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How Can I Keep From Getting Cramps In My Legs
Stretch & quinine: Nocturnal leg cramps can occur for unknown reasons. Are you getting them at night? You should stretch before bed time and when you get them. The best therapy for them are quinine pills, but the fda removed them from the market - for reasons that are not completely clear. Taken at bedtime they are very effective in preventing noctunal leg cramps. Try drinking quinine water at bedtime. ...Read more
Calcium, water: Taking calcium (and sometimes magnesium) before bed may help the charlie-horse type leg cramps that wakes pregnant women up screaming at night. Also, make sure that you drink enough water during the day to stay well hydrated. Massaging and stretching the calf when you get the cramp may help it go away. If you have pain, redness and swelling in one leg only, call your doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get muscle cramps on my leg while getting up in the morning. How do I stop them from occurring ?
See your PCP: for evaluation, labs and diagnosis followed by the appropriate treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Chafing?: If your skin is rubbing against itself or clothing, then using a talc based powder would prevent most of it. Wearing some spandex over the thighs would also keep the skin from being rubbed. ...Read more
Hydrate : Watch temperature internally and externallyGet a more detailed answer ›
Improving support: Many times feet that flatten to much can put abnormal stress on the legs. The main muscles that control foot function are in the leg. Improving shoe gear, wearing better shoes, can help. Sometimes extra support is needed to adequately improve function. Discuss with your foot specialists if discomfort persists. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See orthopedist: Neck pain commonly is due to muscle spasms, poor posture, arthritis, herniated disks etc. If you are symptomatic in your neck and back then seek an orthopedic surgeon or preferably an orthopedic spine surgeon. They can prescribe medications and therapy that can help your symptoms. ...Read more
Improve function: Wearing good shoes and supports is the best protection you have for your feet. Avoid barefoot. Improving the way the foot works will decrease the wear and tear not only to your feet, but also knees, legs hips and low back. Discuss with your foot specialists. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been having pain in my knees during and after exercising. What can I do to prevent or treat this? I also get pain on the outer sides of my feet too while i exercise.
Well. : Well. I don't know the cause of you knee pain. However, stretching out well before or after exercise is always beneficial. Additionally if there is any laxatity, strengthening your quads may be helpful. Finally, there are specialists for fitting shoes. Do you know if your athletic shoes are a good fit (ie. If you have a low or a high arch, if you pronate or suppinate etc?) seeing a professional to assist you with purchasing the right athletic shoes would be likely well worth the money. ...Read more
I keep having sharp pains in my left knee and in both of my ankles after running. How does this happen? How can I fix it?
Sunlight : Jet lag is caused by switching time zones suddenly in east or west direction; this causes your internal clock to be out of synch with the 'real world'. Jet lag often creates sleep difficulties, irritability, upset stomach and headache. Your body uses sunlight and melatonin to set its internal clock. Take it easy the first few days and expose your baby to daylight to help reset his internal clock. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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