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My Legs Twitch When Stretching
Spasm: Most likely a fairly simple muscular spasm of very tight or injured para spinal muscles of the back and neck. Bending your head forward (flexion) causes stretching of these muscles and like a rubber band that is stretched too much, the muscles snap back and spasm causing your symptoms. Typical treatment involves careful and purposeful stretching, prescription muscle relaxants and often massage. ...Read more
Pain lower back, both legs, knees. Hips & bum hurt intermittently when walking. Legs both achey, lower legs hurt when massaged. Hurt when resting to?
Minerals and water: Your muscle twitching is most likely due to dehydration from not drinking enough water and /or you are not getting enough magnesium and potassium in your diet. You should try to drink enough water each day to keep your urine pale yellow to clear all day. You need to increase the your fruit and vegeatble intake to 5-7 sevings per day to get enough magnesium and potassium. We are what we eat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Twitching is common & happens to everyone; and is not dangerous -- usually just bothersome ... Sometimes downright painful! frequent twitching (in the absence of new meds, herbs, etc.) could indicate a deficiency of several salts: potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, selenium. A daily multivitamin can replace these salts if you are deficient. See your pcp to exclude more serious problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elastic fibers torn: Like a ballon that is over extended and over-stretched , the skin can be over-stretched causing elastic fibers to tear and the overlying skin can be thinned and more sensitive. ...Read more
Posture?: Are you saying your legs tingle when you urinate? If so, and if it only occurs while standing to urinate, you may have nerve compression in lower lumbar spine. Such isolated symptoms are most unusual. Are you sure this is the only time your legs feel abnormal? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes muscles to jerk involentarily? My neck, arms, stomache, legs contract. Not painfull. When I am awake and falling asleep.
See your doc: There can be multiple reasons . Best to see your doc for evaluation. ...Read more
Muscle activity: Muscles tend to ripple, or vibrate, when they have undergone changes in activity. If they were very busy (and tired) from heavy exercise, they will twitch and vibrate more often. A similar sensation occurs when trying to lift something very heavy. Consider the word fasciculation and see if that fits what you are describing. Hope that helps! ...Read more
When i stretch my arms and legs i get a burning sensation in my muscles that last about 3-5 seconds?
May be normal: Hard to say, but with stretching and working out the muscles, sometimes the stretch is intense enough to create a burning sensation to to Lactic Acid buildup. If this happens quite often, with minor stretching, i might consider seeing a dr. Make sure you are well hydrated and take magnesium/potassium supplements, which may help. But first consult a dr. ...Read more
I have had trouble with my muscles twitching in my eyes, elbows, fingers and knees. I get spasms in my calf muscles, toes and hips. Should I worry?
Twitching Muscles: With both upper and lower extremity muscle spasms, you are either training for your sports way too much, or should seek a neurologist to evaluate your nervous system. Dr Rich Blake Try hydrating very well for a week to see what happens. Modify your workouts (cut in half). ...Read more
My right leg feels heavy when I walk. It feels like there's a throbbing pulse(no pain) in my right thigh, hip flexor, and both calves.
Claudication : It sounds like you have either neurogenic or vascular claudication, or possibly radiculopathy from a disc herniation and nerve root compression. I would recommend a number I and vascular studies to determine the diagnosis. I would also ask you to examine any change in activities such as prolong sitting or changes to your exercise regimen. ...Read more
My calf and ankle are fine when walking but when i sit with my feet up the pain starts in my calf.What causes this?
Pain in the calf.: Calf pain that goes away when you are walking and hurts when you have your feet elevated has some elements of concern. Certainly, the problem could be related to the tendon and/or muscle, but that is less concerning that something else. Calf pain, not ankle pain, can be a symptom of early peripheral vascular problems. This is easily checked by a vascular specialist. Remove doubt and find out. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My thigh muscle twitch when resting. I work out and the twitching is above my arthritic knee. What causes this? It only twitches during rest.
Muscle twitching: Muscle twitching occurs when individual fibers of the muscle spontaneously contract. This is common after changes in exercise regimen, changes in blood chemistry, and changes in nerve supply. It is very common when implementing newer exercises or with irregular exercise frequencies. It is also common with changing the resistance in work outs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My leg skakes sometimes when i sit and when i stand for a while. Left hand shakes and sometimes my finger twitch. Lower back hurts, dry mouth?
Neurologist: A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate movement disorders and tremors. Is there a family history of tremors? Low back discomfort and dry mouth are nonspecific symptoms. Avoid alcohol,caffeine and nicotine and other stimulants and consult a neurologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
When I sit and slump my back and flex neck chin towards chest it hurts all the way down my spine. When try stretch legs more pain. Neural tension?Why?
AWKWARD POSITION: Sitting in a chronic awkward position can cause pain. Stretching exercses can be helpful to alleviate any stress from you position. Try standing head back arms out to the sides and then arch you back and hold. Arms over your head stretch on your toes as high as you can go toward touching the ceiling and hold. Now bend down and get as close as you can to palms on the floor with legs straight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neck.pain shoulder pain scaping and cracking and popping when I turn my head plus been having painless.muscle twitching in legs when at rest?
Neck pain: The crackling and popping in the neck are the facet joints in the cervical spine that are akin to cracking your knuckles. That is not a concern. What is a concern is the neck and shoulder pain associated with twitching or cramping in the legs. This may be a sign of pressure on the spinal cord from a disc. An MRI of the cervical spine and an evaluation with a neurosurgeon would be a good decision. ...Read more
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