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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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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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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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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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30weeks pregnant and my baby head down on cervix will i be meeting my baby soon and plus I have leg cramp in my left leg?

30weeks pregnant and my baby head down on cervix will i be meeting my baby soon and plus I have leg cramp in my left leg?

Pressure on Cervix: Head down with baby on the cervix is normal for this time of pregnancy. It does not mean you will deliver soon. The position may actually change a lot. Tomorrow it may be breach and the next day it may be head down. It will probably remain head downwards. Get your leg cramps checked by the doctor since blood clots in pregnancy are more common than when you were not pregnant. ...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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