Muscle weakness is a condition characterized by lower than normal muscle strength. A person with muscle weakness will experience difficulty when using certain muscles even when exerting all their effort. This condition is treatable with specialized physical therapy at Advantage Physical Therapy.
- Overexertion of the muscles
- Prolonged lack of movement of the muscle
- Accidents or injuries
- Muscular dystrophy (wasting away of muscle)
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
Some of the causes of muscle weakness cannot be treated by physical therapy. However, their symptoms can be alleviated by the therapy.
Some symptoms of muscle weakness are:
- Pain in the affected area
- Loss of muscle coordination
- Pins and needles sensations
The physical therapists at Advantage Physical Therapy advise that the patient should avoid straining the affected area and visit a physical therapist as soon as they begin to experience these symptoms.
The physical therapists in Portage, MI would first analyze the patient’s muscle weakness and device the best forms of physiotherapy to strengthen and restore the muscles’strength, functionality, and movement. The exercise also eases muscle pain. The forms of treatment include:
- Back stretching exercises to improve spinal support and reduce pain
- Knee exercises
- Balance exercises to reduce muscle pain when walking
- Rotator cuff exercises
- Shoulder exercises
These exercises gradually increase muscle mass and strength while improving muscle mobility.
The condition can be prevented by regularly exercising one’s muscles and avoiding prolonged muscle immobility.
For the treatment to be successful, it ought to be performed by an expert physiotherapist. The patient should continue with exercises as instructed even after completing treatment.
Visit this therapy center and receive effective treatment for muscle weakness under the care of a professional, experienced physical therapist in Portage, MI.