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Cramps In Calves At Night
Many: Not limited to men! usually fatigue. Could be due to medications taken. Diuretics exacerbate this by causiing low potassium, magnesium and perhaps low calcium. Poor hydration contributes to this. If one has poor circulation to the lower extremities (pvd), leg crams can occur. Sometimes we just don't know why they cramp. You may be helped by some meds. See your pcp and discuss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Circulation issue: Sounds like a problem with your circulation. When you stand up or walk, gravity assists in bringing blood through your legs and feet. When you sleep in bed, gravity isn't able to bring more blood to your feet which causes, amongst other things, muscle cramps. I would recommend evaluation by your primary care doctor. ...Read more
Have a sudden movement in my calf muscle at times in the night mostly cause? Restless leg syndrome?
RLS...maybe: RLS is a common, terribly bothersome, sleep disruption that has unclear causes in most cases. Nocturnal recumbency leg cramps, on the other hand actually hurt("Charlie horse cramp"), whereas RLS gives the sensation one just MUST move the leg/legs. Rarely, electrolyte imbalance can mimic RLS. Interestingly, some anti-Parkinson's disease meds at low doses, are highly effective for RLS. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea, which is shallow breathing, alternating with awakening and gasping for air, can be associated with conditions such as restless leg syndrome. People with sleep apnea often have risk factors for diseases of the arteries, like peripheral arterial disease. Either way, you should have a thorough history and physical examination, by your doctor, to get you started on treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can be done about getting rid of cramps in arms and legs some times i wake up at night with strong cramps pain in my legs and feet mostly
Have aches in arms , legs, upper, lower back and legs get very stiff pains alternate all day but especially at night?
This can be a long: Conversation but let's say it's been going on for a while and no one can figure out why. Do you grind your teeth at night? That's the headache, most likely. Arthritis pain, insomnia, muscle spasm, if not sleeping, muscles do not relax allowing blood flow into muscles in a spasm loop. If new onset may be different but i bet u have recurrent insomnia and pain w/o diagnosis, private consult? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Rls is described as an irresistible urge to move the legs which is often accompanied by unusual or unpleasant sensations in the legs that may be described as creeping, tugging, or pulling. What you are describing sounds more like nocturnal leg cramps which is commonly associated with varicose veins. ...Read more
Nauseous at different times of day but mostly at night and in the morning. Tender stomach, constipation, not pregnant.
My hips have been aching at all hours of the day. When i sleep, walk, sitting etc. Stretching seems to help but at times very uncomfortable. Arthr?
Muscle irritation: Prolonged standing, excessive exercise, venous insufficiency, electrolyte abnormality(low potassium low calcium, low magnesium) contribute to leg cramping. Try visiting www.Phlebology.Org and see a phlebologist in your zip code area who can evaluate your legs and help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nutritional support!: Charlie horse's and various nocturnal leg cramps have many causes. Many are nutritional and respond well to supplementation. Potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron will commonly work, if a deficiency exist. Magnesium helps, even if blood levels are normal. Other causes do exist and should be excluded! ...Read more
For 3 weeks I have awakened several times at night with painful, twisted feet and pain in calves, almost excruciating.
I am having tingling in the legs at night and also my viens are bulging in my arms and legs. Mostly at night but also when i get mad
Get help: The symptoms you describe could represent several entities. Some of which are quite rare; eg., erythromelalagia. Your best course is to make a journal of what happens in detail and when it happens, then take the journal to your doctor for help in deciphering the clues. ...Read more
See a doctor ASAP: chest pain can have a variety of causes, some self limiting, others life threatening. Without further information , we can not diagnosis this, but urgent evaluation is warranted. Please see a doctor right away. Heart disease in women often presents with atypical symptoms. ...Read more
Support: Pain and stiffness in the feet and lower legs after inactivity could indicate muscle fatigue from poor biomechanics. My first step would be to insure you are wearing supportive shoes. If this doesn't improve things, see a podiatrist for a complete biomechanical exam. You may need custom orthotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer