I get severe Charlie horses in just about every part of my body. The worst ones are on both of my sides and rib cage right under my breast. Just a slight turn either way or leaning forward in the sitting position triggers them. They are extremely pain that they sometimes take my breath away. I also get them in my hands, feet, legs etc. But the ones in the side are the worst. Does anyone else deal with this issue? If so do you know the cause and if theirs anything to… read more
I would recommend that you have a blood draw for an electrolyte profile. Put the places that you've indicated that you're having these are unusual.
I've started eating more Starfruit, which I happen to have an abundance of in my freezer thanks to my parents. They are high in Potassium and fiber and low in calories (27 per fruit!). I put them into the blender and eat them like ice cream/sherbet. I've just been adding better foods to my diet.
Hello thank you for your question Tumi Intracoastal or rib muscle spasms seem unusual unless it's secondary two inorganic issue in the region the previous suggestions sound good for relaxing muscles with calcium magnesium electrolytes although muscles tend to contract with age it may be that some of these muscles are getting pulled at some point weather due to posture or other reasons causing them to spasm the body naturally leans towards the easiest route which would be relaxing muscles so for them to be spasming and Contracting seems unusual it may be a secondary response to some other cause you affect or you may want to have your electrolytes and iron and red blood count check by your doctor which may indicate an underlying anemia and or for whatever reason that region made becoming fatigued possibly due to some overactivity of the inter connective tissue in that region I do not wish to complicate the issue but there are many things to consider and if something becomes well-defined or more defined with some other symptoms related do it possibly you may want to run it past your physician in any case to rule out biochemical causes and or according to what your doctor orders thank you
I get them starting in my lower back and spread up to my shoulders if I'm walking or standing in one place for more than 10 min. or sitting at the kitchen table like cutting up veggies for soup or salad. It feels like I can't take a deep breath. This doesn't happen that often mostly because I know my limit and don't push past it anymore. My docs have said that it's because of the pinched nerves in my back and neck and the way they "misfire." I use ice and muscle relaxers and relax for a while. It's weird because when it happens I feel like my back is going to give out like your leg would. Weird feeling.