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Doctor insights on: Constant Cramp In Calf Muscle

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Why sometimes I feel bit of cramp at my calf muscle?

Why sometimes I feel bit of cramp at my calf muscle?

No definite reason: Exact cause of muscle cramps is unknown, but the theories most commonly cited include:altered neuromuscular control,
dehydration, electrolyte depletion, poor conditioning, muscle fatigue, new activity. Serious muscle spasm doesn't release on its own and requires manual stretching to help relax and lengthen the shortened muscle. Spasms and cramps can be mild or extremely painful. ...Read more

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I get calf muscle cramping when I have my mennsural cycle?

I get calf muscle cramping when I have my mennsural cycle?

Try the calf stretch: If one stretches the calf muscles, one by one, by putting first the toe of one foot up against the wall and leaning into the wall, stretching that calf muscle; then switch sides and put the other toe up against the wall, then lean toward the wall, stretching the other calf. Doing multiple stretches of each calf, morning an night, might prevent further cramps. ...Read more

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What is the first and best thing to do when you get a cramp in the calf muscle?

What is the first and best thing to do when you get a cramp in the calf muscle?

Stretch: Gently stretch the muscle by extending (straightening) the knee and bringing the toes up toward the knee. ...Read more

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Why do u feel a bit of cramp at my calf muscle suddenly? Is this symptoms of some illness?

Why do u feel a bit of cramp at my calf muscle suddenly? Is this symptoms of some illness?

Muscle strain from: Strenuous exercise, electrolyte abnormality, circulation problem etc may cause your leg cramps. See your dr if it persists or worsens. Take care! ...Read more

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How can I address recurring cramps in the calf muscle?

How can I address recurring cramps in the calf muscle?

Stretching: Before and after exercise or sports. Adequate warm up and cool down to prevent cramps that are caused by vigorous physical activity. Good hydration before, during, after the activity esp if it is more than one hour to replace lost electrolytes esp sodium & potassium, which are major components of sweating. Should avoid excessive fatigue especially in warm weather. ...Read more

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How do you help get rid of muscle cramps in a calf muscle?

How do you help get rid of muscle cramps in a calf muscle?

Warmth get rid of it: Place towel in hot water then place them on your calf muscles while lying face down with muscles relaxed. Massaging the calf muscle also helps. ...Read more

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Can a disc herniation L5S1 cause cramping sensation in the calf muscle? Calf Does not hurt when touched

Can a disc herniation L5S1 cause cramping sensation in the calf muscle? Calf Does not hurt when touched

Yes: That nerve does go down the leg. It known as the sciatic nerve and it may and can give you symptoms in the calf. That should be discussed with your doctor to see what can be done ...Read more

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I get cramp on my legs, calf muscle, why this? What should I do? I'm 37 years male

I get cramp on my legs, calf muscle, why this? What should I do? I'm 37 years male

Nocturnal leg cramp: Do these occur at night? These are called nocturnal leg cramps. The classic treatment for these is quinine at bedtime, but because of washington dc politics within the fda this medication is no longer availble for us to use to help you. You can stretch at bedtime, stretch when you get these or try to prevent them by drinking quinine water at bedtime. I agree with dr skow -see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have suddenly taken severe cramp back of thigh, calf and heel on outer part. I also have a lump on my calf muscle inner leg, had pain for an hour?

I have suddenly taken severe cramp back of thigh, calf and heel on outer part. I also have a lump on my calf muscle inner leg, had pain for an hour?

Pain with lump: Go to your md now Sudden onset of severe pain and lump could be a cllot in your leg and needs immediately to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Calf muscle hurts in left legLike it's about to cramp but doesn't. Feel it more when resting. Some tingling and numbness with cold feet. Also tired?

Many things: There are many reasons for you to have the above described symptoms! It could be as simple as a muscle strain or cramp. Sometimes, diabetes and or hormonal imbalances could present with fatigue and numbness. ...Read more

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Hi dr., my husband suffers pain in his feet specially soles, toes, ankles. He has calf muscle cramps too. He is addicted to corex. Has knee degeneration?

Hi dr., my husband suffers pain in his feet specially soles, toes, ankles. He has calf muscle cramps too. He is addicted to corex. Has knee degeneration?

NEED FOR CUSHION!: Most shoes aren't always what is bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! There are many possible reasons that you may have painful feet, but try cushioning arch supports like spenco polysorb cross-trainers (http://www. Spenco. Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb). If these don't help, see a podiatrist.... Also try an otc anti-inflammatory, like aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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Could this be a sign of blood clots? I am on the pill now for 5 months. Monday of last week I noticed an odd ache in my left calf muscle and ankle, no over exercise or stretching to cause this. Next day same thing but the cramps a little worse so I took s

Could this be a sign of blood clots? I am on the pill now for 5 months. Monday of last week I noticed an odd ache in my left calf muscle and ankle, no over exercise or stretching to cause this. Next day same thing but the cramps a little worse so I took s

It is possible.: The pill and other oral contraceptives can increase your risk of blood clot and especially so if your are a smoker. If you have swelling in that leg compared to the other or tenderness then I would have a high suspicion for a clot. Call your doc or go to a local urgent care or emergency department. If it is getting worse do not ignore it. ...Read more

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How do they test for arterial insufficiency in a leg where the calf muscle cramps or reflects oxygen insufficiency, when there is a pulse at the foot.

How do they test for arterial insufficiency in a leg where the calf muscle cramps or reflects oxygen insufficiency, when there is a pulse at the foot.

Ultrasound first: First, a doppler exam of your pulses is performed. There are 3 major arteries below the knee. If 1 or more are missing or of poor amplitude, an arteriogram is perfomed. Sometimes at the same sitting, a narrowed artery can be dilated. ...Read more

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How do a pulled calf muscle and a cramped calf muscle differ?

Cramps go away: A pulled muscle is painful and is due to an injury. A cramp can be from dehydration or a drug side effect. ...Read more