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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!?

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. ...Read more

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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My symptoms include chronic dehydration regardless of the amount of fluids i take, severe frequent muscle cramps, frequent urination, low B/P, syncope?

My symptoms include chronic dehydration regardless of the amount of fluids i take, severe frequent muscle cramps, frequent urination, low B/P, syncope?

Dehydration : Your symptoms indicate symptoexessive fluid loss & dehydration, it could be diabetes mellitus or more likely diabetes insepidus due to lack of antidiuretic hormone, you must ask your 1ry care physician to refer you to an endocrinologist to for evaluation & workup including routine U/A that might show very low spicific gravity in case of DI or increased sp gr with ketone in case DM ...Read more

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Is a tremor along with muscle cramps a symptom of parkinsons?

Is a tremor along with muscle cramps a symptom of parkinsons?

Tremor and rigidity: Parkinson's symptoms include tremors (trembling in fingers, hands, arms, feet, legs, jaw, or head), rigidity (stiffness of the limbs and trunk, which may increase during movement), etc... Rigidity may lead to muscle aches and pain, and some people may describe muscle cramps. Of course, symptoms vary from person to person. A primary care doctor and a neurologist can help. ...Read more

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How can I treat muscle cramps?

How can I treat muscle cramps?

Muscle spasms: If there is not a underlying disease that causes the cramping it can be treated with hydration, electrolyte replacement, use of magnesium oxide. ...Read more

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What can be done for muscle cramps?

What can be done for muscle cramps?

Stretch, hydrate: Muscle cramps causes are not always well understood. A regular stretching routine of the muscles that cramp can help. Make sure you are hydrated well, drinking at least 64 oz. Of water daily. You need to add in electrolyte-containing beverages if a heavy sweater, particularly during exercise. Quinine has been shown to help some and is most easily found in tonic water. Try 1-2 glasses/day. ...Read more

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Why do I keep having random muscle cramps?

A possible cause: One of the most common symptoms of varicose veins and venous incompetence is leg cramps. As much as 65% of the time, people with varicose veins will have leg cramps. Although there are many other possible causes, as others have said, if you have any visible veins in your legs, you should see a venous specialist (phlebologist) for help. Tired muscles or an an electrolyte imbalance can be a cause. ...Read more

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What are the causes of muscle cramps and how do you eliminate them?

H20: Make sure you are getting enough water.. Also consider a banana as that helps. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause muscle cramps?

Could anxiety cause muscle cramps?

Anxiety can lead to: Muscle tension - especially in head, neck and upper back. Hyperventilation during a panic attack could lead to acute muscle cramping. ...Read more

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How to get rid of muscle cramps at night?

How to get rid of muscle cramps at night?

Let me try to help: Muscules cramps at night have many causes, we have to try to find the reason, if we can not her some view tips.Activities that might help prevent night leg cramps include, drinking plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration, wearing shoes that have proper support, stretching your leg muscles, or riding a stationary bicycle, for a few minutes before you go to bed.Good luck thanks. ...Read more

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How does hypokalemia cause muscle cramps?

How does hypokalemia cause muscle cramps?

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. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for muscle cramps?

What treatments are there for muscle cramps?

Symptomatic/Cause rx: The treatment depends on the cause of the muscle cramps, but symptomatic treatment to relieve symptoms can be done.Anti inflammatory&pain meds, muscle relaxants and physical therapy/message. ...Read more

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How can my athletic teen avoid muscle cramps?

Cramps: Keep well hydrated and make sure they drink a solution that contains the electrolytes that are being depleted from sweating profusely.(gatorede is one of them). ...Read more

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Does eating bananas help prevent muscle cramps?

Does eating bananas help prevent muscle cramps?

Rarely: Cramping can sometimes be caused by low potassium. This is probably most likely to happen if you are taking a diuretic. Bananas have potassium, but not a lot of it. In order to replace the potassium you might lose from a diuretic with bananas you need to eat a few every day. If you are not on a diurectic, low potassium probably isn't an issue for you and bananas won't help. ...Read more

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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more