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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Thigh Cramps

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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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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 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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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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