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Leg pains and muscle spasms in hip. Am I overdoing senior exercise class?

Leg pains and muscle spasms in hip. Am I overdoing senior exercise class?

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

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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What is the home therapy for muscle spasm of the hips, arms and feet?

What is the home therapy for muscle spasm of the hips, arms and feet?

Heat.: I would recommend heat to the area for 20 - 25 minutes and then stretching the muscles gently. Read more

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First chiropractor appointment today. Now, am having frequent muscle spasms throughout my legs (w/ hip pain), arms & back. Are the spasms normal?

First chiropractor appointment today. Now, am having frequent muscle spasms throughout my legs (w/ hip pain), arms & back. Are the spasms normal?

Be very careful: I am not a Chiropractor but I am a Spine Surgeon and I see patients that have suffered spine injury after Chiropractic care. This is very rare but an unusual amount of pain after treatment can be a sign that your spine has been injured. You must seek help. Start with Chiropractor but if you get no where get to doctor. More likely than not, you will be fine but don't take the chance. Read more

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Hip/ butt muscle spasms on left side like charlie horse. Recent MS dx. Possible symptom? Very painful lasted 2 days already. Suggestions?

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

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What can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, muscle spasms in the back, and hip pain?

What can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, muscle spasms in the back, and hip pain?

May not be related: The muscle issue could be related but not the pelvic inflammatory specifically disease. You need a specific diagnosis to help direct your physician's therapy. Read more

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I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms. Could I have ms?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Most likely anxiety: Most likely anxiety but a good idea to get checked out by the physician and try to rule out some of those other possibilities Read more

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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?

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

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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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What exercise can you do to stop a muscle spasm in the lower back and hip area when acute onset occurs.

What exercise can you do to stop a muscle spasm in the lower back and hip area when acute onset occurs.

Stretch: Sounds like piriformis syndrome. Hard to describe the stretches. Go on-line and search stretching or physical therapy for piriformis tightness or syndrome. If that doesn't help, seek a medical evaluation. Read more

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Muscle spasm constant in my lower back, sides, hips and lower torso. How do I stop this?

Muscle spasm constant in my lower back, sides, hips and lower torso. How do I stop this?

Conservative care: Try stretching and nsaids and heat. If symptoms persist, you should see a physician for further evaluation/treatment. You may have an underlying condition in your spine or abdomen which is causing the muscle spasms. Read more

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I have bad back pain was told I have muscle spasms but it hurts all the time especially in my hips my dr to x-rays and nothing what else can I do?

I have bad back pain was told I have muscle spasms but it hurts all the time especially in my hips my dr to x-rays and nothing what else can I do?

Workup: Sounds like you need a good workup for your pain by either a sport's medicine physician, pmr, osteopath, or pain management specialist to work you up and get you appropriate treatment. Unfortunately many pcps are not well trained in musculoskeletal conditions and just put patients on pain meds without finding a cause for the pain. Read more

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It's 5 weeks since my anterior hip replacement. Is it common to have severe muscle spasm in the inner thigh muscle & what can I do to relieve it?

It's 5 weeks since my anterior hip replacement. Is it common to have severe muscle spasm in the inner thigh muscle & what can I do to relieve it?

Hope it decreases: Hopefully the pain is subsequent to the surgery and will gradually decrease as time
passes
if the pain does not decrease, you should
see your surgeon to check the position of
the prosthesis and examine your hip. Read more

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I have had a hip flexor muscle spasm for about a week now. Sometimes the pain causes me to limp, and other times walking helps it feel better. Is it?

I have had a hip flexor muscle spasm for about a week now. Sometimes the pain causes me to limp, and other times walking helps it feel better. Is it?

See a physician: Without other historical details, or an examination, it is difficult to assess this issue. Please see your physician who can do a detailed investigation based on the historical details as well as an examination to create a diagnostic and treatment plan. Read more

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11 weeks after my hip replacement I still get severe tendon / muscle spasm in the inner thigh. I was told its because I've been over doing things?

11 weeks after my hip replacement I still get severe tendon / muscle spasm in the inner thigh. I was told its because I've been over doing things?

Post hip operation: You shold not be having severe muscle spasms. Something is not right. Best to see your surgeon for a re check to see what is wrong. Read more

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After stretching, I could not stand from serious hip pain and burning. I have leg weakness and muscle spasms. Want to get back to the gym, but pain?

After stretching, I could not stand from serious hip pain and burning. I have leg weakness and muscle spasms. Want to get back to the gym, but pain?

RICE: Rest, ice to affected area, elevation if able and anti-inflammatory (if no reason not to take one) are initial treatments. Your complaints of weakness of leg are concern. If no better in next 3-5 days, please see your doctor for evaluation. Best of luck with this. Dr R 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