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Does sciatica also cause thigh cramps and hip pain?

Does sciatica also cause thigh cramps and hip pain?

Possible: Especially if you have involvement of L-3,4 root level, these problems can appear. ...Read more

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Dr. James Isobe
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Legs Cramping (Definition)

Involuntary contraction of one or more muscle groups in the lower extremities. There are ...Read more


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What causes extreme pains inner thighs & legs cramps?

What causes extreme pains  inner thighs & legs cramps?

MANY possible causes: The cause can be musculoskeletal (adductor strain/overstretched muscle, hip arthritis), inguinal hernia, peripheral vascular disease (poor blood supply), lumbar disc disc with radiculopathy, even kidney stones.Cramps tend to be more chemically related from inadequate calcium/magnesium/potassium, dehydration, muscle fatigue.Lots of running is associated & good stretching can help.See doc if persist ...Read more

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My husband awakens with thigh cramps at night, how can he get relief?

My husband awakens with thigh cramps at night, how can he get relief?

Bananas: Try having him eat a banana a day, which will improve his potassium levels - low potassium can lead to muscle cramps. Simple stretching prior to bed may help. If symptoms persist, he should be evaluated to have labs checked and possibly further testing. ...Read more

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Why keep getting thigh cramps when exercises slow down. Had car accidebt?

Why keep getting thigh cramps when exercises slow down. Had car accidebt?

Maybe stenosis: Your back may have a compression of the nerves called stenosis that can make your thighs gramp with exertion and even at rest. You should have that evaluated usually with a mri. ...Read more

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Is thigh cramps sign of labor ?

Is thigh cramps sign of labor ?

Dehydration: is more likely the cause of thigh cramps in pregnancy. During pregnancy, a woman's body has to generate increased blood volume and aminotic fluid, and take in a great deal of fluid to remain well hydrated. Dehydration commonly causes muscle cramps and is leading cause of preterm contractions. Drink a large glass of water, and relax. Labor will begin soon enough. ...Read more

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Are hamstring injury and thigh cramps same?

Are hamstring injury and thigh cramps same?

No: No a hamstring injury is a tear or partial tear of the hamstring muscle / tendon w/ resultant bleeding and mild swelling( mild bruising may be seen on back of thigh or below knee).Cramping can occur secondary to the injury or can be related to metabolic reasons etc. See your physician. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Left back of thigh cramps for two hours. It's a nagging pain. Is this DVT?

Left back of thigh cramps for two hours. It's a nagging pain. Is this DVT?

Cramp: A DVT commonly presents as pain in calf. It is associated with swelling of ankle and foot. Risk factors include smoking, obesity, estrogen use also commonly associated with long trip of some type or trauma or surgery. ...Read more

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Lower stitch like feeling in pelvic area, mid cycle bleeding, lower back and thigh cramps??

Lower stitch like feeling in pelvic area, mid cycle bleeding, lower back and thigh cramps??

Consider STD: If you have been sexually active without protection (i.e. condom) then you could have a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Most health departments will provide confidential screening for STD without cost to the patient. ...Read more

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My husband who is 56 keeps getting severly painful cramps mostly in his thighs and sometimes his calfs. What could be the cause of that?

My husband who is 56 keeps getting severly painful cramps mostly in  his thighs and sometimes his calfs. What could be the cause of that?

Many : Can be many things from electrolyte disturbances, magnesium deficiency, potassium deficiency, vascular compromise or even nerve impingement in back. Dehydration is usually the common cause. Try hydration and if not better see physician to check out these other possibilities. ...Read more

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Can sciatica cause cramp like pain in back of thigh when getting up or straighten my back up get pains in thigh calf and butt?

Yes: That is exactly what it can do. Recommend stretch and exercise to see if it improves. If not then see a spine specialist to evaluate your options for treatments. ...Read more

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Can sciatica cause cramp pain in thigh, butt and leg when standing up or sitting and straighten my back up goes away after few seconds?

Can sciatica cause cramp pain in thigh, butt and leg when standing up or sitting and straighten my back up goes away after few seconds?

Yes: Herniated disks that are cause of sciatica pain typically get worse with sitting, bending at the waist, and definitely worse with bending/twisting and raising a heavy object. Try avoiding these positions/activities initially. Typically most herniated disk pain improves on its own by 3-6 weeks. If still bothering you then i recommend seeing your doctor for further imaging. ...Read more

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A fall caused a crack in my kneecap while out-of-town. I waited a week to see the doc. I have extreme muscle cramps in my thigh. Is that a concern?

A fall caused a crack in my kneecap while out-of-town.  I waited a week to see the doc.  I have extreme muscle cramps in my thigh. Is that a concern?

It could be: The four muscles of the quadriceps the patella, the patellar tendon all the other soft tissues attaching to the patella , the tibial tuberosity form the extensor mechanism, so no surprise if you have some cramps in the leg. The spasm of those muscles could separate the fracture more and increase the injury. ...Read more

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Causes of back pain (L4 downwards) painful back of thighs & calf cramp mainly in 1 leg, worse when sitting & lying down compared to waking/moving?

Causes of back pain (L4 downwards) painful back of thighs & calf cramp mainly in 1 leg, worse when sitting & lying down compared to waking/moving?

Uncertain need more : To answer your question we need more information. Back pain can be really related to pinch nerves, disc, muscle, tendon, and even circulation. We need more information to answer your question. ...Read more

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What would cause server leg cramp . Deep in the thigh bone down to back of calve muscles and hurts to walk?

What would cause server leg cramp . Deep in the thigh bone down to back of calve muscles and hurts to walk?

Multiple causes: Can be blood clot, lumbar referred pain, muscle injury, vascular problem, local bone or soft tissue problem . Should be checked out. ...Read more

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