Symptoms of Muscle Weakness

Symptoms of muscle weakness include:
  • Difficulty in performing daily activities
  • Muscle cramps or spasms
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble maintaining posture or balance
  • Limited range of motion
  • Lack of strength
  • Numbness

Muscle Weakness Risk Factors

Risk factors for developing muscle weakness may include:
  • Age (Typically in 60s-70s, called sarcopenia)
  • Medications (include corticosteroids like prednisone and cholesterol-lowering statins)
  • Muscle Injury
  • Stroke
  • Cold or Flu
  • Neurological conditions, such as muscular dystrophies, multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Infections, such as polio, West Nile virus, and rheumatic fever
  • Sleep disorders
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Addisons disease
  • Tension and stress

Types of Muscle Weakness Aides

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Lincare Power Mobility™

Power mobility equipment, such as wheelchairs and scooters, can be tremendously beneficial for individuals with muscle weakness. These devices provide a means of independent mobility, allowing individuals to move around and perform daily activities without assistance from others. By reducing the physical effort required to move, power mobility equipment helps conserve energy and reduce fatigue. Power mobility equipment provides a sense of freedom and autonomy enabling individuals to maintain an active lifestyle.

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Durable Medical Equipment

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) can play a crucial role in assisting individuals with muscle weakness to maintain their mobility and independence. From wheelchairs and walkers to traction equipment and hospital beds. DME provides much-needed support and stability to individuals suffering from muscle weakness. These devices can help distribute the weight and reduce strain on weakened muscles, making it easier for individuals to perform daily activities such as waking, standing, and transferring.

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