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What should i do about waking up with leg cramps?

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Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 38 years experience
See your doctor: If this happens more than once a month, you need to see your doctor for evaluation.

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A 64-year-old female asked about a 72-year-old male:

What can I do for leg cramps?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Go see your doctor: Review your medications w/your doc after telling her/him what bothers you. Any diuretics (water pills)? These can upset your electrolye balance leading to cramps. We used to recommend quinine for leg cramps but it's not easily available, nor inexpensive these days. You could try drinking tonic water, perhaps. Stretching is always helpful. Make sure no swelling in affected leg.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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