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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!

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

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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.

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

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I was wondering what do you think of botox shots for spasticity in hamstings (back of the knee)?

I was wondering what do you think of botox shots for spasticity in hamstings (back of the knee)?

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

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Knee spasms at night from arthritis. Cause?

Knee spasms at night from arthritis. Cause?

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

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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

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

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My whole left side felt like nerves popping/tearing. Then over few weeks developed spreading of severe spasticity down left leg, butt, back &bladder?

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

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I am having soreness and stiffness in my leg. Is that considered spasticity? Also, what can be done to keep the leg warm. Is this something a primary care or neurology should handle?

No. Spasticity is: Increased muscle tone, resistance to passive movement, + decreased strength from an insult to the central nervous system. See your primary physician for evaluation of localized muscle soreness & stiffness. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Spasticity: The Baclofen pump infusion rate may need to be increased or you may require a drug holiday to reset the receptors and reduce tolerance to baclofen. It is important to interrogate the pump and ensure the tubing is connected to the pump as well. ...Read more

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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

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

MRI: Firstly, make sure you are evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Mri would probably be the best diagnostic test to evaluate your extensor mechanism and surrounding structures if the symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Diagnose in 2014 with arthritis in neck/back and lumbar spondylosis. Having swelling in lower back/ ankle/knee /muscle spasms/shooting pain down leg?

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

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What causes pain in the groin area with burning pains down to the knee and painful spasm gets worse with activity?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Twitching Muscles: 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

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Why am I having muscle spasms after knee surgery?

Why am I having muscle spasms after knee surgery?

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

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Can you take flexeril 5mg bid and norco 10/325 together at the same time for knee pain injury and spasms it hurting bad.

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

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Sprained my knee 4 mos ago and recently started getting sharp spasms, what could be causing this?

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

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Sprained my knee 4 mos ago and recently started getting sharp spasms, did it not heal properly or is there more damage?

Sprained my knee 4 mos ago and recently started getting sharp spasms, did it not heal properly or is there more damage?

Knee sprain: It is possible that your injury caused some other internal derangement in your knee, such as a meniscal tear or surface cartilage injury. You should consult your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Having trouble with spasms on both side of knee cap?

Having trouble with spasms on both side of knee cap?

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

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I had ACL recon 8 weeks, knee has been in constant spasm for past three days. Is this normal?

I had ACL recon 8 weeks, knee has been in constant spasm for past three days. Is this normal?

NO: Contact your Orthopedist as soon as practicable...Some spasm is a normal post-operative symptom but CONSTANT spasms are NOT...If you are 8 weeks post surgery you must be having some PT. Speak with your therapist as well!

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Pain below the but check, under the thigh behind knee and into the calf. I also have spasms.?

Sciatica: You may have inflammation or compression of your sciatic nerve causing these symptoms. Ibuprofen is helpful and so is a chiropractor. If the pain worsens or your leg becomes weak you need to see your doctor or an urgent care. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have had extreme musle spasms or charlie horses on both inner parts of my thighs from my knee to my crotch?

I have had extreme musle spasms or charlie horses on both inner parts of my thighs from my knee to my crotch?

Seek help: Common causes for cramps or muscle pain are due to medication side effects or electrolyte imbalance. Heavy physical exertion can cause cramp also. Are you taking any medication currently? I advise you to see your primary doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What could the moderate pain be that radiates from the front of my thigh to my knee? I have a history of back spasms but no spinal problems

Sound raducular: Pain radiating down the thigh to the knee suggests an L3 nerve root compression (most likely from degenerative disc or spinal stenosis in your lumbar spine).See your ors for examination, x-rays and possibly an MRI of your lumbar spine. Best of luck! ...Read more