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Are muscle spasms and finger swelling normal after shoulder dislocation?

Are muscle spasms and finger swelling normal after shoulder dislocation?

No: Generally a shoulder dislocation affects only the shoulder. If you are having other pains down the arm, you may have stretched some nerves during the dislocation. This can cause spasms and swelling. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

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


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Please tell me what is causing these muscle spasms in my finger?

Please tell me what is causing these muscle spasms in my finger?

Unusual: There are not really muscles that spasm in the finger. Tightness or pain in the finger can come from cramping in the hands or forearms from overuse, electrolyte imbalance or neurological problems. Coldness in the fingers can feel like a cramp, with difficulty of movement, pain, and color changes from constriction of blood vessels. Perhaps you should be examined and discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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How do I find out what is causing these muscle spasms in my finger?

How do I find out what is causing these muscle spasms in my finger?

See your PCP for --: Evaluation ; testing. You might need to be seen by a rheumatologist to get diagnosed. ...Read more

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I keep getting these muscle spasms in my finger. What could be wrong?

I keep getting these muscle spasms in my finger. What could be wrong?

Irritable muscle: May be due to use. Other causes include irritable nerves to that. Muscle use of hand/ fingerare often involved. Age, previous injury also can be factors. ...Read more

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My left hand has frequent muscle spasms, especially the ring finger and pinky. Spasms are not painful, but deform the hand & leave it weak.?

My left hand has frequent muscle spasms, especially the ring finger and pinky. Spasms are not painful, but deform the hand & leave it weak.?

Stretch, hydrate &: Try mineral suppl, especially potassium (not if kidney disease or other contraindications), calcium & magnesium. If the were not to do it, see md. ...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?

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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Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

No: There are multiple medications we use for muscle spasticity to varying degrees of help including flexeril, zanaflex, soma, baclofen, Valium, and skelaxin (metaxalone) just to name a few. Discuss directly with your doctor what would be best for you. ...Read more

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Fingers tremble/muscle spasms in legs- could stress cause this, what to do?

Fingers tremble/muscle spasms in legs- could stress cause this, what to do?

Stress and: Dehydration could be common causes for both of these things. However, I would recommend seeing a physician because there are some more severe neurologic issues that can cause these issues together. Rule out anything scary first, and then pass it off as stress. ...Read more

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When someone trails their finger down my spine, it causes extremely painful muscle spasms all over my back. Why? Parents have degenerative disks, im 20

Sensitive: This is not likely related to DJD. You may just be sensitive. Some people are very sensitive to tactile stimulation ("tactile defensiveness") Of course I don't know enough of your history. IT does not sound kike a serious problem m, but if concerned, you should check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I was waken by a very bad muscle spasm in my lower arm, from my elbow to my hand. It was very stiff and painful. My fingers were also pointed awkward.?

I was waken by a very bad muscle spasm in my lower arm, from my elbow to my hand. It was very stiff and painful. My fingers were also pointed awkward.?

Doctor can evaluate: Such symptoms may be due to a problem in the arm itself and/or in the nerves coming out of the spine and going to the arm. A primary care doctor, or a physical medicine doctor (pm&r), can evaluate. A neurologist and/or an orthopedic doctor may be consulted, if needed. ...Read more

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I'm havin light fluttering in my lower abdomen. Could it be muscle spasms? It feels like someone running their finger across parts of my stomach

I'm havin light fluttering in my lower abdomen. Could it be muscle spasms? It feels like someone running their finger across parts of my stomach

It could be muscle..: The important question is whether you are otherwise sick? Do you have other symptoms or is this an isolating thing?
If you're pregnant, it could be your body's adjustments to the miracle happening inside of you. If it's the only symptom, the best course is probably to ignore it. Our body produces all kinds of subtle sensation. If it persists, then consider getting it checked out ...Read more

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Severe muscle spasms, chronic pain in hands (8 broken fingers and 2 surgerys previously), moderate scoliosis, social anxiety.

Severe muscle spasms, chronic pain in hands (8 broken fingers and 2 surgerys previously), moderate scoliosis, social anxiety.

