Severe Muscle Cramps

A sudden contraction of the muscles is called muscle cramps. Severe exercise, hot climate, severe sweating, some medicines, and medical conditions can cause muscle cramps. It is treated by applying heat or cold and massaging the area.

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I have constant muscle twitching in both calves with deranged ANA values. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have had twitches in both calves for about nine weeks now. These twitches constantly happen when at rest without any pain, and the twitches are visible in both calves. Sometimes I experience cramps in my feet also. I consulted a doctor and did MRI, nerve conduction study, and an EMG. Eve...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohamad Ali Rida

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.ANA (antinuclear antibody) is a very delicate test and depends on the substrate used for testing. Some laboratories use primate substrate, and this yields a false-positive result. DFS 70 (dense fine speckled antibody) confirms that ANA might be related to an actual rheum...  Read Full »

What could be the cause for cramps and twitching in the calf and thigh?

Query: Hi doctor,I have cramps in my calf and thigh for three months. Now I have twitching in my legs. I am anxious regarding ALS. Does this twitching occur constantly in ALS? Will it disappear while moving? Currently, I am taking Levothyroxine.   Read Full »


Dr. Gursimran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly mention your age. Please mention whether these cramps occur on one side or both sides of the thigh and calf. Twitching in ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) occurs inconsistently and it usually appears while we tap the muscles. You can have many more symptom...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my pain and twitching in the calf and thigh?

Query: Hi doctor,I have painful cramps in my calf and thigh, mostly intermittently, for around three months. The twitching started about two months ago in the same leg long before I was anxious about it. I have been to the GP. I am going completely mad with worry over ALS and cannot get it out of my head a...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about your symptoms: 1. What is your age? 2. Is your body weight is 30.39 kg with a height of 5.4 feet, or it is the wrong entry in the query? 3. Since when you have hypothyroidism and taking Levothyroxine, and in what dose are yo...  Read Full »

What causes extreme sweating, muscle stiffness and cramp??

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 50 year old male. I am living in a harsh, hot climate from my childhood. For the past three years, I have noticed that I get extremely exhausted with sweating. During the said period I get muscle stiffness, cramps and depression. My condition improves a little in days after drinkin...  Read Full »


Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For better understanding I need more details from you. Do you get high blood pressure with these episodes? Is there any flushing? Do you have diabetes? Is there any medical problem that runs in the family? You can get kidney function, HbA1c, urine analysis, urine osmol...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to cure spinal deformity.

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know which avenue to go down to treat my issues. I believe I have something wrong with my legs which cause my body to strain. The first memory I can remember was having very excruciating pain in my legs at night when I was a young teenager. As I got older my knees started ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Excruciating pains at night could be due to muscle cramps or due to vascular ischemia (compromised blood supply). Cold feeling in ankles and feet suggest vascular compromise. Pinching of nerve could be due to spinal deformity. Nerve compression when it exits spinal cord ...  Read Full »

I get a cramp-like feeling in my chest. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, Since last two to three years I have high blood pressure ranging 145/95 mmHg. This was mainly due to less physical activity and anxiety. I had medicine Telma 40, Telmaxx 25 etc., only one at a time. But, BP and anxiety did not get controlled. Again doctor advised me for Cilacar 5 mg twice...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

Can a chiropractor help with muscle pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I met with a car accident three weeks ago. I was injured and had trauma to the chest wall muscles. My chest muscles went into spasm periodically, but has subsided somewhat. My right side lower chest is the only area still hurting. After rest for a long period or sleep, when I activate th...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, chiropractic service will be helpful. Please make sure that there is no fracture in the spine. I assume that it is negative on the CT of the spine (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Muscle spasm that you are complaining of is protective, but at the ...  Read Full »

Can GSD result in high creatine kinase isoenzyme?

Query: Hi doctor, I can run slowly and do aerobic exercise for 45 minutes. But, if I try anaerobic workout I get tired very soon and feel very thirsty. I have this problem since four years. I have the ability to fast for three days or drink only water. But, when it comes to anaerobic workout like push-up...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know few more information to help you better. Can I know your age and sex? Anyone else in your family with such disease? Have you got tests for diabetes, thyroid disorders and anemia done? Revert back with the answers to a diabetologist...  Read Full »

I have chest pain while breathing. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, Every time when I breathe, my left side hurts. It also hurts when I take a deep breath too. I do not smoke. What could be the problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Yashas Saipangallu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know the following details before proceeding into diagnosis and management of your illness. What is your age? Do you have cough/ cold/ breathlessness? Where is the exact location of pain? Does it radiate to your left shoulder? When did this symptom start?...  Read Full »

How can muscle pain with frequent urination be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother-in-law is suffering from muscle pain (no joint pains) with frequent urination. CBC, HbA1C and complete urine analysis were done and no alarming indications were there in the reports. Urine culture test reports are yet to come. Antibiotics and painkillers are not helping. Due...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since when she is suffering? How old is your mother-in-law? Any morning stiffness? Since when is she suffering from diabetes? The possibility of fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis or chronic fatigue syndrome or infection or menopausal symptoms, etc. Please get it don...  Read Full »

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