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Muscle Cramps And Joint Pain
Progressive muscle spasms, twitching, aches, pain, joint pains, stabbing pains and over all body inflammation. Possible causes?
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Unclear Questions??: Please do not use abbreviations...They have different meaning to different folks!. Indicate your problem and question more clearly. What are these numbers #40 and #41. You have got me confused. Please simplify your problem so that we can address it better. ...Read more
Have pain in my shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees. Usually pain accompanied by severe headaches and muscle pains and spasms. What is pain and why?
Polyarthralgia: Polyarthralgia or pain in multiple joint could be seen in many rheumatological conditions. Headaches and muscle spasm may or may not be associated. You need to contact your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. Possibilities may include lupus, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, lyme's disease, polymyalgia rheumatica. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Yes: It is not common for metformin to cause muscle pain but it is a reported side effect of the medication. It would be unusual for it to cause muscle pain in just one group of muscles. Usually when a medication causes muscle pain it occurs in all muscles all over the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can contribute: In as much as SLE makes one prone to certain types if peripheral neuropathy nerve entrapment syndromes (cervical radiculopathy, carpal tunnel etc) might be more likely to be symptomatic. In addition arthritic changes may result in nerve root or distal entrapment. Consultation with a neurologist might be warranted in your situation. ...Read more
Migraine headache, muscle pain, joint pain and swelling, sudden and severe abdominal bloating, extreme fatigue? Please help :(
Multiple treatments: It depends what is causing joint and/or muscle pain. If overuse synbdrome, then rest for one-two weeks, ice therapy for first 1-2 days of injury, other heat applied to muscles as well as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents. Lose dose antidepressants, and muscle relaxants , for example, like flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl). Works well for fibromyalgia , muscle strains. For arthritis, add chondroitin sulfate, glucosamin. ...Read more
Many conditions: There are many possibly conditions that can cause this group of symptoms. It could be as simple as the flu or as serious as an autoimmune disease such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis or a serious infection. Can also be thyroid issue or lyme disease or other types of infections. Thus you should go see your doctor-. ...Read more
What are snapping joints, chest tightness, frequent urination along with muscle and joint pain symptoms of?
I am experiencing aching muscles, balance problems, leg pain, knee pain, lower leg pain, heel pain and foot weakness. The following also describe ...
What can lead to snapping joints, chest tightness, frequent urination along with muscle and joint pain?
Fibromyalgia: 40's person w. "snapping joints, chest tightness, frequent urination, ; muscle ; joint pain" notes several symptoms of fibromyalgia (fm). Joint hypermobility symdrome (jhs) is associated marker of fibromyalgia per british medical literature. Hypermobile joints evoke snapping crepitations attendent with joint subluxations ; associated spastic muscles. Persons w. Jhs have increased incidence of fm. ...Read more
What could cause: general aches and pains; mild to severe back stiffness and pain; muscle weakness; fatigue; sharp and cont.- occasional pain in head, lower abdomen, and hips; occasional shakiness; and excessive big, easily caused and long lasting(2 to 4w
These : These are very non-specific symptoms, and could mean a wide range of problems. General aches and pains could be secondary to viral illness, fatigue, stress/anxiety, musculoskeletal issues, etc. The shakiness could be due to low blood sugar, anxiety, chills secondary to infection process. The easy bruising could be due to a low plalelet count or other abnormality in blood count. The bottom line here is to have a complete medical evaluation by your primary care provider. Hopefully after a detailed history, physical, and testing, your doctor will have a diagnosis(es) and will be able to provide a treatment plan. Best of luck. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Large differential: At your young age, there are too many possibilities. Musculoskeletal sources such as back strain, disk protrusions are possible. But, with the tiredness, and inflammation, I have concerns about a possible rheumatologic origin. I suggest you see a general physician to initiate a broad workup. ...Read more
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