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Bad Cramps In Calves
Pain in lower back, tingling in legs, leg spasms and muscle cramping. Could it all come from my back?
Yes it could: But if persistent you must have a neurological consult. ...Read more
Horribel debilitating mentrual cramps in my lower abdomen and back and leg cramps so bad that it cause bowel problems and vomting ?
You need GYN eval: to find out why sx's are so severe. NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology.Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain ...Read more
Occasional lower back ache. My butt feels like it cramps. Both legs get cramp like pain on and off in calves and feet.Occasional numbness. Causes?
Recommend evaluation: Symptoms may suggest lumbar spine or neuromuscular pathology caused by vitamin deficiencies or hormone and electrolyte imbalances. Questions regarding other sxs should be addressed. You could schedule a consult or see your PCP. I recommend further evaluation with lab tests including B12, CK, TSH and a basic metabolic panel as well as an MRI of lumbar spine and if negative an electromyelogram. ...Read more
Bad Blood circulation in my feet to my toes. CA aching arms and dull shooting pains in my legs????
Peripheral disease: Sounds like peripheral vascular disease. It is important to have a good physical exam and likely some testing to evaluate what the next treatment would be for you. Concerning things would be ulcers in feet, non healing wounds, which you need to take care of imediately ...Read more
I been having bad taste in mouth, flushed face, blotting and pressure in lower abdomen, pain and spasm lower back and sides, cold sweaty feet. 31 fm?
Need more info: You need to see a doctor and be checked. You may need some tests to tell what is happening. Good luck! ...Read more
Had pain in bum piriformis muscle I think but last started to get tight painful calves and burn and sore arches in feet what's happenin?
Not Good: 40 yo man describes acute buttock pain followed by burning pain both calves & soreness both plantar arches. Neurophysiology supports neural impingement occurring in distal spinal cord; proximate to cauda equina & occurring in midline; affecting both right & left exiting spinal nerves; likely a L-5 lesion. Best candidate for injury mechanism is protruding central disk; possibly a metastatic mass. ...Read more
Will cortosone shots make leg cramps worse?My cramps have got unbareable, in my legs and some in my sides.
No: In orthopedics we mostly inject cortisone into knee and shoulders, right into the joint. There are a few other joints that we can inject in the office. Sometimes cortisone will be given as an intramuscular injection especially by primary care physicians. It is also used for trigger point injections. I have no knowledge of a direct relationship from cortisone injection and cramps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle cramps: There are many things which cause cramping in the lower extremities, ranging from electrolyte imbalances to circulation problems to oxygenation problems including sleep apnea, etc. In order to evaluate this properly, you really should see your primary care physician or at least establish a physician relationship on HealthTap. There are many excellent treatments once the proper diagnosis is made. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neurologist time: Primary care md will first order a doppler study (i don't know why) to work up leg symptoms. Cramping, dimpling and twitching suggests a problem with the excitability of the muscle due to muscle disease, neuromusclular problems, neuropathy or electrolite imbalance. If thyroid, potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium and kidney function is normal, you probably need to be referred to a specialist. ...Read more
Over a week been getting intermittent, v bad pains in lower back. Dull and cramp like, also getting cramp like pain in low abs just above groin area?
Neuropathy: Burning sensation in the legs could be due to peripheral neuropathy or deficiencies of potassium,calcium or magnesium or vitamin b12, These don't usually cause burning in the abdominal region,however. If symptoms persist,see your Physician who will examine you and order the appropriate tests. ...Read more
Pain in lower abdomen, lower back and legs. Pain so bad I can't stop moving legs. Also, running a fever of 103. Very lightheaded when standing. ?
Go to the ER: You need to be evaluated and treated. Fever usually is due to underlying infenction and usually urinary tract infection is frequent to see in females but still can be due to other diseases. Again go to ER since simple testing can help to elucidate your diagnosis. Lightheaded probably you are dehydrated due to the fever. ...Read more
I have very bad cramps in my calves and feet especially at night. What would be your best advice to make these better or go away?
Leg cramps: Try these tips to reduce your cramps. Stretch your calf muscles during the day and again before bed. Avoid sitting for long periods of time. Regular exercise such as walking can help improve circulation and prevent spasms. Eat a well-balanced diet with adequate calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Remember to stay well hydrated. And if the cramps don't improve, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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