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Doctor insights on: Muscle Spasms In Left Thigh

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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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Muscle spasm in left groin/thigh while sitting. Am I compressing a nerve? Where is the said nerve?

Yes: It sees like with sitting you are causing compression in the area of the abductors and maybe the gluteus muscles. It depends on your weight and what type of exercise you do, . Running, elliptical machines and stair climbing can cause tightness in the quadriceps and hamstring muscles. With a unilateral spasm, it could be the way you sit at your desk or drive your car. May need an evaluation.

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Sharp radiating pain in left thigh, muscle spasms in left leg, left leg very restless at times. Left arm strong ache in it with hand tingling. Only 22?

Sharp radiating pain in left thigh, muscle spasms in left leg, left leg very restless at times. Left arm strong ache in it with hand tingling. Only 22?

Lle: Possibly coincidental that the left arm and leg are symptomatic unless there is something in the brain causing it. More likely carpal tunnel in hand and pinched mid lumbar nerve or diabetic amotrophy.

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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).

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What to do if I'm having a lump in my left thigh attached to muscle?

What to do if I'm having a lump in my left thigh attached to muscle?

Mass: You need to see your PCP ASAP. This could be some thing serious.

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When I flex my left thigh muscles while laying down there is a pain in the inside middle part of knee?

Need an exam: Its a little hard to say the pain on flexion of your knee concerns me because you may have an internal derangement in the knee such a meniscal injury if it it just a muscular injury it should calm down over 2-4 weeks if knee pain is localized you might need an mri.

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Left thigh muscle feels bumpy, right feels smooth. Had negative ultrasound last year. What could this be?

Unusual: Front- anterior? Or back- posterior? Veins run deeper and medial usually. There is the superficial venous system from groin to medial knee area. Get evaluated. Lipomas, muscle spasm, bruise, tumors, muscle hernias? Differential requires retesting

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I am having pain in my lower left side of my back, left testicle and down the front of my left thigh muscle. It hurts bad. Do you know what is causing?

I am having pain in my lower left side of my back, left testicle and down the front of my left thigh muscle. It hurts bad. Do you know what is causing?

Here are some...: Likely you are experiencing the pain from pinched nerve. Clinically, you should be evaluated as suggested and described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Thereby you gain insight on how to work closer and better with the doctor so to reach right diagnosis for right care.

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What do I do I have a muscle tense in my left thigh which has been there for 5 days and I think it might it may be a trapped nerve?

What do I do I have a muscle tense in my left thigh which has been there for 5 days and I think it might it may be a trapped nerve?

Need examination: The information you have provided it is rather minimal and honestly does not strike me as an entrapped nerve syndrome. Still, if it is very painful or preventing you from using that leg then, you should seek immediate medical attention. If you would like to talk about this live online please look me up at WWW. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi I'd be happy to meet with you on WebCam to advise you further.

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I get this sharp pain in the back of my left thigh only when I bend down. I've been working out for 2 weeks now. Could it be because I pulled a muscle?

I get this sharp pain in the back of my left thigh only when I bend down. I've been working out for 2 weeks now. Could it be because I pulled a muscle?

Possibly: Sprained/strained hamstring muscles are commonly responsible for such symptoms. But other conditions can be hip joint bursitis, sacroiliac problems, pinched nerve in the back.

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I pulled a muscle in my lower back on Monday. Now I have pain radiating down my front left thigh. Standing and walking are unbearable. What can I do?

I pulled a muscle in my lower back on Monday. Now I have pain radiating down my front left thigh. Standing and walking are unbearable. What can I do?

Mri: This sounds more like disc related pain. Get an MRI. the front of the thigh suggests L4 nerve root impingement. Does the pain make it to the big toe? The front of the thigh pain can also be from a superficial nerve root that is being effected. Policemen and others who wear big belts sometimes get this due to impingement on the lateral femoral nerve. Is there hip pain? Calf Pain? foot pain?

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Almost 2 years ago I tore the muscle in my left thigh. Last night I'm pretty sure I re-tore it. I have pain from my hip down and complete numbness?

Almost 2 years ago I tore the muscle in my left thigh. Last night I'm pretty sure I re-tore it. I have pain from my hip down and complete numbness?

Muscle Tear: May represent a muscle tear or a hip apophyseal injury. If the sartorious muscle is involved at the anterior superior iliac spine it can also effect the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve and give you lateral thigh numbness.

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What causes sudden burning pain in the left thigh? Lasted over night still burns hurts to use the muscles to walk

What causes sudden burning pain in the left thigh? Lasted over night still burns hurts to use the muscles to walk

? meralgia: Pinching of lat femoral cutaneous nerve at hip is not uncommon and causes meralgia paresthetica, which might be made worse by tight objects about the waist. Although most commonly this is a mechanical issue, on rare occasions, there may be an initial presentation of a systemic disorder such as diabetes. Contact your physician.

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My wife had an injury in her left knee which has recovered, but her left thigh muscle has become very week. She is unable to climb stairs. Any advise?

My wife had an injury in her left knee which has recovered, but her left thigh muscle has become very week. She is unable to climb stairs. Any advise?

Rehab knee injury: If the weakness of the muscles is due to the knee injury, then a rehabilitation program is indicated. With an acute knee injury (eg., sprain), subsequent leg weakness is unusual since these heal in about a week. For ligament sprains/tears, etc. The inability to use the knee/leg for an extended period of time lets the muscles become very week. The treatment is physical therapy until healed.

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Left thigh muscle/joint tightness could be symptoms of what?

Left thigh muscle/joint tightness could be symptoms of what?

Need more informatio: I would need more information to determine what is going on. It would be helpful to know when the pain started, how it affects your activities, and any associated symptoms.

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