Everyone experiences muscle weakness from time to time, especially when tired, hungry or sick. But when does a feeling of weakness – whether leg weakness, arm weakness or weakness all over – start to become worrisome enough to seek emergency care? 

Consider the guidelines below to decide if you or a loved one should visit a Denver hospital. 

You may require emergency care if you have these symptoms

Weakness in certain areas of the body, such as the face, may indicate a larger, more serious problem. If you are experiencing weakness or numbness on one side of the body, or weakness in your face, you should visit the nearest emergency department immediately; these may be signs that you are experiencing a stroke. Other signs of stroke include: 

  • Slurred speech
  • Confusion
  • Drooping in the face
  • Weakness in the legs 

A visit to a Denver ER may also be necessary if you have a feeling of weakness in your entire body that is accompanied by these symptoms: 

  • Fever
  • Racing heart
  • Low blood pressure
  • Fainting and/or dizziness 

Weakness in those with certain medical histories can be more serious

For those with certain medical histories, feelings of weakness may signal a more serious issue. If you have any of these medical conditions and are feeling weak, you should visit an ER. 

  • Patients in chemotherapy treatment
  • Those with diabetes
  • Those with a history of anemia 

Compassionate, dedicated Denver emergency room care

Rose Medical Center is conveniently located in the Denver Metro area, and offers a Denver ER that is close to home and able to treat your muscle pain and weakness. Because muscle pain and weakness can be associated other injuries and ailments, Rose Medical Center houses a Level IV trauma center that is specially accredited for a long list of conditions. In addition, our staff of full-time, dedicated OB hospitalists affords us the ability to treat a wide variety of pregnancy-related issues. The Rose Medical Center ER continually strives to beat the national average wait time and quickly get you back on track to a healthier life.