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Doctor insights on: Leg Spasm Causes

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What could cause leg spasms/cramps during basketball?

What could cause leg spasms/cramps during basketball?

Salt or water?: Common causes include dehydration and electrolyte imbalance provoke by exercise. Another possibility is physical deconditioning in someone unused to strenuous exertion. ...Read more

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Why do you get bone cysts in lower leg? Can they cause spasms? What should I know about them?

Why  do you get bone cysts in lower leg? Can they cause spasms? What should I know about them?

Probably not. : Bone cysts can either be a normal finding, or part of a pathological process. Simple bone cysts are quite common though most of us don't know we have them. Some cysts are related to abnormalities including tumors, so they should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Cysts will not generally cause cramps unless they are extending out of the bone and pushing on nerves or blood vessels. ...Read more

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What causes leg spasms, had spine injury, can't walk or move legs?

What causes leg spasms, had spine injury, can't walk or move legs?

Can't move legs...: That's very strange, unless you have a true spinal cord injury... Please have yourself evaluated soon as true weakness is a bad sign....! ...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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Hello, I have spasticity in my legs and hands are brisk. All my tests are normal. I could not find the cause. Any help. Thank you?

Hello, I have spasticity in my legs and hands are brisk. All my tests are normal. I could not find the cause. Any help. Thank you?

Brisk reflexes: Some people are born with brisk reflexes. However, if numbness, weakness, difficulty walking or having trouble urinating should prompt further imaging and tests to determine if something else is contributing to the brisk reflexes. A thorough evaluation with a neurologist or neurosurgeon is indicated. ...Read more

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Will tens reduce the muscle spasticity in legs?

Will tens reduce the muscle spasticity in legs?

Not really: Tens is low intensity electrical stimulation so mainly helps for pain control but a different form of electrical stimulation can help to decrease spasticity which i personally loves to use since it has practically no side effects and pt can use it at home once trained appropriately and it cost about 500$ which is equal to 1.5 vials of botox. ...Read more