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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Upper Left Leg Cramps

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Had toradol injection in buttocks for chest pain. Does this cause leg cramps? My left leg has been burning and cramping since. Could it cause DVT?

Had toradol injection in buttocks for chest pain. Does this cause leg cramps? My left leg has been burning and cramping since. Could it cause DVT?

If you suspect DVT: Then you must rule out DVT. Wat if the injection doesn't cause DVT and its coincidental and you happen to have one?
If you suspect it, check for it. DvT can kill. ...Read more

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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I've been having really bad leg cramps in my left leg from new flip flops. Usually wear high heels. Related?

I've been having really bad leg cramps in my left leg from new flip flops. Usually wear high heels. Related?

Could be: As dr. Isobe said, there are many things that can cause leg cramps. However, venous insufficiency is a more common cause of leg cramps that calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium defiencies combined. ...Read more

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I have an old injury on my left leg which was operated upon when I was 10 years old. Same leg cramps up at times in the night. What should I do?

I have an old injury on my left leg which was operated upon when I was 10 years old. Same leg cramps up at times in the night. What should I do?

Leg cramps need care: Too little information to determine if there is a connection with old injury, but the good news is that leg cramps can be treated. Common causes are lack of hydration, low iron, calcium, potassium, or overuse due to gait abnormality. Ge to your doctor for a check up and be sure to tell about the priorminjury so this can be checked. Periodic limb movement can look, like this as well. ...Read more

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I've been having really bad leg cramps in my left leg after running. Am I low on some minerals?

I've been having really bad leg cramps in my left leg after running. Am I low on some minerals?

Maybe: Dehydration, low potassium can contribute to cramping. Try hydration, repletion with banana, oj. Stretching, ice massages can help. Consider venous disease as a cause, and seek serves of a phlebologist to evaluate the veins in your legs. ...Read more

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2 years ago I got severely overheated at work with major leg cramps, now I get cramps in my left leg all the time, why is this, how can I stop rhis?

First off: You may want to have your circulation checked. It could also be a neurological issue or a vitamin deficiency.
I would also look at any education you are taking....And make sure electrolytes are where they should be. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, I get only left leg cramps at night and left hand aches very often. I have no problem on right side. What is happening on me? Please

Hello doctors, I get only left leg cramps at night and left hand aches very often. I have no problem on right side. What is happening on me? Please

Get evaluated: Could be a number of things- you need to see a specialist- could be related to medicines some underlying condition or could just be nutrition and coincidence that left side is affected ...Read more

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Any reasons why my left leg cramp up when I go to stretch at night?

Any reasons why my left leg cramp up when I go to stretch at night?

Possibly some But I: Am sure none may be found as we all get these odd aches and pains or cramps, which are there for a few days or weeks and then disappear.
If its going on for more than a couple of weeks, Do see you PCP to be examined and some labs might need to be done, to try to determine the cause. Generally these subside by itself.
Being seen by PCP would be the safest thing to do for you.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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Every night I get a really bad left leg cramp that wakes me. When II get up in the morning II can barely put any weight on it. What does this mean?

Every night I get a really bad left leg cramp that wakes me. When II get up in the morning II can barely put any weight on it. What does this mean?

Nutrition?: Could be lack of calcium in your diet, could be pinched nerve from your lower back, less likely vascular. Try stretching, strengthening, adequate calcium, or a glass of tonic water before bed. ...Read more

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Why does my left leg cramp and hurt so much. I also feel a cramp at the abdomen to the side. What does this mean?

Why does my left leg cramp and hurt so much. I also feel a cramp at the abdomen to the side. What does this mean?

Electrolytes: Cramps are usually associated with some type of electrolyte problem and calcium, magnesium or potassium are likely decreased. See if your doctor can check them. ...Read more

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The last month or so I have started getting a leg cramp- charlie horse only in the left leg pretty much just when orgasm I'm a 25yr. Female

The last month or so I have started getting a leg cramp- charlie horse only in the left leg pretty much just when orgasm I'm a 25yr. Female

Muscle injury: When you orgasm, the muscles tense up. It is likely that this aggravates a small muscle injury which may be due to a tear, fatigue, or overuse of a portion of the muscle. I would recommend a gentle prolonged stretch of the muscle prior to sex in the future, drink plenty of liquids, and replenish any electrolytes with a sport drink. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps at night in men?

What causes leg cramps at night in men?

Many: Not limited to men! Usually fatigue. Could be due to medications taken. Diuretics exacerbate this by causiing low potassium, magnesium and perhaps low calcium. Poor hydration contributes to this. If one has poor circulation to the lower extremities (pvd), leg crams can occur. Sometimes we just don't know why they cramp. You may be helped by some meds. See your pcp and discuss. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps, and why does stretching help?

What causes leg cramps, and why does stretching help?

Cramps are common: A muscle cramp is a involuntary contraction of a musle, especailly common of the legs and feet. Most commonly caused by hyperexcitability of the nerves that stimulate the muscles. Can also be the result of an injury and vigorous activity. Dehydration and electrolyte, element imbalances can also be causative factors. Simple stretching lengthens the muscle and stops the contraction. ...Read more

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Can eating pineapple causes leg cramps?

Can eating pineapple causes leg cramps?

See below: Not sure have not heard that before. Check with a pharmacist or nutritionist. ...Read more

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Can sotalol cause leg pains or leg cramps?

Can sotalol cause leg pains or leg cramps?

Yes: According to the drug literature pain can occur in 2-7% cases depending on dosage. I would not change any medication that your doctor prescribes before talking with them first. ...Read more

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What are the causes of leg cramps and how can you prevent/cure them?

What are the causes of leg cramps and how can you prevent/cure them?

Many causes: Common causes of cramping include rigorous exercise, side effects to certain prescription medications, and calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why statin drugs cause crippling leg cramps at night?

Lessen you dosage: Consult with your doctor. The rx instructions indicate a reduction of dosage is in order under the guidance of your doctor. A pill splitter can cut the pills in half to give you half dose. You can eliminate certain days a week to cut your overall dose. I know a person that reduce their dose to taking only 5 mg once per week - approved by their doctor, and is doing well.. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps in the middle of the night, and what can I do to prevent them?

What causes leg cramps in the middle of the night, and what can I do to prevent them?

Many possibilities: Restless leg syndrome usually causes such symptoms in the evening and bedtime. Poor circulation has to be considered. Certain medications, low potassium levels, other conditions as well should be considered. Talk to your internist or sleep physician. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps in the middle of the night? What can I do to get them to stop? How can I prevent them from re-occurring?

What causes leg cramps in the middle of the night? What can I do to get them to stop? How can I prevent them from re-occurring?

Hydration: Night cramps in the legs are usually caused from an electrolyte imbalance. Some things to consider are getting proper hydration and electrolyte balance established. And also make sure you are doing enough stretching. ...Read more