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Leg stiffness and possible leg cramps when lying lying down?

Leg stiffness and possible leg cramps when lying lying down?

Nocturnal leg cramps: This may be nocturnal leg cramps. The best treatment for this is quinine, but now the fda does not allow quinine to be used for this. It is very effective for this, does have side effects, but has never had formal testing. There are a lot of medicines we have learned to use which it never had formal fda testing. Unfortunately this is one we can't use anymore. Available treatment is now stretchingmaintain electrolyte balance. ...Read more

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Side of shin pain when lying down?

Side of shin pain when lying down?

Inside or out?: Depending on location, it could be an impingement of the common peroneal nerve if you're lying down on the outside of your leg. On the inside, could be shin splints, anterior compartment syndrome, stress fracture, etc. ...Read more

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Pain in lower abdominal muscle on left side only when doing decline bench curls or straight left leg lift laying down? What to do? Maybe hip flexor?

Pain in lower abdominal muscle on left side only when doing decline bench curls or straight left leg lift laying down?  What to do?  Maybe hip flexor?

Need exam: Your location of your pain could indeed be due to a hip flexor/adductor muscle strain but it could be several other things as well, including hernias and other intraabdominal or pelvic causes. See your family physician for exam and possible referral to specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have contraction like pains on lower right side Iof abdomenwhen sitting but usually niot when standing or lying down?

I have contraction like pains  on lower right side Iof abdomenwhen sitting but  usually niot when standing or lying down?

Many possibilities: like gas bubble, constipation , appendicitis , ovarian cyst /tumor , even referred pain form disc in spine slip or kidney stone, but due to just when sitting could be pressure from some organ or mass, did you get a colonoscopy yet [usually age 50 to start ,, colon cancer is # 2 killer so would help alot , what about bowel movements [cosntipated or black stools ? black may mean blood, see your dr ...Read more

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While doing seated calf raises, developed lower back pain, what?

While doing seated calf raises, developed lower back pain, what?

?strain/sprain: See how things go over next 3 or 4 days, as a basic strain in the lower back should resolve rapidly unless re-injured. If persistent, might be of value to see your doctor and possibly get imaging studies. A physical therapist could help turn this around. ...Read more

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What causes throbbing head pain when sitting up after upside down exercise?

What causes throbbing head pain when sitting up after upside down exercise?

Hard to say: There are a lot of complicated fluid shifts with head down/head up exercises. However this sounds a bit unusual. More commonly people feel pain when going upside down. If the symptom is bothersome you should get a medical evaluation by a neurologist. ...Read more

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What could cause left side back pain, worse when lying down?

What could cause left side back pain, worse when lying down?

Degenerative changes: This is most likely from degenerative disc disease or degenerative arthritis of the facet joints. Some degree of pain is normal but if it significantly limits your activity of is of significant severity seek attention for it. ...Read more

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30,M.BMI22Chronic knee pain1yr Sitting on chair and bending knees increases while mild squats reduces painI sit long duration to studyMRI- NAD.Reason?

30,M.BMI22Chronic knee pain1yr Sitting on chair and bending knees increases while mild squats reduces painI sit long duration to studyMRI- NAD.Reason?

Knee pain : It sounds like you have patellofemoral syndrome given the knee pain but it could be osteoarthritis being that it is involving both of your knees. And MRI would reveal any form of ligament tear do you have the results of this? For for starters I would get x-rays to evaluate if you have osteoarthritis first. ...Read more

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Fluttering in left ear when lying down on left side and when bend down, doesn't flutter when standing or laying down on opposite side will it stop?

Fluttering in left ear when lying down on left side and when bend down, doesn't flutter when standing or laying down on opposite side will it stop?

Tinnitus : This is the perception of noise in the ear. The fluttering can be from tiny muscles of the middle ear, either the stapedial muscle or tensor tympani muscle, going into spasm, similar to the eyelid flickering that many people experience. You do need to see an ENT doctor to fully evaluate this. It probably will stop but really need to see md check you out. ...Read more

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Popping sound w. side lying left leg lifts, grinding Lside when doing the outter thigh weight machine. Pain only if I put all my weight on left side.

Popping sound w. side lying left leg lifts, grinding Lside when doing the outter thigh weight machine. Pain only if I put all my weight on left side.

