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How Do I Keep My Muscles From Cramping And Stiffening
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
Why are my leg and feet muscles cramping for over an hour even though I have had plenty to keep myself hydrated?
See your doctor: The cramping could be from electrolyte deficiency or could be an early sign of a neuromuscular condition, in cases of extreme work outs, the body may need hydration with electrolyte drinks. Water in large amounts may dilute the electrolytes in your system. Your doctor can help you solve this with lab work and rehydration education. If need may refer to a specialist for futher testing. Dvt test? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have it evaluated: There can be several causes. It can be from issues in the knee or surrounding muscles or tendons. See an orthopedist. ...Read more
All my muscles hurt all the time! They seem weak and also spasm and cramp up daily. What could be causing this as it has gone on for almost a year now?
Muscle cramps: This frequently a nutritional deficiency with especially imbalances of vitamins, calcium, magnesium, potassium and other trace minerals. Make sure you are eating nutrition packed foods everyday. Keep sugar low. Eat lots of vegetables and fruits especially raw. Take multivitamins daily. Try to learn to do juicing with vegetables, fruits, perhaps yogurt and milk if tolerated.Read on nutrition ...Read more
Cramping: It may be an electrolyte imbalance need to get some lab work it may also be related to some of the medications you are taking. ...Read more
Back spasm: Yes. One of the methods to prevent back spasm is avoiding strain, sudden movements, bending, stooping and strengthening your core muscles with exercise and stretching to avoid the muscles going into spasm. Once you have had a bad back spasm, you really want to do everything to avoid it in the future. Treat early with ice for 48 hours then warm. Massage if it is not too bad can help. Nsaids. ...Read more
Many reasons: Poor blood circulation in the legs overexertion of the calf muscles while exercising insufficient stretching before exercise exercising in the heat muscle fatigue dehydration magnesium and/or potassium deficiency calcium deficiency in pregnant women pinched nerve side effect of some drugs lasix, statin medications donepezil Neostigmine Procardia proventil and asthma medications. ...Read more
Pain/cramp on left rib cage. Could it be something serious? How do you know it's just the rib muscles?
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