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Shooting pain in my lower right arm occasionally will go into upper arm and feel as if my muscle is cramping. Made worse by hand use. What is it?

Shooting pain in my lower right arm occasionally will go into upper arm and feel as if my muscle is cramping. Made worse by hand use. What is it?

Overuse injury: Without more information, it sounds like you're experiencing pain near your forearm/wrist area, possibly due to overusing that body part. You may have a tendinitis or muscle/ligament strain, which radiates upward when you move your hand. If you're doing some repetitive movement with that hand/lower arm area, try to modify how you do things with that arm so you can rest the affected area. ...Read more

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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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Which treatment works the best and fastest for muscle cramps?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for muscle cramps?

Warm the muscle: Muscle cramps can be treated with heat, contrary to joints which we treat with ice. Other things to consider are electrolyte balance. Potassium is important. Gentle stretching and medications such as muscle relaxants may also help. ...Read more

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High blood sugars and muscle spasms and cramps treatment ?

High blood sugars and muscle spasms and cramps treatment ?

Treatment depends on: whether you are an established diabetic, or just starting to be one, or just sick from other things like viruses and allergies. High blood sugar is usually a warning sign of diabetes, but other hormonal conditions can cause that. Or high intake of sugars. Are you on insulin? or are you an athlete or body-builder on steroids? Need more info my friend. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Im on medication for GERD and reflux treatment ie nexium, (esomeprazole) ganaton & duspatalin. However I been getting muscle cramp every now and then, why is that?

Im on medication for GERD and reflux treatment ie nexium, (esomeprazole) ganaton & duspatalin. However I been getting muscle cramp every now and then,  why is that?

Hypomagnesemia: Some people get problems with magnesium absorption in small bowel or you may be on diuretics or have malabsorption--so you could measure magnesium in blood or just get magnesium supplements from over the counter- 1-muscle cramps has a variety of other causes?Get blood work-- 2- try to go without Nexium (esomeprazole) and see if muscle cramps go away. ...Read more

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Read(wikipedia) that cremaster muscle can experience spasms/cramps which can b chronic& debilitating in adlt males, treatment may involve botox, true?

Read(wikipedia) that  cremaster muscle can experience spasms/cramps which can b chronic& debilitating in adlt males, treatment may involve botox, true?

Botox for spasms: Botox is used for temporary relief of muscle spasms/contractions and has been used commonly in facial aesthetics to treat deep frown lines, to treat migraines and hyperhidrosis (increased sweating in armpit areas). So, it can be used for the cremaster if other treatments have been availed without success or benefit. ...Read more

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Had blood drawn a week ago which really hurt. Now i have some sorta muscle pain or cramps and a rash came out on my forearm. I'm scared its thrombosis?

Had blood drawn a week ago which really hurt. Now i have some sorta muscle pain or cramps and a rash came out on my forearm. I'm scared its thrombosis?

Depends : Injury of any tissue can hurt for some time. A little black and blue is also possible. If it has swollen up, red, warm, fever- it could be sign of inflammation or infection around the area. Small superficial thrombophlebitis is local inflammation, gets better with warm pads elevation - are not as serious as deep vein thrombosis. If it does not better, might be a good idea to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My mom is 66. She is having severe cramping in the flexor and extensor muscles of her left hand and forearm. She is also having lower back pain.

My mom is 66. She is having severe cramping in the flexor and extensor muscles of her left hand and forearm. She is also having lower back pain.

Needs exam: There are a variety of conditions that may cause your mother's symptoms. Many of them can be ruled out by an exam and some labs. I would suggest starting with her regular DR who knows her medical history the best. ...Read more

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Severe pain near left arm in the chest. I think its a muscle stretch. Its been 3 hours. can't sleep. treatment?

Severe pain near left arm in the chest. I think its a muscle stretch. Its been 3 hours. can't sleep. treatment?

Chest pain: Considering your age, it could be musculoskeletal but any pain radiating to left on the chest pain should be checked. You should at least go to the ER and get your troponins an EKG checked ...Read more

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I am having horrible arm and leg cramps and joint pain while taking latuda/trileptal, began during 4th week of treatment, why and will it go away?

I am having horrible arm and leg cramps and joint pain while taking latuda/trileptal, began during 4th week of treatment, why and will it go away?

Nerves: Trileptal is a nerve related to nerves (depression/mental health), the pain may be related to the medication. The side effects do include weakness and uncontrolled muscle movements/spasms, so I would return to the prescribing doctor and discuss the issues that are occurring. The symptoms may resolve, or the physician may choose to change your medication. ...Read more

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What could calf/eye/arm muscle twitches(non painful)in an 18yr old girl mean? I just finished treatment for amebiasis. Twitching since week 2 of sick.

What could calf/eye/arm muscle twitches(non painful)in an 18yr old girl mean? I just finished treatment for amebiasis. Twitching since week 2 of sick.

Many possibilities: Muscle twitches can be caused by a wide variety of things. More common causes are caffeine, stress and nutrient deficiency. If you were having a lot of diarrhea with your amebiasis, you might have also had some nutrient loss. Persistent muscle twitching can also be a symptom of a more serious problem. I recommend you see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Arm stretch created a painful cramp of biceps muscle with stinging burning pain. Continues to be painful 4 hours later?

Arm stretch created a painful cramp of biceps muscle with stinging burning pain. Continues to be painful 4 hours later?

Microtears: It is likely that you have microtears of the biceps and these may take 7 to 10 days to heal. Rest your biceps area during this time. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for muscle cramps & restless legs?

What are the best treatments for muscle cramps & restless legs?

Requip (ropinirole): Consider consulting with a physician regards the usage of this prescription for you condition. It is fda approved for treatment of restless leg syndrome. There is a dosage schedule for the first month, then the dosage remains constant from that point forward. Another consideration would be quinine sulfate, which is not longer fda approved for this condition, but the 324 mg. Version may work. ...Read more

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What treatments can reduce muscle cramping due to nerve damage?

What treatments can reduce muscle cramping due to nerve damage?

VItamin and drug: Vitamin b is great nourishment for nerves. I usually recommend vitamin b complex to my patients. Another alternative in prescription Lyrica (pregabalin) or Neurontin (gabapentin). ...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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Allergy shot consistanly in left arm, now c/o left arm muscle pain and hand cramp in l hand an arm?

Time for Neurologist: These are such unusual symptoms that have followed allergy shots, so one should be cautious about blaming the injections on these new problems. Any injury to the body may cause a condition known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy/crps complex regional pain syndrome, but it is hard to imagine that allergy shots could bring on such a complication. Please arrange to see a neurologist now for workup. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause arm and leg pain? Similar to muscle pain and cramps

Muscle pain and: cramps can be due to low magnesium or the side-effect of statin medications. Please see your doc. After that you may want to supplement w/magnesium. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When I stretch sometimes i'll have a muscle somewhere either in my arm or neck that hurts almost like im getting a cramp what could be the cause?

When I stretch sometimes i'll have a muscle somewhere either in my arm or neck that hurts almost like im getting a cramp what could be the cause?

Needs physical exam: Could be muscular or a nerve in your neck. You require a physical examination. Though most of these types of issues are minor (but annoying!), be sure you do not have a pinche nerve. Best of luck and feel better pk md. ...Read more

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Forearm Muscle Cramping (Definition)

Occasional forearm muscle cramping is a symptom in which there is spasm of the arm muscles. It is temporary and can be due to dehydration or low levels ...Read more


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