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Causes Of Left And Right Arm Cramps
Cramping caused by..: The most common reasons for muscle cramps is dehydration, electrolyte abnormalities, and fatigue and overuse of the muscle. Good hydration and stretching before and after workouts is recommended. Stretching before bedtime also helps. Tonic water has quinine in it, and taken before bedtime can minimize cramping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have arm/wrist/hand weakness on my right arm and my forearm cramps up a lot, plus i get spasms in my upper arm. What could cause this?
Spasms and weakness: This could be related to thyroid and/or electrolyte levels (sodium, magnesium, potassium, etc.) but usually this is global not specifically in one arm or leg. You should first be evaluated by a medical professional as this could be a symptom of a nerve root being compressed from a disc, seizure or stroke which could be very serious. Make sure you warm up and stretch to decrease spasms. ...Read more
Had clean emg on right arm and leg. Left side of neck is stiff and cramps. Been going on for 4 months twitches after cramp is over still worried als?
Many causes for: Cramps and twitching that are not als. You are worrying about the worst possible outcome when there are other reasons such as scoliosis, cervical dystonia, cervical radiculopathy... Be sure to ask yourself whether the symptoms are severe enough to warrant further treatment or is the anxiety contributing to the problem. Well wishes for good health. ...Read more
Cramp in left fingers and lower left chest, right arm ache. Good EKG, heart enzymes, and X-Ray two weeks ago. 21, active. Heart issue?
No: Your age and symptoms make it extremely unlikely that these symptoms are cardiac related. ...Read more
29 yr old Fem. I am experiencing cramps up and down my right arm. Keeping me awake at night, not due to exercise. Wondering whether to see a doctor?
Seek Help: You should seek medical help to further assess your condition. Unsure what may be causing your symptoms without doing a full history and physical exam. ...Read more
Right arm weak my hand cramps up and my fingers get cold why is that and worse at times if i bend my arm any reasons why?
Nerve and or artery: More details about exactly which fingers and which parts of the get-go would help. Is the problem precipitated by cold weather or be in a cold room? To the fingers change colors? Does your "funnybone" get "hit"a lot? What other circumstances or activity calls or exacerbate the problem and what relieves it? ...Read more
Cramps in calves, thighs and arms. Can't walk because my feet bend sideways and get stuck in place. My right arm stuck at 90°. Can't straigthen a leg.
22/Latino/male/6ft tall/190pnds I'm having hand and arm cramps constantly ,minor weak ness nothing major , can it be sighs of stroke ?
No stroke.: Probably no need to worry about a stroke. The signs are unilateral weakness not bilateral. If the cramping and or weakness persists or worsens please seek physician consult to rule out other medical problems. The number 1 cause of cramping is dehydration so try increasing your fluid intake with water or sports drinks like Gatorade, G2 or something similar. Good luck. ...Read more
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