Muscle weakness is characterized by lower than usual muscle strength. People who have muscle weakness have difficulty using specific muscles, even when using maximum effort. Some can move the affected muscle but report pain when doing so. Common symptoms of muscle weakness include loss of muscle coordination, pain, paralysis, twitching, and pins and needles sensations.
If you experience muscle weakness and live in or near Wantagh, NY, contact Advance Physical Therapy today!
If you’ve had muscle weakness in the past and are looking to prevent it in the future, learning about its causes can help you. Along with chronic fatigue syndrome, muscular dystrophy, injuries, trauma, and stroke, prolonged immobilization is a cause of muscle weakness. This means that not using your muscles for longer periods of time can cause muscle weakness.
As the inactive period progresses, your muscle fibers are slowly yet gradually replaced with fat. Eventually, muscles that were once toned and healthy become chunky and floppy.
A Physical therapist, like the great practitioners at Advance Physical Therapy in Wantagh, can assess your muscle weakness and craft an individually specific regimen of muscle strengthening exercises to ease your pain. These muscle strengthening exercises will typically include resistance bands and weights.
Upper Body Exercises
- Shoulder exercises
- Rotator cuff exercises to reduce muscle pain when lifting, or performing overhead movements
Lower Body Exercises
- Balance exercises to reduce muscle pain when walking
- Knee exercises to increase muscle strength of legs
- A variety of back stretching exercises to reduce muscle pain by improving spinal support
This method of treatment is designed to gradually increase your muscle mass and muscle strength while making you more active.The effectiveness of the exercises depends on how often they are performed; however, the professional guidance of a Physical therapist can guarantee a strong, healthy muscle performance. Advance Physical Therapy provides a host of services as well as strength training at their four locations in Wantagh, Valley Stream, Lindenhurst, and Astoria.