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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Lower Extremity Muscle Cramp

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Muscle (Definition)

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


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Lower leg pain, lot of pain when i sit and stand, foot feels like its going to sleep, had a bad muscle cramp a week ago it has hurt since then, could it be a blood clot?

If : If you have calf pain go to your doctor right away to evaluate for deep venous thrombosis. Blood clots in your legs can go to your lungs and could be lethal. Once that is cleared further work up is likely needed to evaluate the condition and establish diagnosis. The problem may be a radiculopathy, peripherovascular insufficiency or local joint or tendon problem. An examination ir required to make determinations in your case. ...Read more

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I have muscle cramp in the right leg since monday im always in pain now since today I have cramp left leg and arm but not all the time mostly evenning?

I have muscle cramp in the right leg since monday im always in pain now since today I have cramp left leg and arm but not all the time mostly evenning?

Cramps: Muscles often cramp. While it is possible that your potassium is low, this should be easily corrected by taking a supplement, or eating a banana or drinking a glass of orange juice. If this does not correct it, you can try drinking 2-3oz of schwepps tonic water at night before you go to sleep. This can be taken up to 2-3 times per day if needed. ...Read more

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How long would muscle cramp in leg last?

How long would muscle cramp in leg last?

Seconds to hours: Muscle cramps can last for brief period of time or longer. Key is to increase blood flow and gently stretch the muscle to stop the spasm and contraction. Simple weight bearing and massage is helpful. Drink fluids non-alcoholic is beneficial. ...Read more

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why my muscle cramp at the back of my leg when I was sleeping. It cramp almost a minute.

 why my muscle cramp at the back of my leg when I  was sleeping. It cramp almost a minute.

Night cramps: are a common complaint and the simplest treatment is ordinary OTC (Over the Counter) BENADRYL Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Usually after midnight my right leg get cold even at 20 degree celiceus . Muscle cramp at calf and hip it is terribly painful how could I get rid of?

Usually after midnight my right leg get cold even at 20 degree celiceus . Muscle cramp at calf and hip it is terribly painful how could I get rid of?

Leg Pain: Sciatica is pain in the distribution of the leg as a result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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What causes muscle cramps from lower leg to hip the cramps are quite bad were toi scream?

What causes muscle cramps from lower leg to hip the cramps are quite bad were toi scream?

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

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I have severe pain in left back muscle it is also swollen sharp pain in lower extremity. Has been going on for arpund six days. Tried heat and cold?

I have severe pain in left back muscle it is also swollen sharp pain in lower extremity. Has been going on for arpund six days. Tried heat and cold?

See a doctor asap: Sounds like sciatic nerve involvement or a potential herniate disk in back. Vague and need a thorough history and exam asap. Don't wait too long because symptoms could get worse and treatment may not be as effective. ...Read more

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I am 40 with unexplained lower extremity parapasesis. I cant move anything waist down. how much muscle loss/ nerve loss to expect.

I am 40 with unexplained lower extremity parapasesis.  I cant move anything waist down.  how much muscle loss/ nerve loss to expect.

Insufficient data: First of all, "paraparesis" MEANS lower extremity weakness. What does "unexplained" mean? That you can't explain it, or your doctors can't? Are you absolutely sure they didn't find a cause? Some patients just don't get it the first time around. - If the weakness is from the CNS (spinal cord), you'll get disuse atrophy. If PNS (lumbosacral plexus), you'll get neurogenic atrophy - much worse. ...Read more

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Using statin 10 mg causes body aches, muscle cramp and weakness. Any alternative?

Using statin 10 mg causes body aches, muscle cramp and weakness. Any alternative?

Try a different one: There are several statins available in the market to treat and lower your bad cholesterol. One can switch to the newer generation of statins or lower the dosage for less body aches side-effect. Talk to your prescribing doctor for help. ...Read more

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Muscle cramp tendency age 61 statins maybe ? What other common causes are there beside hydration ?

Muscle cramp tendency age 61 statins maybe ? What other common causes are there beside hydration ?

Electrolytes: It could be your statin. You can take a week break from it to see if this is cause if okay with your prescribing physician. Other causes could be electrolyte disturbances such as Magnesium, potassium. ...Read more

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What would cause lateral knee joint pain that started as a muscle cramp in the upper calf ?

What would cause lateral knee joint pain  that started as a muscle cramp in the upper calf ?

Knee pain: Could be a number of things. If cramping or pain persists should see md to rule blood clot and possible tear of meniscus. ...Read more

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Can SLE cause neck pain and neck muscle cramp along with shooting pain in arms and wrists?

Can SLE cause neck pain and neck muscle cramp along with shooting pain in arms and wrists?

It can contribute: In as much as SLE makes one prone to certain types if peripheral neuropathy nerve entrapment syndromes (cervical radiculopathy, carpal tunnel etc) might be more likely to be symptomatic. In addition arthritic changes may result in nerve root or distal entrapment. Consultation with a neurologist might be warranted in your situation. ...Read more

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Can prediabetic neuropathy cause neck muscle cramp, tingling, heel pain and shooting pain in arm, neck and wrist? Or it's more likely to be sth else?

Can prediabetic neuropathy cause neck muscle cramp, tingling, heel pain and shooting pain in arm, neck and wrist? Or it's more likely to be sth else?

No,: neuropathic pain has a different character. Nerve impingement is more probable and can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. Someone who is using fluoroscope. ...Read more

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Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more