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A 60-year-old male asked about a 57-year-old female:

Woke w/sharp pain in inner thigh in one leg, cramp in calf of other. walked around a bit, pain went away-went back to sleep. woke to thigh pain again.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Cramps: Recurrent muscle cramps or spasms may be caused by deficiencies of calcium or magnesium. Sometimes they are due to excessive muscle tightness caused by various muscle activities during the day. In this case stretching maneuvers of the legs before going to bed may prevent the nocturnal spasms. You could also take a magnesium supplement daily. See your physician as needed.

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