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Quad Stretches Make My Hamstrings Spasm
Can tight, spasming hip, butt, low back muscles on one side cause leg to hurt? Had steroid shot in butt gave a little relief but still feels crampy
Spasm: Absolutely, spasm can reduce blood flow and cause pain/aching in the leg. Not sure why you had the steroid IM shot though. Consider getting your low back looked at by a chiropractor or a DO who knows how to manipulate. Odds are you have a structural issue somewhere below L2. Soak in a hot bath then do some gentle stretching exercises. ...Read more
What are alternative methods for helping me relax so I can sleep? Lack of rest increases my MS symptoms. I have a difficult time going to sleep at night because of pain and leg spasmicity. I tried prescription drugs but I get so dizzy. I am looking for
My whole left side felt like nerves popping/tearing. Then over few weeks developed spreading of severe spasticity down left leg, butt, back &bladder?
See your physician: Without more information and the ability to ask you many focused questions it's difficult to give you specific advice other than your symptoms suggest a possible nerve impairment such as from a herniated disc. In order to get a precise diagnoses and treatment you must see your physician ...Read more
I've quickly developed permanent spasticity in lower left side of my body, bladder, leg. Muscle bloodwork has been ruled out. What else can this be?
My spasticity baclofen pump & botox leg spasticity worse was told botox in legs d is 19 1.25m/w is trying botox in legs ok or wait til d up?
Mri:6mm intradural extramedullary lesion on the dorsal aspect of the conus at t1 level. Will treatment be surgery? Having bad leg tightness/spasticity
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
Possibly.: People associate crutches with fractures, but if you seriously tore your quadriceps or hamstring tendons, then you will be unable to ambulate normally without causing additional injury. If the injury is bad enough, you may require surgery to connect the torn tissues. Your orthopedic or sports medicine doc will give you specific recommendations based on the severity of your injury. ...Read more
Weightlifting: You need to do leg curls to strengthen your hamstrings. The quads are a powerful group of muscles, and if you pay too much attention to them you will have imbalance. Start low, and work your way up in weight. Good luck! ...Read more
What to do if I cannot recover from hamstring and quad injuries! How can I help my muscles recover?
Rest: The first thing to do is rest. Stay hydrated, stretch, and take anti-inflammatories. If your issues still persist see your doctor ...Read more
When I try to engage my l quad muscle, won't engage. Been problem for a while. R weakly engages. Hamstrings do engage though. Why is this?
Engage?: Do you mean contract the quads? This is an unusual complaint... If your quads is not contracting normally because of a recent injury or no injury see your physician for evaluation. If it is not" engaging" because you haven't worked your quads in a while start doing some straight leg raises, ex. Bike or leg press to get it' going'. Good luck! ...Read more
My hamstrings are stronger them my quads. Is that dangerous? Should I tell my doctor? I leg curl 152lbs and extend 118lbs
No: No, it should not be dangerous in any fashion for your hamstrings to be stronger than your quads. There can be a number of reasons for it, but is nothing to be concerned about. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
Eccentric exercises: The best solution for tight hamstrings and Achilles are stretching and eccentric exercises. Eccentric exercises load and strengthen muscle as a muscle lengthens versus when it shortens. For the hamstring my favorite is the nordic exercise. For the Achilles my favorite is reverse toe raises (heel drops) on an elevated surface such as a stair or step. ...Read more
Can a clot cause a bulge exclusive to the hamstring? I.e., bigger hamstring but thigh/quads normal.
Yes & it's just as--: -serious as 1 in the thigh, I have found more PE arising from lower leg clots. Get in 2 have this evaluated now. The popliteal veins can present this way. Simple ultrasound will give U an answer as well as peace of mind. ...Read more
I have had pain worsen in my right hamstring and quad for the past 3 days and I would like to know if I should go to the doctor?
Yes, you should.: It's always a good idea to have a new symptom, especially a pain, evaluated personally by a physician. Get an idea about what's going on and see if any testing may be indicated. ...Read more
Would it be ok to stretch my hamstrings and quads on my leg which suffered a grade I mcl sprain about 5 weeks ago?
Had knee pain around knee and below....Bought foam roller and rolled my quads, hamstring, itband...And now pain is like gone in 2 days. Is this normal?
Possibly: It may be that your pain was going to resolve anyway, and you just happened to massage it with the foam roller. Most episodes of knee pain, in the absence of a serious injury resolve on their own over a few days. Some people believe that roller massage makes a strain improve more quickly, but there is not enough data to say for sure. ...Read more
If I am told I pulled my hamstring or quad then why do I feel sharp aches and pains in my thigh bone?
I recently lost lots of muscle mass in my legs, hamstring and quads specifically. Now I feel like I can barely stand. Is that normal?
My quads, hamstring&calf muscle became very lean&lose after I had ORIF&IM nailing of tibia. I had ACL reconst b4.what should I do? Can I get muscle back?
Leg cramps (usually calf), pulled groin, pulled quad, tight hamstrings all occurring recently. Function of my age & fact that I run a lot, or worse?
You could use some training advice but start out with a consultation with a Board Certified PHYSIATRIST (Muscle/Skeletal specialist!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
I like to do hamstring stretches on the floor such as a classic hurdler stretch
also some similar stretches can be done angst a fence
some of the calf stretches can be done angst a wall or with the ball of the foot on a step
i also suggest using a strap under the foot to perform some hamstring stretches. ...Read more
Tendonitis/fasciitis: Depending on the area of your heel that is hurting, you may be stretching an inflamed achilles tendon or an inflamed plantar fascia. Bending your ankle back and forth can irritate both these tendons. ...Read more
What if one leg stretches out longer better than the other and one hip moves better than the other?
46F. Was Dx with insertional tendinosis L leg. Dr wants to send me to PT. Can I just treat it at home instead? What kind of stretches do I do?
Tendinitis: The reason you need to go to PT is for an evaluation of what exercises are the best to help; and not harm you. Then you can likely do them at home. But you need a proper evaluation first. So if your car was making funny noises would you take it to a mechanic or just keep driving and hoped it got better? ...Read more
What are the best leg and foot stretches/exercises before heading on a plane for a very long flight?
More important: To do the excercises while on the plane not before. Anything is good, walking up and down on tippy toes, extending and flexing the foot while sitting.....The key is to do them on the plane not before. ...Read more