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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes severe muscle spasms in the left hip?

What would cause periodic intermittent severe muscle spasms ( from hip to knee) seems to be related to having had a total left hip replacement over a year ago . Does not ever occur walking or sitting but happens in a standing position with trunk rotation and possible position of left foot which turns inward at times .these muscle spasms occur more frequently and are extremely painful and I am unable to even move for about 10 min after spasm subsides. Definitely impactingdaily activity with a fear of when they will occur
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
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It can be due to magnesium deficiency.
I suggest you to do an examination of magnesium levels and start magnesium supplements.

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