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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Why do I have muscle weakness even after increasing my daily intake of protein?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had muscular weakness for the last two to three years. Six months ago, I came to know that the protein intake has to be 1 to 1.2 grams per kg body weight. Therefore, I added 25 gms protein to my daily intake of 40 gms. However, there has been no improvement in my symptoms. Also...  Read Full »

Dr. Manav Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Muscle weakness is common in osteopenia. As BMD (bone mineral density) improves, there will be an improvement in your strength as well. Your protein intake is fine. Do you have a history of hypertension, diabetes, or thyroid disease? I sug...  Read Full »

I have weakness and pain in the arm. Should I anticipate surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had an MRI on my neck. I have a 75 % weakness and pain in the left arm (tricep). I have taken Methylprednisolone for six days. Should I anticipate surgery?  Read Full »

Dr. Chandan Mohanty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to hear this. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report shows pressure on the nerves in the cervical spine (neck). These nerves eventually go to your upper limbs. Hence the...  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 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 recov...  Read Full »

I have motor neuron disease with muscle twitching in the shoulder, thigh, and calf muscles. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a persistent twitching in the shoulder, thigh, and calf muscles for the past four weeks. I have sore throat, trouble swallowing saliva, food, water and clear throat frequently for the past week. I ate tablet Olanzapine 5 mg. I am concerned about motor neuron disease (MND). Pleas...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hi,Welcome to did you start taking tablet Olanzapine and what was the indication? It does not seem to be MND (motor neuron disease) because the course is short. Follow the below instructions;1. I suggest you to take electromyography.2. Check your serum potassium, calcium, magnesium,...  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 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 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 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 horm...  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, I read your query and understand your concerns about muscle weakness and raised muscle enzymes. The probable diagnosis is polymyositis. People with polymyositis have: A weakness of muscles of the thigh, gluteal muscles, and shoulder girdle. Raised CPK (creatine phosphokinase) and LDH (lactate...  Read Full »

What is FSHD?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached the genetic report, and it was done to check FSHD. Kindly advise.   Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

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 the shoulders, the diagnosi...  Read Full »

What is the reason behind my muscle weakness?

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 25 years. My height is 5'10" and I weight 78 kg. I am suffering from muscle twitches and extreme muscle weakness and muscle pain from last one month. I went to a neurologist and he says reflexes are normal and asked me not to worry and he put me on tablet Remylin-D. I am curr...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query, my opinion is as follows:Muscle twitches, muscle weakness and muscle pain since one month could be due to calcium deficiency. Has serum calcium level been evaluated? Associated dehydration along with anemia requires evaluation. At least 6-8 liters of ...  Read Full »

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