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Muscle Spasm Behind Knee
My right knee has been hurting for a couple of days almost feels like a muscle spasms, can someone get those in they're knee?
Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more
I get muscle spasms. They start in my lower back and jerk my knees up. They last for hours and make me want to die. I've had them for almost 5 years.?
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
Most likely: If you allow a minor injury some time of relative rest it will usually resolve on its own. If the pain or spasm persists, or worsens then seek medical attention. ...Read more
Muscle spasm: Do quad & ham stretch. Alternate ice & moist heat. ...Read more
Is there any reason for frequent multiple muscle spasms all over? Knees, abdomen, chest, at random times?
Does y knee twicthing mean thst there's a problem? Someone rear ended me bad the other day and I have a bunch of back muscle spasms.
Not necessarily: Being rear-ended can be fairly traumatic. Muscle spasm can indicate muscle strain or injury and usually responds with ice and anti-inflammatory medication, gentle range of motion and stretching within a comfortable range. In the absence of bowel or bladder problems or lower extremity weakness, your low back spasms should resolve over time. ...Read more
Hello. I have been having a small muscle spasm just above my left knee. I can't remember when it started but I first noticed it about four days ago.?
A few thoughts: Could be a muscle 'bunching up' due to a torn tendon-these are sometimes painless. Could actually be fluid above the knee due to a patellar inj. Could be bruised muscle, nerve injury, etc. If more muscles are involved, it could be mineral deficiency or dehydration.Applying heat & massage may help. If not, a good history & phys. Incl osteopathic hands-on exam may provide some answers & direct treatment. ...Read more
After 2 weeks, I think I've recovered from knee swell n lower left back muscle spasm. What are the concerns if I want to continue cycling?
Yes it can happen: Make sure your legs around your ankles are not swelling. This could lead to cramps. Support hose help. Also I recommend calmag to help with the cramps. ...Read more
Hand pains and knee pains are occurring for my mom. She is having random muscle spasms as well. What do you think this is?
Can't have mri due to screws in my knee but knee keeps locking random swelling laterally and pain lateral side (post op knee)+bilateral muscle spasms?
If the screws were: Placed in the last 15 years they should be MR safe. Their presence may cause artifact that degrades the image, but depending on what your doc is looking for, an MR might still provide useful diagnostic information. ...Read more
After blow to kneecap, cannot straighten knee or bear weight? X-rays normal, how to proceed? Other symptoms: blue lower leg, pain on both sides of knee, muscle spasms when aggravating knee
I have a weird pulse in my thigh on the right hand side of my knee. Could this be a muscle spasm? Or is there something wrong?
Have it checked: It's best to he a vascular ultrasound to rule out a popliteal aneurysm or an avm. ...Read more
I have been having soreness in my knees when standing. I also have had muscle spasms all over and tingling in my hands and feet. Do I have als?
Slow Your Roll: Whoa, there are a lot of simpler and less deadly things than ALS that could cause these symptoms! You need a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more
I have a knot in back of my right knee the size of a pea that hurts, twitches like a muscle spasm and hurts when I walk. Pain all along leg and rash a?
Please have your primary doctor refer you to a specialist to examine your knee and decide what needs to be done.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
Leg feels heavy, muscle spasms, hurts from toes to buttocks, possible bursitis in knee, Can sciatica cause all this or could it be a blood clot?
Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??
My muscle have non painful spasms. Usually behind my knee cap. Today on my arm. Sometimes on my face or temple. Its very strange. What is that?
Fasciculations: You are describing fasciculations. There are different causes for these, ranging from very benign causes to severe disease. See your doctor for definitive diagnosis and a treatment plan if necessary. ...Read more
Knee joint: The knee cap is an integral part of the muscle/tendon complex that comprises the muscles of your anterior thigh which attach inferiorly at the upper part of the tibia. The knee cap exists as a bearing structure against the front of the knee joint which is protected directly behind it. ...Read more
Small lumps (5mm at a guess) on borderline between leg tendon behind knee and muscle. Soft, move if pushed. What are they?
Need to check them: They do not sound like anything serious from your description, but they concern you and no one can know for sure without checking. ...Read more
What could possibly cause the frequent feeling of the muscles behind the legs, especially behind the knees, feeling pulled or stretched?
It is better to diagnose your problem properly before treating. Many reasons for this but a better diagnosis gives you a better chance of more effective treatment, less chance of improper or dangerous treatment, and in most cases is the most efficient way to go.
This tension can be one of several things (for example hamstrings tendonitis, baker's cyst, others) and more information is needed. ...Read more
Possible: That is possible anywhere in the body. ...Read more
I'm a dancer and I have hypoextension/under extension of the knee. I'm tight in the muscles behind my knees, could this be the culprit?
Yes: The problem could be abnormal tightness in the hamstring muscle rather than a problem with the knee joint itself. If this is the case, a physical therapy program designed to loosen this muscle body may be the best approach. I recommend a consultation with an orthopedic specialist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more
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