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Legs Jerk At Night
45/f. Arm & hand pain while sleeping. Also wake up w/ arms tingling from arms falling asleep during night. Pain also wakes me up at night. ?
Possible Carpal Tun: There are other possibilities, but the most likely cause for your symptoms is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is the result of compression of the median nerves at the wrists and it is common for people to wake up to "shake out the numbness." i would recommend that you see a neurologist, but while you are waiting you can ice the wrists, try otc ibuprofen, and buy carpal tunnel splints for nighttime. ...Read more
You MAY have a: condition called Restless Leg syndrome. Please see your family doc. He/she may refer you to a neurologist if needed. Peace and good health. Alternately, if you are really experiencing muscle spasms your magnesium may be low. Your doc can test and you can supplement easily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Rls is described as an irresistible urge to move the legs which is often accompanied by unusual or unpleasant sensations in the legs that may be described as creeping, tugging, or pulling. What you are describing sounds more like nocturnal leg cramps which is commonly associated with varicose veins. ...Read more
Psychiatric consult: These 2 symptoms are quite sufficient to indicate the need for a thorough physical exam to eliminate any cause or contributing factor. Most likely, this will then lead to an equally excellent psychiatric evaluation to reveal the underlying cause. Please get the medical attention indicated; you ned not continue this rather uncom., & poss. Serious condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea, which is shallow breathing, alternating with awakening and gasping for air, can be associated with conditions such as restless leg syndrome. People with sleep apnea often have risk factors for diseases of the arteries, like peripheral arterial disease. Either way, you should have a thorough history and physical examination, by your doctor, to get you started on treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neuropathy?: You may have neuropathy, which can be caused by diabetes, vitamin deficiency, or other things. You should see your doctor to be checked. You may need blood tests and/or an EMG (electromyogram). In the meantime, try uncovering your feet at night to see if this helps. Good luck! ...Read more
Tight clothing?: Be careful with the clothing you wear to bed. It appears that you are compressing your nerves under your armpit. Pressing on these nerve bundle can cause loss of feeling, loss of the ability to use your arms and a "pins and needles" feeling. Usually when you remove the pressure the feeling returns to your arms, sometime with a burning pain. Seek help if this continunes. ...Read more
Circulation issue: Sounds like a problem with your circulation. When you stand up or walk, gravity assists in bringing blood through your legs and feet. When you sleep in bed, gravity isn't able to bring more blood to your feet which causes, amongst other things, muscle cramps. I would recommend evaluation by your primary care doctor. ...Read more
Snoring while awake, difficulty sleeping,severe pain in heel n knees when ambulating from bed to bathroom at night.
Unclear question : Please check your spelling and give more details, i'm not sure if you're saying that your legs fall asleep or you fell and something happened to your legs. Leg cramps at night and restless legs are not uncommon. It sounds like you should see your doctor if this is new or bothering you. ...Read more
Rls: Restless leg syndrome (rls) is a possibility. It is a clinical diagnosis. Based on complaints of funny feeling in legs. It is worse at night and relieved by activity. Other causes of tingling at night can be neuropathy, vascular insufficiency, nocturnal cramps to name a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer