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My wife has severe arm pain in bothnarms, and burning as well from her shoulders to her fingers. Also muscle cramps in both arms. Leg spasms. Help!?

My wife has severe arm pain in bothnarms, and burning as well from her shoulders to her fingers. Also muscle cramps in both arms. Leg spasms. Help!?

Herniated disc: This may be caused by a herniated disc in the cervical spine. She should see a spine specialist. An MRI may be appropriate. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

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


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Experiencing muscle cramps in jaw, upper arms and legs (both sides) for 6 days with no relief - what could this be, what tests should my dr run?

Experiencing muscle cramps in jaw, upper arms and legs (both sides) for 6 days with no relief - what could this be, what tests should my dr run?

Causes are overuse: Of a muscle, muscle strain or simply holding a position for a prolonged period, dehydration. There may be associated inadequate blood supply, nerve compression, or mineral (potassium, calcium, magnesium) deficiency. Tests might include electrolytes (sodium, potassium, etc), calcium/magnesium levels, iron levels, CK muscle enzyme, aldolase, ALT/AST, thyroid function. Rarely, an EMG (electromyogram) ...Read more

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Experiencing muscle weakness/cramps /Aches in jaw, arms, shoulders, legs (both sides) 6 days and no other symptoms what could this be?

Experiencing muscle weakness/cramps /Aches in jaw, arms, shoulders, legs (both sides) 6 days and no other symptoms what could this be?

Cramps: Such diffuse cramping of multiple muscles raises the question of deficiencies of calcium, magnesium, sodium or potassium. Your physician can order the appropriate tests in order to check for these conditions. ...Read more

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What to do for muscle cramps in legs when trying to sleep?

What to do for muscle cramps in legs when trying to sleep?

Many possibilities: It could be from over use. There is also a possibility that it could be related to too little iron, magnesium, potassium, or calcium in your blood. One of the most common symptoms of varicose veins and venous incompetence is leg cramps. As much as 65% of the time, people with varicose veins will have leg cramps. If you have any visible veins in your legs, see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Hi, my father is 69 years old, sometimes he gets muscle cramps in legs, what is the reason?

Depends on situation: Problems with leg muscles can be related to a number of things. Pinched nerves in the back (spinal stenosis) can cause leg pain with walking, relieved with sitting or leaning forward. Circulation problems also cause leg pain with walking or other activity, relieved with rest. Other issues include electrolyte problems (potassium, calcium, etc). Check the situation and see the appropriate doc. ...Read more

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My mom is 60 yrs She is unable to get up when she sleeps due to muscle cramps in legs. Underwent hernia operation. Please help.

My mom is 60 yrs She is unable to get up when she sleeps due to muscle cramps in legs. Underwent hernia operation. Please help.

When was her surgery: And what type of hernia?
See your surgeon or personal doctor to ensure she is not resting completely as she might have a blood clot. Is she having any chest pain or any shortness of breathing?
Sorry, with limited information and no exam findings, this would be the most prudent thing to do.
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Legs swelling muscle cramps and pain in left shin. What can I do to alleviate swelling?

Legs swelling muscle cramps and pain in left shin. What can I do to alleviate swelling?

Leg Swelling: There are so many causes of leg swelling, some serious like a blood clot, that it is important to get this checked out in an er or orthopedic clinic. Typically, leg swelling can be from inactivity (bed rest) or prolonged sitting and standing. Compression hose, elevation, less salt in the diet, ankle pumping exercises can all help. But, definitely make sure your kidneys are fine. ...Read more

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Pain shoots down the bk of my rt leg when standing, and get bad muscle cramps in foot. No rt compression, but have low back issues. Possible reasons?

Pain shoots down the bk of my rt leg when standing, and get bad muscle cramps in foot. No rt compression, but have low back issues. Possible reasons?

Possible muscle entr: It sounds like you may have muscle or nerve entrapment, not necessarily form the spinal cord many spinal and leg muscle may get trapped crossing bony structures and may be producing your symptoms. Orthopedic evaluation and MRI are indicated to further determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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I have muscle cramp in the right leg since monday im always in pain now since today I have cramp left leg and arm but not all the time mostly evenning?

I have muscle cramp in the right leg since monday im always in pain now since today I have cramp left leg and arm but not all the time mostly evenning?

Cramps: Muscles often cramp. While it is possible that your potassium is low, this should be easily corrected by taking a supplement, or eating a banana or drinking a glass of orange juice.

If this does not correct it, you can try drinking 2-3oz of schwepps tonic water at night before you go to sleep. This can be taken up to 2-3 times per day if needed. ...Read more

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What causes me to get extreme muscle cramps in my legs while I sleep?

What causes me to get extreme muscle cramps in my legs while I sleep?

Depends: It depends on what the cramps are like and how you make them go away. Vascular disease is a very common cause. ...Read more

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Hi lamectal causes me to have muscle cramps in my legs. Will Trileptal do the same.

Hi lamectal causes me to have muscle cramps in my legs. Will Trileptal do the same.

Muscle cramp: These are uncommon side effects of these medications. Although it is possible I think is unlikely. Unfortunately, the only way to find out is. By trying the medication. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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I drink plenty of water but I have severe muscle cramps in my legs every night. Why?

I drink plenty of water but I have severe muscle cramps in my legs every night. Why?

You might have: Restless leg syndrome, a neurological disease. Also cholesterol meds can cause leg cramping your thyroid and some electrolytes could be checked as well finally your footwear and standing a lot may be the problem. ...Read more

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What causes muscle cramps from lower leg to hip the cramps are quite bad were toi scream?

What causes muscle cramps from lower leg to hip the cramps are quite bad were toi scream?

Muscle cramps: There are many things which cause cramping in the lower extremities, ranging from electrolyte imbalances to circulation problems to oxygenation problems including sleep apnea, etc. In order to evaluate this properly, you really should see your primary care physician or at least establish a physician relationship on HealthTap. There are many excellent treatments once the proper diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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Very bad muscle cramps in upper inside of right leg. No sports injury works out every other day. What could it be.

Myalgia vs. Vein: Never ignore exremity pain or cramping. In all probability, this is simply muscle spasm secondary to electrolyte depletion or loss of calcium; nevertheless you must be examined and obtain a venous doppler to rule out a clot (doubtful, but possible). ...Read more

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I spent 90 dais in flint jail and was forced to drink the lead tainted water and am now experiencing intense muscle cramps in my legs could it be lead?

I spent 90 dais in flint jail and was forced to drink the lead tainted water and am now experiencing intense muscle cramps in my legs could it be lead?

Yes: Lead toxicity has many symptoms including muscle cramps. Magnesium taurate or glycinate may help. See a doctor to get tested for lead toxicity. Both natural approaches and pharmaceuticals can help reduce lead levels. See http://tinyurl. Com/gw5k9ab and
https://thequantifiedbody. Net/lead-body-burden-dr-garry-gordon/
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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle (s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more