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Which treatment works the best and fastest for muscle cramps?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for muscle cramps?

Warm the muscle: Muscle cramps can be treated with heat, contrary to joints which we treat with ice. Other things to consider are electrolyte balance. Potassium is important. Gentle stretching and medications such as muscle relaxants may also help. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

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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What are the best treatments for muscle cramps & restless legs?

What are the best treatments for muscle cramps & restless legs?

Requip (ropinirole): Consider consulting with a physician regards the usage of this prescription for you condition. It is fda approved for treatment of restless leg syndrome. There is a dosage schedule for the first month, then the dosage remains constant from that point forward. Another consideration would be quinine sulfate, which is not longer fda approved for this condition, but the 324 mg. Version may work. ...Read more

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Read(wikipedia) that cremaster muscle can experience spasms/cramps which can b chronic& debilitating in adlt males, treatment may involve botox, true?

Read(wikipedia) that  cremaster muscle can experience spasms/cramps which can b chronic& debilitating in adlt males, treatment may involve botox, true?

Botox for spasms: Botox is used for temporary relief of muscle spasms/contractions and has been used commonly in facial aesthetics to treat deep frown lines, to treat migraines and hyperhidrosis (increased sweating in armpit areas). So, it can be used for the cremaster if other treatments have been availed without success or benefit. ...Read more

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High blood sugars and muscle spasms and cramps treatment ?

High blood sugars and muscle spasms and cramps treatment ?

Treatment depends on: whether you are an established diabetic, or just starting to be one, or just sick from other things like viruses and allergies. High blood sugar is usually a warning sign of diabetes, but other hormonal conditions can cause that. Or high intake of sugars. Are you on insulin? or are you an athlete or body-builder on steroids? Need more info my friend. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Im on medication for GERD and reflux treatment ie nexium, (esomeprazole) ganaton & duspatalin. However I been getting muscle cramp every now and then, why is that?

Im on medication for GERD and reflux treatment ie nexium, (esomeprazole) ganaton & duspatalin. However I been getting muscle cramp every now and then,  why is that?

Hypomagnesemia: Some people get problems with magnesium absorption in small bowel or you may be on diuretics or have malabsorption--so you could measure magnesium in blood or just get magnesium supplements from over the counter- 1-muscle cramps has a variety of other causes?Get blood work-- 2- try to go without Nexium (esomeprazole) and see if muscle cramps go away. ...Read more

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My mom is 66. She is having severe cramping in the flexor and extensor muscles of her left hand and forearm. She is also having lower back pain.

My mom is 66. She is having severe cramping in the flexor and extensor muscles of her left hand and forearm. She is also having lower back pain.

Needs exam: There are a variety of conditions that may cause your mother's symptoms. Many of them can be ruled out by an exam and some labs. I would suggest starting with her regular DR who knows her medical history the best. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for occasional lower leg cramp?

What is the best treatment for occasional lower leg cramp?

Make sure you : Are well hydrated. I find magnesium supplements to be helpful, particularly if dealing with a night cramp. Bananas for their potassium may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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What treatments can reduce muscle cramping due to nerve damage?

What treatments can reduce muscle cramping due to nerve damage?

VItamin and drug: Vitamin b is great nourishment for nerves. I usually recommend vitamin b complex to my patients. Another alternative in prescription Lyrica (pregabalin) or Neurontin (gabapentin). ...Read more

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What treatments are there for muscle cramps?

What treatments are there for muscle cramps?

Symptomatic/Cause rx: The treatment depends on the cause of the muscle cramps, but symptomatic treatment to relieve symptoms can be done.Anti inflammatory&pain meds, muscle relaxants and physical therapy/message. ...Read more

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Forearm Muscle Cramping (Definition)

Occasional forearm muscle cramping is a symptom in which there is spasm of the arm muscles. It is temporary and can be due to dehydration or low levels ...Read more