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What do muscle spasms in the right leg indicate?

My 28 y/o daughter is “undiagnosed, developmentally disabled”. She doesn’t have any words. In the last two weeks her right leg has started having involuntary muscle movement/spasms (call them “wiggling”). Some are so bad she can not keep her balance and sits down. Some are not so bad and she just keeps walking...but it’s not a normal walking pattern, I can tell it’s “wiggling” again. The longest has lasted about 2:00, the others about :30 seconds. I know I have not seen every time.
Mon, 11 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

You can take Tramadol and Paracetamol combination
You can take Omeprazole
You can apply Diclofenac spray at the pain site
You can use hot water bag to relieve pain
You can go for Doppler study of both the legs
You seek physiotherapy services to treat the affected site

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