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Calf Cramps Treatment
Sometimes when I sleep my left calf cramps and it stays like that for hours, what's wrong? I'm 25, 177 lbs, 5'7", weight lifter.
Charley horse is: the colloquial name for this phenomenon with a wide range of causes. The spasm can be immediately relieved by stretching the muscle, place your foot flat on the floor and bend the other knee. Causes include overexercise, not enough fluids, low calcium, magnesium and other electrolytes, medical problems, pregnancy and unusual positioning. ...Read more
How maximum long time do calf cramps last due to walk? Because its sixth day for me and i'm having it.
Need treatment: Muscle cramps should not last this long. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water. If you are drinking a lot of caffeine or alcohol that can dehydrate you and cause cramping. Adding a multivitamin may also help. A sports drink like gatorade may help replace your electrolytes. Stretching is also important, gentle stretches of muscles that are cramping held for several minutes are best. ...Read more
Daughter's recently been getting severe calf cramps at night that wake her up& last around 2 minutes and has lasting pain for 1-2 days after.Serious?
How old?: in a young child it is due to vigiurous excersize like bicycling or trampoline without warming up sometime if there is electrolyte imbalance specially in summer due to decreased sodium, potasium, magnesium and calcium make sure you replenish them with an electrolyte drink like pedialyte ...Read more
I have calf cramps and I have used icy hot and heat but its still here it has now become an everyday thing. I was wondering what can I do to relive it?
Get yourself seen to: by your PCP to check you for any circulatory issues or have a dlood checked for Calcium etc. Generally no cause is found, in which case youneed to do gradual stretching exercises of the calf muscles, to see if that would help. We all lose elasticity as we get maturer and also not doing Warms-up exercises is generally to be blamed. Good Luck! ...Read more
Husband, 67-calf cramps, esp.In middle of night. Take a while to resolve. Health good overall. Says has always had, but cause for concern?
I keep getting calf cramps at night. I wake up to pee and could barely walk to the washroom. After a while my cramps go away. I am not sure why!
I get nocturnal calf cramps wkly, told it was BFs by a neuro after physical exam. What is the best remedy for the pain for days after a calf cramp?
BF's ?!?: restless leg syndrome is quite common (about 1 in five people). Several medications have come out for it in the last few years (AS PREVENTATIVES). Muscle cramp pain is treated like other muscle pain. Rest, gradual increasing activity and stretching, warm compresses and Aspirin like drugs. ...Read more
I am training for a triathlon and just recently, within 5-10 of running I am experiencing calf cramps and numbness of several toes...What's happening?
Back or Vascular: If after exercise you begin to experience cramps in your calves and numbness in your toes, there are two areas that need further investigation. 1. Vacular. Have a vascular surgeon or interventional cardiologist perform some non-invasive vascular studies to check and see if there is any vascular impairment to the lower extremities. 2. Possible lower back disc issue, also evaluate with ortho or neur. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My daughter runs cross country. Her right leg - lower calf - cramps during races. She trains sufficiently and the cramping does not happen then. ?
May be dehydration: If she does not take in enough fluids before and during race, cramping is common. ...Read more