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Since: 29.10.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.46
Well this probably isn't COMPLETELY relevant to the wrestling folder, but I was really curious about Angle's (and Orndorff's) atrophying arms. Mainly I'm worried because I recently suffered an injury where I seem to now be weaker on my right side. Basically what I'm wondering is (and I can't find it doing any googling searches) when you suffer atrophy of the muscles like that, is it possible to gain it back? I'd hate to think I'll be walking around with one arm smaller than the other for the rest of my life. It already bothers me how shirts fit weird on my right side.
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Orndorff's and now Angle's atrophy problems were due to nerve damage in their necks that they left untreated. If you want to avoid that problem, obviously you should follow a different route.

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.46
Right. Orndorff's is like that forever. Kurt's probably is to some degree, although it might be exaggerated because he just can't lift as much with that arm, which was really noticeable at WM19 and for Chris Benoit in his final month in 2001. But permanent atrophy is related to nerve damage, so it depends on the kind of injury you suffered.

I don't know how long it's been since you were injured, but FWIW, Orndorff put off treatment for a substantial amount of time so he could continue his house show run with Hogan. A Faustian bargain, and I assume you're not drawing any huge gates, so you should probably see a doctor ASAP (assuming you haven't). I can recommend DrUnlikely, drjayphd, Doc_whiskey, DokDoyle, and DrDirt.

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Hm...drjayphd sounds the most qualified of our bunch....anyway, yea I don't think it's nerve, I haven't really had numbness or any extreme pain to speak of. I'm just surprised that with all my searching around I wasn't able to find out if atrophy is reversible. Assuming my nerves aren't damaged, hopefully I can regain it. Thanks alot.

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Though there is certainly some conjecture, from my understanding yes, muscle atrophy is reversible... and some physicians are even suggesting atrophy caused by nerve damage could possibly be reversed to a certain extent.

The problem with nerve damage is that the muscles just don't respond no matter what weight you try and lift, and this lack of response means no matter how hard you try it won't get any better. If there is a combination of nerve damage and atrophy due to disuse, however, you could very well see some results.

Plenty of Google searches will lead to useful articles. Try some of these:

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I really think Angle should just go get his neck fixed and call it a career soon. The guy's just physically deteriorating before our eyes and I really don't want to think about what could happen to him if he takes another bad bump.


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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.52
I couldn't agree with you more, Kawshen. Angle frightens me every time he steps into the ring, because all I can think about is, "Is this gonna be the one he doesn't walk away from?"

And while we're on the subject, FurryHippie, you've had a good run, but you should probably hang up the wrestling boots too, before it's too late.

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    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    I can recommend DrUnlikely, drjayphd, Doc_whiskey, DokDoyle, and DrDirt.

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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.46
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    I can recommend DrUnlikely, drjayphd, Doc_whiskey, DokDoyle, and DrDirt.

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I recall Orndorff saying once that his damaged arm was actually stronger than his non damaged one due to all the training he did with it.

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