Question by  UsRNom (25)

What can I do about a thigh muscle spasm that won't go away?


Answer by  lonelywolf (2117)

A good deep tissue massage, or two or three sessions of good deep tissue massages can usually help with any muscle spasm. If that does not help, you will likely need to see a doctor.


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

A nerve near the muscle is likely irritated. Use warm compresses to soothe the nerve, and try to rest the leg for awhile. If this doesn't help, see a physician.


Answer by  rbiales (3441)

Muscle spasms are usually the result of some form of mineral imbalance in your body. This could be an indicator of a serious problem, worth the attention of a health practitioner. Or take cal/mag/zinc rich foods and/or supplements.


Answer by  eyeguy (3760)

If you are looking for something other than typical modern day medications try an herbal approach such as a Castor Oil Heat Wrap. Take a felt 12 X 12 cloth and soak it pure castor oil (found at any health food store) apply this to your thigh, apply a heating pad on top of this several times a day


Answer by  bob134 (111)

Typically spasmodic muscles are either caused by dehydration or a lack of potassium so you should be drinking a lot of water and eating bananas.


Answer by  prissymissy (1895)

You may be working this muscle too much. Try taking some pain reliever and taking it easy for a day or two. Twice a day apply a hot pack to the area of the spasm for about 15 minutes each time. Make sure that the hot pack is not too hot.


Answer by  cindy (1484)

A muscle spasm can sometimes be an indication that you have injured yourself. Injuries take time to heal. However, there are a few steps you can take to speed up the process. One is to rest the muscle and ice it. When this starts to provide some relief you can than advance to stretching the muscle out through stretching exercises.


Answer by  StarOne (941)

One cause of frequent muscle spasms is dehydration. Make sure that you are drinking enough water each day. Another cause is not getting enough calcium or magnesium in your diet. Try eating foods that are rich in these and see if that helps with the spasms. The next step is to consult your doctor.

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