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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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