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what causes shin cramps at night

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Dr. Robert Roaney
60 years experience Family Medicine
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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Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Many: Not limited to men! usually fatigue. Could be due to medications taken. Diuretics exacerbate this by causiing low potassium, magnesium and perhaps ... Read More
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Dr. James Isobe
53 years experience Phlebology
Several things: Causes of leg cramps in men/women include tired muscles after prolonged standing or exercise; abnormalities in potassium, calcium, magnesium; dehydra ... Read More
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Dr. Ted King
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Don't forget veins: Although there are many potential causes as drs. Proffitt and isobe said, 65% of all varicose vein sufferers have leg cramps. If you have leg cramps ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Many possible causes: Common causes of cramping include rigorous exercise, side effects to certain prescription medications, and calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin d ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
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.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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
27 years experience Podiatry
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
20 years experience Geriatrics
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
36 years experience Podiatry
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
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
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
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