ear...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq .com. I can understand your concern. It looks like you have a whole lot of symptoms. It is almost seven years that you are experiencing the symptoms, which are increasing as the days or years passed. I have few questions before I suggest anything. Are the medicines you ar...  Read Full »

How do you stop urinary bladder leakage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old female. I am facing an issue with my urinary bladder. Most of the times I find my underwear wet with water or urine and not with white discharge. I feel my urine gets leaked. It is not that I tend to hold onto my urine for long. Whenever I feel like urinating, I instan...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you please provide more history? How long have you been having this issue now? Do you have pain with urination? How many kids to you have and were they relieved vaginally? Did you have any bladder or cervical procedure? Revert with the answers to the above questio...  Read Full »

Is EMS effective for kneecap problems?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 16 years old. My weight is 57 kilograms. I am facing a knee cap problem since I was ten years old. My knee muscles are too weak, so the doctor asked me to use EMS? Should I use it, and is it effective? If it is, then which one should I use and how? Also, does it have side effect...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreenivasa Rao

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your concern. In my opinion, you can use EMS (electrical muscle stimulation) if your doctor prescribed it. It should be used twice daily, and you need to top it with a simple knee strengthening exercise. For a proper prescription of knee stabilization exercise...  Read Full »

How to treat my chronic neck pain and muscle weakness?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a concussion last year. It appears now my spine is misaligned, and I have subluxations in C1, C3, C6, L3. I have been dizzy and had sinus issues with no infection, chronic migraines, headaches, severe neck pain, TMJ, some tingling in my lips and feet, muscle weakness. Also, my sk...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Wajid

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is so simple. Do not worry. Visit any nearest physical therapy center and ask them to apply IFT (interferential therapy) and US (ultrasound therapy). Take this treatment for over a month. With first-week IFT and the US itself, the pains will reduce, and then they ...  Read Full »

Kindly explain the consequences of poor posture.

Query: Hi doctor,What are the long-term consequences of bad posture? Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Poor posture is likely to cause structural changes or fixed musculoligamentous issues. The outcome and timing is dependent on the starting point. By this I mean, if this starts in early childhood, one will notice the changes by late adulthood. The severity of sym...  Read Full »

Will physiotherapy or traction help in my back pain and weakness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 66-year-old male. I am on a pacemaker for the past 18 years (non-MRI-compatible, dual-chamber with full dependence on a pacemaker). I weigh about 78-80 kg. I have back pain for several years, but I have severe back pain for the past month, and my left leg muscles went flaccid. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Renjit George Marcus

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about what you are going through from the details of your symptoms and your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). In my opinion, the best option would be to undergo a microscopic discectomy or an endoscopic decompression o...  Read Full »

How to manage Salmonella typhi infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been feeling hot all over my body for the past few weeks with body weakness, diarrhea, muscle weakness, feeling cold, and chills. I was diagnosed with Salmonella typhi after a sample of my blood was taken and tested. I was given medications, but symptoms persist after finishing dr...  Read Full »


Dr. Afifa Nighat

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are doing well. Your signs and symptoms suggest intestinal infection, which could be due to typhoid or viral infections such as COVID-19 or hepatitis A. But if your blood culture showed Salmonella typhi organisms, then it is the likely cause. It would hav...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest diagnosis for weakness in legs and tingling in limbs.

Query: Hello doctor, I have muscle weakness in my right leg, numb and tingling in limbs. My right leg feels like it could buckle when I walk and cannot feel it when I scratch my calves. I am worried that I have something wrong with my nerves or I am developing something like MS or AlS.  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about your symptoms. As you mentioned that after your infection before few months, neuropathy came into play, I would like to know the details of neuropathy and its symptoms since that time. What symptoms had you developed at tha...  Read Full »

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