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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I have chronic sialadenitis inside my right cheek. Do I need antibiotics or any test like MRI or CT?

Query: Hi doctor, I have chronic sialadenitis inside my right cheek (where parotid glands are), as told by my ENT specialist here. He ruled out some tumors and did not prescribe me any medicine. I also do not feel any pain, redness, or swelling. I just want a second opinion. Do I need to take any antibioti...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay S Bhat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Chronic inflammation of the parotid gland is known as chronic parotitis. Sialadenitis is a term generally used for submandibular and sublingual salivary glands. Common symptoms of chronic parotitis are repeated swellings in the parotid area associated with pain and ...  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. Bn 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: • Could be related to heart a...  Read Full »

I have sharp pains right lower back area whenever I walk. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday, I bent down to pick up a grocery bag, and suddenly I felt a sharp pain in the lower right region of my back. And ever since, I have had sharp pains in that area whenever I walk, bend over or if I place my weight over my right hip, and whenever I put pressure on my right leg wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your predominant complaint is of pain in the right lower back, which is aggravated by bending forwards and walking. There are two possibilities: Muscle spasm or strain in your muscles of the gluteal area. This is a self-limiting problem, and it will settle in few day...  Read Full »

How to recover from a muscle injury in the hip due to running?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a regular runner and have recently been trying out a new programme running five days per week, with lots of gentle short runs. I have had a few running related injuries in the past year. I got shin splints and peroneal tendonitis on the outside of my left foot for several months,  l...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is very difficult to be precise without examining you. You recent injury could be an iliopsoas strain or a rectus femoris strain from the hill run. Is the pain deep within the groin? Is the movement of getting up from a sitting position uncomfortable? Is there any...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my lower abdomen pain, which started immediately after intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing pain in my abdomen, and it started immediately after intercourse for the past two days. I also have a bloated stomach without constipation. The pain is more significant in the lower abdomen. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Navajith Mani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Pelvic muscles contract during orgasm, which can cause pain. Pain after vaginal and anal sex is usually temporary and should clear when you change positions or allow your body to rest. I suggest you try different positions and avoid deep thrusting next time to help...  Read Full »

Why do I have random leg spasms during hiking?

Query: Hi doctor,Lately, when I am climbing up rocks during a hike, my leg randomly gets spasms. I limp often and fall forward. I have recently had a seizure (after the leg issue started). I am 39 years old with no previous seizures. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you regularly hike? Do you exercise regularly? Did you do all investigations for your seizures? Your pain may be because of myalgia (muscle may be exhausted due to it) or some vitamin or mineral deficiency. You can take vitamin supplements like Vitamin E, Methyl Coba...  Read Full »

I have short term memory loss with paresthesia on my face. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old female, and I have severe short-term memory loss (8/30 MMSE). I have paresthesia bilaterally on my face, which has spread from the upper part to around my mouth. I also have startle myoclonus and muscle stiffness. My walking speed has slowed, and the muscles in my...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Copper deficiency is a known cause for non-compressive myelopathy, which can explain your muscle stiffness, slowed walking, and clonus in legs. But startle myoclonus is a different thing. It might be a flexor spasm in legs, which someone interpreted as startle myoclonu...  Read Full »

Will a back injury cause scoliosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I sustained a back injury three years ago. I was standing on the staircase of a bar when a large woman lost her balance, she grabbed and twisted my arm while placing her full body weight on my back. I have had recurrent muscle spasms all the way down to my back ever since, and I have t...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your MRI scans (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and find that there is no large disc bulge either in the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine. The scoliosis is there, but it is not causing any significant nerve compression or condition relating ...  Read Full »

Does consuming alcohol for long-duration causes muscle spasms?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 years old male. On the weekend, I drank alcohol on an empty stomach, only cause my stomach was full. Then on Sunday again, I drank alcohol without eating, then I ate around 21:00. Tuesday, when I woke up, I had severe stomach pain. I thought I was hungry, but still, it is hitti...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The pain is due to muscle spasms and consuming alcohol for a long time. So there is dehydration caused by alcohol, and abdomen muscles are spasm. In such cases, sometimes IV (intravenous) fluids are required and injections to relieve the pain. It might also be due to ga...  Read Full »

Will decreased calcium levels cause muscle pain and weakness in the body?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a hiatal hernia and taking Rabeprazole for a year. Now I have weakness and muscle pain. Sometimes, I have imbalance in my body with dizziness. Is it caused due to low calcium level? What to do to fix this issue? I have a feeling of vomiting in the morning after eating. I have na...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Low levels of calcium can cause weakness and muscle pain. If your calcium levels are normal, then weakness can occur due to viral infection. I suggest you do CBC (complete blood count), liver, and kidney function tests. After knowing the r...  Read Full »

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