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What conditions could cause major leg cramps?

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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 54 years experience
Several things: Tired muscles from heavy exercise, prolonged standing/working on them. Abnormalities in potassium, calcium, magnesium, dehydration, venous disease (venous insufficiency), poor arterial circulation can result in rest pain which some describe as cramping.
Dr. Ted King
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Many things: As dr. Isobe rightly said, there are many things that can cause leg cramps. However, venous insufficiency is a more common cause of leg cramps that calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium defiencies combined.

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Leg cramps possible cause?

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Dr. Marshall Solomon
Podiatry 48 years experience
Overuse in activitie: Overuse, dehydration, lower back problems, edema-swelling of legs.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What's your opinion on causes leg cramps?

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Sugar: Sugar usage can do this. I am a aware of a person that will get bad leg cramps at night if they have any sugar containing foods after 4:00 pm that day.
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A 52-year-old female asked:

What causes leg cramps?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Multiple potential : Causes from overuse of muscle, electrolyte or salt imbalance/dehydration to vascular issues, neurologic issues, metabolic issues like thyroid conditions to medication related issues such as statins to certain conditions like restless leg syndrome. If a persistent problem, see your physician.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What causes leg cramps and how can you cure them?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
When does it occur?: If while walking, could be a problem with circulation or a arterial blockage.May also be from dehydration. If at night in bed, may be attributed to low potassium and/or magnesium. See your physician for evaluation and treatment.

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