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Muscle Diseases and Conditions

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Fibromyalgia
Chronic widespread pain in muscle sites
Fibromyalgia
Symptoms: stiffness, numbness, tingling, fatigue
Fibromyaligia
Treatment: pain relief, PT, massage, exercise
Muscular Dystrophy
Groups of inherited diseases that lead to chronic, progressive muscle atrophy
Myasthesia Gravis
Chronic condition where nerve impulses are not properly transmitted to the muscles
Myasthesia Gravis
Symptoms: muscle weakness, paralysis, can lead to respiratory failure. No cure
Muscle Spasms (cramps)
Symptoms: sudden, painful, involuntary contractions
Muscle Spasms (cramps)
Treatment: gentle pressure or stretching
Strains
Overstretching of muscle or tendon
Strains
Symptoms: myalgia, swelling, limited movement
Strains
Treatment: Rest, pain meds, elevation, application of heat/cold