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Suggest treatment for muscular spasm in the feet

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Posted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016
Question: Hi I recently was doing my regular work out on an elliptical when I seamed to strain my Achilles tendon. It was sore for 4 or 5 days but seamed to get better. Not sure the two are related but the last 3or4 days my lower calf and foot are feeling like they are half a sleep? It happened after I was coming home from a business after driving for 5 hours, I thought it was the long ride in the car but it is not going away?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Need some details to guide you better

Detailed Answer:
Hello

My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem.

I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. There could be a number of causes for your complaint. I would be in a better position to guide you anything if you answer following questions please:

1. You traveled 5 days back and still after 5 days you are having sleep feeling in leg??
2. any history of recent or old trauma, specially to back?
3. is there any history of pain radiating to thigh and leg?
4. Does sleep feeling improves on leg movement?
5. does sleep feeling remains continuously or starts after some particular time or activity??
6. do you have any history of diabetes, hypertension or other illness?
7. any other symptom that you would like to share?

I'll be looking forward for the answers to conclude the discussion in the best interest of yours.
Thank You

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (1 hour later)
1. Yes
2. No
3. No
4. No
5. It's constant, but a little better in the morning right after I get up
6. No
7. Went into a message therapist and she stated my calf muscle was very tight and had limited motion, and the acillies was extremely tight. She was able to work to loosen both up, but numbness is still there, but more so in my foot.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Mort Probably muscular spasm

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thank you for getting back with the answers. I have gone through them. There are two possible causes for your symptoms.

First, spasm of muscles & tendon in leg.

Second, problem in lumbo-sacral spine causing numbness of foot. Strain due to exercise is an important factor causing these problems. If i were your treating doctor then i would have advised following measures:

- T. Naproxen twice a day for the time being.
- take adequate rest.
- if possible avoid driving for few days.
- avoid lifting heavy weight till you become healthy again.
- ask some family member to do oil massage on your leg. It will also give soothing effect.

Hopefully you will observe improvement soon but If problem persists then please visit hospital for further workup & physiotherapy. You can also discuss with your treating doctor for MRI lumbo-sacral spine to check the status of nerve compression(that causes numbness).

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.
Wishing you good health !!
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Brief Answer: Need some details to guide you better Detailed Answer: Hello My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem. I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. There could be a number of causes for your complaint. I would be in a better position to guide you anything if you answer following questions please: 1. You traveled 5 days back and still after 5 days you are having sleep feeling in leg?? 2. any history of recent or old trauma, specially to back? 3. is there any history of pain radiating to thigh and leg? 4. Does sleep feeling improves on leg movement? 5. does sleep feeling remains continuously or starts after some particular time or activity?? 6. do you have any history of diabetes, hypertension or other illness? 7. any other symptom that you would like to share? I'll be looking forward for the answers to conclude the discussion in the best interest of yours. Thank You