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What Is Sustained Muscle Contractions
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
Shortening: When a muscle contracts, it basically shortens. In a skeletal muscle, the shortening of the muscles then pulls on a tendon causing motion to occur in an adjacent joint. ...Read more
Don't kno 4 sure: But u think subconsciously move, the brain sends the info 2 the muscle via neurotransmitters the muscle contacts, as does the antagonistic muscle ; u get a smooth motion across a joint. The exact physiological process involved in the contraction ; relaxation is complicated ; would refer u 2 a physiology book on muscle contraction. ...Read more
Calf muscle contraction: If you are experiencing the cramping at night then this is likely due to compression of lumbar nerves coming from your lower back. You may want to change the position in which you sleep or possibly even the mattress you are sleeping on. Follow up with a neurologist to determine whether you have lumbar spine problems. Good luck ...Read more
Probably not: Rls is described as an irresistible urge to move the legs which is often accompanied by unusual or unpleasant sensations in the legs that may be described as creeping, tugging, or pulling. What you are describing sounds more like nocturnal leg cramps which is commonly associated with varicose veins. ...Read more
Various Reasons: This could be due to an electrolyte imbalance like low calcium or potassium. It could also be due to stress or anxiety. Could also be from caffeine, medication, exercise or lack of exercise. If its bothersome or persistent, a doctor can help evaluate from history and labwork exactly why this is happening in your muscles. ...Read more
Diaphragm: If you have started into an aerobic program and notice this pain it could be spasms of the diaphragm. This is a large muscle in thelower torso which can become overworked if just starting on a new aerobic program. If it does not get better over a short time period seek medical help to find out what is going on. ...Read more
Stress and dryness: You're referring to a 'blepharospasm', which is a flickering of the eyelid that usually resolves spontaneously after a few months. It's almost always caused by stress (including not sleeping well) and dryness. Try using artificial tears 4 times a day. If it doesn't go away after a few months, get checked. ...Read more
Could be contraction: If you were my patient, i would send you to the labor room to make sure you are not having premature contractions or premature labor, or abruption or anything not good and to check your cervix length to make sure your cervix is not getting too short, once I have ruled out all those problems then it could be muscle, i would demand for either your OB to see you today in office or go to labor room. ...Read more
Many things: Muscles contract or spasm for many reasons. In hot weather a perspiring athlete can get dehydrated and lose electrolytes causing cramps. That's why it's important to stay hydrated. Low potassium can cause cramps. Bananas are a good source of potassium. Other causes include poor blood circulation , insufficient stretching before exercise, magnesium or calcium deficiency, and certain medications. ...Read more
May be low calcium: With your age right now you should be taking calcium supplement 1200-1500mg per day.You may be low in calciumto have those muscle cramping.You should have your blood test done to check for calcium and vit.D as well because if you do not have enough vit d, your calcium that you are taking would not get to absorb properly. ...Read more
Yes: You should talk with your doctor about switching to another medication. ...Read more
Can damage to the 11th cranial nerve cause sustained muscle contraction of the trapezius? If so, how can it be treated and what is most effective?
I have involuntary muscle contractions on my right fore head, They are not not painful but it happens on a 24 years old scar. What could be wrong?
Blepharospasm: Causes quivering or involuntary contraction of the muscle surrounding the eye. This can be a significant problem and often can be relieved with Botox injections into the orbicularis muscle under the guidance of an ophthalmologist or neurologist experienced in the use of the medication. The drug induces a reversible paralysis of the muscle making the contractions significantly less. ...Read more
Tenesmus: Definition of "tenesmus" = ineffectual and painful straining at stool. If this sounds familiar, please stop and seek medical help or risk hemorrhoids, fissures, prolapse, etc. Rectal dysfunctional, and for that matter constipation in general, can reflect a variety of problems that should be systemically evaluated and treated. ...Read more
? Eyelid infection : Involuntary twitches, or myokymia, often result from muscle irritation due to adjacent infection. The eyelids are susceptible to these due to the close proximity of oil glands and muscle elements. Lid hygiene, including warm compresses and topical antibiotic steroid drops or ointment will often relieve this, although it can recur if maintenance treatment is not done. ...Read more
If you tap certain parts of my face corresponding parts of my face move such as an eyebrow. Small reflexive muscle contractions. What is this called?
I had bleeding in 3rd month of preg,now sixth but have increased libido,is orgasm safe now?can't control myself ,afraid of orgasm muscle contractions
Lortab causing violent muscle spasm & jerks that move my 210 lbs body at ease via muscle contractions. This is a new reaction after taking 5yrs. Why?
What are the causes of numbness and muscle contractions? Is it more of lack of vitamins? Please help
See details: Vitamin deficiencies are a less likely cause. There are numerous possible causes and a neurologist may provide insight into which cause is present in your case. ...Read more
Took gabapentin for neuralgia 100mg OD for 7d, discont'd 4 d ago b/o palpitations, unusual muscle contractions. Still have muscle contractions, why?
I get a sensation up my arms, followed by muscle contractions in my arms and neck, and my eyes want to roll backwards. This lasts maybe 5 seconds.
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Tapered off klonopin (clonazepam) in 2 months. After i got off, i keep getting one sided muscle contractions in my neck when i swallow and its stiff. W/d symptom?
Withdrawal Syndrome: Clonazepam is a very addictive drug. The severity and duration of Clonazepam withdrawal and detox is hard to predict. Try alternative or east west integrative medicine like cognitive behavior therapy and/or acupuncture. Keep up the good job. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild tngling all over body, involuntary muscle contractions, sore throat which has cleared, and occasional shocks in body. 18m and very scared. Help?!
See your doctor: You are miserable due to physical and/or mental health issues. See your primary care doctor asap! ...Read more
Been having severe muscle contractions in my limbs. I take potassium ca & mg. Last nite began bilat mus. Of inner thighs. Cause?
Multiple: Muscle crampr are very frequent to occur specially in older individual.Muscle cramps that occur at night and at rest could be very painful.True ethiology of those cramps is unknown..Frequent reasons are low electrolytes, overuse.Medical conditions that cause electrolyte imbalance can cause cramps, neurologycal conditions such as als(amyotrophic lateral esclerosis)radiculopathy diabetic neuropathy.Ot. ...Read more
In dystonia are the muscles subjected to the involuntary contraction ever damaged from the involuntary contraction?
Bulk up: In all the dystonias i've seen, i can't think of one where the abnormal contraction itself caused muscle injury. Usually, the muscle bulks up due to repeated "exercise" from the dystonia. Over time there can be damage to adjacent joints. For example, torticollis can damage the neck joints over the years due to extra wear and tear. Dystoniascan cause the muscle to hurt, but not damage. ...Read more
Voluntary/involuntar: Muscle contraction is voluntary, like when you are picking something up off the table. Muscle spasms are involuntary, and often painful, as they happen wuickly and forcefully for no apparent reason, there are many causes of muscle spasms, if they happen to you often seek medical attention to determine the cause. ...Read more
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This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more
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