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Muscle Spasms In Ankle
Can you get muscle spasms in your ankle? If so, will it make your ankle hurt with pressure and throb, when not moving it?
Yes: You can get muscle spasms in the muscles that control the ankle, but this sounds like something different. Do you recall injuring your ankle in any way? ...Read more
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
Several things: Could be a lack of vitamins, could be overuse syndrome! Could be poor foot support. ...Read more
Back and shoulders are knotted up from muscle spasms. I have ms. Why would the area feel hot to touch, but no where else? I'm currently relapsing.
Hip/ butt muscle spasms on left side like charlie horse. Recent MS dx. Possible symptom? Very painful lasted 2 days already. Suggestions?
SOME THOTS: Pain is very common in ms, and can present numerous ways, and even migraine is present in ms pts at a frequency of 2-4 times normals. However, your muscle spasms could represent a separate process in hip, back, pelvis. (unlikely, but if you were given steroids, check for avascular necrosis in hip). Lastly, do not want to second guess your doc, but there are oral meds now (no needles). ...Read more
I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms. Could I have ms?
Challenging?: You seem to have very complex issues, and I would certainly wonder about an underlying unitary diagnosis. Ms could cause fatigue, memory loss, and trigeminal neuralgia, but usually not occipital neuralgia. Maybe MRI of brain and spinal cord could illuminate the picture. Might also want to check for lupus, lyme disease, and even hiv. Perhaps get full evaluation at a local medical school. ...Read more
Muscle spasms legs, feet and side back come and go, mild but noticeable. Had for 1 month. Is it MS, ALS will I get paralysed?
No: Someone has been reading too many medical horror stories. It is mega highly unlikely that spasms in an otherwise healthy 20 year old represent anything but overuse or electrolyte disturbance. The diseases you mention generally do not begin like that. See your family doc for an evaluation and reassurance of the correct diagnosis, so you can get this problem resolved. ...Read more
Could I have multiple sclerosis even if my MRI was normal? I have a lot of the symptoms (muscle spasm, weakness, tingling down my back and legs), but my MRI didn’t show anything. Can an MRI miss ms?
Typically not: Mri is the most sensitive test available to aid in the diagnosis of ms. While there are rare cases of MRI negative ms, the vast, vast, vast majority of patients with ms have MRI abnormalities. Having said that, given your symptoms it would be important to know if the cervical and thoracic spinal cord were imaged. If brain and spinal cord imaging negative then not likely to be ms. ...Read more
Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? I'm 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?
Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?
Bad choices: You probably don't need or want to pick A or B. Both require a doctor's DX and TX and it might be another thing altogether. A common cause of neuropathy is a diabetic condition w/ other signs too - are you a diabetic? Get into care if 'yes'! MS usually starts a bit later in age. Have an exam to find an answer. Best! ...Read more
Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?
I have been getting severe muscle spasms in my right calf during the night due to a tendon that is damaged around the left side of my ankle. What dr.?
Sprained my ankle a week ago, been xrayed, muscles in foot keep spasming making it painful, what can I do to help? How long does this normally last
Spasms/sprained: Spasms following an ankle injury can occur from muscle or tendon injury or from an abnormal walking pattern due to the injury. Often treated with immobilization and rest. ...Read more
Would crutches be helpful for morning pain of Ankylosing Spondylitis. Finding it hard to stand/walk. Muscle spasms and severe pain in back & ankles?
Yes: Bilateral crutches or a walker will off weight the low back and hips significantly. See a pain doctor to look for other ways to decrease this pain as well ...Read more
My ankle is very hard and has been working its way up my leg in about a months time and I also have muscle spasms in both legs but my left leg is hard?
My calf is hard and sore in back due to swelling. Cause for concern? I thought I had a muscle spasm that wouldn't go away until further inspection. Most of the skin of my calf is tight due to swelling which caused the pain and is very hard. My ankle has s
R/o DVT & P.E.: When your calf feels hard & sore due to swelling, u need to check if it also warm and/or purple or red. If yes, should be suspicious for DVT and need to go to the E.R. Or your doctor's office asap, so he/she can order the appropriate tests (u/s of the leg, d-dimer) and get you treated. Other causes to r/o are hematoma/ compartment syndrome, tumors (i.e. Baker's cyst), aneurysm or cellulitis. ...Read more
5" cut on my shin plus hurt back, sciatic, muscle spasm, tingle foot, tightness in the next. What would cause my leg to swell above the ankle? TY
Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??
Imbalance: Muscle spasms and knots can arise from multiple conditions. Depending on when you can the symptoms adn exactly where you get them a physiatrist or sports medicine doctor can help determine the cause. Sometimes it is muscle imbalance, other times vitamin deficiency or nerve irritation/inflammation. ...Read more
For about a month now I been getting muscle spasms in my leg almost daily at night in bed and when I go to wake up. What could be wrong?
I get leg muscle spasms episodes during some nights and it gets hard for me to do my daily stuff. How can I cure these episodes? Thank you.
More than exercise: Exercise means to most people using your muscles, and this can cause the spasms and cramps. Stretching, flexibility exercises, hot packs, even topical creams are the remedies. But you must know why you are getting these cramps. There can be many reasons, from simply poor nutrition to serious diseases. See your doctor! A simple thing to try, as long as you are healthy is magnesium citrate. ...Read more
I get night time leg and feet muscle spasms that are excruciating. ...What can I do to treat and stop them?
I've quickly developed permanent spasticity in lower left side of my body, bladder, leg. Muscle bloodwork has been ruled out. What else can this be?
Possibly: If you are exercising and having acute pain while doing the exercises, you may need to rethink this activity. Also if you have severe pain or prolonged pain the next day after exercise you may be overdoing it. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more
I wake up almost every night from pulling my calf muscles and having horrible muscle spasms to follow then can't walk on the leg?
Not fun: You probably want to have that looked into. A good exam, some labs are in order to start with. Muscle cramps are no fun. Its scary to be awakened by them. You might want to to some gentle stretching exercises about 1 hour before bedtime and avoid drinking a lot of water just before bedtime. Its probably a good idea to avoid carbonated beverages if possible. ...Read more
DOCTORS! Got muscle spasms while exercising at lower back! I feel more pain when I twist my left leg. What happened to me and where's the exact injury?
Tape feet: There are mutiple causes of cramps to your feet during ballet. The most common is small muscle fatigue in the foot. Try taping your foot to support the arch; rolling your arch area over a tennis ball prior to exercise, and using an analgesic cream, and you may want to start drinking some tonic water (which contains quinine) that helps eliminate the cramping. See your podiatrist if unsuccesful. ...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
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