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Why Do I Have Muscle Spasms
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
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
Reason for cough?: Check with your doctor before you start purchasing otc medications or go with homeopathic/herbal or other concoctions. Cough could be post nasal drip mucus (upper respiratory) versus cough-wheezing (lower-asthma-bronchitis). Give a good history of when it began, what times of day are worse, associated symptoms, what you have given. ...Read more
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
Numerous reasons: There are number of reasons for this, from benign (benign fasiculations) to severe (e.g. ALS). The best way to know is to have a good medical evaluation. ...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
Muscle Twitching: Acutely compressed nerves can result in muscle twitching, muscle spasm and typical painful radiation patterns. This is due to the abnormal signal the nerves are now sending to the muscles which are reacting to its signal. Sometimes this is an involuntary action in which the nerve is reacting like a reflex arc that is on replay. This cycle of nerve signaling needs to be broken to improve this. ...Read more
Magnesium deficiency: Low mag means a true deficiency or relative. Most folk think it is just potassium, but mag is another key mineral need to keep muscles quiet. Muscular issues. Heat stretching and massage. See a good massage person who will unlock your jaw, face and neck/shoulders. Add in magnesium, epsoms soaking. I love acupuncture and myofasical release w Lidocaine trigger point needling. ...Read more
Heavy is the head...: Your head is an immense object. Weights at least 15 to 20 pounds, as it's a large ball of bone filled with water and "other stuff". If your shoulders and neck are holding it in a bad posture, or in the same position for awhile, you'll strain the neck muscles. Typing long periods, driving, etc can do it. Getting a better posture, moving around, and changing activity will help. ...Read more
Localized slight: twitches do not fit with dystonia, which is characterized by involuntary muscle contractions that cause slow repetitive movements or abnormal posturing. See photo. Dystonic movements can cause pain or occur with tremors or other neurologic abnormalities. Benign Fasciculation Syndrome fits better, but is a diagnosis of exclusion, so medical & neurological exams are needed to rule out other causes. ...Read more
Depends on so: Many things, but two common easy to fix things are dehydration and magnesium deficiency. Try taking an over the counter magnesium (if you are healthy and no other medical issues) and hydrate well with water and electrolytes to see if this helps decrease your spasms. If not, may need to see your physician to rule out minor metabolic issues or medications that could be making these worse. ...Read more
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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