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Constant Cramp In Calf Muscle
I have pain in difference parts of my body the ball of my foot and my calf muscle and I'm constantly getting leg cramps?
Are you on:
Any meds? Which?
What time of day are you getting the cramps? . ...Read more
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
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
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
Stretch: Gently stretch the muscle by extending (straightening) the knee and bringing the toes up toward the knee. ...Read more
Cramp im left upper calf muscle intense cramping. Stays for 20 min how do I make it go away for good. Happens often.
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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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
Can a disc herniation L5S1 cause cramping sensation in the calf muscle? Calf Does not hurt when touched
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
Pinging/tweaking pain in my calf muscle, lasts only a second. Am on ginete. More frequent after massage. Blood clot or cramp? Doc needed?
I got calf muscle tightness/cramp in the shower? Had calf muscle pain doesn't hurt bad lasts 10 secs then goes away.?
Cramps: These are muscle cramps. What is your question? ...Read more
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
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
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
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.
My calf muscle cramped up four times last night. This morning my calf veins look swollen and calf is bruised Should I go to work or ER?
Cramp: Swelling of the veins can be a sign of DVT, which means you need to go to the ER for an ultrasound. ...Read more
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