causes of upper left leg cramps

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Dr. Ted King answered:

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

Could be

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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.
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Dr. James H. Isobe answered:

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

Maybe

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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.
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Dr. Steven Simon answered:

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

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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.
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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

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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.
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Dr. Ted King answered:

What causes leg cramps while your asleep?

Don't forget veins

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As Dr. Isobe rightly 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.
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Dr. James H. Isobe answered:

What causes muscles spasms & leg cramps?

Irritated muscles

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Venous disease, dehydration, low levels of potassium, calcium, magnesium, tired muscles from heavy exercise, or prolonged standing and working on legs.
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Dr. Alvin B. Lin answered:

What causes leg cramps while I am sleeping?

Restless leg syndrom

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Are you describing uncomfortable need to move around, maybe pins & needles or bugs crawling, that's relieved once you get out of bed? Or true muscle cramp, presumably in calf? Former might be restless leg syndrome while latter might be due to electrolyte imbalance. Talk to your family doctor in more detail. S/he can order some simple blood tests & offer some options. Not sure what's in Singapore.
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What's your opinion on causes leg cramps?

Sugar

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Sugar usage can do this. I am a aware of a person that will get bad leg cramps at night if they have any sugar containing foods after 4:00 pm that day
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My question is what causes a person to have leg cramps ?

Many things

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Dehydration, over use syndrome, vitamin inbalance
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Dr. James H. Isobe answered:

What conditions could cause major leg cramps?

Several things

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Tired muscles from heavy exercise, prolonged standing/working on them. Abnormalities in potassium, calcium, magnesium, dehydration, venous disease (venous insufficiency), poor arterial circulation can result in rest pain which some describe as cramping.
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