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Causes Of Muscle Cramps In Calves
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
I have irritating muscle cramps in my calves. Could it be caused by lack of exercise? (i'm usually more active than now)
Calf cramps: Possibly, but it may also be from low potassium levels (hypokalemia) or low calcium levels (hypocalcemia). Eating foods like bananas can help increase potassium. Calcium supplements are easy to take as well. You may want to get some basic bloodwork done with your primary care physician as a start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle cramp: These are uncommon side effects of these medications. Although it is possible i think is unlikely. Unfortunately, the only way to find out is. By trying the medication. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more
Was switched from Prilosec to nexium (esomeprazole). Started having muscle cramps in legs and heartburn symptoms return Within two days. Can the nexium (esomeprazole) be cause?
Not likely: because both meds work in very similar way, so side effects are also similar. Ask your doctor to look for other causes of your symptoms. ...Read more
Sudden muscle cramps in arms , legs while swiming , sleeping. What are causes and remedy? A doctor had prescribed steroid in asthematic attack for10day
Have neck/back issues for months & had muscle cramps in calves. Stressed. Have (anxiety) BP is somewhat healthy. Yesterday felt tingly in both hands & shaky. In 20s .. Now it's off & on . Any ideas?
Sounds like you're: having panic attack sx's, but before rendering such a dx, check in with your MD to r/o physical causes. There are 33 sx's of panic/anxiety, including yours. Here's a reference to figure this out: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not normal: To have cramps on those area is not normal, do you do hard physical work or computer type a job, are healthy other wise , if the answer for the questions was no, please check it out, if yes do stretching exs for you back and legs .Good luck thanks. ...Read more
I have muscle cramps at night in the calf and it is extremely painful. Is there any way to treat this.
Yes: First, see your physician for a thorough history and physical examination. If other diagnoses have been ruled out( blood clots, gastroc muscle strains, etc.) than certain medications can be very helpful.Best of Luck! ...Read more
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