I always feel a constant need to stretch. Last November, it was just my arms. It progressively spread to my legs, neck, and shoulders. I asked the hospital what it was at a scheduled appointment. My doctor asked about RLS or ADHD, but I have no trouble focusing and the need to stretch is less in my legs than everywhere else. I have checked multiple forums and internet research, but nothing seems to work. What do I do?
I have a similar issue with needing to strech in my back but to do so in a way that is effective is quite contorted and odd, and what i have learned is that it can sometimes be linked to your brain making you feel the need to strech to releve stress or tension that has built up, its just a theory that me and my doctor have come up with but if you reduce the stress in your life the feeling of needing to strech may reduce, i hope this helps
I also have had that feeling over the past years. It's like I constantly need to flex my muscles all over. If your like me. I have this constant "craving feeling"
Can you relate to my feeling. Always looking for something. But can never feel the void.
It's like that. I've tried to stop stretching, but I can't go more than like 10 seconds before I have to stretch again. It's like a cough or itch. It's super uncomfortable to stop and I have to focus completely on staying still. I saw a rheumatologist about it recently and she said it was probably just a "nervous habit." I don't have either of these, but in case anyone else might...RLS(Restless Legs Syndrome) is a night disorder, and so is PLMD(Periodic Limb Movement Disorder). I hope this helps someone.
i have this problem in my whole body. when i move or stand my whole body stiffens and stays that way for several minutes. I have to stretch. Its awful! its painful and i also have shortness of breath and feel very tired. what is it? i distrust doctors and half the time they dont know their butts from a hole in the ground!
Hello now this may not give you a direct answer but i too have this problem but in my legs. I play tennis almost 4 times a week so its not lack of activity. But on the days I'm not doing anything this is still a problem. so it is not because of too much activity. I also have ADHD and take meds for this but i feel the need to stretch my legs through out the day even when I have taken ADHD medication. I also asked my doc. and she had no idea what the heck i was talking about even when i mentioned that i thought it might have been RLS all she said , was that I didn't have RLS
I have had the same problem in my legs, arms, and neck since I was around 8 (when it started I actually had it in my back shoulders too. My body always felt very uncomfortable, but the thing is I also had tourrettes. I knew what tourrettes was, and I assumed this was one of 'motor tics' I had with it. The craving to do something was incredibly similar to my other symptoms so I thought that was it until I asked the doctor, and they said that shouldn't be it. I think it gets easier to deal with over time though, just reading about it makes it act up though (also similar to tourrette symptoms)
Every now and again I have this uncontrollable urge to stretch my ankles and wrists , but when I stretch them the urge becomes even more intense and unmanageable. This has stemmed from childhood and I have been looking for consistencies when I feel these urges, such as flights, high heels vs. flats, exercise vs. being sedentary, etc... I am very active and I quite smoking 6 months ago ( I only add that because some one in an earlier post thought it might be cause) any ideas?
I came here because I too find myself stretching myself all the time.But,apart from speculation that is floating around, is there anything really physiological to it? I do exercise rather regularly and it has not made any difference yet. Would some real physician attempt an explanation?