Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
189 Doctors are Online

Prone to leg spasms, in toes, ankle and knees. Area is painful to touch and use. Treatment?

Feb 2014
User rating for this question
Answered by

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 5930 Questions
Hi -
I have been prone to leg spasms from time to time, wait a while and they go away, This time I have a spasm
problem that started a least 5 days ago, as usual I was woke up with my toes turning up and backwards which
included my ankle up to my knee, not only at night but during the day, just get worst during the night. Day time the same area is painful to touch and use, all this in the right leg only, Even now just sitting here with my legs up, it is still painful. I hope you can give me some insight on this. Thank you for your time. Viv
Posted Wed, 29 May 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 3 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.

Leg spasm in your case seems secondary to your lower back problems.
As you spasm get persisted and painful, l suggest to get evaluated your lower back problems with your orthopaedician.
You need stretching and strenthening exercises for back.
To relieve the spasm in your leg and foot-
Stretch or massage the involved muscle
Take a warm shower or bath to relax the muscle
Trying using hot or cold packs
Drinks plenty of water
Take an over the counter pain reliever such as tynol, Motrin.

Hope this will helps you.let me know if you have any more concern.

Wishing you speedy recovery.

Dr Saurabh XXXXXXX
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Orthopaedic Surgeon

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor