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Causes Of Forearm Muscle Cramps
My wife has severe arm pain in bothnarms, and burning as well from her shoulders to her fingers. Also muscle cramps in both arms. Leg spasms. Help!?
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
I have severe bloating, gas, and breathlessness vwith muscle cramps all over body. Water does not help. Severe cramping in left arm from time to time.
See below: You need a medical physician evaluate you with a history and physical exam. ...Read more
Multifactorial: Assuming you are talking about activity related cramps, I would say that the two most likely causes are electrolyte (salts) imbalance and poor hydration. Gatorade has an excellent site for fluid replacement in relation to excercise. In general you should be drinking 64 oz of fluid per day plus 12 oz for each hour of intense exercise. Avoid sodas and sugary drinks. Finally, ca+ and magnisium sup. ...Read more
What causes muscle cramps in my ribcage area the only way to make them stop is to cough hard and exhale very slowly?
Many possibilities: Be sure to be screened for lung cancer. Generally muscle cramps are caused by dehydration and deficiencies in potassium and magnesium in the muscles and too much calcium and sodium. Cadmium in cigarette smoke increases calcium in the muscles. If you are interested in smoke cessation see kelly mcgonigal's book the will power instinct. ...Read more
H20: Make sure you are getting enough water. Also consider a banana as that helps. ...Read more
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 the fourth quarter
usually if you are not in optimal shape or
you haven't taken enough fluids the muscles
Better to try to avoid the problem in the first place. ...Read more
No, but: Metromine is chlorpheniramine, a systemic antihistamine. It does not cause muscle cramps. Lovastatin, a "statin" (an hmg reductase co-enzyme inhibitor) also doesn't cause muscle cramps but can cause diffuse, flu-like, muscle aching. Lowering the dose often relieves it. A 2 week drug holiday can help determine if it's contributing to muscle pain if you're uncertain. ...Read more
Muscle cramps: Possibly infection, usually viral especially if that's been present for a short period of time. If it's been going on for a while, you will need to discuss it with your doc and a work up might be suggested. ...Read more
It may be due to inflammation in muscles, over use fatigue, symptom of a systemic disease, or due side effects from medications being taken.
Check with your doctor as you may need muscle relaxants and/or anti inflammatory pain meds to relieve your symptoms and evaluation to find the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance is caused by the lack (or low levels) of intestinal enzymes that break-down lactose, a sugar found in milk products. The cramping experienced comes from colon gas production due to bacteria metabolizing lactose and excess water pulled into the colon by unabsorbed lactose (resulting in diarrhea). ...Read more
Either: The diuretic can lead to a low potassium, which is the most common cause of leg cramps. However a low magnesium or calcium can also lead to cramps. Should get blood tests to confirm and treat. Low calorie diets should ideally be monitored. A balanced diet with multivitamins an minerals is important. Good luck. ...Read more
Muscle cramp: These are uncommon side effects of these medications. Although it is possible I think is unlikely. Unfortunately, the only way to find out is. By trying the medication. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more
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 more
I have irritating muscle cramps in my calves. Could it be caused by lack of exercise? (i'm usually more active than now)
Calf cramps: Possibly, but it may also be from low potassium levels (hypokalemia) or low calcium levels (hypocalcemia). Eating foods like bananas can help increase potassium. Calcium supplements are easy to take as well. You may want to get some basic bloodwork done with your primary care physician as a start. ...Read more
I m suffering from muscle cramps without any known reason what would b the cause, I m taking iron supplements coz of anaemia?
I have taken a statin for 20 years. In the last year, zocor (simvastatin) caused severe muscle cramps. Now lovastatin does too. What alternative to stations?
Statin Alternatives: This is one of the most common issues that come up in my practice. Before changing any statin drugs - it is imperative to know why you are on them. However, there are other drugs choices available - namely Zetia (ezetimibe) - and niacin. Some non-medical alternatives I often discuss with my patients are exercise as well as the use of soluble fiber such as oatmeal and Metamucil on a daily basis. ...Read more
I'm having muscle cramps & electric shock sensation in my traps/supraspinatus. The cramps are so intense that they're sore. What causes&whatcan I do?
A fall caused a crack in my kneecap while out-of-town. I waited a week to see the doc. I have extreme muscle cramps in my thigh. Is that a concern?
It could be:
The four muscles of the quadriceps
the patella, the patellar tendon
all the other soft tissues attaching to the patella, the tibial tuberosity form the extensor mechanism, so no surprise if you have some cramps in the leg. The spasm of those muscles could separate the fracture more and increase the injury. ...Read more
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