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Suggest the treatment for spasm in quadriceps muscles of both legs

Jul 2013
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my quadricep muscles in both legs feel in spasm chronically
Posted Mon, 18 Nov 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You need a detailed examination & evaluation.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for writing to XXXXXXX

There are numerous causes for Muscle spasms. Some of the common causes are
- Dehydration
- Muscle fatigue
- Poor blood circulation in the legs
- Deficiency of either Calcium or Vitamin
- Diabetes
- Neurological problems like a pinched nerve in the lower back
- Hypokalemia (low serum potassium levels)
- Drug induced like, chronic use of STATINS, DIURETICS, ANTIASHTMATICS etc

Activities that might help prevent muscle spasms include:
• Drinking plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration
• Stretching your thigh muscles or riding a stationary bicycle for a few minutes
• Massaging the cramped muscle with your hands or with ice
• Walking or jiggling the leg
• Taking a hot shower or warm bath
• These cramps at times may be associated with POTASSIUM deficiency and so foods such as bananas, potatoes, prune juice and dried fruit are to be taken as dietary supplement.
• Also, calcium fortified foods like seafood and fish, almonds, flaxseed, oats, prunes, sesame seeds, tofu and XXXXXXX can help to stave off muscle pain & spasm.
• Avoid acidic foods and drinks like tomatoes and vinegar which blocks the body’s natural ability to absorb calcium leading to muscle aches & muscle fatigue.

A detailed clinical examination and appropriate investigations are needed to establish the correct cause of your spasms. I suggest you to consult a XXXXXXX medicine specialist for further workup and management.

Hope I have addressed your query. Happy to help further


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