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I've herniated discs in the past. A few days ago I was leaning and then I was on my knees in pain. It's been 4 days and it still is spasming. Help!
Back pain: Is one of the most common presenting symptoms in the Office and the Emergency room. With your pre-existing History of the Herniated discs, you are certainly more susceptible to pains in your back. See your Doctor and maybe a good Physical therapy program designed for you as well as some medications after a physical exam can be of benefit to you. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hi, I have had lower back pain since the end of January. Since then the majority of the pain has switched to the right side of my butt and my right thigh. The pain stops at the knee. I also have considerable tightness in my thigh which has been spasming.
Sciatica: 34yo w. several weeks of low back pain & radiation into unilateral buttock, thigh & knee has sciatica, which is a pain pattern w. several causes; including lumbar disk disorder, sacroiliac joint, SIJ, disorder w. presacral plexus impingement & pyriformis syndrome. The best doctor to diagnose is not Rheumatologist or Orthopedist, but an Osteopath, who understands soft tissues disorder diagnosis. ...Read more
BOTOX can Help:
Botox can help with spasms.
Botox would last for some months and can be given in small or larger doses as necessary.
It the spasms are intermittent, then a long-lasting 24 hour a day treatment may not be the best.
Hamstrings are large muscles and the cost to relax them could require a lot of botox. ...Read more
See Your Doctor: Best to see a primary care doctor or a rheumatologist so that they can hear your full story and so they can ask you pertinent questions and examine you. That way, they can help you figure out what is going on. There are may different possibilities that can be causing your symptoms. ...Read more
Can tight, spasming hip, butt, low back muscles on one side cause leg to hurt? Had steroid shot in butt gave a little relief but still feels crampy
Spasm: Absolutely, spasm can reduce blood flow and cause pain/aching in the leg. Not sure why you had the steroid IM shot though. Consider getting your low back looked at by a chiropractor or a DO who knows how to manipulate. Odds are you have a structural issue somewhere below L2. Soak in a hot bath then do some gentle stretching exercises. ...Read more
What are alternative methods for helping me relax so I can sleep? Lack of rest increases my MS symptoms. I have a difficult time going to sleep at night because of pain and leg spasmicity. I tried prescription drugs but I get so dizzy. I am looking for
My whole left side felt like nerves popping/tearing. Then over few weeks developed spreading of severe spasticity down left leg, butt, back &bladder?
See your physician: Without more information and the ability to ask you many focused questions it's difficult to give you specific advice other than your symptoms suggest a possible nerve impairment such as from a herniated disc. In order to get a precise diagnoses and treatment you must see your physician ...Read more
I've quickly developed permanent spasticity in lower left side of my body, bladder, leg. Muscle bloodwork has been ruled out. What else can this be?
My spasticity baclofen pump & botox leg spasticity worse was told botox in legs d is 19 1.25m/w is trying botox in legs ok or wait til d up?
Mri:6mm intradural extramedullary lesion on the dorsal aspect of the conus at t1 level. Will treatment be surgery? Having bad leg tightness/spasticity
Calf cramps, tightness behind the knee, and spasms AFTER surgery? Been walking every hour during day since the surgery
After blow to kneecap, cannot straighten knee or bear weight? X-rays normal, how to proceed? Other symptoms: blue lower leg, pain on both sides of knee, muscle spasms when aggravating knee
Diagnose in 2014 with arthritis in neck/back and lumbar spondylosis. Having swelling in lower back/ ankle/knee /muscle spasms/shooting pain down leg?
I would see a back: Specialist, such as spine orthopedic or neurosurgeon, for sciatica and spinal stenosis in the lumbar spine. You will need MRI and/or CT myelograms. If left untreated or undiagnosed, spinal stenosis will debilitate you and push towards non-elective surgery which is never a good thing. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
What causes pain in the groin area with burning pains down to the knee and painful spasm gets worse with activity?
Unusual symptoms: Intriguing to consider the sartorius syndrome named after latin for tailor, "sartor", or some such. The old sewing machines required push pedals. Repetative peddling causes overuse and stress of a long strap muscle that runs from inside of knee, through mid high, and into the groin. With rest and avoidance of the inciting mechanical activity will likely resolve.. ...Read more
Can't have mri due to screws in my knee but knee keeps locking random swelling laterally and pain lateral side (post op knee)+bilateral muscle spasms?
If the screws were: Placed in the last 15 years they should be MR safe. Their presence may cause artifact that degrades the image, but depending on what your doc is looking for, an MR might still provide useful diagnostic information. ...Read more
I have had trouble with my muscles twitching in my eyes, elbows, fingers and knees. I get spasms in my calf muscles, toes and hips. Should I worry?
With both upper and lower extremity muscle spasms, you are either training for your sports way too much, or should seek a neurologist to evaluate your nervous system. Dr Rich Blake
Try hydrating very well for a week to see what happens. Modify your workouts (cut in half). ...Read more
I had a bullseye rash last summer Currently have leg pain from a muscle spasm Knee was hurting one week I thought it was due to my high arches + no support in shoes I have some hip pain but the leg pain lasted about two weeks It's better now?
What is your: Question? What are you asking? Your question is ambiguous and you are better now? Get examined if symptoms return. ...Read more
Knee trouble+25yrs. At moment have extreme knee pain, 2 bubbles just below patella medial side, the head of the fibula is prominent sharp spasms in knee?
Normal: I assume you had arthroscopic knee surgery;muscle spasms after knee arthroscopic surgery are both normal and not uncommon. From the surgery itself, the use of a "leg holder" or tourniquet (if used)--muscle spasms will occur. If they continue or become more severe or long -lasting, check w/ your surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more
Can you take flexeril 5mg bid and norco 10/325 together at the same time for knee pain injury and spasms it hurting bad.
Yes: Muscle relaxants and hydrocodone/acetaminophen combinations (and others opioids as well) are very commonly given together. They are both CNS depressants, and the effects can be synergistic or additive, meaning that 1+1 may equal 2 or 6. Don't drive or operate dangerous machinery or do anything requiring full motor skills after taking either drug (or both) until you know how they effect you. ...Read more
Sprained my knee 4 mos ago and recently started getting sharp spasms, what could be causing this?
Many things...: Your knee sprain may have resulted in a number of cartilage, ligament, tendon, or meniscal injuries that are now causing locking or "spasms." I highly recommend you see an orthopedic surgeon to further evaluate your injury with a thorough history and physical exam. Imaging studies may also be necessary. ...Read more
Sprained my knee 4 mos ago and recently started getting sharp spasms, did it not heal properly or is there more damage?
Quadriceps Strain: Quadriceps femoris muscle group is Latin for "four headed muscle of the femur". It is one of the most important muscle groups contributing to upright stance and human locomotion. Located in front of the thigh, vastus laterals, medialis and intermedium extend the knee as rectus femoris flexes the hip. Quads attach to the knee cap and when strained in explosive kicking sports cause pain and spasm. ...Read more
I have painful spasms in my left calf for no reason. I don't really exercise, however I have moderate OA in that knee. What could it be?
Muscle pain: Recurrent muscle cramping of the calf suggests there is much baseline tightness in the muscle. This may be indirectly related to your knee problem. Daily or nightly stretching of the calf muscles should help prevent painful muscle cramps or spasms. Taking magnesium daily may reduce muscle irritability also. :) ...Read more