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Cramp Syndrome In Legs
Have a sudden movement in my calf muscle at times in the night mostly cause? Restless leg syndrome?
RLS...maybe: RLS is a common, terribly bothersome, sleep disruption that has unclear causes in most cases. Nocturnal recumbency leg cramps, on the other hand actually hurt("Charlie horse cramp"), whereas RLS gives the sensation one just MUST move the leg/legs. Rarely, electrolyte imbalance can mimic RLS. Interestingly, some anti-Parkinson's disease meds at low doses, are highly effective for RLS. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Calf cramps: You seem to be very concerned about having a compartment syndrome in your lower legs. As a sports medicine MD, I personally suffer from Achilles tendinitis and myositis of the calf muscles and assure you most calf cramps are the benign result of overuse. Exercise induced chronic compartment syndrome is a rare but serious cause of calf pain. Please see an MD ASAP to check for compartment pressures! ...Read more
Possibly RLS: It may be restless legs syndrome (rls), if you have an urge to move them which gets better with movement ; worse with rest. Please see a sleep medicine specialist to determine if it is truly RLS ; to adequately treat it. Until then, try to keep hydrated, do gentle leg stretches prior to bedtime, avoid caffeine, and try to regularize your bedtime. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Constant muscle spasms 4 month entire body mostly legs and back tingling numbness in feet fatigue painful muscle cramps also pars defect l5- the cause
Spinal stenosis: A pars defect, may be associated with a spondyloslisthesis or slip of the vertebrae and if so may cause muscle spasms, pinched nerves, radiculopathy, and ultimately disability and neuorological injury. Needs appropriate evaluation to define recommended treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle irritation: Cramping comes on when muscles become irritated after heavy working, exercise, prolonged standing. A frequent cause is venous incompetence, and the leaky valves within veins allow reverse flow of blood down the legs, resulting in swelling, subsequent cramping. See www.Phlebology.Org and see a phlebologist who can help you out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in lower back, tingling in legs, leg spasms and muscle cramping. Could it all come from my back?
Yes it could: But if persistent you must have a neurological consult. ...Read more
Neuropathy: Burning sensation in the legs could be due to peripheral neuropathy or deficiencies of potassium,calcium or magnesium or vitamin b12, These don't usually cause burning in the abdominal region,however. If symptoms persist,see your Physician who will examine you and order the appropriate tests. ...Read more
Depends: One subgroup of people with restless leg syndrome have a type of condition called peripheral neuropathy. This is a type of condition and not a specific illness. There are many illnesses that cause peripheral neuropathy. Some patients with peripheral neuropathy will have primary effects on small sized nerve fibers. These patients often have burning pain. Formal nerve evaluation is indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Piriformis Syndrome be in both legs? Sometimes in 1 leg then subsides then another. Comes on when walking. Legs ache and pain in calves too.
What causes a vibrating, pounding sensation in legs when lie down. Also have slightly swollen ankles and leg muscle cramps. Ty?
PAIN!: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. The team should be helpful for you but they might also discuss this with your Primary doctor. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted! ...Read more