JHS: 20's males w. scoliosis, joint disorders & anxiety attacks & seeking unifying explanation need study Joint Hypermobility Syndrome & Fibromyalgia; both highly associated. JHS sufferers oft have mitral valve prolapse, which is associated with episodic anxiety attacks. Scoliosis is common with JHS; only when upright; absent prone as gravity is negated. Osteopathic & echocardiogram evals recommended. ...Read more

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Joint pain in fingers, wrists, big toes, shoulder and elbow for a few months. Now painful muscle spasms in forearm. Are pain and spasm likely related?

Joint pain in fingers, wrists, big toes, shoulder and elbow for a few months. Now painful muscle spasms in forearm. Are pain and spasm likely related?

Could be need evalua: you need an evaluation. They could be related. Check with your physician and see if you should see a rheumatologist that can help clarify all these different types of symptoms ...Read more

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I have severe muscle spasms in my left leg. Weakness in both legs. Both hands fall asleep and I have a loss of sensitivity in my fingers?

I have severe muscle spasms in my left leg. Weakness in both legs. Both hands fall asleep and I have a loss of sensitivity in my fingers?

See Neurologist now: Your symptoms are very concerning, urgent that you see Neurologist asap. Comprehensive workup is indicated including blood tests, MRI of spine and brain. If these symptoms just started, call 911 or go to nearest ER. You did not give any history, but it will be important to determine if you have had recent injury, trauma or involved in Motor vehicle accident. Please see Neurologist now, ...Read more

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How to stop the muscles in the butt from spasming? Tried what seems to be everything

How to stop the muscles in the butt from spasming? Tried what seems to be everything

Diagnose the Cause: First the cause of this symptom must be diagnosed. Given that it is most likely neurological you may need an MRI. There is no home remedy or treatment that we can recommend until the cause of the situation is identified. ...Read more

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Why do I have muscle spasms?

Many causes: There are many possible causes of muscle spasms. Among the most common is magnesium deficiency; taking magnesium as taurate, glycinate or citrate may help. Stress (which can cause magnesium deficiency) is a cause. Potassium or calcium deficiency, structural imbalances, toxic chemicals & medication side effects can also be causes. Stretching, relaxation techniques & massage may be help. See comment. ...Read more

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Why does muscle spasms happen?

For many number of: Reasons, including stress, anxiety, sleep deprivation, electrolyte imbalances, dehydration, overexertion. Anything that can lead to neuromuscular instability. ...Read more

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What leads to chronic muscle spasms?

What leads to chronic muscle spasms?

Muscle spasms: These could be work related, or due to certain types of exercizing. Dehydration and poor nutrition can lead to these as well. Certain neurological conditions are a more serious possibility. This should be discussed with your physician. ...Read more

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Is it weird to frequently have muscle spasms?

No: Many times muscle spasms are due to muscular imbalances but also could be due to taking water pills which depletes the body of potassium.
Consult your physician or podiatrist if these continue. ...Read more

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What is a muscle spasm?

What is a muscle spasm?

Muscle Spasm: A sudden tightening of any muscle is a muscle spasm. This can be caused by excessive use or electrolyte abnormalities. ...Read more

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What is a Muscle spasm?

What is a Muscle spasm?

Irritated Muscle: Generally a muscle spasm is an irritation of that muscle. Sometimes this results in an abnormal continuation of muscle tension that results in pain longer than expected. Muscle spasms have a reason, its your body's way of telling you not to do what you just did. ...Read more

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Can you die from muscle spasm?

Can you die from muscle spasm?

Depends: Spasms of the laryngeal muscle could cause death. However muscle spasm is a very rare cause of death unless it is part of an other illness, e.g., tetanus, rabies, severe hypocalcemia etc. ...Read more

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What causes involuntary muscle spasms?

What causes involuntary muscle spasms?

Many causes: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." overuse, exercise, neck and back problems, posture, fatigue, diminished blood supply, injury, metabolite issues, and certain diseases can contribute to spasms. ...Read more

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How come I have muscle spasm, but nobody else in the family has it?

Not contagious: Muscle spasms can be caused from a mineral deficiency that you may have but no one else in the family has. We are all biochemically unique. ...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


Dr. Ellen Bondar
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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