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Muscle cramps

A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
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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A member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
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.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
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
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rose Wynn
Sports Medicine 16 years experience
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
A Verified Doctoranswered
40 years experience
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
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
Podiatry 28 years experience
Massage: Of the muscle and hot warm compresses.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 45 years experience
ICE/HEAT: I have always recommended rubbing on a counter irritant like biofreeze, having an "ice massage" until uncomfortable, then apply moist heat.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Hydrat/gater/k+: You need to keep well hydrated as you sweat water a lot, you also loose imp electrolyts and deplead glycogen and sugars. So gatorade i feel is best, ... Read More