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Muscle Spasms In Legs And Feet At Night
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
Many things: Arthritis. If you are a smoker, diabetic, have high cholesterol you may want to talk to your doctor about getting your circulation checked. Sometimes other issues such as with the thyroid or nerve related issues from the spine (herniated discs, sciatica) can cause these to develop. If the leg pain is worse in bed (with cramps) or with prolonged walking, seek medical attention. ...Read more
Have a sudden movement in my calf muscle at times in the night mostly cause? Restless leg syndrome?
RLS...maybe: RLS is a common, terribly bothersome, sleep disruption that has unclear causes in most cases. Nocturnal recumbency leg cramps, on the other hand actually hurt("Charlie horse cramp"), whereas RLS gives the sensation one just MUST move the leg/legs. Rarely, electrolyte imbalance can mimic RLS. Interestingly, some anti-Parkinson's disease meds at low doses, are highly effective for RLS. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea, which is shallow breathing, alternating with awakening and gasping for air, can be associated with conditions such as restless leg syndrome. People with sleep apnea often have risk factors for diseases of the arteries, like peripheral arterial disease. Either way, you should have a thorough history and physical examination, by your doctor, to get you started on treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe abdominal muscle spasms that come and go. Debilitating, have to exit car to stretch. Other cramps in lwr legs and feet wake me at night.
Lower back pain with pain and pins & neddles in legs and feet at night closer to morning. Pinched nerve? Laying in bed to long?
Leg neuralgia: Not all pins and neesles in the legs are due to pinched nerves in the back, especially when symmetrical (both legs). Your descriptive sounds more like a peripheral neuropathy, due to damage to or inflammation of nerves. Need to look for diabetes, low thyroid or nerve disorders. Your doctor will recommend you have nerve conduction studies (NCS) by neurology and probably a CT of the lumbar spine. ...Read more
What can be done about getting rid of cramps in arms and legs some times i wake up at night with strong cramps pain in my legs and feet mostly
Widespread pain, numbness and tingling and muscle spasms that lead to soreness , in back, arms, legs ,jaw, head, feet.
May be fibromyalgia: This is not clear. You need to discuss these widespread symptoms with your physician. ...Read more
Have aches in arms , legs, upper, lower back and legs get very stiff pains alternate all day but especially at night?
This can be a long: Conversation but let's say it's been going on for a while and no one can figure out why. Do you grind your teeth at night? That's the headache, most likely. Arthritis pain, insomnia, muscle spasm, if not sleeping, muscles do not relax allowing blood flow into muscles in a spasm loop. If new onset may be different but i bet u have recurrent insomnia and pain w/o diagnosis, private consult? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Charlie horses at night in both calfs, numbness in one or both legs and have to stop walking, legs feel like I have done extreme leg exercises & sore?
Maybe venous disease: Cramping at night is a common complaint in those with chronic venous insufficiency. The numbness and muscle soreness can result from the changes in ph affect the potassium levels in muscles (thereby also affecting contraction of the muscle fibers). Often the direct dilation of veins presses on nerves or causes chemical irritation locally which can result in numbness or a burning like feeling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Circulation issue: Sounds like a problem with your circulation. When you stand up or walk, gravity assists in bringing blood through your legs and feet. When you sleep in bed, gravity isn't able to bring more blood to your feet which causes, amongst other things, muscle cramps. I would recommend evaluation by your primary care doctor. ...Read more
Drink more water: Ask yourself if your drinking enough water. If you are over weight, smoke or on your feet all day, aches in legs and toes at night could be a symptom of peripheral arterial disease. At 43 it doesn;t hurt tosee a vascular specialist to see how your vascular health is doing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Support: Pain and stiffness in the feet and lower legs after inactivity could indicate muscle fatigue from poor biomechanics. My first step would be to insure you are wearing supportive shoes. If this doesn't improve things, see a podiatrist for a complete biomechanical exam. You may need custom orthotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Crawling feeling in legs once in lower leg now warm painless burning feeling in both legs up to thighs, stops w/pressure(tight socks), pinched nerve?
Neuropathy: Crawling and warm feelings are not always from a pinched nerve. Pinched nerves are more commonly associated with pain. Neuropathy, which can be injury to a nerve down to the cellular level can be associated with burning and crawling as well as numbness. A nerve conduction study would be a good way to answer this question of nerve compression vs. Primary neuropathy. ...Read more
Would leukimia cause painless muscle twirching when at rest in legs .and neck and shoulder aches and creeking and cracking in neck?
No: You also asked about these symptoms being caused by brain tumors, right? Why are you focused on catastrophic diseases that aren't related with these symptoms. Careful what you read or listen to from either the internet or friends. Cracking occurs in every joint of the body and is of no consequence 99% of the time. Same with muscle twitching...insignificant clinically in over 95% of cases. ...Read more
Numbness of skin suffice from waist to feet, cramps in lower legs at night during rest, hard stool. None?
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
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