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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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


Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 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 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 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


Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Is EMS effective for kneecap problems?

Query: Hello doctor i am 16 yrs old. My weight is 57kg..i am.facing kneecap problem since i was knee muscles are too the doctor prescribed me to use ems? should i use it?is it effective..if it is then which one should i use and how?also does it have side effects? Thanks. I will be waiting f...  Read Full »

Dr. Sreenivasa Rao


Answer: Hello, I read your concern In my opinion you can use ems if your doctor r prescribed... Possible be used twice daily and need to top it activation with simple knee strengthening exercises.. For a proper prescription of knee stabilisation exercises you should get a thorough investigation of your k...  Read Full »

Why do I feel heaviness in stomach, nausea and weakness all the time in first trimester?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in the first trimester of my pregnancy, it got confirmed almost a week ago when I did the urine pregnancy test at home. After that, I went to a gynecologist who prescribed me a couple of medicines and a few blood and urine tests. My problem is that I have been feeling very une...  Read Full »

Dr. Keeranmayee Mishra

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I will try to give as much information as possible. Your EDD (estimated due date) if periods were regular previously is 16.03.2021. All symptoms you have mentioned can be normal in pregnancy. All medications are correct. I insist on doing a scan for the baby and you...  Read Full »

How to cure my skin rashes?

Query: Hi doctor, I have rashes similar to the rash of SLE, swollen, painful and redness around the eyes, severe fatigue and muscle weakness. These symptoms occurred a few months back after I had an intestinal infection. The doctors suspected it to be dermatolysis too, thus having a skin biopsy done tomorr...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The reports suggest that you are probably having an autoimmune disease. For an exact diagnosis, ANA (antinuclear antibody) global or ANA profile test report and skin or muscle biopsy would be required to avoid any controversies in the future. I also need to know the follo...  Read Full »

What is FSHD?

Query: Hi doctor, Please check the genetic report and it was done to check FSHD.  Read Full »

Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The report says that this patient has the gene for FSHD (facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy). Since the patient also has a weakness of shoulders, the diagnosis is confirmed...  Read Full »

I have body pain and muscle weakness after delivery. Kindly advise.

Query: Hello doctor, Pain started in my back after 2 months of delivery but now it is all over the body majorly at right side. Currently, having depression medication for the past six months and my doctor adviced me to consult a neurologist as physical pain and muscle weakness is not going away.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read carefully your question and reviewed your X-ray report. Your X-ray shows a normal vertebral column, just muscle spasm (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Coming to this point, I would recommend performing regular physical activity to help reinf...  Read Full »

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