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what is sustained muscle contractions

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Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Tetany: Usually from too little calcium.

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Continuous : A muscle will typically contract and then relax. A "sustained" muscle contraction contracts, but the does not relax, making the contraction continual ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Muscle: Muscle will contract normally with motion and stabilization. Spasms are intermittent contractors that may be related to overuse, metabolic disturbance ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Shortening: When a muscle contracts, it basically shortens. In a skeletal muscle, the shortening of the muscles then pulls on a tendon causing motion to occur in ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Don't kno 4 sure: But u think subconsciously move, the brain sends the info 2 the muscle via neurotransmitters the muscle contacts, as does the antagonistic muscle ; u ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Gotman
35 years experience Podiatry
Calf muscle contraction: If you are experiencing the cramping at night then this is likely due to compression of lumbar nerves coming from your lower back. You may want to cha ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
Big vs small: Fasiculations are involuntary small muscle contractions. There are lots of causes. If they persist, call your family doctor.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
Big vs small: Fasiculations are involuntary small muscle contractions. There are lots of causes. If they persist, call your family doctor.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience Phlebology
Probably not: Rls is described as an irresistible urge to move the legs which is often accompanied by unusual or unpleasant sensations in the legs that may be descr ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Various Reasons: This could be due to an electrolyte imbalance like low calcium or potassium. It could also be due to stress or anxiety. Could also be from caffeine, m ... Read More
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