Self-care includes adequate rest, a well-balanced diet, and stress-management techniques, such as yoga and deep breathing. Avoiding caffeine and smoking also may help.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • Weakness in an arm or leg
  • Changes in speech
  • Loss of sensation
  • Loss of muscle

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a doctor if:

  • Muscle weakness, stiffness, or cramping
  • Tingling or prickling sensation on skin
  • Persistent