Hip: What you describe sounds like some problem in your left hip. Check the problem out with your doctor and get exercises that will help that area and help your left hip and leg and not cause further damage to the left hip if it is the problem. ...Read more

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Burning pain in right groin when sitting or lying down. Rest of hip and leg aches some when sitting.Less pain when standing walking. Pregnant. Causes?

Unlikely Hip: Typical hip pain that stems from arthritis is usually not described as "burning". However, nerve pain, (called neuropathy) is commonly described by patients as burning, tingling, electrical. The location of your pain in the groin is similar to where hip joint pain would be felt, but your description of the pain gives me the sense that this is a nerve. Arthritis also has stiffness involved. ...Read more

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Hip pain after lying down?

Bursitis v.arthritis: Hip pain after lying down could be a inflammatory problem with the bursa called bursitis. If the pain is worse with longer periods of lying down, it could be stiffness you are experiencing from an arthritic hip. First step is to see a doctor such as a physiatrist who will examine you and may require an x-ray. We may also recommend a trial of an anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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What causes mid abdominal pain on the left side when lying down?

What causes mid abdominal pain on the left side when lying down?

Get some help...: Abdominal pain is never normal, and lots of things can cause positional mid-left abdominal pain--see earlier healthtap answers please. Your symptoms may be related to a non-serious condition, but when pain is persistent/ recurrent then evaluation is especially warranted. ...Read more

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Hip hard pain with move, when sit down, lay down, walking and etc...what is this??

Hip hard pain with move, when sit down, lay down, walking and etc...what is this??

We really can't: diagnose this one on-line. It will require in person eval to assess. Take care. ...Read more

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Everytime I do some crunches my left side of the rib has some weird feeling.

Everytime I do some crunches my left side of the rib has some weird feeling.

Stop doing crunches.: Isometric abdominal toning exercises that should not cause the symptoms are on the web. See your doctor for a diagnosis; if you are pregnant, your doctor may offer an ultrasound to help diagnose the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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My neck stays cramped, swells and uncomfortable. It crunches and has a knot on left side. It crunches when you massage it. What could this be?

My neck stays cramped, swells and uncomfortable. It crunches and has a knot on left side. It crunches when you massage it. What could this be?

Multiple issues,: There appears to be several things going on. A physician consult and studies, ie X-Ray, CT, MRI may be indicated. The crunching sounds like crepitus from a tendonitis or bone spurs. The swelling may come from muscular spasm which can be secondary to a multitude of problems with the cervical spine. A trial of warm moist compresses, massage,Motrin or Naprosyn (naproxen) may help. PT if appropriate. Good luck. ...Read more

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Avid runner when doing side crunch after a longer tougher run can hear/feel air being forced out? Lasted weeks mild pneumothorax?

Avid runner when doing side crunch after a longer tougher run can hear/feel air being forced out? Lasted weeks mild pneumothorax?

Hard to say: Without an X-ray it would be very hard to diagnose this based in your symptoms. If it is a pneumothorax but it's not affecting your breathing it might be small. To be sure- especially if you are having trouble breathing you should be seen. ...Read more

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Recent question!! 26/f stomach pains on "left" side not right sorry, hurts when I breath and my stomach expands or bending or twisting no crunches?

Recent question!! 26/f stomach pains on "left" side not right sorry, hurts when I breath and my stomach expands or bending or twisting no crunches?

Left upper abd pain: Any flu-like symptoms like coughing? Costochondritis can cause significant pain. How long ago was the C-section done? Any pain when you push in that area or associated with eating? Thanks for the clarification of which side. The colonic flexure and spleen occupy the left upper quadrant of the abdomen. H/o stomach ulcer? If so, tylenol, (acetaminophen) no NSAIDS. Try ice pack. If severe or short of breath, ER. ...Read more

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Menopausal; just turned 51 on 1/28. Just joined gym on 29th. Working elliptical machine + planks + crunches. Light spotting +cramps on right side.Why?

Menopausal; just turned 51 on 1/28. Just joined gym on 29th. Working elliptical machine + planks + crunches. Light spotting +cramps on right side.Why?

Overdoing it ?: If you just joined a gym and are doing all those exercises without gradually easing your way into an exercise regimen, you are overdoing it. You may have pulled a muscle, but if you are spotting you should definitely see your gyn if you are menopausal. Any bleeding after menopause is abnormal until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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I injured my side leaning over a shelf-heard a crunch-no broken ribs but a lipoma. Does this have side effects-my arms have been achy since.?

