Knee pain causes muscle cramps

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Avatar n tn My 5 years old daughter has severe pain(cramp like) behind the knee for 4-6 seconds, then relieve for 3 secs & then repeat the same scenario few times. All this will be over within about 2mins the most. What I did is to lie her down & push her toes toward her body with her leg flat on the couch. Just like how I do if there is leg cramps. At the same time, I'll put some camphor oil around the knee area & gently rub to keep warm.
Avatar n tn s no clear answer to what causes leg spasms at night. The cramps can occur at any age-group, but tend to occur in middle aged, and older populations. Cramps may be due to overexertion, muscle or nerve injury, prolonged immobilization, electrolyte imbalance, diabetes or even dehydration. Interestingly, pregnant women have a higher likelihood of experiencing these symptoms.
Avatar n tn the entire backs of my calves (not just on the side), around my knee (ive gotten some horribly painful cramps around my knee that caused it to stay bent, I couldnt put my leg down and my leg started turning inwards at the knee, took a while to work the cramp out); in my hands (sometimes I get bad pain in the middle of my palms or other places on my hands and my thumb gets pressed into my palm with my other fingers pressed onto my thumb); around my ankles which causes my foot to bend and turn in
Avatar n tn Hi, You may be referring to a leg cramp which presents as an acute pain originating from a muscle in the leg, in one of the calf muscles, below and behind the knee or small muscles of the feet. In most cases, leg cramps occur when you are resting especially while sleeping or when you wake up. This is caused by a contraction of an already shortened muscle. So, contracting the leg further may cause the muscle to go into spasm. It happens frequently during sleep.
Avatar f tn I have the exact symptoms..pain behind left knee, stiffness/cramping in calf of left leg..painful to walk, but equally painful to sit. Standing up/stretching causes great pain. At times, shooting pain in front of lower leg and down sides of foot. Had Ultrasound blockages, no cyst, no clot. inflammation of tissues/unknown origin. This has been going on for a month now.
Avatar f tn Since MS is a disease of the central nervous system, it does not directly cause muscle pain. MS can cause neuropathic pain, or it can cause spasticity that can cause muscle pain. Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory and while it may address the pain due to inflammation, it does nothing for the "cause" and like ALL NSAIDs, it may increase cardiac risks (like the COX-2 inhibitors.) All drugs have side effects.
Avatar f tn I've been recently diagnosed with small fiber neuropathy and myopathy. I have worst weakness in my thighs and biceps. The Rt leg has affected my walk at times, which is the weakest. It feels like my knee (the issue is not my knee) is locked and hyper extended when I walk at times. This comes and goes without much warning. The faster I work, the worst it gets and the slower my speed the easier it gets. Sometimes I can't even walk fast even if I try.
Avatar f tn First you have to find out whether the muscle wasting was the cause or the effect of knee locking or knee pain. Generally weakness of the inner thigh muscles and tightness of the outer thigh muscles causes the knee cap to move from its place and cause knee pain and knee locking. This could have happened in your case if you have a localized muscle wasting only.
Avatar f tn m once again encouraged reading your post here. My increasing tendinitis, joint pain and muscle cramps on top of frozen shoulder (which may or may not be related) where the final - duh! - maybe I need better thyroid treatment.
Avatar m tn I had a question as to why muscle cramps is a symptom with ALL. Could it be because of the reduced ability to metabolize calcium or anaerobic metabolism or what?
Avatar n tn If i have muscle pain in about every muscle in my body , and I also have osteoarthritis all through my spine could this be from the ostesoarthritis or would it be something like muscle atrophy, and is there any thing that can be done for it. i am never pain free.
1961313 tn?1326290364 I have problems with my knees,just general stiffness-but one day I had to get down on my right knee and the pain was extreme,it wasn't necessarily in the knee but to the right side of the knee,it felt like the skin was splitting into,I look and the skin looked fine,so I don't know if it's the tendon or the muscle what ever it is,is very painful,in fact I can't get down on my knees any longer
Avatar f tn I am unable to kneel as it feels like a massive burst of pain behind the knee into my calf muscle as if i have severly sprained it. When standing, if i transfer any weight onto my right leg, i get pain from the back of the knee right down my calf. It is a constant pain when any weight is bearing on it but if i kneel or bend the leg with weight on it, the pain is like a muscle pull and extremely painful. When walking there is no pain at all.
Avatar f tn It seems to be progressively getting worst, especially in the past six weeks. This pain is also accompanied with muscle cramps in her thigh (this is all on the right side) that almost brings her to her knees. She fell back in April 2011 and has since had this pain.
Avatar m tn I have a pain that starts in my left buttocks and goes down to my knee and my foot making it numb for a certain time. This only happens when I am standing for a long time or when I perhaps walk for a while and it eases when I get back to sitting position. Please advise what this is and what I need to do.
Avatar m tn muscle cramps, dehydration or depletion of potassium, sodium, calcium, or magnesium, injuries, inflammation, nerve damage, poor circulation and other conditions. Sometimes as we age pain and swelling in the lower extremities is frequently caused by decreased blood supply to the extremities. Swelling can go hand in hand with this but can also have other cardiac (heart) causes. Your father is in need of a thorough medical work up.
Avatar f tn I have cramps in my stomach and my legs pain. They hurt when i walk esp. the part below knees. What can it be? Please help me!
913700 tn?1243208113 In general, there are several causes for cramps including viral illness (like a regular cold). Muscle cramps with twitching may be due to myopathy. A myopathy is basically a generic term for a muscle problem. Myopathies can be inflammatory, as is the case with a disorder called polymyositis which is an autoimmune disorder. Also, there are genetic myopathies, of which there are several, each with its own characteristics and features.
Avatar m tn I was in a martial arts class and sustained a contusion to my outer thigh, approx. 5 inches above my knee. The trama was severe enough that I could not stand for several minutes and then could only, barely, limp around. For the first several days, only the point of impact was painful. After about a week, the pain started spreading across both my anterior and posterior thigh muscles.
Avatar f tn It felt as if the joint pain was moving, started in right elbow with a deep sharp pain and next was in left knee then left ankle tendon. Both calves hurt as if by vigorous exercise and were tender to the touch. By the weekend of March 10th it was in right ankle and shin bone-then right knee. Joints and muscles remain weakened and mildly achy even after the sharp pain subsides.
Avatar f tn Taste of metal in my mouth, flashing in my eyes, extremely shallow breathing and fatigue. I could barely speak. This is what lead up to the muscle cramps in my legs. There was a feeling of nerviness in my thighs. I had an EMG and my neurologist said that my muscles in my thighs were like steel. I took myself all medications including Lipitor. I am now in Klonipin(Clonazapam) and I have had to gradually increase my dose. I am a 66 year old woman.
Avatar f tn And when you are insulin resistant/diabetic you are losing excess magnesium through the urine. Magnesium deficiency causes muscle cramps. I reversed my severe insulin resistance by avoiding added sugar (I'm not a big carb eater otherwise) and I'm no longer losing excess magnesium either. From Diabetes UK - Low Carb High Fat Diet... "What is the low carb, high fat diet? As the name suggests, the diet suggests eating high fat and low carbohydrate foods.