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Why do I experience intense abdominal muscle pain and cramping while running?

Why do I experience intense abdominal muscle pain and cramping while running?

Common problem.: Many people get abd muscle cramping while running. A lot of times it has to do with what you had to eat (and how soon you ate) prior to the run. Also, the abd muscles work hard during running - they provide core stability. If you are new to running or haven't run in awhile, it could take a few weeks before your abs feel better. Start low and go slow. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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I have had severe muscle pain and cramping throughout my body for a week. I just finished a course of prednisone for joint swelling. OTC meds aren't h?

I have had severe muscle pain and cramping throughout my body for a week. I just finished a course of prednisone for joint swelling. OTC meds aren't h?

Maybe low potassiium: We need to know the reason for the prednisone. Sometimes prednisone can change potassium or other electrolyte levels. Your physician will check some of these issues on your evaluation. If you are on a medicine for your Cholesterol this could impact this as well. This will be how your physician will evaluate these symptoms ...Read more

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How can I prevent stomach and abdominal muscle cramps during situps?

How can I prevent stomach and abdominal muscle cramps during situps?

Keep working out: As you become more fit you should experience less pain with the same intensity workout. If the cramps continue see an orthopaedic surgeon who will evaluate you for a possible abdominal wall herniation from your c-section. If you recently had the c-section ask your OB when it is safe to do situps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does high intake of sugar leads to muscle cramps while running or doing exercise?

Does high intake of sugar leads to muscle cramps while running or doing exercise?

Yes: It can cause cramps while lying down as well. It causes a spike in Insulin which drives potassium into the cells and the blood potassium goes down decreasing its availability for uptake into muscles resulting in cramping. ...Read more

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Palpitations and BP of 135/102. Also having weird muscle pain/cramping in right calf.

Palpitations and BP of 135/102. Also having weird muscle pain/cramping in right calf.

Go to an: Urgent care or er and get checked for electrolyte imbalance, clot in the leg, thyroid problem, pheochromocytoma etc. Hope u feel better soon! Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/high-blood-pressure/ds00100. ...Read more

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I am getting severe leg muscle pain if I do brisk walking or running, and climbing stairs. If I do normal walking its fine.?

I am getting severe leg muscle pain if I do brisk walking or running, and climbing stairs. If I do normal walking its fine.?

Possible Cause: This could be from possible exercise induced compartment syndrome if it is in your lower legs. I would recommend good hydration, lower leg strengthening and if it is very painful that actually stops you from activities you would like to do then consider seeing a specialist like myself or do compartment testing. ...Read more

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Pain in abdominal/pelvis region feels like period cramps but just finished period gyno didn't feel anything. What could be the cause? Can it be muscle

Pain in abdominal/pelvis region feels like period cramps but just finished period gyno didn't feel anything. What could be the cause? Can it be muscle

Menses cause cramps: And woman's menstrual cycle usually causes cramps if these are severe new or different or you have fever then seek medical attention promptly if there's fever drainage or they do not go away after five days ...Read more

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I always get muscle cramp especially abdominal part during my sleep, why is that? How to cure?

I always get muscle cramp especially abdominal part during my sleep, why is that? How to cure?

Motility pain: At night your GI tract does a lot of house keeping and has some big muscle contractions that might be the cause of these cramps. Avoid constipation would be first. Avoid food know to produce gas would be second. Would also consider peppermint tea or ginger tea at night prior to bed. ...Read more

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Pain in the lower right abdomen in the groin area? Muscle pain? What is this? Thanks

Overlap area: Complex answer: muscle pull/ spasm, hip labral tear, hernia, (sports or inguinal), ovarian cyst, hip arthritis, appendicitis, vaginal? Multiple specialties for work up. Start with primary care, orthopedics or OB gyn. ...Read more

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I had a complete thyroidectomy on 5/31/13. Since then I have been experiencing muscle cramps in my chest, underneath my breasts, abdomen and thumbs?

I had a complete thyroidectomy on 5/31/13. Since then I have been experiencing muscle cramps in my chest, underneath my breasts, abdomen and thumbs?

See your Dr: You should see your endocrinologist and make sure all your levels are good - especially your thyroid and parathyroid. ...Read more

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Back so painful day4 after bend to pick up toy. Constant muscle cramp in the R muscles along my lower spine & through to abdomen. Sharp local pain when move. When standing significantly curves to the left. Taking Valium, Panadineforte, nurofen- no relief

Acupuncture/streches: Sounds like a muscle spasms. It's getting worse so you need to try more aggressive management. Either acupuncture or deep tissue massage. The muscle relaxers and pain meds or steroids won't do much because muscle tissue is rarely touched by those. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause arm and leg pain? Similar to muscle pain and cramps

Muscle pain and: Cramps can be due to low magnesium or the side-effect of statin medications. Please see your doc. After that you may want to supplement w/magnesium. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Allergy shot consistanly in left arm, now c/o left arm muscle pain and hand cramp in l hand an arm?

Time for Neurologist: These are such unusual symptoms that have followed allergy shots, so one should be cautious about blaming the injections on these new problems. Any injury to the body may cause a condition known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy/crps complex regional pain syndrome, but it is hard to imagine that allergy shots could bring on such a complication. Please arrange to see a neurologist now for workup. ...Read more

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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more


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