General or Other | Rheumatology | Weakness and Muscle located (Symptom)
Weakness and Muscle located: Description
Weakness is reduced strength in one or more muscles. Weakness may be all over the body or in only one area, side of the body, limb, or muscle. Weakness is more noticeable when it is in one area. Weakness in one area may occur: after a stroke, after injury to a nerve, during a flare-up of multiple sclerosis.
Weakness and Muscle located: Causes
Muscle weakness can be caused by a neurologic, muscular or metabolic disorder. Neurologic disorders causing muscle weakness include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), Guillain-Barre syndrome (an autoimmune nerve disorder), stroke, or even a pinched nerve.
Muscular disorders, such as muscular dystrophy and dermatomyositis, are also common causes of muscular weakness. Metabolic conditions that can lead to weakness include Addison’s disease, low sodium or potassium levels, and hyperparathyroidism. Ingestion of toxic substance, such as insecticides, nerve gas, or paralytic shellfish poisoning, can cause muscle or nerve damage along with muscle weakness. Muscle weakness can also result from blood disorders, such as anemia and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
Weakness and Muscle located: Treatment and Diagnosis
There are situations when direct massage on tired muscles is contraindicated, at least as long the acute phenomena persist. It is recommended that during this period, which can sometimes take several days, to be concentrated on antagonistic muscle groups, symmetrical muscles. Meanwhile massage may be indicated processing a large of muscle groups, situated at some distance from tired muscles.