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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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Legs Cramping (Definition)

Leg pain can be due to a muscle cramp (also called a charley horse). Common causes of cramps include: * Dehydration or low amounts of potassium, sodium, calcium, or magnesium in the blood * Medications such as: o Diuretics, which can cause you to lose too much fluid or minerals o Statins, which lower cholesterol and can cause muscle injury * Muscle fatigue or strain from overuse, too much exercise, or holding a muscle in the same position ...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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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
Once
Wear support stockings
Daily
Check cholesterol medications
Once
Exercise
30 Min, Daily, forever
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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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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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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

Have your iron level checked
Once
Take medication as prescribed
Once
Reduce caffeine intake
Once
Quit smoking
Once
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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

Take a hot bath
once every night
Exercise
daily
Massage
weekly
Avoid caffeine
daily
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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?

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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