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How can I keep from getting cramps in my legs?

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

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Why do I get leg cramps at night?

Why do I get leg cramps at night?

Very common: The majority of leg cramps simply occur from muscle deconditioning and overstretch, mostly occurring at night, and respond to stretching "toes toward the nose". Rare causes: low calcium or magnesium, neuromyotonia, restless leg syndrome, some drugs, familial, multiple sclerosis, pregnancy, strenuous exercise and some very, very rare neuromuscular diseases. ...Read more

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Why is it that i get leg cramps almost every night?

Why is it that i get leg cramps almost every night?

See your pcp: Difficult to say without examination. I would reccommend seeing your primary care physician for evaluation and treatment. Your symptoms are suggestive of "restless leg syndrome " and there is effective medication available by prescription for this condition. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What to do if i get nightly leg cramps and they hurt a lot?

What to do if i get nightly leg cramps and they hurt a lot?

Pain meds, including: A muscle relaxer, or massaging the calf, or standing on a cold floor. One or the other of these would work for you. See your pcp to get investigated as to why you are getting the cramps, as there are some causes that could be diagnosed, and then corrected. Good luck, happy holidays. ...Read more

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Any explanation for why i get leg cramps almost every night?

Any explanation for why i get leg cramps almost every night?

Leg cramp: some causes of cramp: low potassium, magnesium and calcium, dehydration, kidney and thyroid disease,peripheral vascular dx, muscle injury, over using of muscles, medications incluidng statin , Antidepressant, birth control pill, sitting or sleeping on a hard surface for long time, restless leg syndrome, please talk to your doctor for evaluation ypu can try Tonic water with quinine 8 oz at night. ...Read more

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I have been having leg cramps at night. Why do you get these?

I have been having leg cramps at night. Why do you get these?

Cramps: The cause of nocturnal leg cramps is often unknown, some causes: sitting for long periods of time, over-exertion of muscles, standing or working on concrete floors, sitting improperly, pregnancy, alcoholism, dehydration/electrolyte imbalances, parkinson’s, neuromuscular disorders, endocrine disorders (diabetes, hypothyroidism) and meds (diuretics, statins, beta agonists). ...Read more

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What are the causes of leg cramps when i start to get out of bed?

Electrolyte imbalanc: Leg cramps can be cause by several things. However, the most common cause is electrolyte imbalance and or dehydration. Make sure you are hydrated and i would make sure you take a calcium supplement. If this does not help consider trying a magnesium supplement. If nothing else helps there is a product called 'crampy legs' which usually helps. ...Read more

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What to do if i get horrible leg cramps in one leg at night how can I stop it?

What to do if i get horrible leg cramps in one leg at night how can I stop it?

Sugar: Sugar usage can do this. I am a aware of a person that will get bad leg cramps at night if they have any sugar containing foods after 4:00 pm that day. ...Read more