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What causes shin cramps at night

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roaney
62 years experience
Cramps Cause?: Any tubular structure in the body response with pain to pressure causing distention if the tubular structure is the intestine for example the pressure... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Calf pain?: If this is pain in your lower leg, then you have to worry about a blood clot (which can spread to your lungs!). Please go to an ER now and get it che... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
51 years experience
Lessen you dosage: Consult with your doctor. The rx instructions indicate a reduction of dosage is in order under the guidance of your doctor. A pill splitter can cut t... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 39 years experience
Get evaluated: common causes of let pain are muscle spasms, low iron, low calcium or magnesium. As a female, if,your menstruation is heavy, thus may be a problem. Y... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Try magnesium : Supplements as directed on the bottle. If no improvement you may want to see a vascular specialist to be evaluated for superficial venous insufficienc... Read More
A 70-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Possibly: All statin-type medications, of which zocor (simvastatin) is included, can cause muscle breakdown resulting in muscle pain ranging from mild fatigue t... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
podiatry 38 years experience
Cramps: If you do not have any circulatory problems, those cramps could be caused by overuse syndrome of the leg and calf muscles as well as the intrinsic mus... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Many possibilities: Restless leg syndrome usually causes such symptoms in the evening and bedtime. Poor circulation has to be considered. Certain medications, low potassi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Electrolytes: Most likely rapid changes in electrolyte concentration.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Dukelow
Podiatry 32 years experience
Hydration: Night cramps in the legs are usually caused from an electrolyte imbalance. Some things to consider are getting proper hydration and electrolyte bala... Read More
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