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Why Does My Leg Have Shakes Or Muscle Spasms Since I Fractured That Pelvis
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 am I having compression fractures in my spine along with pain in pelvic area, muscle spasms in feet, legs, and tendon area?
See your doctor: All those symptoms appear unrelated. It is very unusual for someone of your age to have spinal compression fractures without significant trauma. So if you really do have compression fractures, you need to find out what is causing those fractures? You will need to undergo a physical exam, and various diagnostic work-up, to understand what's is causing these issues. ...Read more
Muscle spasm of the upper portion of the r. Thigh after 2nd hip replacement. March '09. Revision june '09, fractured trochanter?
See your surgeon: Are you asking what you should do for your muscle spasms or are you asking if your greater trochanter ostetomy or fracture is the culprit? If your spasms in your thigh are frequent and/ or worsening or associated w/ weight bearing than see your treating orthopedic surgeon for treatment. Best of luck! ...Read more
What to do if I fractured my pelvis in july and the doctor says it's healed but why does my muscles in my upper leg hurt?
Pelvic fracture: They muscles arround the hip are attached to pelvic bone. PR should help resolve the pain and weakness ...Read more
Healthy, sharp, active till 90, isch cva. Fell, fracture pelvis at 92/ weak thigh shaking limb. Rapid cog decline and hearing sounds not there 6mo out?
What is question?: This sounds like a tragic complication of an ischemic (bloot clotting stroke) but there is no specific question here, rather a list of symptoms. Please rephrase into a specific question and I am sure we can help... ...Read more
8mo ago developed shaking of l thigh after weakened by pelvic fracture. Now l arm shook suddenly today when fatigued. What testing, treatment needed?
Muscle spasms legs, feet and side back come and go, mild but noticeable. Had for 1 month. Is it MS, ALS will I get paralysed?
No: Someone has been reading too many medical horror stories. It is mega highly unlikely that spasms in an otherwise healthy 20 year old represent anything but overuse or electrolyte disturbance. The diseases you mention generally do not begin like that. See your family doc for an evaluation and reassurance of the correct diagnosis, so you can get this problem resolved. ...Read more
Could I have multiple sclerosis even if my MRI was normal? I have a lot of the symptoms (muscle spasm, weakness, tingling down my back and legs), but my MRI didn’t show anything. Can an MRI miss ms?
Typically not: Mri is the most sensitive test available to aid in the diagnosis of ms. While there are rare cases of MRI negative ms, the vast, vast, vast majority of patients with ms have MRI abnormalities. Having said that, given your symptoms it would be important to know if the cervical and thoracic spinal cord were imaged. If brain and spinal cord imaging negative then not likely to be ms. ...Read more
Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? I'm 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?
Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?
Bad choices: You probably don't need or want to pick A or B. Both require a doctor's DX and TX and it might be another thing altogether. A common cause of neuropathy is a diabetic condition w/ other signs too - are you a diabetic? Get into care if 'yes'! MS usually starts a bit later in age. Have an exam to find an answer. Best! ...Read more
Hip/ butt muscle spasms on left side like charlie horse. Recent MS dx. Possible symptom? Very painful lasted 2 days already. Suggestions?
SOME THOTS: Pain is very common in ms, and can present numerous ways, and even migraine is present in ms pts at a frequency of 2-4 times normals. However, your muscle spasms could represent a separate process in hip, back, pelvis. (unlikely, but if you were given steroids, check for avascular necrosis in hip). Lastly, do not want to second guess your doc, but there are oral meds now (no needles). ...Read more
Dystonia is different than Parkinsons.
Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder, in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. The movements may resemble a tremor. Dystonia is often initiated or worsened by voluntary movements, and symptoms may “overflow” into adjacent muscle ...Read more
Evening after drinking the night before, my legs start shaking and I start having random muscle spasms. Help?
Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?
Illi shake my right foot violently in my sleep, rht hip hurts, the muscles in my leg in the calf are spots of extreme tenderness, both feet w burn and?
I hurt my back this weekend, I have muscle spasms in my back, groin and calve on the left side. Also pain and numbness in both legs and feet.
