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Rhabdomyolysis occurs when skeletal muscles are damaged and release myoglobin into the bloodstream. Myoglobin is an iron-containing pigment that can cause severe damage to the kidneys.

Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy is damage to the peripheral nerves. These are the nerves that connect your spinal cord to the rest of your body.

Peripheral Nerves of the Foot

Myasthenia Gravis
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder. The signal from the nerves to the muscles in blocked. As a result the muscle can not move. The muscles become increasingly weak.

Muscular Dystrophy
Muscular dystrophy is a group of inherited, progressive muscle disorders. All forms cause progressive weakness and degeneration of the muscles that control movement. Some also affect the heart or other organs. Age of onset is between infancy to adulthood. The different forms include: Duchenne dystrophy (the most common)Becker (a milder form than Duchenne)Myotonic muscular dystrophy (can have its onset in late adulthood)

Fibromyalgia is a complex, chronic, and debilitating condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal stiffness and pain, in conjunction with specific tender (â??triggerâ?) points, generalized fatigue, and sleep disturbance. People with this syndrome may also experience gastrointestinal disorders, headaches, trouble concentrating, or psychological symptoms, such as Anxiety or Depression.

Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a condition in which breathing stops for brief periods of time while a person is sleeping. These episodes of interrupted breathing last anywhere from 10-30 seconds at a time, and may occur up to 20-30 times per hour. Over the course of a single night's sleep, this can mean up to 400 episodes of interrupted breathing.

Multiple Sclerosis MS
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the body's ability to send nerve signals. It occurs when your immune system attacks the myelin sheath, a protective coating on your nerve cells. The myelin sheath is like insulation on a wire. It doesn't just protect the nerve from damage; it also keeps the signal from being lost or distorted. When your myelin coating is damaged, the nerves inside it cant properly send signals, and the exchange of information between your body and brain is disrupted. MS also causes the immune system to attack oligodendrocytes, the myelin-producing cells that would otherwise repair the damaged sheath.

Dermatomyositis is a noninfectious inflammation of muscle tissue and skin.

Dermatomyositis and its sister disease, Polymyositis, belong to a large group of connective tissue disorders that includes Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Scleroderma (systemic sclerosis).

Polymyositis is a disease of the muscles. It usually affects the muscles closest to the trunk of the body. However, it may affect muscles anywhere in the body. The muscles become inflamed or swollen. This causes pain. The disease is progressive and starts slowly. If untreated, the muscles gradually become weaker. The pain in the muscles also increases.

Mitochondrial Myopathy
Mitochondria are tiny structures in all cells. They provide energy. Mitochondrial myopathies are a group of diseases that affect them. The diseases affect the nerves and muscles, among other systems. The severity of these diseases can vary greatly. Some produce mild symptoms and others have life-threatening conditions. Mitochondrial myopathies include: