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Muscle Spasm

A muscle spasm is a sudden involuntary movement of one or more muscles in the body. It is caused due to dehydration, stress, muscle fatigue, restricted blood supply, inadequate stretching, and depletion of electrolytes. There is muscle twitching with spasm in the affected region. It is treated by stretching, doing massage, doing exercise, keeping the body hydrated, and applying ice packs helps to provide relief.

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Why do I have lower abdominal pain after sexual activity?

Query: Hello doctor, I had intercourse without penetration three days ago, and from the next day, I am having lower abdominal pain on my left side. Kindly help me with your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Saquib Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Intercourse is said only when there is some penetrative component. Would you please elaborate on what was done? Do you have any inflammation, redness, or ulceration in that area? Kindly follow up with elaboration on your complaint to evaluate you further. Thanks.  Read Full »

I have discomfort in my sternum and upper chest. When I stretch my arms or upper body, I also experience a cracking sound. What could be done?

Query: Hello doctor, My sternum has been giving me trouble for the past eight months. In any case, everything will be alright, but my upper chest particularly the sternum will become really unpleasant. I had to push my shoulders all the way back to get rid of this, and after that, everything felt normal on...  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello,Welcome read your query and can understand your concern.The cause of this is a severe case of muscular spasm. Your medical care will be provided for at least 10 days. I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below.Take capsule Myoril (thiocolchicoside) 4 mg once dai...  Read Full »

I slipped while running a month ago after which I suffered from a loss of lumbar lordosis. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I slipped while running a month ago after which I suffered from a loss of lumbar lordosis. I consulted a doctor who gave me a painkiller and an ointment. But the condition has not improved. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query. It seems you have a muscle spasm. So, I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below. 1. Avoid lifting heavy weights. 2. Avoid arching your back. 3. Avoid sitting for long hours. 4. Avoid two-wheeler rides. 5. Improve your posture...  Read Full »

I am experiencing sharp muscular pains, similar to muscle spasms, in my shoulder blade. What can be the reason?

Query: Hello doc, What might be causing sharp muscular pains, similar to muscle spasms, in my shoulder blade? I am 22-year-old, weighing 132.28 pounds and I am not taking any medication. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Firstly, I would like to inform you that, there are several potential causes for experiencing sharp muscular pains resembling muscle spasms in the shoulder blade. Some of these causes include the followings: Poor posture...  Read Full »

What do genetic tests do for chronic muscle spasms and ataxia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 47 years old woman and I have been dealing with health complications for most of my life and so I have managed well with diet and exercise. I have presented with ataxia on three different occasions and IV antioxidant therapies were helpful to relieve my symptoms. A few years ago, car...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have a chronic myopathic problem along with some episodes of ataxia and cardiac problems. It seems that some evaluation and screening tests that have been done previously including MRI, EMG, and blood tests and the results convinced you th...  Read Full »

I cannot straighten my leg like before. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 18-year-old female, and I cannot straighten my left leg quickly. It is like the muscle is tangled. I have been experiencing this frequently. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It can be acute muscular or due to trauma. For that physical examination is necessary. If swelling is present along with pain and restricted movement, then fracture should be ruled out by digital X-ray. According to t...  Read Full »

What causes a headache that subsides when I turn my head?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain on the left side of my head near my neck. I feel that it is my neck pain that is hurting my head. Sometimes, when I turn my head, the pain is relieved. What could it be? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The pain is not due to bone, as the pain will be constant and does not subside on turning the head. Given that it does subside with the turning of your head, it can be due to the tendon that connects your neck and head, like the sternocleid...  Read Full »

I am getting muscle spasms while doing sudden movements. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old,male. I am getting wierd type of muscle spasms since past 15 years. Those spasm gets triggered when I do sudden movements like when suddenly get up from chair and start walking, I get spams. It lasts for 5 to 10 seconds. Spasms look like my legs and hands are rapidly...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I must assure you that you are in right hand and right thing communicated to you about thetetanic spasms which you are experiencing for the last 15 years. Majority of patients (read all) show good response to Vitamin D supplementation when there is deficiency and same ca...  Read Full »

What causes my several episodes of muscle twitching at random places?

Query: Hello doctor, I am contacting you regarding some symptoms I have been having lately. I am a 30-year-old male. I take no medication. My height is 181 cm, my weight is 133 kg, and I am generally overall healthy. Before one and half years, I had several episodes of muscle twitching. The muscle twitchin...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms do not seem to be related to any serious neurological disorder. The fact that your symptoms stopped for a short period is indicative that anxiety could be the cause. Anyway, I would suggest performing...  Read Full »

What causes spasms in the middle portion of the chest?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been smoking for ten years. But I quitted for a year now. I have mild asthma and taking asthma medicine. I am having stomach acid problems for a year and using Pantoprazole for this issue. I have terrible muscle spasms for more than a year. When I have a lot of stomach acid or I am ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query. I am sorry for the discomfort you are having. Do you have any dysphagia that is difficulty in swallowing food? Spasm in the middle of chest includes following differential diagnosis: 1) Could be related to heart and heart vessels - This has b...  Read Full »

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