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Charlie Horse In Arm
A rude awakening...: The most common reason for calf cramps is dehydration, electrolyte abnormalities, certain medications, and recent excessive muscular activity. Some medications can deplete your potassium or calcium, magnesium levels. Adequate hydration would be the first thing to try. Consider a nightly gin and tonic without the gin… Tonic water contains quinine in small amounts and sometimes works wonders! ...Read more
36, woman, tightness in left leg, some muscle cramping & twitching in both legs, arms, & lower back. Left leg feels tight when walking. ALS?
Sharp radiating pain in left thigh, muscle spasms in left leg, left leg very restless at times. Left arm strong ache in it with hand tingling. Only 22?
Currently painful bilateral calf spasticity that began yest. Muscles stiff,feel verge of "charlie horse". Pain to touch,walk. No workout,no DVT symptm?
Dehydration?: When there is a simultaneous bilateral problem, think what could be happening that would affect my whole system via my blood stream? Dehydration can cause bilateral calf spasticity, especially if you're low on electrolytes. Also, the onset of a virus is systemic and could cause this. If your pain is improving hour by hour just wait, if it's getting worse, seek medical help ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more
Sprained ankle 7 mons ago still sparined sudden pain in calf like charlie horse entire leg numb all of a sudden Fell today couldnt get up for 45 mins?
YOU NEED TO....: see a podiatrist or foot/ankle orthopedist. You need formal treatment by a doctor. ...Read more
Muscle weakness x 1: weakness on one side, in one muscle group, could be due to injury or something called radiculopathy. The latter is a pinched nerve root in the lower back. It may also cause pain or numbness. If you have pain, numbness and weakness on one side, in one muscle group, radiculopathy is the likely answer. ...Read more
Woke w/sharp pain in inner thigh in one leg, cramp in calf of other. Walked around a bit, pain went away-went back to sleep. Woke to thigh pain again.
Cramps: Recurrent muscle cramps or spasms may be caused by deficiencies of calcium or magnesium. Sometimes they are due to excessive muscle tightness caused by various muscle activities during the day. In this case stretching maneuvers of the legs before going to bed may prevent the nocturnal spasms. You could also take a magnesium supplement daily. See your physician as needed. ...Read more
Really bad Charley horse in calf two nights ago. Strange quarter sized painful bruise with a knot in it showed up right after the cramp. Why?
Blood clot: You should be evaluated for blood clots in your veins. While the one you can see on the surface usually isn't a problem there can be deep clots that triggered that superficial clot. ...Read more
Jerks from head down to arms, raised plasma viscosity in blood, coldness, weakness and tingling in right arm (happened once) numbness in left leg?
Highviscosity: Take it seriously let a nero and hematologist totally evaluate you may be alarming sign. ...Read more
Squatted down holding 25 lbs felt cramp in calf now feels like charlie horse happen about 9 hrs ago only getting worse pain radiating up leg now ?
Most likely muscle: Pull or tear. However, one of the worrisome things about injuring your calf, when the pain keeps getting worse and worse, is that it could be compartment syndrome. If the calf feels very tight, pale, loose pulses in feet, then get to a doctor. Other possibility is that you herniated a disc and caused a radiculopathy or irritation a nerve from your back. Will also need to see a physician for this. ...Read more
Pain in left lower back that radiates to whole left leg. Occasional electric shock feeling in knee. Leg just feels heavy. Hip sore?
?ruptured disc: You need to consider that symptoms are secondary to nerve root compression in lower back secondary to disc herniation, perhaps at L3-4, but more distal problem such as piriformis syndrome, or sacroiliac dysfunction may be also consideration. Have your doctor evaluate this soon. ...Read more
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