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166 Possible Causes for Lower Leg Muscle Wasting

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

    Symptoms include: Extreme weakening and wasting of muscles in the lower legs and feet Gait abnormalities Loss of tendon reflexes Numbness in the lower limbs Treatment No medical[arthritis.about.com]

  • Heart Failure

    These patients exhibit reduced exercise capacity as evidenced by significantly lower muscle strength in both the legs and the arms, reduced LVEF, and worse exercise capacity[eurheartj.oxfordjournals.org] A total of 19.5% of patients in this mixed cohort with clinically relevant HF presented with clinical features diagnostic of muscle wasting, defined using the criteria suggested[eurheartj.oxfordjournals.org]

  • Varicose Veins

    Muscle pump ejection fraction - used to detect failure of the muscle pump to expel blood from the lower leg.[patient.info] Associated diseases DVT; any condition causing calf-muscle pump failure (eg, neuromuscular disease, muscle wasting conditions) [ 5, 12 ].[patient.info]

  • Spinal Stenosis

    […] sensory deficits, and possible wasting of the muscles.[disabilitysecrets.com] Symptoms of lumbar (lower back) stenosis may include loss of deep tendon reflexes (DTR), leg pain, and weakness in the legs.[disabilitysecrets.com] Symptoms and Treatment of Stenosis Symptoms of cervical (neck) stenosis can include reflex abnormalities, weakness of the upper or lower limbs, radicular pain in the arms,[disabilitysecrets.com]

  • Narrow Cervical Spinal Canal

    […] sensory deficits, and possible wasting of the muscles.[disabilitysecrets.com] Symptoms of lumbar (lower back) stenosis may include loss of deep tendon reflexes (DTR), leg pain, and weakness in the legs.[disabilitysecrets.com] Symptoms and Treatment of Stenosis Symptoms of cervical (neck) stenosis can include reflex abnormalities, weakness of the upper or lower limbs, radicular pain in the arms,[disabilitysecrets.com]

  • Foot Deformity

    The muscles that control the feet, lower legs, forearms and hands are most affected.[mda.org] Muscle weakness In general, people with CMT experience slowly progressive weakness and wasting in the distal muscles, the muscles furthest from the center of the body.[mda.org]

  • Sciatica

    It may result in a wasting of the muscles of the lower leg over time.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] […] the back of the thigh. sciatica [sī·at′ikə] an inflammation of the sciatic nerve, usually marked by pain and tenderness along the course of the nerve through the thigh and leg[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

    […] sensory deficits, and possible wasting of the muscles.[disabilitysecrets.com] Symptoms of lumbar (lower back) stenosis may include loss of deep tendon reflexes (DTR), leg pain, and weakness in the legs.[disabilitysecrets.com] Symptoms and Treatment of Stenosis Symptoms of cervical (neck) stenosis can include reflex abnormalities, weakness of the upper or lower limbs, radicular pain in the arms,[disabilitysecrets.com]

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    Most affected individuals also experience slowly progressive muscle weakness and wasting, beginning in muscles of the upper arms and lower legs and progressing to muscles[web.archive.org] It causes muscle weakness and wasting in the shoulders, upper arms, and lower legs.[webmd.com] Most affected individuals also experience muscle weakness and wasting that worsen slowly over time, beginning in muscles of the upper arms and lower legs and later also affecting[ghr.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    This disease causes slow but progressive wasting of the upper arm and lower leg muscles and symmetric weakness.[web.archive.org]

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