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Causes Of Upper Left Leg Cramps
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
I've been having really bad leg cramps in my left leg from new flip flops. Usually wear high heels. Related?
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
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
I am 1 27 year old asian female. Recently I have been feeling pulling or tingling nerves on my right palm and left leg joint (upper thigh and behind my knee). Pass few nights im having left leg cramps in the middle of the night. Today I woke up feeling di
Tingling: You should see a Neurologist just to be safe. ...Read more
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
I got always a leg cramps at night and during swimming. What is the causes and what should I do at least lessen the occurrence?
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?
See your doctor:
Leg cramp warrant a medical evaluation as they can be caused from some serious conditions- your md will look for dvt, etc
the high load of protein usually causes stomach cramps or GI distress, however it is possible for the very high load of protein to cause some leg cramps as well. A sports nutritionist can help you to calculate the appropriate amount of supplements needed. ...Read more
Electrolytes: Electrolytes are not a form of illumination, rather they are ions such as sodium, potassium, etc that circulate in your blood stream that if are not in correct balance can cause leg cramps in pregnancy. Make sure you are eating potassium rich foods like bananas. I hope I was able to shed some "lyte" on this problem. ...Read more
Electrolytes: There may be unrelated electrolytes imbalance. Please see a family dr. And have your blood levels checked. You may also be suffering from spinal nerve root irritation in the lower back spine giving rise to the leg cramps. The vitamins may just be a coincidence but if you are taking vitamins excessively b6 can give neuropathy. ...Read more
Generally not: 'routine' muscle cramping is not linked to bruising. However if u stained a muscle (partially tore it) then the bruising and swelling which can occur is sometimes associated w/involuntary muscle cramping. Good luck! ...Read more
Overuse: When one engages in vigorous exercise, you may have these symptoms, especially if you are overdoing it. If this is happening with regularity, seek out a trainer who will give you a more appropriate program. If these symptoms happen with mild exercise, please seek out the care of your doctor. ...Read more
Usually they happen at night. Most often it is a nerve compression in the Lumbar spine. Back pain may or may not be present. Certain sleep positions cause pinching of these nerves. I recommend sleeping on your stomach with 1-2 pillows under pelvis
Many Americans use walker and wheelchairs as they get older because this condition causes atrophy of the leg muscles and affects the ability to walk. ...Read more