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What is the best way to get rid of muscle knots that just roll when rubbed very painful been drinking lots of h2o muscles cramp easy?

What is the best way to get rid of muscle knots that just roll when rubbed very painful been drinking lots of h2o muscles cramp easy?

Check electrolytes: Yea, check your electrolytes and also look into the activities you do that may lead to the muscle spasms. Work, sports etc can set you up for these problems. ...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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I'm 19 weeks preganant and I notice that whenever I do simple things that involve my stomach muscles, I recieve a sharp cramp. Is this normal?

I'm 19 weeks preganant and I notice that whenever I do simple things that involve my stomach muscles, I recieve a sharp cramp. Is this normal?

Muscle twinges: Your abdominal muscles are being stretched in ways they have not been asked to before. You don't even have to be doing something and can feel those sharp, sudden twinges. As long as they are not prolonged or crampy, you are fine. Just another sign that your baby is growing well and working on getting the house bigger! ...Read more

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My muscles easily get sore, cramps easily, vit d deficiency and pcos? What is the reason for muscle soreness and weakness?

My muscles easily get sore, cramps easily, vit d deficiency and pcos? What is the reason for muscle soreness and weakness?

Muscle soreness: Muscle soreness can be due to a number of reasons you need to have a good physical exam and blood test to rule out conditions like arthritis, hypothyroid, low electrolytes but a common cause in heat could be decreased fluid intake and being out of shape a commonly used medication for cholesterol can also cause it exercising like stretching pilates yoga may help. ...Read more

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Ve muscle cramps 've trouble walking & diffculty in doing simple task like picking Things etc. Cbc, tsh, free t3, (liothyronine) vitD all nrml. Pain varies evryday?

Ve muscle cramps 've trouble walking & diffculty in doing simple task like picking Things etc. Cbc, tsh, free t3, (liothyronine) vitD all nrml. Pain varies evryday?

Not normal: Definitely get this checked out. Keep looking until you find the cause, this is not normal for a 29yo. Could be anything from neurologic to vascular in nature. ...Read more

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Could potassium level 3.5 be simple cause for my irregular heart beat, muscle cramps, exhaustion? Blood labs, chest xray, echo all read normal.

Could potassium level 3.5 be simple cause for my irregular heart beat, muscle cramps, exhaustion? Blood labs, chest xray, echo all read normal.

Potassium of 3.5: Although your potassium (k) of 3.5 meq/l is low, it is normal by lab standards. You should also have your doctor check your magnesium (m) level. A low m level can cause a low k, which cannot be corrected until the m level is normal as well. If both your k and m are not low on another blood test, you need to see a cardiologist to determine the cause of your cardiac problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do my muscles cramp up when I eat bananas or take a mineral supplement?

Probably not related: Potassium is usually recommended for muscle cramps, so these things should help. ...Read more

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I have severe muscle cramps?

I have severe muscle cramps?

Muscle cramps: Many causes. After exercise due to poor stretching or buildup of lactic acid. Dehydration or electrolyte imbalance. Medications? If legs may suggest poor circulation. Smoker? ...Read more

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How can I treat muscle cramps?

How can I treat muscle cramps?

Muscle spasms: If there is not a underlying disease that causes the cramping it can be treated with hydration, electrolyte replacement, use of magnesium oxide. ...Read more

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What can be done for muscle cramps?

What can be done for muscle cramps?

Stretch, hydrate: Muscle cramps causes are not always well understood. A regular stretching routine of the muscles that cramp can help. Make sure you are hydrated well, drinking at least 64 oz. Of water daily. You need to add in electrolyte-containing beverages if a heavy sweater, particularly during exercise. Quinine has been shown to help some and is most easily found in tonic water. Try 1-2 glasses/day. ...Read more

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What I will do with my muscle cramps?

Take pain meds/seeMD: We can not really advice you what to do with muscle cramps without knowing what is causing your muscle spasm.We need more history as to how lond, location, associated symptoms, meds being taken, and need physical exam and if indicated other tests.
Meawhile rest your muscles do not overuse them and take anti inflammatory pain meds and message may help as well. If persists check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I keep having random muscle cramps?

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

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What is good for muscle cramps and spasms?

What is good for muscle cramps and spasms?

Hydration, stretch: In general, keep hydrated, electrolyte balance, stretch the muscles and tendons regularly. If it is excessive cramping and spasms, get checked out by your dr. ...Read more

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Why is it that I keep getting muscle cramps?

