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Gastrocnemius? I hardly knew us!

YANMD, but why would a 50-ish guy have a knot, catch, lump, cramp or something in his calf that doesn't go away? [more inside]
posted by spacewrench on May 22, 2014 - 16 answers

Can you pull a leg muscle - while sleeping?

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. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Oct 13, 2013 - 31 answers

After the operation, doctor, will I be able to flip the bird?

What could be causing my middle finger to pull painfully towards my ring finger, especially while driving? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Dec 29, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me enjoy running again

I'm a beginner trying to get serious about running, but evil side stitches are thwarting my progress. What is causing them and how can I prevent them or relieve them once they start? [more inside]
posted by keep it under cover on Feb 14, 2012 - 30 answers

Mysterious leg stiffness appeared after running. Not sure what this is...

I took a month off from my running routine before running again. 5 days later this muscle stiffness feeling has not gone away. It's painful enough that it hurts to walk, especially down stairs. What is this? [more inside]
posted by audio on Apr 29, 2011 - 10 answers

Menstrual cramp or low chestbursting alien?

Is this a lady-cramp or something else? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2009 - 18 answers

Is my friend allergic to... food?

My friend can't figure out the cause of her digestive issues, it's not celiac, not lactose intolerance, no allergy to caffeine - anyone experience something similar and can offer some suggestions? More details below. [more inside]
posted by perpetualstroll on Jul 20, 2008 - 26 answers

What's going wrong on my right side?

YANMD-filter, with a bit of gross-internal-issues-filter: I've had a weird pain in my side for years. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by harperpitt on Jul 7, 2008 - 12 answers

Leg cramp while dieting - can it be stopped?

Whenever I diet I get cramp in my left calf at night. It's easily cured by standing up but makes me leap out of bed cursing. What's causing it? And is there any way of stopping it? If I've got to buy something, please bear in mind I'm in the UK. [more inside]
posted by humblepigeon on May 27, 2008 - 23 answers

What's cramping my style?

Cramp, cramp, everywhere! I'm suffering from a rather tenacious bout of cramp. What the hell's going on? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on May 14, 2008 - 15 answers

Sudden, severe pelvic and leg cramping after sex

What could cause severe, sudden pelvic and leg cramping after sex in a healthy, definitely not pregnant 28 year old female? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2007 - 9 answers

Why can induce muscle cramps in my feet so easily?

I can induce foot cramps really easily - why? [more inside]
posted by tomble on Jan 19, 2007 - 29 answers

My hand, she hurts...

How can I keep my picking hand from cramping up when I play guitar? [more inside]
posted by gally99 on Jun 11, 2006 - 17 answers

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