Glossary for Calf spasm
Medical terms related to Calf spasm or mentioned in this section include:
- Arm symptoms: Symptoms affecting the arm
- Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
- Calf bruise: A haematoma that occurs on the calf or calves.
- Calf burning sensation: A burning sensation on the calf or calves
- Calf coldness: A cold sensation occurring on the calf
- Calf itch: A sensation that causes a desire to scratch the skin of the calf or calves
- Calf pain: Pain or tenderness of the calf muscle behind the lower leg
- Calf rash: An eruption on the skin of the ankle.
- Cramps: Refers to abdominal cramps, muscle cramps, or menstrual cramps
- Electrolyte abnormality: An imbalance in the level of any of a number of chemicals (electrolytes) in the blood stream e.g. chloride, sodium, magnesium, potassium, calcium, phosphate and bicarbonate. Symptoms can vary depending on which electrolyte is involved and the severity of the imbalance - severe cases can readily lead to death. An electrolyte abnormality can be caused by such things excessive loss of body fluid through vomiting or diarrhea, kidney conditions, malabsorption and various drugs such as diuretics and chemotherapy drugs.
- Foot Spasm: Inability to contract the muscles of the feet.
- Fractures: Breakage of bones
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Hypocalcaemia: Decreased concentration of calcium in the blood.
- Hyponatremia: An electrolyte disturbance involving low sodium levels in the blood. Symptoms are determined by the degree of imbalance. Very low sodium levels can cause water intoxication which can be very dangerous.
- Hypothyroidism: The decreased activity of the thyroid gland
- Leg injury: Any injury that occurs to ones legs
- Leg spasm: A sudden involuntary contraction of the muscles of the leg.
- Leg symptoms: Symptoms affecting the leg
- Limb symptoms: Symptoms affecting the limbs
- Lower leg symptoms: Symptoms affecting the lower legs, calves and shins.
- Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
- Muscle spasm: The occurrence of a sudden prolonged and uncontrolled contraction of a muscle
- Muscle spasms: Involuntary movement or contraction of muscles without full control
- Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
- Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
- Nerve compression: Compression of a nerve that becomes trapped in a confined space due to any cause e.g. trauma, inflammation or a disease process. This usually occurs near joints. The resulting pressure on the nerve can be very painful and if left untreated can result in damage to the nerve and eventually muscle weakness and wasting. Conditions such as bone spurs, joint swelling due to injury, cysts and trauma can result in nerve entrapment. The exact symptoms will depend on which nerve is trapped and the duration and severity of the entrapment.
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
- Sciatica: neuralgia along the nerve course of the sciatic nerve
- Seizures: Uncontrolled physical movements
- Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
- Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
- Spasms: Involuntary muscle movements without full control.
- Sprain: an injury which occurs to ligaments caused by a sudden overstretching.
- Tetanus: A disease caused by chemicals which are produced by a bacterium (clostridium tetani) and are toxic to the nerves. The infection usually occurs when the bacteria enter the body through a deep wound - these bacteria are anaerobic and hence don't need oxygen to survive.
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