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Why Do I Have Awful Muscle Spasms After Physical Therapy
Depends: It depends on why you are having pt. You may have a neurologic conditon that is causing some of your problems. You may have an electrolyte issues such as abnormal calcium, magnesium or potassium. You may just have poor conditioning and the work load you are doing is stimulating sick muscles and in turn, they cramp. Work with your doctor and therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Why wouldn't a doctors do further testing like xrays when i tell them I have shoulder and upper back pain even with physical therapy, pills, etc.?
Not necessary: For most back & joint pains, imaging like x-rays do not provide any more information than obtained through proper physical exam. Plus, it exposes you to unnecessary radiation and increases your cost. X-rays are really only good for fractures, dislocations, & other bony problems. Ct or MRI can give detailed info about muscles & nerves. But if it won't change the treatment, then what's the point? ...Read more
I have muscle knots in my arms and legs, they have been there for awhile now, I've tried muscle relaxers and they don't work! What can I do ?
Talk to your surgeon: He/she'll take care of it for you. Good luck. ...Read more
I had a shoulder arthroscopy and i didn't complete physical therapy. Are there exercises i can do to make it better?
Yes: When surgery was done and what procedures were performed would determine the type of exercises to do. Typically 4-6 weeks i immobilization with simple passive exercises followed by progression to active assisted, and the active motion. After 10-12 weeks strengthening can commence. This is based on rotator cuff repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have back pain.I have some numbness down my spine.I have had 4epiderals I have had xrays physical therapy &take pain medication. I need this fixed.
See a Spine Surgeon: Not sure if you have a diagnosis yet as to what's causing your symptoms. Any pain/numbness/tingling going down your legs? In addition to xrays, you will need a MRI of your lumbar spine to better evaluate your spine and see what could be causing your symptoms-if coming from your spine. Getting an accurate diagnosis, will then better enable your doctors to formulate a more effective treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Spinal injection: The most important aspect of fixing anything is knowing specifically what is wrong. To DX spine pain, neither the history, physical exam or MRI can definitively reveal the cause of pain. The most specific method is to anesthetize the purported pain generator (the structure the doctor thinks is causing the pain), and ask the patient if the pain was eliminated. If positive f/b long-term treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have myofascial pain syndrome i will not do trigger point injections or cortisone shots and muscle relaxers knock me out what else can I do for pain?
Hello....I have chronic leg spasms when i walk. I have tried multiple muscle relaxers, but none of them work. Do you have any suggestions?
Suggestions ...: In my opinion, you should first find out what's casing your "chronic leg spasms". That way the treatment can be directed at the cause rather than symptoms. ...Read more
Hi, I have hurt myself during some workout and I am still suffering from left hip pain . I think it is my gluteus muscles and lack of proper physiotherapist in our place I have no idea what is really happening to me .i am doing some gluteus muscles stretc
I have had two c-sections. I've had really bad back pain/spasms ever since. Meds and physical therapy haven't worked. Is there anything else i can do?
Workup: Pregnancy can put a lot of biomechanical strain on the lower back. Usually these symptoms reverse with delivery. If symptoms persist see your primary care specialist or a pain medicine specialist. They should examine you and determine if imaging studies are warranted. Imaging studies can help in diagnosing disc problems or any other abnormalities that may be responsible for your pain. ...Read more
Is it normal to have intense burning pain and bruises a week after massage therapy ? I am in lots pain, what do I do?
Hip Pain: Hip pain can be caused from many things such as overuse, referred pain from the lower leg (mostly knee) to your low back, pelvic organs, arthritis, ligament weakness. See your doctor or a sports medicine physician for more information. Try using Motrin 600mg 2-3x/day on a full stomach and stretch to see if that helps. ...Read more
I'm having a lot of achy muscles and headaches, been really fatigued, and have felt unrested even after good sleep. What can I do to to feel better?
Aches: First, get a complete medical evaluation by your family doctor to rule out physical causes for your symptoms. ...Read more
See below: Do to the strenuous activity the muscles are overused and drained of essential chemicals thus cause fatigue and pain. ...Read more
How do I know if I have damage from a chiropractic treatment, and not just normal muscle soreness?
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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