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Muscle Weakness

Definition :

Muscle weakness, also known as muscle fatigue, (or "lack of strength") refers to the inability to exert force with one's skeletal muscles. Weakness often follows muscle atrophy and a decrease in activity, such as after a long bout of bedrest as a result of an illness.

Causes :

Measurable weakness may result from a variety of conditions including metabolic, neurologic, primary muscular diseases, and toxic disorders.

  • Othopaedic
  • Prolonged Immoblisation after Fractures
  • Computer related Mulscle weakness
  • Occupational related Muscle weakness
  • Muscle weakness due to Lack of fitness
METABOLIC
  • Addison's disease
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Low sodium or potassium
  • Thyrotoxicosis

NEUROLOGIC
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Bell's palsy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Pinched nerve (for example, caused by a slipped disk in the spine)
  • Stroke

PRIMARY MUSCULAR DISEASES
  • Becker muscular dystrophy
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Muscular dystrophy (Duchenne)
  • Myotonic dystrophy

TOXIC
  • Botulism
  • Organophosphate poisoning (insecticides, nerve gas)
  • Paralytic shellfish poisoning

OTHER
  • Anemia
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Poliomyelitis

Symptoms :

Muscle weakness or measurable fatigue can be a symptom of a myriad of conditions, just to name a few:

  • Stroke
  • Anemia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Pinched nerve
  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Relapsing fever
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Addison’s disease
  • Cerebral/Bell’s palsy
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Low sodium/potassium
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Becker muscular dystrophy
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Muscular/myotonic dystrophy
  • Insecticide/nerve gas/shellfish poisoning

Physiotherapy :
  • Active exercise.
  • Active assistive exercise.
  • Active resistive exercise.
  • Passive exercise
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Balancing exercises
  • Low impact aerobic exercises