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What can you do for muscle cramps in your back?

What can you do for  muscle cramps in your back?

ICE/HEAT: I have always recommended rubbing on a counter irritant like biofreeze, having an "ice massage" until uncomfortable, then apply moist heat. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of persistent leg cramps?

How do you get rid of persistent leg cramps?

Don't forget veins: Venous insufficiency and varicose veins is a very common cause of leg cramps. If you have trouble with leg cramps and have veins you can see in your legs, i would recommend seeing a phlebologist (vein specialist). ...Read more

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How do you know you have blood clot in your legs?

How do you know you have blood clot in your legs?

Clot in the leg/DVT: Deep venous thrombosis can be suspected by asymmetric swelling of legs, tenderness in the calf but confirmed by ultrasound of the extremity concerned. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of soreness in your calf muscle?

How do you get rid of soreness in your calf muscle?

Decrease training...: Aches and pains can happen with repeated stress to a body part. For workers, it can be called a work injury. In sports, it's called an overuse injury. A primary care doctor or a sports medicine doctor can evaluate to see what needs to be done. Usually, anti-inflammatory meds like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) are used for a 3-5 days, along with decreasing the training. Icing right after training may also help. ...Read more

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What to do if i get muscle cramps once in awhile in my feet on what to do if a muscle cramp starts?

What to do if i get muscle cramps once in awhile in my feet on what to do if a muscle cramp starts?

Rest and stretch: Rest from the activity you are doing that causes the cramp, and then stretch the foot in a manner to relieve the cramp. Often this means gently but consistently pulling the toes back to stretch the plantar aspect of the foot. ...Read more

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What to do if i get nightly leg cramps and they hurt a lot?

What to do if i get nightly leg cramps and they hurt a lot?

Pain meds, including: A muscle relaxer, or massaging the calf, or standing on a cold floor. One or the other of these would work for you. See your pcp to get investigated as to why you are getting the cramps, as there are some causes that could be diagnosed, and then corrected. Good luck, happy holidays. ...Read more

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What do you do if you broke your leg but can't go to the doctor?

What do you do if you broke your leg but can't go to the doctor?

Emergency Room: Get there asap. If it heals wrong, it will be a problem for many years. You are also at risk for other things like embolism with a leg fracture. Get seen right away! ...Read more

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What to do if i continue getting restless leg in the same leg why?

What to do if i continue getting restless leg in the same leg why?

Neurological problem: Restless legs is a neurological condition related to a chemical imbalance in the central nervous system. It can be treated with medications that affect the Dopamine system in the brain. You should consult your primary care doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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How do you get a spasim in your gut?

How do you get a spasim in your gut?

Bowel: The bowels propel food by peristalsis, usually in the direction of the colon. There, water is absorbed and the stools become solid and ready for expulsion. A moderate contraction can be felt as a spasm, for example, if there is an irritation or obstruction to the normal peristalsis. ...Read more

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Can you get a knot in your deltoid muscle? How do you get rid of it?

Can you get a knot in your deltoid muscle? How do you get rid of it?

Yes: You can get a knot in just about any muscle, which is generally a muscle spasm or a fascial distortion. I would suggest either osteopathic manipulation at the hands of a skilled do or massage from a qualified therapist. I would particularly seek out a do who is versed in the fascial distortion model. http://fascialdistortionmodel.com/. ...Read more

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How do you get a twisted stumach, and can you get it from getting to much and then jumping?

How do you get a twisted stumach, and can you get it from getting to much and then jumping?

There is no such: thing as a "twisted stomach". Jump and twist as much as you like, it is good exercise. If you have any pain the following day or so it is muscle pull only, and that is not at all dangerous. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of the horrible pain in your legs after solu-medrol?

How do you get rid of the horrible pain in your legs after solu-medrol?

Not Related: A single IV dose of solumedrol (methylprednisolone) should not cause pain in the legs of a healthy individual. It may temporarily exacerbate, the pain of peripheral neuropathy on a diabetic patient. Patients with ms have reported such events, but again, it is an exacerbation of a pre-existing condition and treatment is prescribed accordingly. ...Read more

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How do you check and see if you have a blood clot in your leg (calf)? Thank you doctors!

How do you check and see if you have a blood clot in your leg (calf)? Thank you doctors!

Venous ultrasound: See your doctor for an evaluation and the can order an ultrasound if they feel it is warranted. ...Read more

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If you have swollen feet on plane, how do you get them back to normal in hours?

If you have swollen feet on plane, how do you get them back to normal in hours?

Move around: Prior to flying, consider getting compression hose to wear on board. Because of the prolonged sitting and cramped space, the legs/ankles/feet remain still and are subject to swelling due to dependent (gravity) positioning. If possible, sit in an aisle seat and/or bulkhead so you have more room and get up and move during the flight to get the blood/fluids in your legs circulating. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of muscle cramp in the calf?

How do you get rid of muscle cramp in the calf?

Calf cramp: Calf cramps can be relieved with ice pack, massage, forced flexion (not extension), extra salt, extra calcium, extra potassium -- plus rest. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have pulled a muscle in your back?

How do you know if you have pulled a muscle in your back?

Pain: Pulled muscle, regardless of place, will cause pain. If it doesn't hurt, you didn't pull anything. Of course, there are other reasons for pain. But if pain doesn't go away w/rest, ice, compression & elevation (rice), it's best to get evaluated. If pain in back is associated w/fever, numbness, tingling, weakness and/or incontinence (loss of bowel/bladder control), need emergent care immediately. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does your body tell you when you always get leg cramps?

Lots of things -: Out bodies need at least 2 quarts of water each day to do all the biochemical processes, then another quart or more to balance out the soda pop and sugary food we eat each day. If we don't drink enough water, the muscles of our body cramp because they need a good flush - so give it to 'em! drink 2qts water daily then duplicate any non-juice beverage ounce per ounce with water. ...Read more

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When working out for long periods of time I get leg and foot cramps, what can I do to help them or make them go away?

When working out for long periods of time I get leg and foot cramps, what can I do to help them or make them go away?

Electrolyte solution: You may be changing the electrolyte balance in your body and you need to hydrate with an electrolyte solution to avoid a low sodium. Often water is not adequate. Resting or shorter workouts may avoid these symptoms. ...Read more

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