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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Muscle Building


These comments are made for the purpose of discussion and should NOT be used as recommendations for or against therapies or other treatments. An indi vidual patient is always advised to consult their own physician.

[posted 04/21/2000]
Question: I suffered an accident over 10 years ago and my right calf muscle has never grown back to nearly the size of my left. Is it possible to inject local steroids to increase the size of only one area of the body (or at least more so)?
Thanks in anticipation,
Christian

Answer: No, once the muscle is de-energized and atrophies there is no coming back with current technology.

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