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webny99:

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--- Quote from: US 89 on October 02, 2022, 10:14:43 PM ---This is going to sound weird, but most excruciating pain I've ever experienced has happened a few times and lasted about 15 seconds each time. It involves waking up in the middle of the night to either of my calf muscles contracting as hard as it can for no particular reason. Hurts like absolute hell...and then it's sore for the next several hours of trying to walk on it the next morning. A similar thing sometimes happens in my feet that I can best describe as feeling like my tendons are getting crossed over.

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I had that happen my entire life on random occasion with my left leg.  I can stop the muscle spasms once I become coherent enough to realize what is actually happening.  Thatís a little easier said than done when they wake me up from a deep sleep.

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Don't point your toes.  I used to get cramps in my calves from stretching my legs out in bed.  Ever since I've kept myself from pointing my toes while stretching, the cramps have been much fewer in number -- almost all gone.

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This has happened to me as well, though for my issues I suspected poor hydration may have factored.

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These cramps actually have a name, which I'm surprised no one has mentioned: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charley_horse

I've had a charley horse only once that I can recall.. don't remember anything specific that might have caused it other than being more active than usual the day prior and falling asleep in an uncomfortable position.

webny99:
I've had three broken bones: upper arm, lower arm, and lower leg (although the latter was so long ago I don't remember it).

The upper arm (humerus) break was the most painful due to the throbbing affecting my neck and head movement. Taking my shirt off became an excruciating task so I tried to do it as little as possible, or wear button up shirts to avoid having to pull over my head. I learned to manage the pain by moving that arm as little as possible, but the first few weeks were pretty rough.

That's the worst pain I can recall experiencing other than maybe hell's itch which I experienced after a trip to the beach several years ago. It was pretty much exactly as described in the article, with intense darts of pain that I could seemingly do nothing to stop or calm down. Fortunately, it was short-lived and had started to subside within a few hours, but it was not a fun experience. I've had several mild sunburns since, but have tried to avoid more than an hour or two of sun exposure at a time, and that's prevented recurrence so far.

hbelkins:
I've had gout in the big toe before, and it is painful, but I'd trade it for gout in a weight-bearing joint (the knee) in a heartbeat.

I distinctly remember the first time I ever had a leg cramp (Charley horse). I had no idea what was going on, other than knowing it woke me up and hurt like the dickens. I'm prone to cramps in the legs and feet.

vdeane:

--- Quote from: Rothman on October 02, 2022, 11:38:24 PM ---


--- Quote from: Max Rockatansky on October 02, 2022, 11:25:09 PM ---
--- Quote from: US 89 on October 02, 2022, 10:14:43 PM ---This is going to sound weird, but most excruciating pain I've ever experienced has happened a few times and lasted about 15 seconds each time. It involves waking up in the middle of the night to either of my calf muscles contracting as hard as it can for no particular reason. Hurts like absolute hell...and then it's sore for the next several hours of trying to walk on it the next morning. A similar thing sometimes happens in my feet that I can best describe as feeling like my tendons are getting crossed over.

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I had that happen my entire life on random occasion with my left leg.  I can stop the muscle spasms once I become coherent enough to realize what is actually happening.  Thatís a little easier said than done when they wake me up from a deep sleep.

--- End quote ---

Don't point your toes.  I used to get cramps in my calves from stretching my legs out in bed.  Ever since I've kept myself from pointing my toes while stretching, the cramps have been much fewer in number -- almost all gone.

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I get that periodically too, always from stretching too far, always subsiding about a minute after relaxing.  The first few times, I thought I pulled a muscle or something.  At least it's gone down now that I've made sure not to stretch that far.

JayhawkCO:
I once sliced part of the tip of my thumb off while using a mandoline. That wasn't the worst pain. The worst pain is when it was still bleeding the following morning so I went to urgent care. They told me they were going to put silver nitrate on it to stop the bleeding and that I should lay down on the table when they did it. I told them that I had a pretty high pain tolerance and I could remain sitting and the nurse's quote was, "We catch 8-year-olds. At your age, we let you fall." So I took his advice and as soon as they put it on, I immediately sweated through my shirt and it was pretty excruciating. I was quite glad I was laying down.

I once had something that the doctor diagnosed as "gout? maybe?" in my big toe when I was 17 that hurt like hell too, but the silver nitrate was worse.

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