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448 Possible Causes for Quadriceps Muscle Weakness

  • Osteoarthritis

    Muscle weakness, especially in the quadriceps, may be both a cause and an effect of OA of the knee ( Figure 2 ).[web.archive.org] For example, if your quadriceps (the muscles in the front of your thigh) are weak, you may be more likely to get arthritis of the knee.[myhealth.alberta.ca] A lack of exercise can cause your muscles and joints to become weak.[myhealth.alberta.ca]

  • Toxoplasmosis

    Healthy people (nonpregnant) Healthy people who become infected with Toxoplasma gondii often do not have symptoms because their immune system usually keeps the parasite from causing illness. When illness occurs, it is usually mild with “flu-like” symptoms (e.g., tender lymph nodes, muscle aches, etc.) that last for[…][cdc.gov]

  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee

    In conclusion, the use of NMES for quadriceps muscle weakness has been shown to improve muscle strength.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Pain in the knee joint can lead to wasting and weakness of the Quadriceps (thigh) muscles.[physioroom.com] Weakness and loss of neuromuscular control of the quadriceps, as well as other muscles around the knee and the hip, is thought to be a precursor to the degenerative process[apostherapy.co.uk]

  • Arthritis of Knee

    Conservative Management Strengthening of the quadriceps muscle of the quadriceps muscle group can be beneficial, especially in patients with maltracking and weakness of these[emedicine.medscape.com] Problems associated with patellectomy include loss of normal knee power and function, quadriceps weakness, and failure to resolve anterior knee pain.[emedicine.medscape.com] Cybex measurements after patellectomy demonstrate significant decreases in the peak torque of the quadriceps muscles, with preservation of normal hamstring function. [35][emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Torn Meniscus

    Some of these factors include: muscle weakness (particularly of the quadriceps, hamstrings or gluteals) muscle tightness (particularly of the quadriceps, hamstrings or calf[physioadvisor.com.au]

  • Infectious Mononucleosis

    Infectious mononucleosis is caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV, human herpesvirus type 4) and is characterized by fatigue, fever, pharyngitis, and lymphadenopathy. Fatigue may persist weeks or months. Severe complications, including airway obstruction, splenic rupture, and neurologic syndromes, occasionally occur.[…][merck.com]

  • Liver Cirrhosis

    Home 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Codes Diseases Of The Digestive System 520-579 Other Diseases Of Digestive System 570-579 Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 571- Lipid infiltration and fatty degeneration of liver parenchymal cells due to alcohol abuse; may be associated with alcohol hepatitis or cirrhosis. Lipid[…][icd9data.com]

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Abstract A new test, called the carpal compression test, consists of application of direct pressure on the carpal tunnel and the underlying median nerve. The results of the Tinel percussion test, the Phalen wrist-flexion test, and the new test were evaluated in thirty-one patients (forty-six hands) in whom the[…][doi.org]

  • Hyperthyroidism

    Genetic factors appear to influence the incidence of thyrotoxicosis. Autoimmune thyroid disease, including Hashimoto hypothyroidism and Graves disease, often occurs in multiple members of a family. Several genetic syndromes have been associated with hyperthyroidism, especially autoimmune thyroid disease.[…][emedicine.com]

  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 1

    A 37-year-old man treated with valproate and lithium for bipolar affective disorder since 1999 and with risperidone since March 2003 was admitted to our clinic due to metabolic acidosis. Serum glucose was 647 mg/dL and urine ketones were positive. The patient was accepted as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Risperidone,[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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