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Why am i having muscle spasms after knee surgery?

Why am i having muscle spasms after knee surgery?

Normal: I assume you had arthroscopic knee surgery;muscle spasms after knee arthroscopic surgery are both normal and not uncommon.From the surgery itself, the use of a "leg holder" or tourniquet(if used)--muscle spasms will occur.If they continue or become more severe or long -lasting, check w/ your surgeon.Good luck! ...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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What can I do about muscle spasms after first rib resection surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome?

What can I do about muscle spasms after first rib resection surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome?

Approaches: Feldenkreis physical therapy approaches have proven to be highly successful both pre- and post-op TOS procedures. Medications can provide symptomatic relief, and have found some success with compounded analgesic pain cremes, especially those containing ketamine. ...Read more

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I have taken 800 mg Skelaxin (metaxalone) every 4-5 hrs over the past 48 hours, should I be worried? (I am having extreme muscle spasms from surgery and didn't rea

I have taken 800 mg Skelaxin (metaxalone) every 4-5 hrs over the past 48 hours, should I be worried? (I am having extreme muscle spasms from surgery and didn't rea

Need better med: Sorry to hear your post-op period has been rough. Skelaxin (metaxalone) should only be used 3-4 times daily max. Sounds like it isn't the right medicine for you. Contact your doctor about trying a different muscle r relaxant instead. Feel free to consult me to discuss further. ...Read more

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I just had knee surgery and get painful muscle spasms when I rest. Is it normal?

I just had knee surgery and get painful muscle spasms when I rest. Is it normal?

Normal after surgery: While local muscle spasms after surgery in the area are common, they should go away with healing. If not, the surgeon should be contacted for additional assessment as indicated. Feel better ...Read more

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I have muscle spasms a lot could it be caused from gastric bypass surgery?

Cramps: It is possible that you may have developed a nutritional deficiency and that can cause you to have muscle cramps. It's best to see your surgeon and have your bloodwork checked. ...Read more

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After flexor tendon surgery on 1/21, muscle spasms on 2 of the fingers. Afraid of ripping the repair, should I use heatpad to stop the spams?

After flexor tendon surgery on 1/21, muscle spasms on 2 of the fingers. Afraid of ripping the repair, should I use heatpad to stop the spams?

Call your MD: I assume u had flexor tendon repair following a laceration to your hand( most common). Ice, elevation is important first24-48 hrs; and elevation of the hand really the first week.U likely are in a splint for comfort and to protect repair.If you're spasms continue call your md ... Splint should protect the repair but he may advise a muscle relaxant and to be seen. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have severe bilateral lower leg muscle spasms due to synovial cysts at l5s1 causing neuroforaminal stenosis.Is surgery an option?

I have severe bilateral lower leg muscle spasms due to synovial cysts at l5s1 causing neuroforaminal stenosis.Is surgery an option?

Maybe: If your cysts are responsible for "nerve pain", and are associated with nerve root distribution numbness, weakness, and/or muscle atrophy, there may be a good rationale for a surgical approach. These days, arthroscopic and less invasive techniques are present. Suggest you visit a neurosurgeon and discuss. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasm is a symptom in which a person's muscle or muscles tighten up and stay contracted for longer than they should. Some causes of muscle spasms are nerve problems, muscle problems, injuries, infections, ...Read more


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