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A 22-year-old female asked:

Hi, my father is 69 years old, sometimes he gets muscle cramps in legs, what is the reason?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Hard to find cause: Sometimes it is hard to find the reason. But he should get a medical check up and make sure that bhe is no anemic, has normal thyroid functions. Look into his medications(statins for high cholesterol can be a culprit). Excess of alcohol can also be a reason. Ask him to take gentle walks daily and increase the distance slowly. All of the above should help.
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Dr. Jay Zampini
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine 21 years experience
Depends on situation: Problems with leg muscles can be related to a number of things. Pinched nerves in the back (spinal stenosis) can cause leg pain with walking, relieved with sitting or leaning forward. Circulation problems also cause leg pain with walking or other activity, relieved with rest. Other issues include electrolyte problems (potassium, calcium, etc). Check the situation and see the appropriate doc.
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Last updated Apr 7, 2019


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