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Occasional Forearm Muscle Cramping
My mom is 66. She is having severe cramping in the flexor and extensor muscles of her left hand and forearm. She is also having lower back pain.
Needs exam: There are a variety of conditions that may cause your mother's symptoms. Many of them can be ruled out by an exam and some labs. I would suggest starting with her regular DR who knows her medical history the best. ...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
Shooting pain in my lower right arm occasionally will go into upper arm and feel as if my muscle is cramping. Made worse by hand use. What is it?
Overuse injury: Without more information, it sounds like you're experiencing pain near your forearm/wrist area, possibly due to overusing that body part. You may have a tendinitis or muscle/ligament strain, which radiates upward when you move your hand. If you're doing some repetitive movement with that hand/lower arm area, try to modify how you do things with that arm so you can rest the affected area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband's left shoulder muscle twitches and spasms. has been doing this for the last 8 yrs. occasional severe cramp in muscle. Muscle is huge ?
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 : 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Something wrong: There is some disorder going on involving the neuro system or muscle system or more likely one of combinations called 'neuromuscular' disorders'. This is actually a complex differential diagnosis, and i would refer you to a good neurologist (such as arielle kurzweil, chief resident neurology, nyu, whose presenting paper in ireland--today is bloom day, celebrating their hero, james joyce-:). ...Read more
I have a pain in my left forearm. It almost feels like I over used the muscle, but I haven't that I know of.?
Let's see?: Often we strain or sprain parts of the body without realizing it. A movement is made, a slip or a stumble or lifting or what have you. You do not feel the effects until later when the sore muscle, the strained tissues or tendons become inflamed and the inflammatory process sets in. Usually ice and Ibuprofen will relieve minor to moderate problems. Sometimes heat. If lingers, b seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been having severe muscle cramping several times a day and at night. What can be causing this?
Number of things: Dr. Kopes-kerr is right, statins are a common cause of leg pain. Certainly, phlebitis or even a DVT can cause leg muscle cramping, as dr. Namey said too. One of the most common symptoms of varicose veins, though, is leg muscle cramping during the night and day. If you have veins you can see in your legs, see a vein specialist (phlebologist) to get them checked out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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