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What kind of doctor sees somebody for muscle cramps?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for muscle cramps?

Start with internist: An internist is a general practitioner. Problem could be caused by medication causing low potassium, not drinking enough fluids, overusage of muscles, a muscle disease such as pmr etc. If internist can't find cause, consider a physiatrist (specialist in entire musculoskeletal system); or rheumatologist (joint and muscle diseases)., generally, drink more water, eat lots potassium rich foods (fruits). ...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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Do doctors see a lot of patients with muscle cramps?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with muscle cramps?

Yes: Cramps are very common but can arise for many different reasons. There are simple treatments once properly diagnosed, but you will have to see a physician to determine your cause. ...Read more

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A fall caused a crack in my kneecap while out-of-town. I waited a week to see the doc. I have extreme muscle cramps in my thigh. Is that a concern?

A fall caused a crack in my kneecap while out-of-town.  I waited a week to see the doc.  I have extreme muscle cramps in my thigh. Is that a concern?

It could be: The four muscles of the quadriceps the patella, the patellar tendon all the other soft tissues attaching to the patella , the tibial tuberosity form the extensor mechanism, so no surprise if you have some cramps in the leg. The spasm of those muscles could separate the fracture more and increase the injury. ...Read more

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I have had muscle cramps in my calfs for a few weeks now. Could it be blood clots or low potassium? Should i see a doctor right away?

I have had muscle cramps in my calfs for a few weeks now. Could it be blood clots or low potassium? Should i see a doctor right away?

Yes: You need to have a specific venous ultrasound of your legs to rule out a deep vein thrombosis -blood clot, but also to see if you have vein disease which is treatable. See vein specialist called phlebologist: www.Phlebology.Org. Inherited disease of veins has faulty valves in leg veins, allows blood to flow backwards down leg and can cause cramping. Office treatments available & compression socks. ...Read more

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Does white vinegar help relieve muscle cramps/spasms? Went to ER last night for the body spasms. ( post thyroidectomy 5/31) the doc said test were ok

Check parathyroid : White vinegar not helpful. You need to check parathyroid gland function since they are usually located in the thyroid gland and if resected can result in hypocalcemia. Also check on ionized calcium which may be low.Do PTH assay. ...Read more

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I have lack of urine output and really bad muscle cramps. Should i call a doctor and what are possible causes?

See your doctor: Symptoms like this really do need to be checked, although can be something as simple as a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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I am deathly allergic to Sulfa meds, my doc just scribed me MELOXICAM for back pain & muscle cramps , does it have sulfa in it?

I am deathly allergic to Sulfa meds, my doc just scribed me MELOXICAM for back pain & muscle cramps , does it have sulfa in it?

Yes, close enough to: avoid.Meloxicam is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) Meloxicam is chemically designated as 4-hydroxy-2-methyl-N-(5-methyl-2-thiazolyl)-2H-1,2-benzothiazine-3-carboxamide-1,1-dioxide.It does contain sulfa, although not the typical sulfonamide structure which typically occurs in those with sulfa allergies.However, given your allergies, most would say to avoid. ...Read more

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I have headaches, severe cough and recent muscle cramps and loss of muscle control. I have had test done and no abnormalities appeared on an MRI and nothing wrong with my lungs in an x-ray. I have not been to a doctor since the muscle cramps started. I ha

I have headaches, severe cough and recent muscle cramps and loss of muscle control. I have had test done and no abnormalities appeared on an MRI and nothing wrong with my lungs in an x-ray. I have not been to a doctor since the muscle cramps started. I ha

Your : Your symptoms are very concerning and you need a complete medical evaluation. I am particularly concerned about the new symptom of muscle cramping and loss of hand control. I am glad you had an MRI and x-rays, but with your persistent symptoms of headache, cough, and now muscle cramps, you need a complete and thorough medical evaluation. It may help to write down your symptoms prior to visiting your doctor so that you can explain them completely. ...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