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How can I relieve painful muscle spasms in leg?

How can I relieve painful muscle spasms in leg?

Massage: Massage and stretch the leg, make sure you are well hydrated. Sometimes magnesium supplements are helpful. Potassium deficiencies are also an issue but i would not self supplement potassium oher than a bananna without a doctors recommendation. ...Read more

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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Could stress cause painful muscle spasms in your rectum?

Could stress cause painful muscle spasms in your rectum?

Have it examined.: Since there are a lot or reasons for rectal spasm, I would have it checked out and examined. ...Read more

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What could cause extremely painful muscle spasms in my leg?

What could cause extremely painful muscle spasms in my leg?

Lack of practice: If you overuse a muscle it spasms when not warmed up--of course the most common electrolyte abnormality mg, k--then it could be caused by nerve if you have neuropathy-- if persist same place ask your doc. ...Read more

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Painful muscle spasms around temples.feels like there in my temples is that ok or do I need to worry ?

Painful muscle spasms around temples.feels like there in my temples is that ok or do I need to worry ?

Tension-type: Headache can develop from episodic Tension-type Headache and the resultant headache is considered a chronic form. The clinical presentation is similar to episodic TTH except for the increased frequency of attacks. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the cervical muscles (neck) as well as the pericranial muscles. Rec.: see orofacial pain/headache specialist ...Read more

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I can be sound asleep when suddenly I get very painful muscle spasms in my back that hurt so bad I can't catch my breath?

I can be sound asleep when suddenly I get very painful muscle spasms in my back that hurt so bad I can't catch my breath?

Examination and labs: With what sounds to be a history of a herniated disk I think you can definitely benefit from a good back examination, screening labs, and a good exercise (Tai Chi, yoga) program ...Read more

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Painful muscle spasms and damage. How to deal with his?

Painful muscle spasms and damage. How to deal with his?

Stretching: Muscle spasms can be due to alot of reasons. Typically stretching the muscles and icing them can help release the tension. Also trying a course of anti-inflammatories might also be helpful. If you are not improving with this within a few days, you may need further evaluation by a doctor to determine other causes of pain. ...Read more

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Can Cortisone medication relieve painful muscle spasms throughout your body?

Can Cortisone medication relieve painful muscle spasms  throughout your body?

Possibly: All corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory effects, affecting cyclooxygenase pathway, interfere with inflammatory cascade, reduce the release of inflammatory mediators, cytokines, TNFs involved in the inflammatory response. Muscle tone and spasm are mediated through intrafusal and extrafusal fibers with gamma motor neurons. Corticosteroid may reduce muscle spasm caused by inflammation. ...Read more

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I wonder how long painful muscle spasms/issues in my whole back last which are caused by a bulging disc? It's been 1 month since i got injured.

I wonder how long painful  muscle spasms/issues in my whole back last which are caused by a bulging disc? It's been 1 month since i got injured.

variable: Muscle spasms are usually secondary to pain or something that is irritating your back(disc). They can last weeks or longer depending on the work that u do or activity level. See your ors for an evaluation and he can also prescribe tx. For your muscle spasms(heat, massage, possibly muscle relaxer, etc), good luck! ...Read more

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Why do I get these painful muscle spasms in my foot?

Different reasons: Are you flatfooted or high arched? What type of shoes do you wear? Need to check for magnesium deficiency, check potassium levels, make sure you are well hydrated. Massage and stretch the spasm to help relieve it. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasm is a symptom in which a person's muscle or muscles tighten up and stay contracted for longer than they should. Some causes of muscle spasms are nerve problems, muscle problems, injuries, infections, ...Read more


Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Painful Muscle Spasms (Definition)

Painful muscle spasms is a symptom that can be caused by dehydration or mild electrolyte abnormalities, such as ...Read more