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muscle weakness

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  • Posted By: cheermom
  • July 15, 2009
  • 04:39 PM

My daughter is and active 15 years old athlete and is experiencing muscle weakness/tiredness when walking. right now it seems to be only the left leg that this occurs in after a short period of walking (about 5 minutes) it also occurs when standing for short periods. It is mostly in her thigh area and radiates to her extreme lower back. She has what appear to look like stretch marks on her inner thighs (both of them). But they seem to some days look darker more pronounced than other days. She has no medical conditions that I am aware of other than asthma. But there is a family history of heart disease, diabetes, asthma on both sides and her grandmother on her father’s side has a Myasthenia gravis. Not sure what it could be any information.... advice ideas.... is welcomed.

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  • Aside from getting a full physical exam from her doctor if she hasn't already. If everything else seem OK, then have the doc get her vitamin D level checked. ANY unexplained musculoskeletal pain and/or weakness should have a vitamin D deficiency ruled out- even in teenagers and even if they drink milk and get in the sun. Kerri KNox, RNFunctional Medicine Practitioner
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