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Doctor insights on: Sartorius Muscle Cramps

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I have twitches for 2 days now, it went down in severity, it's isolated to a single location on my thigh (sartorius muscle if I am not mistaken), should I be worried?

I have twitches for 2 days now, it went down in severity, it's isolated to a single location on my thigh (sartorius muscle if I am not mistaken), should I be worried?

Not yet: Muscle twitching for two days in a middle age male is very likely related to isolated overuse of a local muscle group. Warm soaks, calcium supplements or foods, and rest will likely accompany resolution. Continuance after a week or so, worsening, or occurrence of other symptoms might suggest a doctor visit. ...Read more

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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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Muscle cramp tendency age 61 statins maybe? What other common causes are there beside hydration?

Muscle cramp tendency age 61 statins maybe? What other common causes are there beside hydration?

Electrolytes: It could be your statin. You can take a week break from it to see if this is cause if okay with your prescribing physician. Other causes could be electrolyte disturbances such as Magnesium, potassium. ...Read more

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Dear sir, which type of medicine is the best for muscle cramp and relaxer.

Dear sir, which type of medicine is the best for muscle cramp and relaxer.

Sore Muscles: I believe many of us are uncomfortable giving specific advice with the names of medicines without knowing what hurts, why, how long and other vital clues arrived at by examining you. Most sore muscles do not need aggressive pain medications but need time, stretching, and even some breathing techniques. Muscles will hurt as you work on them in exercise. ...Read more

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How can you prevent a muscle cramp before it happens?

Training: Training and gradually building up the level of exercise is the key. Adequate hydration, stretching before the exercise and warm up will protect against muscle cramp. ...Read more

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How long would muscle cramp in leg last?

How long would muscle cramp in leg last?

Seconds to hours: Muscle cramps can last for brief period of time or longer. Key is to increase blood flow and gently stretch the muscle to stop the spasm and contraction. Simple weight bearing and massage is helpful. Drink fluids non-alcoholic is beneficial. ...Read more

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What's a fast way to take care of muscle cramp in calves?

Have it evaluated: When you the cramps occur. Do they just occur in bed at night or do they occur with running or walking? The answers would dictate probable causes and treatment options. Speak with a doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent a muscle cramp during exercise or what am I doing wrong?

Stretch and hydrtate: There are many causes of muscle cramps. With this happening during exercise, the two most likely reasons could be tight muscles and/or electrolyte imbalance. I would suggest stretching before and after your workout. Also, make sure you hydrate well. Drink at least 16 oz of water before your workout and keep hydrated during your workout as well. ...Read more

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I do gymnastics, I do moves normally but there are a couple of moves that I cant do I newely get a muscle cramp near my shoulder, what might it be?

I do gymnastics, I do moves normally but there are a couple of moves that I cant do I newely get a muscle cramp near my shoulder, what might it be?

Muscle spasm: Sports like gymnastics can lead to muscle imbalances or spasm when one muscle group is favored over another. The rotator cuff muscles, levator scapulae and even trapezius may be overworked or inhibited. See a sports medicine or PMR doctor for thorough evaluation and possibly refer all to physical therapy where Myofascial release can help with areas that spasm. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a muscle spasm and a muscle cramp?

Spasm vs cramp: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." if the muscle maintains a sustained "spasm", it becomes a cramp, as can be seen with exercise. The muscle cramp is thus an involuntarily and forcibly contracted muscle that does not relax despite our desire to relax the muscle. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of muscle cramp in the calf?

How do you get rid of muscle cramp in the calf?

Calf cramp: Calf cramps can be relieved with ice pack, massage, forced flexion (not extension), extra salt, extra calcium, extra potassium -- plus rest. ...Read more

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How come I keep getting this muscle cramp feeling in my knee area?

How come I keep getting this muscle cramp feeling in my knee area?

Have it evaluated: There can be several causes. It can be from issues in the knee or surrounding muscles or tendons. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What should one do to obtain immediate relief from muscle cramp in the legs?

What should one do to obtain immediate relief from muscle cramp in the legs?

See below: Massage the cramped muscle towards the center of the body, ie towards the heart, this will help clear metabolic byproducts like Lactic Acid that can cause cramps. Also stretching the muscle can help. A cramp usually shortens the muscle so if you can stretch it out this will usually help. ...Read more

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Using statin 10 mg causes body aches, muscle cramp and weakness. Any alternative?

Using statin 10 mg causes body aches, muscle cramp and weakness. Any alternative?

Try a different one: There are several statins available in the market to treat and lower your bad cholesterol. One can switch to the newer generation of statins or lower the dosage for less body aches side-effect. Talk to your prescribing doctor for help. ...Read more

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why my muscle cramp at the back of my leg when I was sleeping. It cramp almost a minute.

why my muscle cramp at the back of my leg when I was sleeping. It cramp almost a minute.

Night cramps: Are a common complaint and the simplest treatment is ordinary OTC (Over the Counter) BENADRYL

Hope this helps!


Dr Z ...Read more

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What to do if I get muscle cramps once in awhile in my feet on what to do if a muscle cramp starts?

Rest and stretch: Rest from the activity you are doing that causes the cramp, and then stretch the foot in a manner to relieve the cramp. Often this means gently but consistently pulling the toes back to stretch the plantar aspect of the foot. ...Read more

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I am 53 no health problem, just take 300mg ziloric, ply tennis regurly, now a dayes after 1 set about 1 hour ply feel tired and muscle cramp wht to do?

Tireness: I am sorry but I have not being able to find ziloric in the largest drug reference that we use in medical practice the "pdr".Please check the spelling or at least tell what are you using it for, so I am able to tell is there is a relationship between ziloris and ypur tireness. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have pains, more like a muscle cramp, around my neck and jaw when I eat?

What should I do if I have pains, more like a muscle cramp, around my neck and jaw when I eat?

Examination: A thorough examination may be needed to diagnose the cramps but some home remedies can be eating soft or liquid food, otc analgesics, drink more water as you may be dehydrated some. Regardless you may still need to be evaluated as you may have tmd or other pathology's. ...Read more

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Shooting pains in chest/heart area, is that alarming or maybe some sort of a muscle cramp in there?

Shooting pains in chest/heart area, is that alarming or maybe some sort of a muscle cramp in there?

Pain: You are probably correct about musculoskeletal but if you have pulmonary embolus history should discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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Hi doctor. I m feeling bicep muscle cramp siince a week. Especially feel pain when I do bicep barbell curl. Pls advice?

See trainer or dr: Might be muscle cramp from overuse however could also be a small tear. See your doctor for an examination and speak to your trainer about alternatives ...Read more