Osteoarthritis and muscle spasms

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In the last few months, I've been getting random muscle spasms(mostly at night) and a lot more pain in my feet and lower legs. Almost feels like muscle cramping in my calf. But also, for the last 6 weeks, I have had vertigo steady. Worse at night when rolling in bed but have had to leave work(unable to drive) and have almost fell down at home. Feel at a loss..... But back to the doctor I will go.. Anyone else ever been told it was Lupus, It's not Lupus?
I also have noticed reoccurring pains in alot of my joints along with stiffness and muscle spasms. I also have weird bone growths, on my ankle, heel, toe joints, finger joints, Im too young for all this. My sed rate always comes back normal. My genes were tested for ankylosing spondylitis marker because my dad I guess has that, but Im negative.
Although I have had 2 surgeries on my cervical spine for ruptured discs and lax ligaments (am now fused from C3-C6), I am now told that I have significant osteoarthritis at C1-C2 (atlanto-axial joint) Accupuncture did relieve a lot of the associated muscle spasms but I still get bone pain sometimes even at the base of my skull. I've also wrenched the left side of my neck twice in the past 6 weeks at work.
I would ask them to rule out any type of arthritis and fibromyalgia. I do get the muscle spasms and type of pain you mention with my fibromyalgia. By going on a drug like Neurontin, Lyrica, Cymbalta or Savella it can help with the pain, spasms and nerve issues. I wish you luck in your journey.
I had been told i had fibromyalgia for years and experienced the muscle fatigue, pain and worst the spasms. Now i have been told I never had fibro but that it has been MS all along. The muscle spasm and pain that i had experienced and defined as fibro comes with repetitive movements and certain tasks~~for whatever reason, standing at the sink handwashing dishes sets off a spasm in my right mid back area. Is this considered a typical MS experience?
What began as leg/muscle spasms has now become loss of leg use. My mother started having extreme pain in her left leg about 2 years ago. She went to the emergency room, had x-rays and visited many, many doctors and no diagnosis was ever given. She was told early on that she has osteoarthritis but, as I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis am sure this cannot be what is causing this extreme pain.
The anti-depressants stopped the massive and constant headaches from muscle spasms in my back. (Thank Goodness), Anti-inflammitories like Advil or prescription Celebrex calms down the pain around the joints. Look for a community pool that has warm water suitable for arthritic patients. Take charge of your health. Do the research!
I have read about muscle cramps being one of the symptoms and was wondering I am the only person out there that is experiancing this. The muscle on the top of my right shoulder feels like a rock and spasms all the time. Please tell me what I can do for this. My Dr. thinks I'm up in the night and has not put me on any meds for thyroid because the levels are still normal.
Starting last fall, I began experiencing back spasms and a feeling of weakness in my legs. This occurred day after my first-ever yoga class. My primary physician said I probably overdid the stretches and triggered a muscle rebound (contracting) problem. An MRI of my back was taken, showing osteoarthritis (which I've known about for years). In fact I've suffered from sciatica before but that was years ago and I've been mostly pain-free since then.
I was recently diagnosed with Hashi's and am having a lot of anxiety. I too have a lot of muscle spasms in my calfs, hands, arms and back, very annoying and of course, worrisome. Did anyone with Hashi's experience rash activity? I recently developed a rash on my back and torso-not a bad one-it is called pyritis rosea (that's what the doc said). I've only been on Synthroid for 1 month.
To me, and I am NOT a doctor, but it sounds like a sensory neuropathy and not really a muscle thing. When the nerves are damaged, and from what I understand, it can feel like muscle or joint pain. The main sensation I have is a constant burning. A Neurologist can run a lot of tests (bloodwork, EMG, QST) etc. They can also prescribe medications; usually Neurontin, Lyrica, Cymbalta, etc. to help with this kind of pain (neuropathic).
A disk in my left TMJ became displaced, my jaw was in a closed lock for almost a year and I was diagnosed with TMJ internal derangement and osteoarthritis. Muscle spasms and pain were very common in the beginning but have since subsided. My health is otherwise good. I have not lost any weight whatsoever to explain the wasting.
A disk in my left TMJ became displaced, my jaw was in a closed lock for almost a year and I was diagnosed with TMJ internal derangement and osteoarthritis. Muscle spasms and pain were very common in the beginning but have since subsided. My health is otherwise good. I have not lost any weight whatsoever to explain the wasting. The muscle wasting became very apparent at age 27-28 and came about so quickly that this cannot be normal aging.
Muscle spasms are certainly a side symptom of OA and RA for a variety of reasons. A nutritional imbalance could be the culprit, or dehydration. Also, when your neck hurts, for example, your muscles unconsciously tense up to "protect" the sore area. The constant stress causes the muscles to become tired, sore and actually inflamed. Cramping, spasms and nerve compression can result.
