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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Occasional Forearm Muscle Cramping

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Had an iv 8 days ago in elbow bend. Now upper arm muscle feels like it's cramping when I use that arm. Why? Should I be concerned? Clot?

Had an iv 8 days ago in elbow bend. Now upper arm muscle feels like it's cramping when I use that arm. Why? Should I be concerned? Clot?

Many possibilities: Pain in an extremity after an IV is usually related to bleeding or bruising under the skin, that may not even be visible. But sometimes it can be a sign of infection. A clot in the vein is common, but doesn't usually require treatment unless it's infected or is associated with significant swelling of the arm. ...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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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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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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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

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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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56 year old it profesional. Arm, just above elbow very sore. Feels like muscle is very tight all the time. Fingers cramp. Ideas?

Overuse syndrome: This is becoming the most common reason humans go to see the doctor. One gets an injury, usually from overuse of certain muscles in certain positions and their day to day repetitive motions keep the injury from healing. This tendonitis or bursitis, to heal, must be rested. That means not using the arm where there is pain for one to two weeks. Some people find that by changing their mouse hands.. ...Read more

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Rite arm muscles sore, both hands cramping w/ movement for 4 months. Pt seemed to help at first. Therapist thought rsi, i'm worried about autoimmune.

Rite arm muscles sore, both hands cramping w/ movement for 4 months. Pt seemed to help at first. Therapist thought rsi, i'm worried about autoimmune.

Autoimmune diseases: Autoimmune diseases are not localized diseases like just to the right arm normally. There are rare cases when just one joint gets involved in autoimmune . See a doctor and he will run a series of blood test to check whether you have any evidence of autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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Right arm muscles sore, hand cramping with movement for 3 months. Pt seemed to help at first. Therapist thought rsi, but i'm worried about autoimmune.

Right arm muscles sore, hand cramping with movement for 3 months. Pt seemed to help at first. Therapist thought rsi, but i'm worried about autoimmune.

Arm pain: Right arm pain in the absence of other joint involvement or skin lesions makes it very uikely that u have autoimmune disease these diseases are inflammotry in nature and a sime blood test like ESR and c reactive protein should help to provide confidence. ...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