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Why Am I Having Muscle Spasms
Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more
Normal: I assume you had arthroscopic knee surgery;muscle spasms after knee arthroscopic surgery are both normal and not uncommon.From the surgery itself, the use of a "leg holder" or tourniquet(if used)--muscle spasms will occur.If they continue or become more severe or long -lasting, check w/ your surgeon.Good luck! ...Read more
A possible cause: One of the most common symptoms of varicose veins and venous incompetence is leg cramps. As much as 65% of the time, people with varicose veins will have leg cramps. Although there are many other possible causes, as others have said, if you have any visible veins in your legs, you should see a venous specialist (phlebologist) for help. Tired muscles or an an electrolyte imbalance can be a cause. ...Read more
Many causes: There are many possible causes of muscle spasms. Among the most common is magnesium deficiency; taking magnesium as taurate, glycinate or citrate may help. Stress (which can cause magnesium deficiency) is a cause. Potassium or calcium deficiency, structural imbalances, toxic chemicals & medication side effects can also be causes. Stretching, relaxation techniques & massage may be help. See comment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not cramps.: The breast tissue is made up of glands, fibrous support, and fatty tissue, but not muscle. There are muscles underlying the breasts that can get sore with overuse or strain, however. ...Read more
Do you have: Any other issues, such as a spinal cord injury? If not, and even if you do, consider seeing your doc for a quick urinalysis to make sure you do not have a UTI or a UTI that is climbing up toward kidneys which can be even more serious. Hydrate well and see a doc. Hope you feel better! ...Read more
I am taking elavil (amitriptyline) for bladdet spasms, and now I am having trouble peeing. What could be wrong?
I am having esophageal spasms in waves. I know I am not having a heart attack. I take hyocyamine for colon spasms. What else can I do?
Unrelated: They is no relationship between the two. ...Read more
Dont know: These type of medical concerns require a face-to-face consult with a primary care physician. There could be many reasons your stomach is bothering you. The good news is that we can fix them if we know what the reason for your discomfort really is. ...Read more
Systemic process: These symptoms suggest a systemic process. The chills suggest infection. Aching joints can occur in a mutitude of settings and the weakness may be due to muscle invovlement or the muscle strength may be limited due to the pain. An evaluation is in order and you need ot see your physician to clarify your symptoms. You need to take your temperature and see if there is fever with chill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having strong back pain and feel like my hips are being pulled apart I am 38 weeks pregnant wot could this be?
Softening Pelvis: Your pelvic joints are softening & shifting to allow your baby to move through the birth canal. It is actually pretty common to have pain this late in the pregnancy. You can use a full body pillow when lying down to support your pelvis. Try not to be on your feet all day. You are almost there- the joy of your new baby will make all this worth it. ...Read more
Having toothache resulting to me having headaches, i have been having insomnia and alot of muscle pain.
Anxiety and Stress: can create dramatic sensations and symptoms like, toothache, headache, muscle pain, etc. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your doctor (GP) can provide you with diagnosis and treatment options or referral to a specialist. Also see DDS to rule out teeth problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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