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I have had a 75% decrease in size of my left calf muscle as compared to the right over the last year or so, and it’s now to the point that it’s affecting my gait. I had an MRI last month which showed no trace of the previously untreated herniated disc at L4 I had 16 years ago, and was basically negative. I am scheduled to see a neurologist soon for an EMG, but wondered what other causes the atrophy could be due to, since I was convinced that my lower back situation was all to blame. I’m 51 years old, male, and unrestricted in my activities.

I do have a slightly progressive limp, starting about 6 months ago, with feelings wd gaster theme of numbness in my foot which has been there all along since I first injured my back in 1994. It’s just that the medial head of the gastrocnemius is no longer there, and thus causes the limp. I also can not raise myself on my toes using the left foot like I’m able to do with the right. I’m mostly worried about how bad it will progress from here gas after eating eggs, and would like to be able to gain this muscle back.Any insight would be helpful and appreciated.

Hi people, this all sounds very familiar. When I was 20 I began to limp as a result of a dropped foot and was fitted with a leg brace to mitigate it. A subsequent MRI scan showed a cyst embedded deep in my spine that was causing nerve damage. Over a period of about eight months my right calf and butt muscle atrophied alarmingly. The operation to remove the cyst seemed to do even more nerve damage. For the past 18 years I’ve been left with a right leg that looks more like a six-iron, a pronounced limp and a lump of plastic in my shoe that compresses my toes and made more uncomfortable by the stretch bandaged required to stop the strap rubbing electricity and magnetism physics against my skin. I’ve been through all kinds of therapies and physio work in the past, but the fact is the signal from the brain to the foot is no longer there, or has lain dormant so long it refuses to switch on. Glad to hear Papajoe you’ve found some success in redeveloping the muscle. Personally, I have long since given gas leak chicago up trying and work out twice a week in the gym just to maintain the healthy muscles I’ve got. It can be tough adjusting to it, not only not being able to do what you previously took for granted, but also the basic aesthetics – I haven’t worn shorts since I was 19 and have never had a beach holiday since. But that’s basic vanity and self-consciousness that slowly dissipates with age. Really, there’s so much to bloody do in this life so don’t let it get in any of your way too much.

This is obviously a common problem. I, too, have atrophy in one calf and nerve damage as the result of lumbo-sacral spine problems. I had a fusion at L5-S1 more than a dozen years ago, and another at L4-L5 about two years ago. I also had two other surgeries in the area because of infections. Prior to the second fusion, I was in intense pain involving static electricity diagram my low back and both legs. Fortunately, the surgery resolved the pain but left me with a weak right calf and foot. Further surgery is out of the question (my doctors didn’t want to do the last one) because of the amount of scar tissue that involves nerved and blood vessels, but the nerve damage is probably irreversible, anyway. I can dorsiflex the foot as well as the left one, but cannot raise my body weight even slightly. My biggest problem is that the electricity cost per kwh by country ankle gives way easily, which has caused several falls, one of which recently resulted in serious injuries. I have tries various exercises, none of which has helped to build strength. I may resume them, though, because they may at least prevent further weakening, which seems to be happening. Fortunately, I have retained sufficient strength to operate the pedals of my car. I also will look into a foot brace because my last fall was a wake-up call.

I am 61 years old. About 8 or 9 years ago, I began getting gas stoichiometry practice extremely restless legs in bed. I couldn’t stop flexing my leg muscles every 30 seconds just so I could get a few moments relief as the muscles then relaxed briefly. After a couple of years of this, I started noticing my right calf muscle was shrinking in size. Along with this I was experiencing increasing levels of pain in my legs. They felt like they were swollen or sunburnt a lot of the time. This coincided with me starting on Statins medication for cholesterol. Initial visits to GPs raised eyebrows but no diagnoses. Eventually, after my level of pain killer intake increased, I was referred to physios and specialists for a series of tests including nerve conduction tests, MRIs, X-Rays, ultrasounds, multiple blood tests etc. MRIs have revealed that the calf muscle has atrophied and been replaced with fatty tissue. My left calf muscle is on the same trajectory now. Currently my neurologist suspects one of two explanations. The first is that I have some immune system deficency which is quite likely as I caught an infection in hospital 5 years ago during a triple electricity cost las vegas bypass surgery. I am told if so, this is treatable. The second suspect is a possible genetic disorder. I am booked in to have a biopsy in order to find some answers which so far have eluded me. I also walk with a limp now. Stopping the Statins definitely helped reduce the pain levels and I now take Rapatha which is an injectable cholesterol drug and it works brilliantly with no side effects at all. Meanwhile, 12 months ago I ruptured the disc between the L4 and L5 discs. My neurosurgeon won’t deal with that b games play online until I get some answers about my legs so I live with pain all the time. I take 2 panadol a day (at night) and never more than 2 Panadeine a week or more usually a fortnight when my back pain reaches chronic levels. My GP is worried that I am taking too many pain killers and is referring me to a pain specialist…..oh please!

At the time of the accident I lost the use of my lower left side effectively – left lower back, left glute, left thigh and left calf 66 gas station. I also lost feeling in both thighs an my left calf. I have 4 titanium rods and 24 pedicle screws holding a fusion together and, over the last two years I’ve managed to regain use of my lower back, glute, some of my thigh and some of my calf.

Lots of time later I’ve done my own physio, had positive checkups with my surgeon, and 6 months ago I started cycling. Now – I’m not healthy; I smoke, I drink from time to time, I eat crap – I found that once I’d set up the bike my back didn’t hurt and after 6 months I can happily ride a half century (50 miles) in around 5 hours with stops for food/drink/smoke etc.

I’ve not gained muscle mass back (and the atrophy is more noticeable now that the other leg is gaining mass) but my other muscles compensate for the ‘lost’calf muscles;I still can’t ‘tip-toe’ on that leg, and I can’t stand on the pedals whist cycling, but it no longer hurts to walk (no more grinding knee), I no longer walk with a limp and I stand up straighter.

At my latest check up, my surgeon said he was ‘astounded’ by my determinism (I’d built a sidecar outfit from my wheelchair and electricity and circuits class 6 questions then modified another solo motorbike to hand shift to get back on a solo bike after 101 days, then had the bike I wrote off in the accident back on the road 51 weeks after the accident. Unfortunately he also said that the nerve would probably electricity voltage in germany never regenerate farther than it has this far – he said that around 18 months after the surgery would be the ‘end’ of my recovery. This is the same guy who told me I might never walk again

I’d suggest finding an activity that doesn’t over-exert the muscles that are still working, but will tone them and strengthen them, whilst also training them to overcome the ‘missing’ muscles. If you take up cycling, toe-straps or clips help but I’ve fallen at traffic lights a couple of times – I’m getting better at my track-standing though!