I injured my side leaning over a shelf-heard a crunch-no broken ribs but a lipoma. Does this have side effects-my arms have been achy since.?

Possibly..: Pseudolipomas are lipomas that can occur after a traumatic injury such as the one you describe. Arm pain may or may not be related to your injury. Please see your physician to delve into this further. ...Read more

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I have had a stiff neck for some time on one side extending to shoulder. Also increasingly annoyin tinnitus. Nausea occasionally i work at a computer, and i also do gym, which involves crunches and this strains the neck. I had thought that this was the ca

I have had a stiff neck for some time on one side extending to shoulder. Also increasingly annoyin tinnitus. Nausea occasionally i work at a computer, and i also do gym, which involves crunches and this strains the neck. I had thought that this was the ca

There : There are many potential causes to your stated clinical symptoms. Stiff neck by it self can be caused by extraneous and/or sustained activities in or around the neck area. They can occur with no clear cause too. The tinnitus and eye floaters can be independent of the stiff neck however. Apparently one affects hearing and the other one vision. A visit to your primary care doctor should be in order. From neurological perspective, they could all be from the same etiology, especially if they are on the same side of the body. In the latter case, some form of brain imaging (mri or ct scan) should be considered. ...Read more

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Crack/crunch sound in neck followed by sharp pain in neck shoulder chest on right side, dull pain in arm and arm pit. Tweaked nerve?

Crack/crunch sound in neck followed by sharp pain in neck shoulder chest on right side,  dull pain in arm and arm pit. Tweaked nerve?

More likely muscle: Typically the sound is muscle sliding over a joint. It can pinch a nerve but more often catches tendon part. Can cause inflammation and over the counter anti-inflammatory can help (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc) can help. If doesn't improve or have numbness or cold arm/hand seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Can crunches damage your back?

Can crunches damage your back?

Possibly: You could damage your back without proper technique. There are several exercises to strengthen your abs without having to do crunches. Planks are a good example of this. See your physical therapist to make sure you are using proper technique and to learn additional isometric exercises. ...Read more

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Are crunches bad for your back?

Are crunches bad for your back?

Proper form: not if you protect your lower back with a rolledup towel and use proper form. I suggest consulting with your physician if you have pre-existing lower back issues. Have your feet planted on the floor, hand supporting and behind your neck and lift up only 2-4 inches from the floor. ...Read more

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Why do my shoulders crunch when i roll them?

Inflammation: Shoulder "crunching" could be completely benign, especially if it is not painful or you are not limited by it. If it is painful you may have developed bursitis. Typically bursitis is treated with nsaids, specific rotator cuff exercises, sometimes an injection if the symptoms do not resolve on there own. ...Read more

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How many ab crunches do I need to do to get definition?

How many ab crunches do I need to do to get definition?

Ab Crunches: Not really a fair question. Depends on your starting point, how your body responds, your diet, your level of exercise, and your nutritional levels overall...Plus many other factors. But it is always a good idea to start an exercise regimen. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of doing the same form of crunch for 20 minutes straight everyday?

What are the benefits of doing the same form of crunch for 20 minutes straight everyday?

Increased endurance: To the extent our body's constant tear-down/rebuild processes respond to usage, the expected & usual response is that the muscles being used develope more dense capillary beds, better blood flow & greater endurance. Muscle strength may also ?, depending how used. However, little impact, if any, on abdominal fat. Reducing fat requires less intake, especially foods stored as fat: carbs & ?Proteins. ...Read more

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What are some ways to build ab muscles - not crunches though!?

What are some ways to build ab muscles - not crunches though!?

Cable pulldowns: There are a great variety of floor and cable exercises you can do instead of the hated "crunches". One of many cable ideas is in the photo; leglifts while hanging (free, chairback), or floor vee-ups will also give you the burn that lets you know you are building muscle. ...Read more

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What is the amount of calories burned in a situp or crunch?

What is the amount of calories burned in a situp or crunch?

Here is a situp : Calculator. Incline sit ups calorie counter: http://www.Fitclick.Com/calories_burned?Srch=incline+sit-ups&page=2. ...Read more

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How can you properly do a stomach crunch?

How can you properly do a stomach crunch?

Avoid them : Actually, stomach crunches have been shown to not be an effective exercise in toning abdominal muscles. Research some alternatives. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my stomach while doing crunches. What does it indicates?

Muscle pain: Your abdominal muscles are being stretched by doing the crunchies.Keep up the good work. ...Read more