The symptoms of flaccid paralysis will depend heavily on the underlying condition that causes it. The primary symptom is sudden onset of weak muscles and occasionally paralysis in children under the age of fifteen. Weakness often occurs in the arms, but most often the legs. One side of the body can be affected more than the other, or both may be affected similarly. The muscles in the respiratory system can also be affected, which sometimes causes breathing problems.
Daniel A. Albert, MD
- Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursDartmouth Medical Center
1 Medical Ctr Dr
Lebanon, NH 03756
- Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
What are the symptoms of flaccid paralysis?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
How do I know if the pain is from nerve, muscle, or skeletal problems?
Trevor Wicken , NASM Elite Trainer, Fitness, answered
As stated in the post from the Cleveland Clinic, there is no single test that can differentiate between neve, muscle, or skeletal pain. However, during exercise and activity, many people experience similar sensations that can help to clue an individual in as to what may be the cause of the chronic pain. Here are general guidelines:
Nerve: Typically a burning or stinging sensation that may be isolated or may spread to other parts of the body during activity. This may be accompanied with loss of strength, coordination, or sensation.
Muscle (Tear, Strain, Pull): Typically a sharp, tearing or pulling sensation that occurs throughout a range of motion or during the transition from sustained inactivity to activity. Pain may or may not exist depending on the severity of the damage. Muscular trauma typically results in weakness, impaired function, instability, or loss of coordination.
Skeletal (Joint or bone): Joint pain typically occurs during weight bearing activities, sudden movements, or sustained inactivity. Pain can be sharp, dull, pressure, or throbbing. This pain is usually caused by inflammation in or around the joint caused by muscle imbalances around that joint. Bone pain is usually sharp if it is a fracture and typically dull and achy if it is a bone bruise.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Is there a treatment for burning feet?
If you have a burning sensation in your feet the most likely cause is nerve damage in the feet that can gradually ascend upwards if a cause is not found and reversed or treated. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to be evaluated by a neurologist who can look for reversible or treatable causes of neuropathy.
That being said, treatment of that burning sensation can start with oral neuropathic pain medications such as gabapentin or pregabalin. Other medications from the anti-seizure and anti-depressant medication classes are also often used. There are also neuropathic creams that can be rubbed onto the feet that have ingrediants such as capsaicin (a chemical from hot peppers) and topical anesthetics such as lidocaine,prilocaine or ketamine. these may be a good option for those who don't tolerate the side effects of oral medications such as sleepiness, weight gain, or extremity swelling.Helpful? 3 people found this helpful.
See all Joint Health questions