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Dr. Tharesh Udupa Dr. Udupa
Podiatry
18 years in practice
California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
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How to get rid of muscle spasm or cramp in foot?

How to get rid of muscle spasm or cramp in foot?

Water: You should check to see how much water you are drinking. You should also see if you are getting enough potassium into your body. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
1,613 doctors shared insights

Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more


Dr. Steven Arbit Dr. Arbit
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
29 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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How do I get rid of muscle spasm?

How do I get rid of muscle spasm?

Ice and stretching: Muscle spasms can be diminished by gentle stretching and icing. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Sider Dr. Sider
Sports Medicine
35 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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How to get rid of muscle spasm in neck?

How to get rid of muscle spasm in neck?

Rest, ice: Usually the best thing to do is rest the area and use ice to decrease the spasm. For more difficult cases, other treatments including physical therapy, massage, muscle relaxants and trigger point injections can help. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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How does someone get rid of muscle spasms?

How does someone get rid of muscle spasms?

See below: Often times stretching will help, daily vitamins with mineral supplements, increase fluid intake. ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Silver Dr. Silver
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
20 years in practice
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
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How do I get rid of muscle spasms under armpit?

How do I get rid of muscle spasms under armpit?

See your doctor: Sounds very uncomfortable, please see your doctor to assure this is not something more serious than an armpit cramp>>>. ...Read more

Dr. Bruce Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Family Medicine
years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
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How do I get rid of muscle spasms/twitches from the back of my neck and head? It's annoying and hard to sleep with

Try magnesium: tablets over the counter or get your Dr to prescribe it or muscle relaxer prescription..You could also try potassium supplement and see if that helps. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Forster Dr. Forster
Psychiatry
32 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Was taking olanzapine and they give me muscle spasms everywhere! they said it wasnt that what caused it! could sertraline get rid of muscle spasms?

Was taking olanzapine and they  give  me muscle spasms everywhere! they said it wasnt  that what caused it! could sertraline get rid of muscle spasms?

Not likely: Olanzapine muscle spasms are often due to the effects of Olanzapine on dopamine. Sertraline would not help this problem. You should talk to your doctor, first because you want someone to assess the kind of muscle spasm you were having, and second so that your doctor can suggest the appropriate thing to do. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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How to get rid of full body muscle spasms? I'm in a lot of pain

How to get rid of full body muscle spasms? I'm in a lot of pain

See a doctor NOW: Full body muscle spasms are unusual and could be due to very serious problems like low calcium or low potassium, or neurologic disease.It's important to find the cause so see a doctor as soon as possible!magnesium & muscle relaxing herbs like valerian & skullcap & drugs can help, but its essential to find the cause-if you have low potassium then you need potassium(& tests to see why it's low) etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathryn Mosher Dr. Mosher
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
16 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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How can you get rid of a calf muscle spasm?

How can you get rid of a calf muscle spasm?

Stretch: Stretching is the best way to prevent spasm. Also making sure you get adequate potassium in your diet. Bananas are a great source of potassium. ...Read more

Dr. Kathryn Mosher Dr. Mosher
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
16 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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How can I get rid of a muscle spasm in my lower back?

How can I get rid of a muscle spasm in my lower back?

Stretching, modality: Learning a good stretching regimine for your back is the foundation of good back health. Also making sure you have good back support when you sit and good shock absorbing shoes. Use of modalities such as ice, heat or electrical stimuation therapy (tens) are also helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Lisch Dr. Lisch
Podiatry
34 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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How can I reduce the cramps/muscle spasms in my foot during ballet?

Tape feet: There are mutiple causes of cramps to your feet during ballet. The most common is small muscle fatigue in the foot. Try taping your foot to support the arch; rolling your arch area over a tennis ball prior to exercise, and using an analgesic cream, and you may want to start drinking some tonic water(which contains quinine) that helps eliminate the cramping. See your podiatrist if unsuccesful. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Eric Tamesis Dr. Tamesis
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
28 years in practice
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint Dr. Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
31 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Painful muscle spasms, random jolts of pain in hands/feet/wrists, and painful cramps in feet a lot for past 2 weeks but no injuries and I'm only 22?

Painful muscle spasms, random jolts of pain in hands/feet/wrists, and painful cramps in feet a lot for past 2 weeks but no injuries and I'm only 22?

Extremity pain: Can be due to many things. Anything from circulation. Endocrine/hormonal or metabolic issues. Diabetes. Thyroid or even monthly cycles can give diffuse symptoms in all extremities. Start with a thorough evaluation and physical from a primary provider ...Read more

Dr. Michael Bolesta Dr. Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
36 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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What do I do to get rid of a muscle spasm in my lower back been over 3 months?

What do I do to get rid of a muscle spasm in my lower back been over 3 months?

Exercise, therapy: Try regular aerobic exercise (heart rate over 100, minimum 30 minutes nonstop 3 times/week), back stretching, core (tummy and back muscle) strengthening. A physical therapist can train you in proper techique. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Turner Dr. Turner
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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My fiance had muscle spasms b4.On hers shoulders.She is realii fine now aftr getting treatment.Any ideas how can I help her prevent her gettin it agn?

Multifactorial: Couple of ways. First, work on decreasing stressors - behavioral approach. Muscle spasms in the shoulders are often exacerbated by stress. Second, regular stretches and exercise. Third, use of modalities like electrostimulation, freeze it, and warm compresses. Fourth, anti-inflammatories. Always get check with your physician to rule out underlying etiologies. ...Read more

Dr. Gene Tekmyster Dr. Tekmyster
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
9 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I have a constant muscle spasm in my left buttock, there is no pain at all, and I had it for at least a week? What and why and how to get rid of it?

Muscle Spasm: Muscle spasm can be due to many causes. It can be an electrolyte disturbance, over-activity, nerve irritation and many others. The usual care for any acute injury is rest, ice, and mild stretching. Injuries to muscles usually heal pretty well and quickly. If any muscle issues are present for more than a few weeks, a more in-depth evaluation maybe necessary to identify the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Having muscle spasms like Charlie horse, and ball like cramp on left foot. Extreme severe pain and reoccurring. She has a thyroid prob(overweight)?

Muscle cramps: may be the result of low magnesium. Your doc can test you for this and other minerals and find out. A more extensive micronutritent test is available through Spectracell lab in TX. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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I added 1000 mg of Vitamin D with my multi vitamin I started getting muscle spasms and cramps in my legs and feet. Can the vitamin D be causing this?

I added 1000 mg of Vitamin D with my multi vitamin I started getting muscle spasms and cramps in my legs and feet. Can the vitamin D be causing this?

Yes possible: Vit D deficiency is getting common due to avoiding sun but is good to to maintain normal levels , excessive intake will results in elevated calcium levels , damaging effect on body. You don't have to take every day , check Ca , Vit D levels Speak to your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Masson Dr. Masson
Neurosurgery
29 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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Constant muscle spasms 4 month entire body mostly legs and back tingling numbness in feet fatigue painful muscle cramps also pars defect l5- the cause

Spinal stenosis: A pars defect, may be associated with a spondyloslisthesis or slip of the vertebrae and if so may cause muscle spasms, pinched nerves, radiculopathy, and ultimately disability and neuorological injury. Needs appropriate evaluation to define recommended treatment. ...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


Dr. Ellen Bondar
434 doctors shared insights

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