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Involuntary Toe Spasms
Right big toe spasms every few minutes, for 3 weeks. What causes it? Also, same toe's knuckle darkened few weeks prior. Related? No injury or trauma.
Early Gout: I don't know exactly what you mean when you say your toe spasms. The observation that the toe darkened prior to the spasm is interesting. Anytime a complaint is made regarding the big toe, especially by a male, gout is considered, at least by me. Typically in sub-clinical gout, mild to moderate spasms of pain can exist. The toe can also turn a darker color of red purple. Sex and age are right. ...Read more
Toe hurts: Sometimes the spasm is the overuse of the intrinsic muscles of the foot. See your podiatrist as it may indicate a biomechanical abnormality. ...Read more
It's a reflex.: You didn't mention which toe was plantar flexed, but, if you are referring to your big toe, it's caused by some kind of stimulus to the arch of your foot. In clinical practice, we might scrape the arch of your foot with the handle of a reflex hammer. Plantar flexion of the great toe is normal. Dorsiflexion (pointing of the toe upward) is not. But I don't know what the stimulus is in your case. ...Read more
Hello, for the past years I have been having involuntary movement on my right foot. My toes curl downwards and at times I have no control over it. I h?
Be seen: If this is bothersome, you should be seen to evaluate potential causes. Depending on the etiology the treatments will be different. A detailed history and physical examination will also be helpful in determining a diagnostic and treatment plan. ...Read more
Sprained my ankle a week ago, been xrayed, muscles in foot keep spasming making it painful, what can I do to help? How long does this normally last
Spasms/sprained: Spasms following an ankle injury can occur from muscle or tendon injury or from an abnormal walking pattern due to the injury. Often treated with immobilization and rest. ...Read more
I'm 21. Out of absolutely nowhere, developed involuntary facial, hand, foot tics on left side of my body. Occur very frequently during day. Norm MRI?
Difference between tics and spasms? Involuntary foot jerks, leg movements, finger jerks, & jaw jerks that stop occurring when busy. What are these?
Is a prssure of 28 in the anterior compartment enough to cause involuntary foot inversion while running?
Compartment syndrome: You should see your podiatrist asap, and be evaluated for a possible lood clot in your leg. ...Read more
Pain in left leg from foot to groin. Sudden onset. No prior injury. With some involuntary movements and numbness at times. Ongoing for 2 days.
You need to see: Yur doctor for further evaluation. It is possible you have a vitamin/mineral deficiency. It is not uncommon for a diabetic to have low magnesium in their red blood cells. This couldbe causing your spasms, the falling might be due to bad balance from neuropathy. Consult with doc for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Neurologist: These are symptoms suggestive of possible neurological problem. See a neurologist. ...Read more
I pulled a muscle in my upper back I think and it keeps spasming. Would a massage be good for this or will it exacerbate the problem?
I haven't slept all night because my hands won't stop spasming. Right when I'm fixing to sleep, they start spasming. I can't take it anymore!!
I broke my fibula 3 weeks ago still painful and the muscle around it feels like it's spasming and tightening should I be worried I go to ortho tom.
See ortho: Since you are seeing ortho for a follow-up appt tomorrow, that should be fine, as mild pain and spasms can be common, especially if the cast is irritating you. If severe, or very bad spasms out of the norm, then call the ortho, but as stated, since you are seeing them tomorrow, you should be ok. Best wishes. ...Read more
Past day I feel an involuntary flutter/spasm (no pain) in abdomen just below bottom rib, center-right. Easier to feel when laying on back. Causes?
ATwitchInTimeMakes9: Many people get little muscle twitches or 'flutters' or momentary spasms. Sometimes quite prominently (ever see the movie 'Dr Strangelove? ' or'The Pink Panther? '). They usually go away after a while and don't mean much unless they occur during stressful times or when taking certain certain stimulant medications or too much coffee or caffeinated drinks or...if they persist too long like, say 3 weeks ...Read more
Back spasms for the past 3 years to the point I vomit. Is this a serious concern? Its always on the right side and it bends me forward when spasming
I have veginismus. Would botox help? Many Drs say that botox toxin injection will release the Virginias spasming and help the virginas muscles relax
Possibly: It could certainly help. It is worth a try because the effects are reversible so it is extremely unlikely for there to be any long-term side effects. ...Read more
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