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Not??: Cramps are a conundrum. Proposed causes are all neurologic including spinal stenosis, hyperventilation and GOK-God Only Knows. We do not know the causes. Eecent article suggested that confusing your nervous system by eating very picky food may help. Breathing in a paper bag may also help. Docs do not know everything.. . yet or ever. Oh yes, overuse can also be trigger so the heels might do it. ...Read more
I've been having really bad leg cramps in my left leg from new flip flops. Usually wear high heels. Related?
Maybe you: Checked the price tag on the shoes! ...Read more
Hi, I have moderate pain in my heel, calf and tight in my right leg since I had a heel injury and several severe cramps last year. What should I do?
On my right foot on the bottom inside next to my heel is a huge bulge. If I stand or walk for longer than 5 minutes my foot cramps up. Never goes away?
The heels and arches of both my feet have dull pains and also the palms of both my hands around the base of my thumbs. Very slight cramps to.
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
Upper leg calf cramp 2 days ago from swimming, hurts to straighten leg or flex foot and use heel to walk. Have always had tight leg muscles.
If there was no trauma like hitting your leg against the wall etc. Then it is pain in muscles after over use. It is common in people who do not do exercises routinely including swimming& your muscles are not used to it. With any kind of Physical Exercise you need to condition yourself. Starting small and gradually increasing the activity
I suggest you rest your leg and take Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) for Pain ...Read more
Had a baby 4 months ago, during pregnacy had calf cramps &swollen feet. For 1 month I have tightness in the backs of my calves. Now numb both heels?
Ultrasound and exam: This could simply be a muscular issue, but with the location and the numbness, I feel like this needs further evaluation. An appropriate exam would likely include not only an ultrasound to rule out a blood clot but also a good hands on physical exam of pulses in both feet and evaluation of sensation in feet. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Can prediabetic neuropathy cause neck muscle cramp, tingling, heel pain and shooting pain in arm, neck and wrist? Or it's more likely to be sth else?
No,: neuropathic pain has a different character. Nerve impingement is more probable and can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. Someone who is using fluoroscope. ...Read more
Father has psoriasis, diabetes. My Neck pains, neck muscle cramp, heel pain, shooting pain on arms, shoulder pain, collarbone pain for a year. Causes?
Impossible to say: Being diabetic and a smoker is a lethal combination. There are numerous causes for the symptoms you describe. Have the issue evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Try moist heat: To relax tissues.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: I would have it checked out by your doctor if worsens, changes, or fails to improve. ...Read more
My b-i-law was n a mine explision in vietnam. His leg is severely damaged with bad cirulation. He has severe cramps. What can he do when they occur?
More info: I am sorry he is having these issues. My best recommendation is for him to go to a VA Hospital or a military hospital if he is able to be seen there and be evaluated properly. In the interim, he may use cool or warm compresses to areas involved and may try motrin if he is not allergic to it. Depending on his weight, the dose may vary. He should follow info on label. ...Read more
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
Leg Cramps: Leg Cramps can be caused by many conditions with the most serious being blood clots. So, any cramping that does not go away, with or without leg swelling, should be immediately checked out. Yet most leg cramps are due to muscle fatigue, dehydration, or spinal disease with nerve hypersensitivity. And, there are even more minor causes like deficiencies of certain minerals, etc. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more
Usually they happen at night. Most often it is a nerve compression in the Lumbar spine. Back pain may or may not be present. Certain sleep positions cause pinching of these nerves. I recommend sleeping on your stomach with 1-2 pillows under pelvis
Many Americans use walker and wheelchairs as they get older because this condition causes atrophy of the leg muscles and affects the ability to walk. ...Read more
Go see your doctor: Review your medications w/your doc after telling her/him what bothers you. Any diuretics (water pills)? These can upset your electrolye balance leading to cramps. We used to recommend quinine for leg cramps but it's not easily available, nor inexpensive these days. You could try drinking tonic water, perhaps. Stretching is always helpful. Make sure no swelling in affected leg. ...Read more