Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Muscles are Cramping Up 93 Causes

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There are 9 common conditions that can cause Muscles are Cramping Up.
  1. Acute Back Strain or Sprain
  2. Alcohol Withdrawal
  3. Anxiety Disorder
  4. Arm Strain
  5. Chronic Back Strain or Sprain
  6. Muscle Strains
  7. Neck Sprain or Strain
  8. Tension Headache
  9. Venous Insufficiency
There are 22 somewhat common conditions that can cause Muscles are Cramping Up.
  1. Caffeine Overdose
  2. Diabetic Neuropathy
  3. Drug Side Effect
  4. Drug Toxicity
  5. Endemic Goiter
  6. Epilepsy
  7. Fibromyalgia
  8. Grave's Disease
  9. Heat Illness
  10. Herniated Disk
  11. Hip Strain
  12. Hyperthyroidism
  13. Jellyfish Stings
  14. Leg Strain
  15. Narcotic Withdrawal
  16. Neck Injury
  17. Panic Attacks
  18. Peripheral Neuropathy
  19. Pregnancy
  20. Restless Legs Syndrome
  21. Sciatica
  22. Spinal Subluxation
There are 21 uncommon conditions that can cause Muscles are Cramping Up.
  1. Acute Dystonic Reaction
  2. Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  3. Black Widow Spider Bite
  4. Celiac Sprue
  5. Electrolyte Imbalance
  6. Heat Exhaustion
  7. Hypernatremia
  8. Hypokalemia
  9. Hyponatremia
  10. Multiple Sclerosis
  11. Parkinson's Disease
  12. Peripheral Vascular Disease
  13. Pernicious Anemia
  14. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  15. Schizophrenia
  16. Seizures
  17. Spinal Cord Injury
  18. Stingray Stings
  19. Theophylline Toxicity
  20. Tonic Clonic Seizure
  21. Type 1 Diabetes
There are 41 rare conditions that can cause Muscles are Cramping Up.
  1. Adrenoleukodystrophy
  2. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  3. Anhidrosis
  4. Autonomic Hyperreflexia
  5. Bartter's Syndrome
  6. Beriberi
  7. Cerebral Palsy
  8. Chikungunya Disease
  9. Cholera
  10. Coarctation of the Aorta
  11. De Quervain's Thyroiditis
  12. End Stage Renal Disease
  13. Hip Dislocation
  14. Huntington's Disease
  15. Hydrocephalus
  16. Hyperpituitarism
  17. Hypoparathyroidism
  18. Insecticide Inhalation
  19. Kernicterus
  20. Lesch Nyhan Syndrome
  21. Lymphocytic Thyroiditis
  22. Malignant Neuroleptic Syndrome
  23. Medullary Cystic Disease
  24. Neck Fracture
  25. Phenylketonuria
  26. Polio
  27. Postphlebitic Syndrome
  28. Psychosis
  29. Rabies
  30. Rhabdomyolysis
  31. Rheumatic Fever
  32. Scorpion Stings
  33. Spina Bifida
  34. Spinal Stenosis
  35. Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis
  36. Syndrome of Inappropriate ADH
  37. Tay-Sachs Disease
  38. Tetanus
  39. Toxoplasmosis
  40. Transverse Myelitis
  41. Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Last Updated: Feb 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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