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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My mother has had spasms in her tongue for 30 years. What is wrong with her?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother seems to have some sort of spasm in her tongue, which she has had for 30 years. She also says that she randomly gets headaches for no reason. Her spasm occurs when her tongue is sticking out, and it looks like it is twitching or something. I have looked into oromandibular dys...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would explain that her symptoms could be related to oromandibular dystonia, an isolated form called lingual dystonia. For this reason, I would suggest trying Clonazepam or Baclofen at low doses to help improve her situation. Other...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for right upper quadrant pain or discomfort?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing right upper quadrant discomfort for about a year now. First, the doctor I consulted believed it to be intercostal neuritis and gave me an injection. However, the pain or discomfort did not leave. I have had three ultrasounds. The first and third did not show anyt...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your concern and understand it. 1)The most common causes for such symptoms are a fatty liver (excessive fat buildup in the liver) or liver abscess (a mass filled with pus inside the liver), which are identifiable w...  Read Full »

Are my muscle twitching and spasm due to ASL?

Query: Hi doctor, I think I have ALS; what are the symptoms of it? I have been experiencing muscle twitching and spasm for over a month, and I am scared of having ALS. Please help me with this issue.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would explain that muscle twitching is a very common symptom related to many metabolic causes like high caffeine intake, dehydration, thyroid gland dysfunction, vitamin D or vitamin B12 deficiency, insomnia, etc. But when muscle twitchin...  Read Full »

Why am I having leg cramps after taking a gluten-free diet?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having leg cramps, especially after taking lunch. I am on a gluten-free diet because of irritable bowel syndrome. This gluten-free diet helped cure my loose motion.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are a lot of reasons for leg cramping: Muscular spasms. Least physical activity. Hemoglobin and other constituents of blood not in the normal range. If the blood supply to muscles is interrupted for a short time. Fluid and electrolytes im...  Read Full »

I have neck spasm and difficulty in walking. Please help.

Query: Hello, I weigh 39 kg and I am 31 years old. I have lost two kilograms in the last two months. I am having spasm in the neck since 2 months. It started when I had sudden sneezing and was not able to move the neck soon after that. Neck movements got restricted. I consulted a doctor and took tablet...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Whole event started with a sneezing after which you developed muscular spasm in the neck. You took pregabalin for neuropathic pain but due to its side effect you discontinued.  After that you had physiotherapy and developed other neurological symptoms and you...  Read Full »

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 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 »

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