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What can cause severe muscle cramps and stiffness in both calves?

What can cause severe muscle cramps and stiffness in both calves?

Lack of fluids.: make sure you take in plenty of water through the day. Make sure that you have enough potassium in your system, bananas are a great source. Stretch your calves well nightly. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

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


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I have irritating muscle cramps in my calves. Could it be caused by lack of exercise? (i'm usually more active than now)

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 more

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What causes me to get extreme muscle cramps in my legs while i sleep?

What causes me to get extreme muscle cramps in my legs while i sleep?

Depends: It depends on what the cramps are like and how you make them go away. Vascular disease is a very common cause. ...Read more

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Hi lamectal causes me to have muscle cramps in my legs. Will Trileptal do the same.

Hi lamectal causes me to have muscle cramps in my legs. Will Trileptal do the same.

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

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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?

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 more

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What does it mean to have bad muscle cramps in back calves every morning?

What does it mean to have bad muscle cramps in back calves every morning?

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

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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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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more