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A 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Muscle cramps: Many causes. After exercise due to poor stretching or buildup of lactic acid. Dehydration or electrolyte imbalance. Medications? If legs may suggest p ... Read More
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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Muscle spasms: If there is not a underlying disease that causes the cramping it can be treated with hydration, electrolyte replacement, use of magnesium oxide.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience in Sports Medicine
Stretch, hydrate: Muscle cramps causes are not always well understood. A regular stretching routine of the muscles that cramp can help. Make sure you are hydrated well, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Take pain meds/seeMD: We can not really advice you what to do with muscle cramps without knowing what is causing your muscle spasm.We need more history as to how lond, loca ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kamran Janjua
21 years experience in Radiology
Need more info: There are many potential causes for that condition.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience in Sports Medicine
Fatigue, dehydration: Probably the most likely causes for muscle cramps is either fatigue or dehydration. I say several cases in the first football game of the season in ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Painful: Your muscles "spasm" when either the signal to them is interrupted; they are asked to do something they do not want to do, or they are overworked. I ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Not typically: Not usually. Muscle relaxants relax muscle spasms in skeletal muscles, which are not a real common cause of stomach cramps. The GI system uses what ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Hmmmm?: Lots of potential causes of calf pain including blood clots, muscle spasms, muscle tears or sprains, popliteal artery entrapment, dehydration, abnorma ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Not normal: To have cramps on those area is not normal, do you do hard physical work or computer type a job, are healthy other wise , if the answer for the questi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Magnesium: Muscle cramps spasms as well as restless legs can be improved with chelated magnesium, potassium and calcium stretching and hydrating yourself are ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Anxiety can lead to: Muscle tension - especially in head, neck and upper back. Hyperventilation during a panic attack could lead to acute muscle cramping.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
35 years experience in Pain Management
There are several: There are several types of laxatives. Colase is simply a stool softener but may not be adequate for your purposes. The next level up is MiraLAX (pol ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Try : Magnesium supplements. Staying hydrated is important as well. If you are on any diuretics discuss potassium supplementation with your doc.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Stomach flu: Is a viral gastrointestinal infection. There is no effective treatment for this condition. Have a good rest and drink a lot of water. Wash your hands ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Muscle cramps: Muscle cramps may have a lot of different causes, the most common being simple exercise or heavy exercise. The best treatment of this is with a cold/i ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not enough info: You lost symptoms of many things from menses to mechanical pains. Re send your question with some history like how long have symptoms been present, an ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Restless leg: This is a complex and serious disease that causes great discomfort and loss of sleep. See your physician for a physical exam and tests to look for th ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Tizanidine: All doctors tend to have their 'favorite' one. I prefer tizanidine (zanaflex) because it is not as sedating and seems to help more than cyclobenzapri ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Hydrat/gater/k+: You need to keep well hydrated as you sweat water a lot, you also loose imp electrolyts and deplead glycogen and sugars. So gatorade i feel is best, ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: Chills often are caused by fevers, which are in turn often caused by infections. Muscle spasms can be caused by different causes such as low potassiu ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let me try to help: Muscules cramps at night have many causes, we have to try to find the reason, if we can not her some view tips.Activities that might help prevent nig ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
34 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Brain injury: In a very young child or infant, most likely due to cerebral palsy or syringomyelia; seen first in a teenager or young adult, head or spinal cord inju ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience in Phlebology
Possibly: Athough any medicine can cause almost any possible side effect, having muscle cramps result from a drug allergy would be on the unusual side. That be ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Cramps go away: A pulled muscle is painful and is due to an injury. A cramp can be from dehydration or a drug side effect.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Gastrointestinal : Complaints take a variety of forms -- eructation (belching), flatulence, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloating, intestinal cramps, and stomachache. Run ... Read More
A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
25 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Stretch!: If stiffness is due to muscle tightness/imbalance a good stretching program can be helpful. Be mindful of your posture in both sitting and standing. I ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: True muscle pain is related to sprains, strains tears or inflammation. However, be certain what you believe is abdominal muscle is really not coming f ... Read More
A 86-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Greenly
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Nerve impulses: All muscular contraction, be it smooth or skeletal muscle, are initiated by nerve impulses. These can be either voluntary or involuntary, as in muscle ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Muscle spasms: Can occur when muscle is overused or tired, especially if it was overstretched or if it has been held in the same position for long time. This causes ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Conenello
30 years experience in Sports Medicine
Drink: Hydrate and stretch.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Cramps: Keep well hydrated and make sure they drink a solution that contains the electrolytes that are being depleted from sweating profusely.(gatorede is one ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Hard to find cause: Sometimes it is hard to find the reason. But he should get a medical check up and make sure that bhe is no anemic, has normal thyroid functions. Look ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
You could get it: You do not have to jog to have muscules cramps, you could foot problem, you could have dehydration, body fluid shifts, low blood calcium, magnesium, l ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Neither: Really neither. It will be interesting to know however why the need for anti histamines in the first place as urticaria is common in individuals with ... Read More

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