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Muscle weakness

Muscle weakness

Symptoms and causes of muscle weakness

The human body has far more than 600 muscles to be able to move and exert force. Muscle weakness is a lack of functional muscle strength.

Muscle mass decreases with age and, consequently, muscle strength also decreases proportionally every year. There is a number of other causes of muscular atrophy and decreasing muscle strength, e.g. after accident (cast), surgery or disease and in cases of muscle denervation.

Read more about the symptoms and causes of muscle weakness.

Treatment and therapy of muscle weakness (muscle strengthening)

In cases of muscle weakness it is important to prevent and/or counteract muscle atrophy with individual treatments and therapies. Different therapy methods can remove the causes of muscle weakness. Muscle weakness may, however, also be caused by a disorder with the therapy treating only the symptoms. The underlying disorder remains.

Learn more about the various treatment and therapy options for muscle weakness.


This article contains only general information and must not be used for self-diagnosis or self-treatment. This information does not replace medical advice.