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Doctor insights on: Mentally Spasm Arm

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What could be causing my upper arm to my elbow to keep spasming?

What could be causing my upper arm to my elbow to keep spasming?

Could be siezures.: Siezures can be manifested by spasms in muscles anywhere. Doesn't have to be like an epileptic siezure where you lose consciousness and bite your tongue. See your doctor! ...Read more

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Had RLS for yrs in legs, now arms. Always very painful, and now spasticity, numb, weak, fatigued day & night. Ms is in family. What should I tell neuro?

Had RLS for yrs in legs, now arms. Always very painful, and now spasticity, numb, weak, fatigued day & night. Ms is in family. What should I tell neuro?

NEED DIAGNOSIS: You symptoms of spasticity, numbness, and weakness are not consistent with restless leg syndrome, and the pattern of fatigue seems also atypical. You need to describe all of this to the new doctor, as ms could be a consideration, but so could other diseases. Hopefully, your neurologist should readily sort out all of this and start appropriate treatment, but if questions arise, contact us again. ...Read more

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Neck pain n muscles in neck spasaming s well as shoulders n arms n pain when moving my head n electric like shocks in back of neck?

Neck pain n muscles in neck spasaming s well as shoulders n arms n pain when moving my head n electric like shocks in back of neck?

Radiculopathy: It sounds like you are having a disc push on the nerves in your neck. You will want to have your physician evaluate your neck, and use ibuprofen or another anti-inflammatory medication. If you are having weakness, or loss of function in your hands or arms seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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My gf had tb meningitis in july'13, she recovered good mentally but she has spasm in her right arm nd left leg, so she can't walk. Bt both r functioal? Can botox for her am and surgery for leg help?

My gf had tb meningitis in july'13, she recovered good mentally but she has spasm in her right arm nd left leg, so she can't walk. Bt both r functioal? Can botox for her am and surgery for leg help?

Maybe: If the issue is truly one of spasticity in the muscles then maybe. Best to see physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist (PM&R doctor) who can best answer that question for you. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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When you feel lazy and it's difficult to lift your arms (feels similar to fatigue), is this a physical or mental condition?

When you feel lazy and it's difficult to lift your arms (feels similar to fatigue), is this a physical or mental condition?

Lazy: If you are indeed lazy, then it is a "mental" thing. If you are not a lazy person normally, but just physically feel lazy and it is not normal to you, it may be a sign of a physical problem that may need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is an 8 year old self inflicted 1.5 inch cut on your arm be considered mental health issue by the doctor doing your medical exam for Australian visa?

Is an 8 year old self inflicted 1.5 inch cut on your arm be considered mental health issue by the doctor doing your medical exam for Australian visa?

Self-harm: A self-inflicted cut for any reason by an 8 year old is serious. Your child should be seen for an evaluation by a mental health professional to find out why this happened and best way to help him/her. ...Read more

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Fainting spells? Multiple occurences, when standing and stretching arms above head, and or yawning. W/ vertigo, fatigue, mental fuzziness, diarrhea

Fainting spells? Multiple occurences, when standing and stretching arms above head, and or yawning. W/ vertigo, fatigue, mental fuzziness, diarrhea

Improbable but...: At your age a syndrome called "subclavian steal" is improbable; but, that or an autonomic dysfunction related to vagus nerve might be possible. Easy approach: see doctor, do the activity, look for pulse and BP changes. ...Read more

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Mental heath question. I am on meds for bipolar an my dr says I'm not ADHD but I can not seat still I move my feet legs arm I think to much help?

Mental heath question. I am on meds for bipolar an my dr says I'm not ADHD but I can not seat still I move my feet legs arm I think to much help?

Work with a Dr.: You didn't say if the doctor is a psychiatrist or a gp. In either case, you either need to trust them, or seek another who you do trust. It can take some searching sometimes. Once you do trust the doctor - they should help you understand why they choose the drugs they do and don't. It might also be an issue for a neuropsychologist to evaluate. Finally, there may be behavioral strategies - non-med. ...Read more

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My chest is spasming really badly what should I do?

My chest is spasming really badly what should I do?

See a doctor: I am unfamiliar with chest spasms. I would urge that you have a doctor evaluate the chest pain. ...Read more

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How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

After: Stretches and warm ups, over a exercise ball you do facing down, reverse sit ups, or find a machine at the gym that serves similar purpose. ...Read more

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What can I do if my arm is having spasms and I would like to know the cause?

What can I do if my arm is having spasms and I would like to know the cause?

Could be problem: With the nerves coming out of the neck going to the arm. They could be compressed by herniated disks or other entities. See a doctor for a physical exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Spasticity and spasm?

What's the difference between Spasticity and spasm?

Neuro vs muscular: To me spasm is a local muscle involuntary contraction and spasticty is a neurologic problem loss of cortical control of motor function causing inability to appropriately relax muscles sign of a upper motor neuron injury ...Read more

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How to stop the muscles in the butt from spasming? Tried what seems to be everything

How to stop the muscles in the butt from spasming? Tried what seems to be everything

Diagnose the Cause: First the cause of this symptom must be diagnosed. Given that it is most likely neurological you may need an MRI. There is no home remedy or treatment that we can recommend until the cause of the situation is identified. ...Read more

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My left arm today has a constant spasm and I don't know why. And sometimes my left arm really hurts?

Nerve entrapment?: The symptoms are alarming. They may be related to pressure on the nerve plexus to the arm such as cervical plexus. The possibly of a disc hernia is always a consideration but since there are other causes I would suggest you visit a doctor as soon as you can ...Read more

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My toe hurts and it keeps spasming. What is happening?

My toe hurts and it keeps spasming. What is happening?

Toe hurts: Sometimes the spasm is the overuse of the intrinsic muscles of the foot. See your podiatrist as it may indicate a biomechanical abnormality. ...Read more

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Muscular spasms across left arm, left arm also feeling heavy at times?

Muscular spasms across left arm, left arm also feeling heavy at times?

Pinched nerve: At your age neck pain that runs down the arm with or without spasms and heaviness sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. This can often improve on it's own with rest and anti-inflammatories, but if your pain lasts greater than one week or gets worse see your physician. ...Read more

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Would massage help a spasming muscle in your head? Could it stop it spasming?

Would massage help a spasming muscle in your head? Could it stop it spasming?

Stress and spasm: Muscle spasms can be the result of tension. Massage can be helpful in the acute stage of a muscle spasm. Progressive muscle relaxation can be a tool that you can learn from a stress management program or from a recording, or stress reduction workbook, or an app. ...Read more

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The muscles in my lower back have been spasming for a couple hours now without pain. What could be the cause?

The muscles in my lower back have been spasming for a couple hours now without pain. What could be the cause?

Back pain: The spasm in the back can be due to lot of reasons, it is mostly seen with back sprain or other related musculoskeletal issues. You can use heating pad, over the counter topical cream such as bengay or asper cream. If symptoms persist then see your doctor. ...Read more

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After gallblddr removal I have severe pain upper stomch. Lasts abt 5-8hrs/episode feels like intestnes are severly spasming. Wht cld it b?

After gallblddr removal I have severe pain upper stomch. Lasts abt 5-8hrs/episode feels like intestnes are severly spasming. Wht cld it b?

Bile leak: I always worry about a bile leak after a cholecystectomy. I would be urgently evaluated by the surgeon who performed the surgery, if it continues to be of discomfort for you through the night, have a very low threshold for being emergently evaluated in the emergency department by an ER doctor. Be well. ...Read more

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