Many things can: Cause muscle cramps. Potassium is a common culprit as well as dehydration even at small levels. Eat plenty of fruits rich in potassium. Most common in bananas and watermelon and stay hydrated. Many other things cause cramps including cholesterol meds, sodium deficiencies, if it is severe see a doc and they can look onto it further. ...Read more

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What to take to stop my muscles from cramping?

Water: Water, NSAID like naprosyn, (naproxen) potasium, calcium and magnesium. Avoid excess alcohol. If the pain radiates, or there is weakness or sensory deficits, seek medical attention asap! ...Read more

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What can you do for muscle cramps in your back?

ICE/HEAT: I have always recommended rubbing on a counter irritant like biofreeze, having an "ice massage" until uncomfortable, then apply moist heat. ...Read more

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How do you cure muscle cramps while working out?

Hydrat/gater/k+: You need to keep well hydrated as you sweat water a lot, you also loose imp electrolyts and deplead glycogen and sugars. So gatorade I feel is best, can't stand the taste of powerade, also banannas for potassium. K+ is the crampings main culprit. Do it like the nfl, they get a shot every time they leave the field, don't wait until ur dehydrated, 2 late. Continuous intake. Studies = cold/warm same. ...Read more

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How can you cure muscle cramps when working out?

How can you cure muscle cramps when working out?

Avoid overuse: Avoid overuse of muscles and increase you work out gradually to what you can tolerate, eat healthy diet which includes protein, fats, carbs in limited amount and the right kind, fruits and vegies, nuts, eggs. If it persists inspite of that get a check up with your doctor including blood test. ...Read more

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Muscle cramps after marathon? Please advice thanks

Likely electrolytes: Other than normal stiffness or a localized "charleyhorse", you should not have generalized muscle cramps. Most likely cause is an electrolyte imbalance / deficiency. If you did not have this in training and your longest run was at least 20 miles, then do this: review your fluid and food/gel intake for both. You may see a difference in water/energy drinks/gels which could lead to deficiency. Also, heat. ...Read more

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What kinds of remedies are there for muscle cramps?

What kinds of remedies are there for muscle cramps?

Many possibilities: One of the most common symptoms of varicose veins and venous incompetence is leg cramps. As much as 70% 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. ...Read more

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What causes cramps or pain in the temporalis muscle?

What causes cramps or pain in the temporalis muscle?

Chewing: Do you chew gum? Do you have tmj? How long has the pain lasted? What caused the pain to start? What have you tried to relieve the pain? Best to see a doctor. ...Read more

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How do I keep my muscles from cramping and stiffening?

How do I keep my muscles from cramping and stiffening?

Stretching: Muscles need to be exercised. Stretching and strengthening of muscles will help them be in optimal health, minimizing cramping and stiffness. ...Read more

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What's the best way to deal with muscle cramps from exercise?

Magnesium: Magnesium is a mineral involved in over 400 different processes in the body. Among other things, magnesium allows muscles to achieve a neutral, relaxed state. Try magnesium oxide 250 or 400 mg tabs. Dosage will be the amount it takes to relieve muscle cramps without giving loose stools. The only side effect from magnesium, if you have normal kidneys, is diarrhea and then only if you take too much. ...Read more

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How can I avoid or at least lessen muscle cramps after workout?

How can I avoid or at least lessen muscle cramps after workout?

Hydrate well: Often cramps are due to poor hydration and/or loss of electrolytes. Make sure you drink lots of fluids with electrolytes, like Gatorade, slow the pace of your workout and make sure to cool down slowly ...Read more

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What are the causes of muscle cramps and how do you eliminate them?

H20: Make sure you are getting enough water. Also consider a banana as that helps. ...Read more

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What are the causes of muscle cramps, and is there any way to stop them?

Multifactorial: Assuming you are talking about activity related cramps, I would say that the two most likely causes are electrolyte (salts) imbalance and poor hydration. Gatorade has an excellent site for fluid replacement in relation to excercise. In general you should be drinking 64 oz of fluid per day plus 12 oz for each hour of intense exercise. Avoid sodas and sugary drinks. Finally, ca+ and magnisium sup. ...Read more

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After having severe muscle cramps I can't control the the muscles in my body?

Strange and vague: The symptoms are strange and vague symptoms which would require more than an answer in this forum. ...Read more