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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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How to treat the cramps in the extremities of my mother?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 80 years old. Height 5", weight 40 Kg. No history of sugar or BP. The respiratory system is normal. Diet is normal, two or three chapatis. She is suffering from cramp in legs and hands for the last one year. She is advised for Methylcobalamin 1500 OD with Becozinc multivi...  Read Full »

Dr. Magesh Thirunavukkarasu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read about your mother's complaint. I would advise you to have a basic blood investigation to look for serum potassium level. If potassium is low, she will need extra potassium in her diet like tender coconut water and other dietary supplementation. You will also requ...  Read Full »

Why do I have muscle cramps after total thyroidectomy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a total thyroidectomy three months ago. I have been on 100 mcg of Levothyroxine since day one. I always feel cold, my body hair sheds more than normal, muscle cramps occur fairly easily, and low energy levels. I have had Graves disease in the past. My most recent blood work showe...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query, and from what you have mentioned, you have a well-controlled thyroid function test. Considering the hair fall and muscle cramps, I suggest you have your vitamin D level tested. I suggest you take the tablet Neurobion Forte (multivitamin) twice...  Read Full »

How can my mother overcome the rise in her blood pressure?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is a 59-year-old female patient with a history of kidney problems since the age of 25, which has resulted in an increase in blood uric acid levels. My mother was also diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma near her wisdom teeth and had surgery for it two years ago, but two mo...  Read Full »

Dr. Shobhit Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. If the blood pressure levels are around 100/140 mm/hg, considering her age she might need borderline treatment. Make sure you monitor her blood pressure levels every day, if the levels go beyond 150/90 mm/hg , she will be ...  Read Full »

What is the source of my mother-in-law's muscle pain?

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. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I have acute pain in the deltoids and triceps after I do pull-ups, and cycling. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acute pain in the deltoids and triceps, along with swollen fingers. It started after the pull-ups and running. Currently, I am taking Aceclofenac. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It looks like a muscle spasm so you need to take analgesics (painkillers) and stay off the gym till it settles down. It would help if you took the following tablets. Consult your specialist doctor, talk with them, and take the medications with their consent. Tablet...  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 I would like to know the following details before proceeding with the diagnosis and management of your illness. What is your age? Do you have a cough or cold or breathlessness? Where is the exact location of pain? Does it radiate to your left shoulder? When did this ...  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 Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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 For better understanding I need more details from you. 1. Do you get high blood pressure with these episodes? Is there any flushing? 2. Do you have diabetes? Is there any medical problem that runs in the family? You can get kidney function, HbA1c, urine analysis, urine...  Read Full »

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 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 r...  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 Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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