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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I got transverse myelitis two years back, and my muscles are still weak. Why so?

Query: Hi doctor, I got hit by transverse myelitis two years; I lost total muscle strength and bladder control, and my entire body felt numb, but now I can say I have recovered 75 %. I can walk, 75 % bladder control is back, I gain muscle when I exercise, numbness gone on my hands but not on my legs below...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The recovery is hard in such cases. I suggest taking alpha lipoic acid and carnitine supplements to help reinforce your muscles and nerves. If your muscle gets contracted (stiffness), Baclofen and physical therapy can help. I hope you fin...  Read Full »

Why do I have period-like bleeding and leg pain seven days after I-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, The next day of my period, I had unprotected sex. On the 25th hour, I took I-pill. On the seventh day, I again having my period. And now my legs are tired. I do not know why is this. The doctor please help me. Will I become pregnant?Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Emergency contraceptive pills are hormones and have their side effects as well. One of most common is irregular bleeding. Everyone's body responds differently to hormones, but major effects are the same. Have you any bleeding disorder? Have you been treated for any c...  Read Full »

I suffer from muscle weakness and have a history of Rhabdo. Why is it?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had muscle weakness for a while. I took an electromyography (EMG) test, which was normal, with no ANA (Antinuclear Antibody). Simple tasks like combing my hair weaken my muscles. I had a history of Rhabdo.  Read Full »


Dr. Mrinal Kumar Acharya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. There could be several causes for your muscle weakness. Firstly, one should be able to distinguish it from fatiguability. Do you take any medications regularly? It could be due to myopathy or neuromuscular junction disorder. A thorough neu...  Read Full »

Please explain the reason for my stiff neck from the MRI.

Query: Hello doctor, I woke up two months ago with a very stiff neck that has not fully gone back to normal. Now, I have a weak right arm, shoulder-neck pain, headache, and cracking neck. MRI of the cervical spine has been done.  Read Full »


Dr. Chitrangada

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have disc bulges at C5 to C6 and C6 to C7 which are paracentral, not much nerve compression is going to be there. So, the pain you are referring to can be due to muscle spasm, or it can be du...  Read Full »

What causes calf pain after taking a long walk?

Query: Hello doctor, I walked for around 10 km two days back. I am not a habitual walker. I felt cramp twice in my right leg during first 3 km and after stretching it was better. Then I consumed fair amount of water. But, after 24 hours I got severe pain in calf muscles and there is slight swelling. Plea...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having fatigued muscle due to over exercise by an unaccustomed muscle. You can take muscle relaxant with anti-inflammatory and also apply some analgesic gel to the calf muscle. Heat and massage therapy will help in early resolution of symptoms. ...  Read Full »

How to cure the muscle weakness and pain in the left forearm and hip?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41 year old male. My creatine phosphokinase is mildly elevated. The reports came as 220 twice and as normal thrice. And, there was hemoglobin in my urine test. I constantly have muscle weakness and mild pain on my left side, at the forearm and hip. The weakness started suddenly ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns about muscle weakness and raised muscle enzymes. The probable diagnosis is polymyositis. People with polymyositis have: 1) A weakness of muscles of the thigh, gluteal muscles, and shoulder girdle. 2) Raised CPK (creat...  Read Full »

Are there blood tests or other diagnoses to test my pelvic muscle weakness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from pelvic muscle weakness. I want to know is there any blood tests or any other diagnosis.  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pelvic and lower back muscle weakness will give you symptoms of back pain and leg pain. You should do blood tests. Check for vitamin D and B12 levels. These blood tests are useful to check the vitamin levels in the blood which co-relates with muscle weakness of the body...  Read Full »

Why do I feel weak along the left shoulder and femur area?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 1.80 m tall, 114 kg in weight. I feel a state of weakness in the shoulder and femur area and sometimes on the cheek, under the eyes. It is only on the left side. It is not numbness or tingling on the surface but an internal sensation, especially lately. It does not stop me from moving...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. I am so sorry about your sister's demise. You have quite a few issues at the moment, but not to worry. I would like to know:1) Have you checked your cholesterol levels recently?2) Are you diabetic?3) Is it difficult to carry out the regular act...  Read Full »

My son is 7 years old, and has genetic mutation. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is seven years old and has a genetic mutation. He is unable to stand properly, but he usually walks fine. I have sent you the reports. I request your guidance in his treatment. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. M. Pradeep Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the history and the report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The diagnosis of the child is Duchenne muscular dystrophy. It is a progressively weakening muscle abnormality. I hope this helps. Thank you.  Read Full »

I am 27 years old female. How can I control twitching of my muscles post-COVID?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female. I do not drink or smoke. Last year, I started experiencing muscle fasciculations all over my body (face, arms, legs, and butt). I can literally see my muscles moving, but it does not hurt. Also, I occasionally have minor body jerks while resting and sleeping....  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your concern, and would explain that your symptoms do not seem to be related to any serious neurological disorder. I would exclude ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) based on your description. Coming to this point, I would suggest checking thyroid hormone ...  Read Full »

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