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I am experiencing muscle cramps or spasms (painful), severe. The following also describes me: Muscle cramps or spasms. What should I do?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: We really need

more information.
..where are the cramps....what is your general health like??? At your age (61) a number of possibilities exist as do the number of treatments available! Seek a "hands On" examination...start with your PCP (Primary Care Provider)

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z

In brief: We really need

more information.
..where are the cramps....what is your general health like??? At your age (61) a number of possibilities exist as do the number of treatments available! Seek a "hands On" examination...start with your PCP (Primary Care Provider)

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z
Thank
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Many causes

Muscle cramps are extremely common and many times we do not find a cause of them. However, there are reasons that need to be ruled out.
For example, cramps/spasms can come from side effects to medications, electrolyte abnormalities, other neurologic conditions so you need an evaluation including a full neurologic exam, lab tests and possibly more specific nerve testing such as EMG/NCV testing

In brief: Many causes

Muscle cramps are extremely common and many times we do not find a cause of them. However, there are reasons that need to be ruled out.
For example, cramps/spasms can come from side effects to medications, electrolyte abnormalities, other neurologic conditions so you need an evaluation including a full neurologic exam, lab tests and possibly more specific nerve testing such as EMG/NCV testing
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