If numbness...: If you are experiencing leg pain and numbness associated with back pain it is possible that you might be experiencing a spine disc herniation comprising a nerve. If these symptoms are severe it is important that you see a doctor ASAP for formal exam and treatment. Depending on the findings and the severity of symptoms you might need an MRI. If not severe physical therapy might be indicated. ...Read more
Can tight, spasming hip, butt, low back muscles on one side cause leg to hurt? Had steroid shot in butt gave a little relief but still feels crampy
Spasm: Absolutely, spasm can reduce blood flow and cause pain/aching in the leg. Not sure why you had the steroid IM shot though. Consider getting your low back looked at by a chiropractor or a DO who knows how to manipulate. Odds are you have a structural issue somewhere below L2. Soak in a hot bath then do some gentle stretching exercises. ...Read more
Possibly: If you are exercising and having acute pain while doing the exercises, you may need to rethink this activity. Also if you have severe pain or prolonged pain the next day after exercise you may be overdoing it. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more
First chiropractor appointment today. Now, am having frequent muscle spasms throughout my legs (w/ hip pain), arms & back. Are the spasms normal?
Be very careful: I am not a Chiropractor but I am a Spine Surgeon and I see patients that have suffered spine injury after Chiropractic care. This is very rare but an unusual amount of pain after treatment can be a sign that your spine has been injured. You must seek help. Start with Chiropractor but if you get no where get to doctor. More likely than not, you will be fine but don't take the chance. ...Read more
After stretching, I could not stand from serious hip pain and burning. I have leg weakness and muscle spasms. Want to get back to the gym, but pain?
I have constant hip pain and muscle spasms in my thigh and calf with numbness in the outer half of my foot. What other tests besides MRI should happen?
Nerve damage: What your experiencing is nerve damage. It will or may be permanent if the cause is not corrected. Nerve conduction velocity is needed to help determine this. I would get the MRI asap. Then have your physician refer you to a neurosurgeon and neurologist to get further evaluation. A normal MRI and abnormal nerve study may indicate a more severe condition in terms of a demyelinating process. ...Read more
Muscle spasm in left groin/thigh while sitting. Am I compressing a nerve? Where is the said nerve?
Yes: It sees like with sitting you are causing compression in the area of the abductors and maybe the gluteus muscles. It depends on your weight and what type of exercise you do, . Running, elliptical machines and stair climbing can cause tightness in the quadriceps and hamstring muscles. With a unilateral spasm, it could be the way you sit at your desk or drive your car. May need an evaluation. ...Read more
11 weeks after my hip replacement I still get severe tendon / muscle spasm in the inner thigh. I was told its because I've been over doing things?
Post hip operation: You shold not be having severe muscle spasms. Something is not right. Best to see your surgeon for a re check to see what is wrong. ...Read more
It's 5 weeks since my anterior hip replacement. Is it common to have severe muscle spasm in the inner thigh muscle & what can I do to relieve it?
Pelvic stress fracture 2yrs ago-leg turned out due to antalgic gait. Pain is gone but leg is stuck in turned out position. Can this be rehabbed?
Hi=culprit: Ur a antalgic gait may have been due 2 a sub clinical hip fx. Or 1 that was missed. This then caused what we call an insufficiency fractur or stress fx. The hip fx also may have been an insufficiency fx or due 2 minor trauma. It also healed with some external rotational deformity, pain= gone when healed. ...Read more
What is the difference in symptoms between a muscle knot and a stress fracture in your lower leg?
A stress: Fracture is an injury to the bone caused by repetitive microtrauma (for example, in the tibia from running). A muscle knot is not a medical term, but could represent a muscle strain or possibly spasm. So, a stress fracture is a bone injury, and a muscle "knot" is a muscle injury. ...Read more
After deconditioning from fall/pelvic fracture, can control of leg on that side be lost (shaky, sways when trying to stand)? Can standing hurt knee?
Yes, not likely: Your quadriceps muscles atrophy very quickly. Within the first three weeks of inactivity, they become very weak and it is difficult to stand comfortably, let alone walk. Unless there was further leg injury, I would not expect you to hurt your knee. It is more likely that you are experiencing referred pain from the pelvis injury. Seek help from a physical therapist in getting your strength back. ...Read more
After a bad tibial plateau fracture and other issues, my leg hasn't bent past 90 in 2yrs. Can I regain ROM past 90 or are muscles shortened for good?
Not muscles: Complicated tibial plateau fractures that extend into the joint and are 'depressed ' >1 cm. And involve both 'sides' of the joint even w/ excellent surgery/ plating / bone grafting portend a poorer prognosis. Xrays would be very helpful. However, loss of ROM is secondary to capsular 'contraction' because of immobilization, or inadequate initial joint reduction, etc... Muscle weakness/atrophy is2nd ...Read more
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...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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