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 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

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Why do I get muscle weakness in hips and butt?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe weakness in the muscles of the hips and butt. But no real pain. I stopped taking Rosuvastatin, Ezetimibe, and Paroxetine but I still use Enalapril (15 mg daily) to lower my blood pressure. Blood tests for muscle rheumatism are negative. Vitamin D is 95 nmol/l and I use ...  Read Full »


Dr. Manav Gupta

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since when are you having this problem? Any history of trauma, or lifting heavyweight? Any perianal senory loss or difficulty in holding urine? What symptoms do you have like difficulty in walking, climbing stairs, etc?  Read Full »

Please help me get rid of pain due to ankle sprain.

Query: Hi doctor,I have chronic ankle sprains in both the ankles. I have this for maybe a year now. I went to PT and have been doing exercises. But, about a week ago, my ankle began to pop. It is happening once in a while. It really hurts and I have to pause for a couple minutes for the pain to settle. Is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahaveer Patil

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope this message finds you in good health. I have gone through your complaints and understand your concern. I generally see many cases like this in my clinic. I give them a splint, rest, analgesics, anti-inflammatory tablets and ice pack till the swelling reduces to som...  Read Full »

My teenage daughter gets recurrent leg pain with disturbed sleep. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 16-year-old daughter who gets leg pains on a regular basis but not so frequent. It occurs let us say every three months. This started from childhood and she still gets it. She told me she cannot sleep at night when she gets these leg pains. Do you have any advice on home remed...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Wajid

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Growing pain are a common cause of leg pain in children. These pains are muscle aches that can occur in thighs, behind the knees, or the calves. Other possible causes of leg pain that may be more serious can include juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), lupus, Lyme's dis...  Read Full »

What does high testosterone level indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male with abnormally high testosterone. All other lab tests came back negative. What should be my next step? I also have malaise, muscle aches, anxiety, and abdominal pain.  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You sent me cortisol levels report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), but there is no report for testosterone. Your cortisol is normal. Please send the testosterone report.  Read Full »

Why do I get back pain on left side while sitting, standing, and sleeping?

Query: Hello doctor, I have back pain on the left side and cannot move on that side. The pain was between my belly and back, but now it is only on my back at the end of the spinal cord. While sitting, standing, or even sleeping, I can feel the pain in this area and it lasts for one week. I am currently ta...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are very young to actually have persistent back pains. There are many causes of pain in the lower back region. It can be due to faulty posture, related to weak muscles, issues with disc, narrowing of spinal canal, or any bony instability besides many others. So accu...  Read Full »

What is the reason for severe low back pain on sitting, standing and stretching?

Query: Hello doctor, My lower back pains extremely bad when I stretch backward or forward. It is painful to sit as well as while standing. When I press my back I feel no pain, but the pain starts as soon as my back stretches. Also, my legs shiver due to pain. What is the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Anuj Gupta

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know, what do you do and how much physical activity you have in your daily routine?  Read Full »

What could be the reason for back pain at rest with tingling sensation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having back pain at rest for the past for one month. I am also having an issue with sleep since it is hurting and it keeps on tingling when at rest. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are very young to actually have persistent back pains. There are many causes of pain in the lower back region. It can be due to faulty posture, related to weak muscles, issues with intervertebral disc, narrowing of spinal canal, or any bony instability besides many ...  Read Full »

Why do I muscle weakness from childhood?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I have muscle weakness in both arms and legs since childhood. I cannot climb stairs without support and I feel tired most of the day. I cannot stand for long and also cannot run or walk. My legs and feet always get numb. I have decreased sensory sensations in both feet....  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com I have read your question with care and understand your concerns. My opinion is as below: You are having both myopathy and neuropathy. You need to get treatment for both. Hypothyroidism and vitiligo are may be signs of abnormal functioning of the pituitary gland....  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

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

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. You should only...  Read Full »

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