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atrophied arm muscles
jjregan posted:
I have been diagnosed with Inclusion Body Myositis which is affecting my quads, forearms and hand grip. My Biceps and Triceps have become weak to the point that there is very little muscle definition or much strength. My physician ( a Neuro Muscular expert) says this is not related to IBM but perhaps due to not working out. Up until a year ago I was actively employed at a nursery/garden center ( my retirement job) where I was using all my muscles regularly.
I am looking to find out what exercises ,if any, I can do attempt that will help put some strength back into these muscles,. As it is now they are flabby and resemble those of a much older individual.
Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Here is a link to information that might help you tone up your arms: Arm Exercise Directory

There is an excellent expert in the Fitness & Exercise Community that can guide you as well.

Can your physician refer you to a PT?


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