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Keep getting muscle cramps on my foot when I drive (step on accelerator) n on my hand for the past 2 weeks. What's wrong?

Keep getting muscle cramps on my foot when I drive (step on accelerator) n on my hand for the past 2 weeks. What's wrong?

Difficult to say.: Cramps can be caused by several things. Could be circulation, fatigue, electrolyte imbalance. You should see a physician for a complete physical, blood work, etc. ...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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Have neck/back issues for months & had muscle cramps in calves. Stressed. Have (anxiety) BP is somewhat healthy. Yesterday felt tingly in both hands & shaky. In 20s .. Now it's off & on . Any ideas?

Have neck/back issues for months & had muscle cramps in calves. Stressed. Have (anxiety) BP is somewhat healthy. Yesterday felt tingly in both hands & shaky. In 20s .. Now it's off & on . Any ideas?

Sounds like you're: having panic attack sx's, but before rendering such a dx, check in with your MD to r/o physical causes. There are 33 sx's of panic/anxiety, including yours. Here's a reference to figure this out: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more

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I'm currently getting muscle cramps any where I flex . Hand , legs , feet , even chest . How can i alleviate an prevent this from happening . ?

I'm currently getting muscle cramps any where I flex . Hand , legs , feet , even chest . How can i alleviate an prevent this from happening .  ?

Cramps: I see you list excessive sweating as a problem. If you sweat alot and are active you can lose salts. The most common two to cause cramps are potassium and magnesium. Drink fluids and try to increase both. If these cramps continue to be excessive and ongoing get checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Sorry I keep on asking , but I'm 22 having twitch all over my body daily , some weakness on arms and hands and muscle cramps , als? Or what can it be?

Sorry I keep on asking , but I'm 22 having twitch all over my body daily , some weakness on arms and hands and muscle cramps , als? Or what can it be?

Not ALS: Whatever it IS.....I am definitely as sure as sure can be that whatever this turns out to be once you've been seen by a doctor and tested....it is NOT going to be ALS. Have you been seen yet as I'm sure it's been recommended? That's what you need ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Started getting random cramping in my feet/hands a few days ago Lots of muscle twitches as well. Not severe, but mild cramps. What can cause this?

Started getting random cramping in my feet/hands a few days ago Lots of muscle twitches as well.  Not severe, but mild cramps.  What can cause this?

Cramping: in the feet and hands can be a sign of dehydration. If it has continued and is unresolved you need to be seen by your provider for an exam, lab work and a proper diagnosis. This can also be an initial symptom of a neuromuscular issue. Get lots of fluids and be sure to eat healthy! ...Read more

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What are the causes of muscle cramps, and is there any way to stop them?

What are the causes of muscle cramps, and is there any way to stop them?

Multifactorial: Assuming you are talking about activity related cramps, i would say that the two most likely causes are electrolyte(salts) imbalance and poor hydration. Gatorade has an excellent site for fluid replacement in relation to excercise. In general you should be drinking 64 oz of fluid per day plus 12 oz for each hour of intense exercise. Avoid sodas and sugary drinks. Finally, ca+ and magnisium sup. ...Read more

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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more