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Muscle Spasms In Legs And Feet At Night
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
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
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
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?
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
I get night time leg and feet muscle spasms that are excruciating. ...What can I do to treat and stop them?
Dystonia is different than Parkinsons.
Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder, in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. The movements may resemble a tremor. Dystonia is often initiated or worsened by voluntary movements, and symptoms may “overflow” into adjacent muscle ...Read more
Iam having severe pain and muscle spasms all over mainly in my legs and feet, and also memory problems with speech problems do you know what's wrong?
Muscle spasms &: Speech difficulty indicate the need for you to see your doctor. He/she will diagnose and then help you w/treatment. There are lots of possibilities and also lots of ways to help. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I hurt my back this weekend, I have muscle spasms in my back, groin and calve on the left side. Also pain and numbness in both legs and feet.
If numbness...: If you are experiencing leg pain and numbness associated with back pain it is possible that you might be experiencing a spine disc herniation comprising a nerve. If these symptoms are severe it is important that you see a doctor ASAP for formal exam and treatment. Depending on the findings and the severity of symptoms you might need an MRI. If not severe physical therapy might be indicated. ...Read more
I have severe nocturnal muscle spasms (legs/feet/thighs) when tapering off prednisone. What could be causing this and how can I treat/prevent it?
I added 1000 mg of Vitamin D with my multi vitamin I started getting muscle spasms and cramps in my legs and feet. Can the vitamin D be causing this?
Why am I having compression fractures in my spine along with pain in pelvic area, muscle spasms in feet, legs, and tendon area?
See your doctor: All those symptoms appear unrelated. It is very unusual for someone of your age to have spinal compression fractures without significant trauma. So if you really do have compression fractures, you need to find out what is causing those fractures? You will need to undergo a physical exam, and various diagnostic work-up, to understand what's is causing these issues. ...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
With dysautonomia is constant muscle spasms and twitching normal? Face, arms, hands, legs, feet? An had couple times muscle go weak, what would help?
As above: With so many symptoms, it is better toi see your PCP for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
Lower and upper back pain for 20 years and muscle spasms in my legs arm neck back for 10 years numbing and tingling in my legs hands feet for 10 years?
Is wrong. What have you done so far? What recommendatiosn did prior docs have?
or is this the first tiem your seeking treatment for this? ...Read more
My son has horrific muscle spasms in thigh and calf, with wasting. Discoloration in foot, hair loss on that leg. EEG EMG MRI Blood work all negative.
Neurologist: These are questions for your neurologist see him/her ...Read more
What do I do for estreme leg, feet and hand muscle cramps? Kept me up all night--still spasaming. Tried diazapam that I have for occasional cramping and drank some tonic water for the quinine and drank gator ade for the electrolights.
I agree with dr. Jaffery. Another consideration would be spinal cord irritation and a neurologic exam would be able to uncover that problem.
Before you visit the neurologist make sure to differentiate between "spasms", cramps, and restless legs.
Spasms respresent a painful and involuntary muscle contraction. It can not be released voluntarily.
A muscle cramp is a sudden intermittent pain of a muscle that may involve involuntary contractions and can be associated with spasms.
Restless legs refers to an uneasiness and restlessness in the legs when at rest. This most commonly occurs after going to bed but can be seen earlier in the evening (anticipation).
Cramps can also be associated with arthritic conditions and cold exposure. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Several things: Could be a lack of vitamins, could be overuse syndrome! Could be poor foot support. ...Read more
When I would press with my feet on ground I can feel burning feeling in my thigh I don't know if it's nerve compression or muscle spasms?
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
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