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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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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of leg cramps and how can you prevent/cure them?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many causes: Common causes of cramping include rigorous exercise, side effects to certain prescription medications, and calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin d deficiency.
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A 51-year-old female asked:

What is the cure for leg cramps. How can I avoid having leg cramps?

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Dr. Bradford Romans
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Tonic water: Drink a bottle a day.Are you on any diuretics?See your doctor if not better in 1 wk.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can beer cure leg cramps?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No: Beer is not a treatment for leg cramps.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What causes leg cramps in both legs?

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Dr. Ranji Varghese
Sleep Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Although most commonly affecting the lower legs, restless leg syndrome can also affect the lower back and arms. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and also with inactivity and are accompanied by an urge to move. Moving only temporarily alleviates the symptoms.
A 24-year-old female asked:

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.

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