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My calf and hamstring cramps when I bend my knees back in a right angle. Why? Thanks!

My calf and hamstring cramps when I bend my knees back in a right angle. Why? Thanks!

Cramps: Bending knee may cause movement in the back of your leg. At age 56 check out for blood clots or varicose veins. Other causes may be muscle spasm ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to treat a hamstring cramp?

I need some tips on how to treat a hamstring cramp?

Take some pain meds: Like advil or aleve, (naproxen) a muscle relaxer, massage the h'strings, pt for stretching exercises, and it probably take about 3-6 days to get relief. ...Read more

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Are hamstring injury and thigh cramps same?

Are hamstring injury and thigh cramps same?

No: No a hamstring injury is a tear or partial tear of the hamstring muscle / tendon w/ resultant bleeding and mild swelling (mild bruising may be seen on back of thigh or below knee).Cramping can occur secondary to the injury or can be related to metabolic reasons etc. See your physician. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How do you take care of a foot or hamstring that cramps at night?

How do you take care of a foot or hamstring that cramps at night?

Stretch: Have a towel handy at bedside. When your foot or hamstring cramps, wrap the towel around your foot and pull upward on the ends. The cramps will "break" with the stretching. Hold the stretch for about 2 minutes and then gently relieve the stretch. Quinine can prevent night cramps and used to be rx'd as the drug "quinaam", but w serious side effects, it was taken off the market. Stretching best. ...Read more

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My pinky to cramps up, sticking out for about 3-5 seconds several times a day. I injured my plc in 2008. I seem to have issues with my hamstring ever?

My pinky to cramps up, sticking out for about 3-5 seconds several times a day. I injured my plc in 2008. I seem to have issues with my hamstring ever?

Varies: There can be a number of considerations, from local issues with the toe itself to more systemic issues like a subtle electrolyte abnormality. A good medical checkup would likely be a good place to start. ...Read more

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My left hamstring and calf cramp, is this related to a disc herniation?

My left hamstring and calf cramp, is this related to a disc herniation?

Sciatica: Sciatica is a definite possibility. This usually is caused by pressure on the nerve commonly as it exits your lower spine from a disc bulge or herniation, or possibly from a bone spur. Stretching exercises, physical therapy, chiropractic care are all reasonable initial treatments. However, if the pain persists or is associated with more severe symptoms such as numbness, tingling, weakness, or bowel/bladder incontinence -- you need to seek medical attention from an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Why does my left leg, mainly my hamstring, cramp up while im roller skating?

Why does my left leg, mainly my hamstring, cramp up while im roller skating?

PVD: Peripheral vascular insufficiency might be the cause although your age is alittle young. Under the increased demand of the muscle during exercise, the blood supply might not be enough to need the needs of the muscles. See your PCP first. ...Read more

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Both feet are tingly. Non diabetic. Sometimes have cramps in both calves and right hamstring. Has been about 3 weeks now?

Both feet are tingly. Non diabetic. Sometimes have cramps in both calves and right hamstring. Has been about 3 weeks now?

Neuropathy: You could have peripheral neuropathy or dysfunction in the nerves carrying sensation. Reasons include diabetes, heavy alcohol consumption, back pain related to nerve root irritation, exposure to chemotherapy or idiopathic, meaning we do not know the cause. Sometimes the tingling will be transient and go away. Other times it will persist and needs to be evaluated by a podiatric physician or neur. ...Read more

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I have pain in both legs on the calve and hamstrings I have also got a cramp pain on left side of my ribs what could this be?

I have pain in both legs on the calve and hamstrings I have also got a cramp pain on left side of my ribs what could this be?

Tight hamstrings: Must likely pain is due to tight hamstrings and calf muscle (achilles or gastrosoleus complex)some persons are genetically predispose for tight muscles. Recomendations are very good program of consistent and progressive streching that should be done as a routine on a daily basis and specially before and after running. ...Read more

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12.16 partial hamstring tear is it normal to still have a lot of pain My knee and thigh are killing me my calf starting to cramp Ortho Dr on vac to1.6?

Hamstring injury: Length of time one takes to recover depends on the severity of the injury, Rest, Ice, Partial weight bear with crutches. Consistent use of NSAIDs. For 3-4 weeks is the norm. MRI testing and physical therapy can also be useful, to assess severity of injury and assist with the healing process. (Pt for 6-8 weeks). It may take 6-12 weeks to return to return to full running and jumping. ...Read more

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Leg cramps (usually calf), pulled groin, pulled quad, tight hamstrings all occurring recently. Function of my age & fact that I run a lot, or worse?

Leg cramps (usually calf), pulled groin, pulled quad, tight hamstrings all occurring recently. Function of my age & fact that I run a lot, or worse?

Sounds like: You could use some training advice but start out with a consultation with a Board Certified PHYSIATRIST (Muscle/Skeletal specialist!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a whole leg spasms/cramps. What do you suggest?

I have a whole leg spasms/cramps. What do you suggest?

May be tough to: Get a confirmed diagnosis. Cramping can be nonspecific, due to dehydration, deficiencies of calcium or potassium, associated with muscle or nerve disease, or even due to spasticity from brain or spinal cord. Not unique to see in a variety of metabolic disorders, vitamin deficiencies, and medication/drug reactions. So, have your primary doc perform a full evaluation and decide a course of action. ...Read more

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Severe cramps in my left leg?

Severe cramps in my left leg?

Leg cramps: Do massage, do dorsiflex (toes tip up) and take some pain medication such as Ibuprofen if you are not allergic.
To prevent it to happen again, never stretch your foot with toe tip downward. ...Read more

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I am having a lot of cramp in my leg why?

I am having a lot of cramp in my leg why?

Dehydration: You may be drinking insuffienct amounts of water that can lead to cramping. You should also check potassium, calcium and magnesium levels. Low levels can lead to cramping. ...Read more

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What could cause leg spasms/cramps during basketball?

What could cause leg spasms/cramps during basketball?

Salt or water?: Common causes include dehydration and electrolyte imbalance provoke by exercise. Another possibility is physical deconditioning in someone unused to strenuous exertion. ...Read more

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I get constant cramps in my left leg. What can I do for this?

I get constant cramps in my left leg. What can I do for this?

Hard to know: They say potassium and electrolyte imbalance causes this sometimes. I would try eating a banana which is a good source of potassium and see if this helps. You migt also try gatorade or any drink with salt and electrolytes in it. ...Read more