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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!?
Herniated disc: This may be caused by a herniated disc in the cervical spine. She should see a spine specialist. An MRI may be appropriate.
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.
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.
Low K cramps: It disturbs the electrolyte ratio of Na K and H in and outside of muscles leading to increased reaction to stimuli making muscles contract. Find cause of low K and correct zinc they will stop. Consult with me as I can help you and your team make it better fast.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
H20: Make sure you are getting enough water. Also consider a banana as that helps.
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 the fourth quarter usually if you are not in optimal shape or you haven't taken enough fluids the muscles will cramp. Better to try to avoid the problem in the first place.
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.
Muscle cramps: Dehydration has always been thought of as being a cause of cramping. However there is increased thought that changes in neuromuscular control rather than electrolyte imbalance and dehydration as more convincing.
Lack of fluids.: Make sure you take in plenty of water through the day. Make sure that you have enough potassium in your system, bananas are a great source. Stretch your calves well nightly.
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.
Inflammation/overuse: 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.
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).
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.
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