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A 22-year-old female asked:

Woke up with sore calf muscles in both legs. did not hurt when i went to bed. did not exercise. hurts when i extend my foot towards my body and away. ?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Calf muscle cramps: Likely you are complaining of localized gastrocnemius muscle cramping that occurred at night. This can often wake one up from a deep sleep. Gentle stretching of calf muscle and hydration and balanced diet to restore normal electrolyte balance will help. NSAIDs may help as well. If not better in several days, seek medical evaluation.
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