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Causes Of Leg And Foot Cramps
Foot cramps: Leg and foot cramps can be caused by many different things such as low potassium to nerve problems to circulation problems. You need some blood work and possible doppler to check for circulation problems unless you already suffer from systemic issues you have not disclosed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Vessels and nerves: If there is intermittent circulation going to a muscle, it is not going to be "fed" properly and the efficiency in the muscle function may be compromised. Twitching is plausible and can result in cramping. Talk to your PCP and a consult with a vascular specialist may be needed, especially if you have other medical history, like diabetes. ...Read more
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea, which is shallow breathing, alternating with awakening and gasping for air, can be associated with conditions such as restless leg syndrome. People with sleep apnea often have risk factors for diseases of the arteries, like peripheral arterial disease. Either way, you should have a thorough history and physical examination, by your doctor, to get you started on treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When working out for long periods of time I get leg and foot cramps, what can I do to help them or make them go away?
I get cramps after sleeping. I get leg and foot cramps after sleeping for about 4 hours or more. I do not get them during the daytime. Any ideas?
Feel better: Cramping tends to occur with dehydration so hydration should be the first step, water or sports drink. I've treated a lot of construction workers and usually they have sore feet and ankles, and i recommend cool baths to decrease swelling and inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a bilateral mastectomy weeks ago. I sleep on my back and get leg and foot cramps. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil haven't helped. Other options?
See your doctor: Many causes -answer depends on your medication history first since many cross reactions and then physical examine - dvt-venous blood clots or arterial sclerosis made worse? Are the worse i can think of. But usually not. Usually temporary -- potassium or magnesium imbalance possible - therefore need you in person to suggest those blood tests therefore see your surgeon or md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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