Types of Muscle AtrophyIn general, there are two types of muscle atrophy, namely:
Atrophy caused by muscle is not used
Be careful for those of you whose daily work spends more time in a sitting position. This type of muscle atrophy strikes people with low activity levels. For example, those of you who are healthy but sit too much, so that the muscles of the body are weakened due to the lack of active movement. In addition, muscle atrophy can also occur due to prolonged lying down due to a disease, for example in stroke sufferers.
In this type, atrophy occurs due to an injury or disease in the muscles or nerves that are directly related to the muscles. This condition generally tends to occur more quickly than atrophy because the old muscle is not used, because of its sudden nature. For example, in people with polio, spinal cord injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Symptoms and How to Overcome Muscle AtrophySymptoms of muscle atrophy that arise can vary from person to person. The following are some of the symptoms and signs that you may experience muscle atrophy, so you need to get medical attention:
- Weakness in one or several parts of the body
- Having physical members who are not used to do activities in a long time
- The limbs, such as the hands or feet, appear smaller than the others