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Based on your replies, there are few possibilities:
1. Inflammatory myopathies--- inflammation of muscles from autoimmune conditions ( lupus, RA, polymyositis etc.)
2. Metabolic storage disorders
3. Hypokalemic periodic paralysis
4. Neuromuscular diseases like myesthenia gravis, demyelinating neuropathies.
5. Endocrine disorder like thyroid disorder, diabetes, vitamin B12 deficiency etc.
Hence, you should see your doctor soon for thorough evaluation.
The treatment depends on the correct diagnosis.
In the meantime, physical therapy to strengthen your muscles & gait training may be helpful.
Inflammatory conditions affect the muscle fibers & hence the tone & strength.
These conditions usually respond to steroids & immunosuppressive agents.
Metabolic disorders are due to the carbohydrate or lipid metabolism defects.
These are difficult to treat & may respond to dietary discretions like avoiding fasting, reducing carbs etc. But this is only after diagnostic workups.
Hypokalemic periodic paralysis requires potassium supplementation daily. Eat bananas, fruit juice daily.
Endocrinal disorders are diagnosed with blood tests. The treatment is available but differs.
You should start physical therapy under a physical therapist for muscle strengthening exercises ( isometric & closed kinetic exercises). Walking is not just enough exercise.