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muscle spasms in legs

Post by stevieboi1983 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:40 pm

Hi Steve here i have dyspraxia and was wondering is it normal to get spasms in your leg muscles and is this connected to dyspraxia?

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Re: muscle spasms in legs

Post by Tom fod » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:35 pm

Hi Steve

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Sometimes I manage to 'hyperextend' (I think that's correct way/word to explain it) my foot/ankle and get a painful knot in my calf (bit below the knee) that hurts like hell.

I did it one night in a tent at a festival and my brother thought a snake had bit me or something!
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Re: muscle spasms in legs

Post by pouvik » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:06 am

actually I think it be prudent to ask is it when you move or just random ... aka when do you get it.

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Re: muscle spasms in legs

Post by shisu » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:14 pm

Hi Steve,

I get spasms in the higher part of my legs sometimes, usually after sitting down for a while, not sure if it has anything to do with dyspraxia though, I guess if any more people come on here saying this there may be a link?.

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Re: muscle spasms in legs

Post by Padfoot » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:27 pm

Hey Steve,

"Certain neurones in the brain, called motor neurones, do not seem to develop and mature as quickly in someone with dyspraxia. As a result, they are not as effective in transmitting information from the brain telling the muscles to move."
http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Dyspraxia.htm

Dyspraxic people often suffer from something I like to call the 'bambi effect' aha. I walk kinda funny! The way I walk put's strain on my legs and I often get spasms from a long day walking. As well as this if I go to the gym and do not focus on completing my workout properly and let my legs go limp and have an improper posture and stance I'll get really bad spasms. I do think it is linked personally and I'd suggest doing exercise as my Dr recommended. Strengthen your leg muscles. There could be absolutely no relation to you in this post but I hope it helps in some way! :)

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Re: muscle spasms in legs

Post by Tom fod » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:54 pm

Steve

And of course don't be afraid to ask/talk to your GP about it.
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Re: muscle spasms in legs

Post by gothicsmurf » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:12 am

I sometimes get muscle spasms in my legs at night when I'm lying in bed. It usually causes a weird "crawling" sensation and can make my whole leg jump and jerk, similar to the symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome. It is really horrible and keeps me awake for ages :(

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Re: muscle spasms in legs

Post by RichardY487 » Thu May 01, 2014 7:12 pm

I quite often get both the knotting and spasms mentioned by people in this forum, my neurological consultant says it is perfectly normal, but is sending me for occupational therapy, hope thus helps

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Re: muscle spasms in legs

Post by HelenS » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:53 pm

Could be worth trying taking a magnesium citrate supplement about an hour before bed. You might need more than the recommended dose though to have an effect as many people are low in magnesium (if you take too much your body gets rid of it - as you'll discover in the morning :Eek: )

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Re: muscle spasms in legs

Post by dyspraxicyoungperson » Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:56 am

I get the occasional spasm of the leg, but for me I used to work in a job where I had to walk up to 20 miles per day, and yea it hurts at first but for me it was just about overcoming the issue. :Eek: :banana:

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Re: muscle spasms in legs

Post by whitedwarf12 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:02 pm

I also got restless leg syndrome as a child. Usually in bed

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