Broken leg muscle atrophy

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I finally went to another PT who made my pain get lower but then he had me do a lunge on the floor and I pulled a muscle since my left leg is somewhat weaker than the right or I am weak on both sides. Then he tried traction on the left hip joint to loosen up my thigh muscle and it hurt and finally I felt a tear and couldn't hardly walk for two months and again sat for two months and tried walking a little more each day.
And not just cats, but most animals (even us humans). When broken parts go untreated that is when muscle atrophy occurs. If it were a wide spread systematic disease, more than just 1 leg would be showing signs.
I read the question & answer regarding muscle atrophy in hind legs and the information on glucosamine and the omega fatty acids. These supplements are already being administered. Additionally, I walk my dog every morning. Granted, the walks have slowed as he has aged and the distance traveled h as lessened, but he still does get excercise. He reminds me that it's time to walk and appears to enjoy it.
Forums > All "Ask a Doctor" Forums > Animal Health - General > Discussion Help with Springer, muscle loss ?? Stiff neck, what do I do? by GeorgeSpringer, 4 hours I have 9, English Springer Spaniel. About 5 weeks ago he started limping on his front left leg, had a check of the paw, felt the leg nothing. Took him to the vets, he was then on metacam pain relief for 3 weeks before I took him back.
In September 1990, after doing heavy exercise, I found my proximal leg muscle structure has completely broken down (The muscles flowed like water towards knee). I could not walk more than few feet. But, I recovered in about a month. Right after this incident, there was MRI and biopsy done by Baylor University (Biopsy report typed below). The blood CPK was extremely high at 20000. But, the specific muscular disorder has not been diagnosed. I am 36 years old weighing about 100 lb.
I have been told following an MRI study that I have 3 degenerative discs and that a piece of the disc has broken off, putting pressure on the nerve and creating severe pain and sciatica in my right leg. I have already experienced muscle atrophy in that leg due to the fact that I just cannot get around well without being in a lot of pain. I did obtain my first of 3 allowed epidural injections 2+ weeks ago, which has seemed to offer some relief.
thanks for the reply, I actually think because my ct scan found calcifiction of the basal ganglia (the part of the brain that controls movement your limbs and breathing muscles) along with my frequent falls , muscle weakness ect that i may have progressive muscular atrophy its a lower motor nueron disease and since i dont have any choking, swallowing facial muscular tremors eye movement none of those that it isnt ALS not unless it hasnt shown up yet and i'm only experiencing LMN problems right n
no numbness or anything on the back of my leg. While the leg is numb, it still gets itcy and it is very irritating to scratch it. If I stand or walk for too long, the burning sensation comes into play, and I have to sit down, because it also hurts my lower back, makes my back feel like it will break if I don't sit down. This has been going on for 23 years! And not one doctor can tell me what is wrong...
I have had chronic rhomboid muscle pain on the right side for 10 years, and have seen numerous MD's(MRI with no significant problem found), Chiropractors (Adjustments & pressure point message), Physical Therapists (waste of money) and a Neurologist that is currently performing acupuncture. I self medicate with Ibuprofen, and sleep on an ice pack every night.
This period of bed rest also means that - to prevent muscle shortening and atrophy - the patient has to undergo regular physiotherapy. I can't imagine how painful physiotherapy on a broken leg with holes through the muscles and flesh must be. And all this costs well over £50,000 - more than $75,000 dollars at the moment - and can give the patient an extra 3" MAXIMUM.
first my tibula was held together by external fixators for approx 6 weeks , once removed fixators where remove , was put into plaster cast none weight bearing for a further six weeks , towards the end of those six weeks i had a bad fall, and took most of the fall thru my left leg, which caused unbelievable pain, the plaster was removed a week later,and was due to start physio, i explained to the physios,that i felt my left leg was still broken and mentioned the fall to them ,on examination it w
I have had nerve pain exstreme since 1999 after a rupture disc l4 l5 ..the pain never left my right leg..after three surgeries last being a fusion it is now getting worse..why..I have atrophy I am having a hard time walkinging due to the legs cramping burning and falling asleep..this has been the worst in the last month..anyone have this anyone have any ideas..
He said that he would share the result with my doctor, but he felt confident that some disease could be eliminated with this test. He asked if I've every broken or injured the leg and I told him the only thing that had happen with this leg was the DVT and the surgery to remove it. They had to go in the back of my knee to gain access to the deep vein. I also said that my condition happened a year prior to the DVT and the walking issues happened 5 months after surgery when I was fully healed.
My leg is complex, but a few of the issues going on are curvation of the bone, mal-union of the bone, floating bone fragments, osteoarthritis, nerve damage, muscle damage and atrophy, and a new symptom of about 10 indentations in various places on my foot/ankle/leg. These indentations are discolored and very painful. I have appointments in July at U of M to see an orthopedic doctor and a dermatologist.
