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Dr. Carlos Orrego
28 years experience Cardiology
Multiple: There are several diseases including hyperthyroidism (excessive thyroid production) and heart failure. I would recommend you to visit your doctor a ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Muscle cramps: Many causes. After exercise due to poor stretching or buildup of lactic acid. Dehydration or electrolyte imbalance. Medications? If legs may suggest p ... Read More
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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Muscle spasms: If there is not a underlying disease that causes the cramping it can be treated with hydration, electrolyte replacement, use of magnesium oxide.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Stretch, hydrate: Muscle cramps causes are not always well understood. A regular stretching routine of the muscles that cramp can help. Make sure you are hydrated well, ... Read More
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Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Take pain meds/seeMD: We can not really advice you what to do with muscle cramps without knowing what is causing your muscle spasm.We need more history as to how lond, loca ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rose Wynn
Dr. Rose Wynn answered
16 years experience Sports Medicine
Hydration, stretch: In general, keep hydrated, electrolyte balance, stretch the muscles and tendons regularly. If it is excessive cramping and spasms, get checked out by ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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A possible cause: One of the most common symptoms of varicose veins and venous incompetence is leg cramps. As much as 65% of the time, people with varicose veins will h ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many things can: Cause muscle cramps. Potassium is a common culprit as well as dehydration even at small levels. Eat plenty of fruits rich in potassium. Most common in ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Massage: Of the muscle and hot warm compresses.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
ICE/HEAT: I have always recommended rubbing on a counter irritant like biofreeze, having an "ice massage" until uncomfortable, then apply moist heat.
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