Muscle Pain and Weakness


General or Other | Rheumatology | Muscle Pain and Weakness (Symptom)


Description

Weakness is a lack of physical or muscle strength and the feeling that extra effort is required to move your arms, legs, or other muscles. If muscle weakness is the result of pain, the person may be able to make muscles work, but it will hurt.

Causes

General weakness often occurs after a person has done too much activity at one time, such as by taking an extra-long hike. Feel weak and tired is common or the muscles may be sore. These sensations usually go away within a few days.

Sudden muscle weakness and loss of function in one area of the body can indicate a serious problem within the brain (such as a stroke or transient ischemic attack) or spinal cord.

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