Muscle spasms / Involuntary contractions

Welcome Forums Community Forum Muscle spasms / Involuntary contractions

  • This topic is empty.
  • Creator
    Topic
  • #110508 Reply
    Nate
    Guest

    I am 4.5 weeks out from ORIF surgery for tibial plateau fracture. Also had compartment syndrome and torn meniscus.

    My overall pain level has come down, but after my last PT session (5 days ago) I’ve been left with horrible muscle and tendon spasms in the back of my leg, mainly hamstring and back of knee.

    They are so bad that I can’t walk with my walker without it completely contracting, causing substantial pain to the point of screaming. It also happens when I am trying to bend my knee, making it impossible to work on my ROM exercises.

    I was prescribed a muscle relaxer Flexeril by my OS, but after taking one dose it hasn’t let up any.

    Does anyone have any experience with this? Did it last long? Any tips or tricks to get rid of it? It is really sidelining my recovery as I’m not able to do PT right now.

Viewing 0 reply threads
  • Author
    Replies
    • #110520 Reply
      Ali
      Guest

      4 weeks since surgery – i have experienced spasms in the thigh muscles when sleeping – which wake me up. Sometimes i think the body forgets that the leg is in a cast, and tries to move to a more natural position, causing said spasms. Just leave me with a feeling that the knee is very weak, without lingering pain.

      Sorry i don’t have any suggestions on how to improve this feeling. Get well soon!

Viewing 0 reply threads
Reply To: Muscle spasms / Involuntary contractions
Your information: