Can you pull a leg muscle - while sleeping?
October 13, 2013 3:19 AM Subscribe
This has happened once or twice a year for a while. I'm asleep, and awake to find my leg (either one) feels really tight, strained and overtense, in the thigh and calf, like there are muscles there that are on the verge of ripping. It's very painful for a very short while - usually wakes me up screaming, and painful to walk on for an hour or two onwards, but then subsides during the day.
posted by Wordshore to health & fitness (31 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
There's no swelling and no bruising. Other context: 45, male, overweight, on medication for blood pressure, having thyroid treatment. My sleep is variable. Prone to dehydration without realising. There's no environmental factors; it's random.
I'd rather not add this to the list of things I see the doctor about if it involves taking yet more meds.