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A 18-year-old male asked:

Cramps in calves, thighs and arms. can't walk because my feet bend sideways and get stuck in place. my right arm stuck at 90. can't straigthen a leg.

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Dr. Ronald Bush
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Mineral deficiency?: Deficiencies of calcium, magnesium, or potassium are common causes of body cramps. These deficiencies can be due to use of medications, like diuretics or losses due to diarrhea, poor absorption of food, or poor nutrition. Less commonly a more serious condition like parathyoid gland problems may be the cause.
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 36 years experience
Odd symptoms: An odd set of symptoms which could be brought about by some medications, or dehydration - or a stroke, although you are young for that. You need to see a physician to be properly evaluated. Good luck.
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Seek help from: An orthopedic dr and get physical therapy. Try taking tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for pain. God bless you !
Dr. Bradford Romans
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Severe cramping: This can be caused from dehydration or electrolyte disorders.Rehydration with gator aid, pedialyte, or tonic water ( quianine ) can be helpful.Severe persistent cramping should be evaluated by your physician.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Multiple symptoms: I am sorry for the way u feeling. It is very hard to feel this way especially for someone u. Age. U need to see u physician for evaluation and work up.
Last updated Apr 25, 2016


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