She's had to adjust her body stance which results in even more muscle atrophy. It's imperative that you speak to your vet and get her on some kind of anti-inflammatory medication. In the 2 dogs I had with severe arthritis, one dog had it in his hips from an early age - around 5. He was on rimadyl for years, and during his last year we went to deramaxx. Rimadyl is pretty cheap because it's been on the market for quite some time. Deramaxx is much more effective, but also more expensive.
18 months ago, my wife (30 yrs old) suffered drop foot and significant atrophy of the muscles in her left leg (from hip down).She has had several EMG tests, a lumbar puncture, MRI & CT scan's (no MRN) but her consultants have been unable to diagnose either the cause of the problem or site of damage. She did not suffer any trauma or undergo any operative procedures prior to developing this condition. Otherwise she is perfectly healthy.
observed slight atrophy of leg muscle outer side upper leg. To start series of leg strengthening exercises. I have always been a very active person and until the PMR did not have any aches or pains. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/895880'>numbness in left last 2 fingers and one side of hand, both feet numb. HELP??</a>.
I had/have fatigue, exercise intolerance, muscle spasms daily, and muscle cramps that would wake me up in the middle of the night in random places. These cramps were similar to getting a charley horse, but in my neck, bicep, traps, or hip/thigh. That muscle would be sore or "pulled" feeling all the next day. I also was having arthritic symptoms in both hands, feet joints, and knees. They tested me for gout and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) but both tests came up negative.
I had the nerve conductivity tests showing deterioration of the radial nerve in my left arm ( but I've been hammering nails for 12 years) and of course in the tib-fib nerves of the broken leg. The EMG shows no muscle damage. Mri report said something of "undetermined significance" on the right side of the brain" at least that's what the radiologists report says. My neuro says that thre's nothing out of the ordinary though. there's one to keep me in anxiety, haha.
I've never seen a mention of correlation between compression garments and muscle atrophy and I've read numerous medical textbooks on autonomic dysfunction as well as at least a hundred peer-reviewed medical journal articles on dysautonomia and related topics. I imagine I would've come across *some* mention of it by this point if it were a respectable theory in the field.
Plus an anti-inflammatury (Motrin) and use of an axial traction harness for three otu four minutes three - five times a day. A cervical collar is contraindicated because it causes muscle atrophy and loss of tone. There are crystaline deposits in there that have to be broken off. Get off the bottled water, especially if it comes from a hot spring.
at first it was thought to possibly be sweat.... I also had muscle atrophy of my one leg as I had an issue with my right ankle after tarsal tunnel surgery...I had to change my job at the time to get off my feet, at the same time I noticed I was losing upper body strength...regardless of what I was doing....I worked hard...and up to 70 hrs a week....so, I was not lazy either...
I started getting B12 shots in May. By the end of June, burning and tingling moved up my entire leg, hands, arms and shoulders. And red dots appeared on my feet, lower arms, hands, and shoulders which burned. The red dots turn white when pressure is applied. I thought this could be a reaction to Inderal I was taking from mid April to the end of June. Right before I went off Inderal my symptoms were the worst, my entire body felt like it was on fire.
when i was driving it was so sensitive i couldn't bear the vibration of the steering wheel, or the pushing the shopping cart across the parking lot, it would almost hurt with all the other nerve firing feeling all over the arm and ( both legs) then started tiny muscle pops...tiny 1x1 pieces of my leg muscles, random all over all day long, all night would pop, like popcorn, but pretty pain less...bya month now october, it began to cramp and feel sore/pain...
Hi Zil, thanks so much for your post for me. Glad you saw my reflexology post because I missed this until I saw your note. I have been down lately. But I am most confused because I am going to National Institute of Health on Sunday for the week.
In the absence of weakness, or muscle atrophy and/or noticeable muscle loss like clumsiness, etc... you are probably just suffering a benign nerve irritation.
My MRI history was cleared besides atrophy and black holes before now.The atrophy and black holes remain but the c-spine and thoracic are showing lesions now.These mri's were read by a neuro radiologist out of a hospital in Michigan,compliments of a good friend and retired chiro who said send them to me. I come from a rural area and not all technology is up to date.
Is there something i'm missing? I don't think I have any weakness or atrophy. I've had muscle cramps in my life and NOTHING I've had during this time would feel like a cramp. I guess i'd like any help or direction here. Again... this is a summary since September of 2010. Thank you so much for any input. This stuff is tearing my life apart worrying because I have no firm diagnosis of any kind.
That left me with adheions packed in the joint and made for a weak leg for 20 years. Once I started in the gym and particularly got into rollerblading, I had no more problems with my knee locking or worse giving out completely. In my personal experience, surgeons do not properly prepare their patients for the reality of post-op care and the importance of PT. Recovery and a good outcome depends upon the patient.
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