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What exactly is motor weakness? Is it the same as muscle weakness? I have been told I have hemiplegic migraines. I suffer from slurred speech and difficulty talking as well as a loss of consciousness causing mini black outs, on a couple of occasions. My left arm is affected and becomes very weak and tired although I can still move it (reluctantly!) I also have numbness and pins and needles; so is this motor weakness or muscle problems? I usually end up with my left arm resting across me for the duration of the migraine. Could it be basilar migraine instead? I also have M.E. the symptoms of which worsen during a migraine attack. When the headache is severe I am hardly able to walk. Is this likely to be connected with the migraine? rosy.
Yes, motor weakness is essentially the same thing as the muscles being temporarily weak. This is a symptom that has to be explained carefully. Sometimes, people mistake numbness for w...
The list of tips for sore feet is not complete without mentioning the butt muscles. This group of muscles may be the laziest in the entire body. When the butt muscles become weak, the entire leg is affected, including the feet. Everything starts to turn inward. The thigh bone rotates inward causing "knock-knees." The ankles turn inward to the point that the arch of the foot can become plastered to the ground. This misalignment of the leg leads to a chain reaction of chronic pain.
Anyone with back, hip, knee, ankle, or foot pain should remember to strengthen the butt muscles. The easiest and most practical way to improve strength in the buttocks is to stand on one leg. Go ahead and try it (if needed, hold onto a chair for safety). Your beltline should remain parallel to the ground and your body should remain upright. If that was difficult, try it again only this time focus on tightening the butt cheek on the same side you are standing on. Once the butt muscles engage, the leg be...
After a knee injury, exercise is very important. This is especially true when there's a torn or damaged anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Knowing which muscles to work on is a major part of a successful rehabilitation process. Rehab specialists are teaming up with engineers to study muscle actions after injury. New technology makes it possible to measure joint movement and muscle strength. The dynamometer measures muscle strength in various positions and at different speeds. The arthrometer is used to measure joint laxity, a gauge of how "loose" a joint is. Joint laxity occurs when one bone slides too far over another. In the case of a torn ACL, laxity increases and can result in an unstable knee joint. Using measures of strength and laxity, researchers can compare people with normal knees to patients with ACL damage. These studies are ongoing. Patients with ACL deficiency have less strength in the quadriceps muscle on the front of the thigh. The hamstrings behind the thigh aren't usua...
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