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Muscle Pain In The Limbs Without Exercise
Can tight hamstrings cause sciatica without any involvement of the piriformis muscle? (pain in the upper part of my leg after sitting over 3 hours)
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
Cramping: It may be an electrolyte imbalance need to get some lab work it may also be related to some of the medications you are taking. ...Read more
Can a torn rotator cuff muscle result in aching in the shoulder and arm without any real restrictions in movement?
Not likely: A torn rotator cuff can definitely cause pain in the shoulder and arm, but the vast majority of the time the pain will be worse with motions like lifting your head over your arm or reaching behind your back. If you have absolutely no increased pain when you move your arm, it does bring the diagnosis into question. A pinched nerve in the neck can cause shoulder that is not worse with motion. ...Read more
Can a herniated L-5 with annular tear plus oa in the spine cause pain and spasm in calf muscle In the leg?
No: The nerves to the arms arise from the cervical region. The nerves to the legs arise from the lumbar region. I would go see a neurologist for ongoing problems ...Read more
Causes need to be : Your problem seems to be overwhelming toxicity in the body that is creating the pain. You need to find a doctor who respects the toxic causes of pain and who can try to put you on a program to lower your toxic levels of heavy metals, solvent , pesticides and industrial chemicals. ...Read more
Over time does exertional compartment syndrome cause all of the compartments in the lower leg to be affected? Smaller tenser muscles?
Not likely: The anterior compartment is the tightest, and when you're having pain there you usually stop exerting yourself, reducing the pressure there and in all the compartments. It is possible in other compartments though, and the syndrome has been described in every compartment of arms and legs. In my experience it's limited to one compartment at t time just the same. ...Read more
Pain in calfs with severe Right knee pain that travels through the whole leg and to the buttocks and severe pain in feet when walking
Sounds Sciatic: Radiating pain up and down the legs sounds like a nerve issue. The sciatic nerve and its branches would be the likely culprit. The important question is what's causing the irritation? It could be a space occupying lesion, bakers cyst, related to increased facial compartment pressures or an issue with the nerve itself. It definitely deserves a thorough evaluation. Dr.R ...Read more
See orthopedics : Because of your past history of giant cell tumor it is important to find out why the knee is swollen. It is normal for muscles around a joint to become weak and lose mass if the joint is painful or has loss of function. You should see an orthopedics surgeon soon. ...Read more
Can muscle spasms or tight muscles in the neck muscles cause random stabbing/shooting pains in back of one side of head?mainly when bending over?
Tight neck muscles: Yes, try some stretching exercises to relax the muscles in your neck. ...Read more
Can sciatica cause localized pain? Example: more in the calf or back of thigh..also can it cause muscle spasms in leg?
It can present : In all the ways you describe. Sometimes it is best to have it checked out to make sure there are not two different independent problems occuring simultaneously. ...Read more
Yes it can: Pain radiate to thigh from hip problem is not unusall. ...Read more
Does the spasm of femoral muscles cause a pain around the knee joint ...Specially during walking and during knee flexion ? And to deal with this pain
It can: The nerves can be irritated when a spasm occurs. ...Read more
Burning pain in top of leg,calf muscles feel like their tightening, inner tremor,tingle in side of face,hot showers cause weakness and tremor in legs?
I have a bladder infection. Cannot take cipro (ciprofloxacin) or sulphameth, these both cause me great muscle pain in my limbs. Am taking Macrobid now ~ not working!?
Need urine culture: Plus sensitivities will identify the organism responsible for the bladder infection. You might then be able to use a second line antibiotic as you can't use 3 most frquently prescribed meds. You might respond to a tetracycline, augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) amoxicillin, zithromax, suprax etc. ...Read more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
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