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 feel pain and stiffness if I try and keep my hand upwards. Are my shoulder muscles weaker?

Query: Hello doctor, From many years I have realized that my shoulder muscles are weaker than an average person's, and I cannot keep my hand upwards for a long time because I feel pain and stiffness there. According to my family, I have inherited this from my father. So I am quite worried about this.  Read Full »


Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your tension about the weak shoulder. You can get stronger shoulder muscles with few exercises and a healthy diet. 1) Flexion and Extension- Flex and extend the elbow on the injured side by gently bringing the palm of your hand up to the shoulder. Be s...  Read Full »

Is EMS effective for kneecap problems?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 16 years old. My weight is 57 kilograms. I am facing a knee cap problem since I was ten years old. My knee muscles are too weak, so the doctor asked me to use EMS? Should I use it, and is it effective? If it is, then which one should I use and how? Also, does it have side effect...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your concern. In my opinion, you can use EMS (electrical muscle stimulation) if your doctor prescribed it. It should be used twice daily, and you need to top it with a simple knee strengthening exercise. For a proper prescription of knee stabilization exercise...  Read Full »

How to treat my chronic neck pain and muscle weakness?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a concussion last year. It appears now my spine is misaligned, and I have subluxations in C1, C3, C6, L3. I have been dizzy and had sinus issues with no infection, chronic migraines, headaches, severe neck pain, TMJ, some tingling in my lips and feet, muscle weakness. Also, my sk...  Read Full »


Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is so simple. Do not worry. Visit any nearest physical therapy center and ask them to apply IFT (interferential therapy) and US (ultrasound therapy). Take this treatment for over a month. With first-week IFT and the US itself, the pains will reduce, and then they ...  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

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 »


Mohammed Wajid

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 »

My mother has spondylosis for past two years. What should I do to decrease the gap in her neck?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother is 44-years-old and has spondylosis for past two years. What should I do to decrease this gap in her neck? She has started physiotherapy from eight days ago.  Read Full »


Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.The spondylosis has caused a reduction in the intervertebral spaces. This occurs due to the weakness of the muscles of the neck. I will advise following the exercises which help regain the muscle strength and improve the space in the intervertebral cervical region. Activ...  Read Full »

I have constant body pain and weakness. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, My arms and legs hurt every time I move around too much or stand too long or lift my hand up. I cannot even do exercises, because my muscles burn when I try to do some exercise. My knees also hurt when I stand too long or carry weight. My knees hurt and give a twig breaking sound when I b...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahaveer Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query in detail (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and understand your concern. From the complaints you have mentioned, it does not seem that you have any nerve pinch or something like that. It seems that you have low calcium and vit...  Read Full »

I have prolonged backache, especially after driving. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having prolonged backache, especially after driving. I face pain when I stretch and I get a relief when I do it. And when I push my hands on the back towards the front I can hear bone cracking, like when we stretch.  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, with the limited narration that you have provided to me in your query, I feel you have less stability in your core muscles. You should maintain posture while driving which can be achieved by placing a pillow behind your low back (in case you drive the...  Read Full »

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