Muscle spasms when you hurt something?

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   Posted 8/18/2010 8:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Do many of you get muscle spasms when you hurt a part of your body, so that your pain is so much more than the pain of what is actually hurt?
My knee is acting up, but I'm getting total leg spasms, and that's what hurts so much..........not the actual knee.

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   Posted 8/18/2010 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Cathy, I used to get muscle spasms in my legs almost every night. Sometimes it was in both legs at once so I do understand how badly they hurt. I dont think I have ever had them come on because of another injury. I was told by a friend to try magnesium and that has worked wonders for my muscle spasms. I take 400 mgs. of Magnesium at night but not on an empty stomache. This has greatly reduced the amount of spasms I have and even when I do get one now they are not even close to how painful they were before. believe me when I started the magnesium it was because I was desparate enough to try anything to stop the spasms. hope this helps
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   Posted 8/18/2010 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   

Yes indeed .... the leg bone's connected to the - - and on and on. With me, it's almost always the same muscles that spasm, all on my left side. It doesn't matter that what I did was to my right foot, my left neck muscles and lower back is what will pay.

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   Posted 8/18/2010 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Unfortunately, yes. If I overuse or injure any part of my body, the resulting muscle spasms surrounding the "injury" often hurt much worse.

For muscle spasms in my leg, I've found that rolling a wooden rolling pin over my thigh and behind my calf can work wonders.

Hugs - Austen

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   Posted 8/19/2010 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I have muscle spasms as well and find that I can "pull" a muscle more easily than before.

If I stretch to reach for something and turn a funny way I will pull a muscle
or just moving doing something everyday, if I'm not careful I will pull a muscle.

Don't think about what you used to be able to do............Think about what you DID do today !
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