I also feel depressed all the time and I have horrible muscle pain and body aches. I can be perfectly fine one day and the next day I wake up and my whole body aches for weeks. It's so bad I feel like I've been run over by an 18 wheeler truck. It's so bad that I can barely move and I'm miserable. Then it will suddenly go away just as quickly and mysteriously as it came on. I also can't do anything physical now without getting severe muscle pain.
Has anyone had any problems with SEVERE muscle cramps and is it from the Fibro? Mine always hit the inside thigh muscle and are as bad as labor pains. They actually build and release just like a contraction. They are severe enough to make my cry and all I can do is try to stretch them out and put Biofreeze on them. I can't take many more of these. Any ideas what this might be coming from?
It occurs due to metabolism errors, exogenous toxins released by virus, autoimmune disease, leukodystrophy, demyelination, and radiation effects. Spasticity, muscle weakness, paralysis, hyper-reflexia and movement disorder may be the clinical features associated with white matter disease that need to be evaluated thoroughly.
I get numbness and tingling or bee to electric shock like symptoms in my toes and feet the most but also happens all over my body just not as often. I get muscle spasms in my legs,arms and even stomach out of the blue which can last for several minutes.I get a feeling like something is gushing through my body and also a feeling like water is dribbling thru me at time in legs or chest. I get itchy all over at times and also I get at times these light flaskes in bottom outer corner off my eyes.
to prevent, to treat acute pain, swelling and spasms, and to address conditions that make athletes vulnerable to re-injury. In terms of modern western medicine, studies have shown that acupuncture increases blood circulation to specific areas of the body, which not only promotes healing of sports injuries but could also boost athletic performance. The January 2008 issue of the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine observed the effects of acupuncture on cyclists.
The surgery doesn't remove the nerves of the brachial plexus that control your arm and hand. Tiny muscle spasms or tissue irritation of the nerve can still cause the symptoms you're currently noticing. You might consider speaking with an Upper Cervical Chiropractor, particularly one who specializes in the NUCCA or Grostic techniques. You can find a referral directory for New Jersey here: http://upcspine.com/prac3.asp?
Hi Mae, Yes, mine is sometimes shooting pain and goes down my leg and other times the pain is from muscle spasms. It usually happens if I've over exerted myself or am really tired. Hope this gets better, maybe you should talk to your dr about this?
hallucinations, drowsiness, insomnia, headaches, swelling of the throat and face, nausea, vomiting, muscle tightness or weakness, rash, and constipation. When consumed in higher doses, Tramadol can cause a euphoric feeling as well as shallow breathing and death from overdose. Nonetheless, the physicians persist on thinking about this medication in the way they got used to when it first came out and the way it was "sold" to them by the pharmaceutical reps.
Hi everyone, i'm a 24 year old female with a lot of symptoms but no answers. My symptoms are pressure in face/head, headache that has lasted consistently for about a month, neck soreness/stiffness, sore back with a lot of muscle "spasms", light headedness when standing only, eye strain, pressure/ringing in ears, chronic sinus problems all year long, gerd, overall malaise feeling, anxiety, and mild depression.
left hand tremor, optic neuropathy, nystagmus, dizziness, noise intoloerance, ear clicking, muscle spasms, twitching, and vibrating, numbness. I have been dx'd with seizure disorder around 3 yrs. ago, never had them before. My MRI's have been clear, my VEP is abnormal consistent with demyelination, EEG's abnormal, I was tested more than once through the Elisa test and it came back negative. However, when I was 17 yrs.
00pm. Also I get muscle spasms here and there all over my body. I'm going back to see my doctor next week for a physical. I want to be checked again for auto immune disease. I have heard this may even be multiple sclerosis that has progressed.
Straightening of the cervical and lumbar spine, two bulging discs at, I think, C5 and C6, extra bone growth on two cervical vertebrae, two vertebrae that have shifted (one forward, one back) at the same site as the bulges, narrowing of the facet joints or foramen (wherever the nerves thread through). I have chronic muscle spasms and pain in my neck and shoulders. Most of the pain is on the left side.
1) A history of widespread pain lasting more than three month and affecting all four quadrants of the body, i.e., both sides, and above and below the waist. 2) Tender points: There are 18 designated possible tender or trigger points (although a person with the disorder may feel pain in other areas as well). During diagnosis, four kilograms force is exerted at each of the 18 points; the patient must feel pain at 11 or more of these points for fibromyalgia to be considered.
problem is burning feet and leg spasms. I thought this might be attributed to diabetes but when I stopped taking Prednisone in March 2012, I have been able to go without having to take insulin for the last 2 months. Doctors now want to send me to a Rheumatologist. My new problem is so bad that I had go to a sleep study a month ago and another one in a week. I think it is not so much sleep but has something to do with the diuretics. Would like to hear what you experts think about this.
I was on norpace most recently and it didn't work and caused ridiculous muscle fatigue, so... so much for that one. My PCP (whom I had to see about the muscle thing since doctors apparently think all things are unrelated) decided to really think about all of this. During the ablation, they sedated the heck out of me and couldn't induce the arrhythmia. Since I am tachy all day, every day, that was odd and I just thought the sedation did it.
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