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How can I stop leg and feet cramps.?

How can I stop leg and feet cramps.?

Find: The cause. Go to your dr. They can evaluate this and come up with a plan. ...Read more

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I am active and 44yrs old but have been having leg and feet cramps. How can I help to stop it.?

I am active and 44yrs old but have been having leg and feet cramps. How can I help to stop it.?

Few things : That are common treatments for cramps: make sure well hydrated, magnesium supplements can help and or make sure potassium levels are good. You can try eating a banana or two. If no improvement from the above, i would see my internist. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause severe leg and feet cramps on a regular bases?

Please tell me what can cause severe leg and feet cramps on a regular bases?

When does it occur?: If while walking, could be a problem with circulation or a arterial blockage.May also be from dehydration. If at night in bed, may be attributed to low potassium and/or magnesium. See your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I get leg and feet cramps at night that makes them acke all day and feel like it will happen at any minute. Ive had a sore neck & shoulder blades too?

I get leg and feet cramps at night that makes them acke all day and feel like it will happen at any minute. Ive had a sore neck & shoulder blades too?

Be seen : You may need to be seen for an accurate diagnosis which can include multiple possibilities from metabolic and electrolyte abnormalities, to vascular problems, to even spinal cord compression in the neck. A detailed exam and appropriate studies will likely determine the cause and then specific treatment options. ...Read more

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What can cause leg and foot cramps?

What can cause leg and foot cramps?

Vessels and nerves: If there is intermittent circulation going to a muscle, it is not going to be "fed" properly and the efficiency in the muscle function may be compromised. Twitching is plausible and can result in cramping. Talk to your PCP and a consult with a vascular specialist may be needed, especially if you have other medical history, like diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of leg and foot cramps in the middle of the night?

Foot cramps: Leg and foot cramps can be caused by many different things such as low potassium to nerve problems to circulation problems. You need some blood work and possible doppler to check for circulation problems unless you already suffer from systemic issues you have not disclosed. ...Read more

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Can shallow breathing at night cause leg and foot cramps at night?

Can shallow breathing at night cause leg and foot cramps at night?

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 more

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When working out for long periods of time I get leg and foot cramps, what can I do to help them or make them go away?

When working out for long periods of time I get leg and foot cramps, what can I do to help them or make them go away?

Electrolyte solution: You may be changing the electrolyte balance in your body and you need to hydrate with an electrolyte solution to avoid a low sodium. Often water is not adequate. Resting or shorter workouts may avoid these symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm having extreme leg cramps and feet cramps and also in some of my fingers?

I'm having extreme leg cramps and feet cramps and also in some of my fingers?

Dehydration: Cramps can simply be from dehydration or fatigue. Things to worry about would be early neuropathy symptoms like burning and tingling as well as cramps. I would see your doctor and have some labs checked as well as a good neurological examine. ...Read more

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How can I deal with horrible foot cramps that hurt so much to the bone of my legs?

How can I deal with horrible foot cramps that hurt so much to the bone of my legs?

Hard to say: Without more information. These cramps could be related to any number of things. Electrolyte disturbances, medication related side effects, restless legs, even certain types of arthritis might all be at play. I'd begin with a discussion with your doctor...Good luck! ...Read more

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Will taking cool or warm bath help with leg and foot cramps after working construction all day?

Will taking cool or warm bath help with leg and foot cramps after working construction all day?

Feel better: Cramping tends to occur with dehydration so hydration should be the first step, water or sports drink. I've treated a lot of construction workers and usually they have sore feet and ankles, and i recommend cool baths to decrease swelling and inflammation. ...Read more

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Keep getting leg/foot cramps. Saw Gyno and she said I don't have signs of blood clot. Should I be concerned? What else could it be?

Keep getting leg/foot cramps. Saw Gyno and she said I don't have signs of blood clot. Should I be concerned? What else could it be?

See Internist: Is there any chance U take a diuretic? Low serum Potassium and Magnesium can cause cramps. Since you take BC pills you need a sonogram of thigh and lower leg to make sure veins are compressible. This is not something you can ignore. If no Internist have GYN send you for the proper test. Also need doctor to feel (palpate) leg arteries and make sure they are pulsing well, and check leg for edema. ...Read more

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2 weeks pregnant and been getting leg and foot cramps. What causes them and how do I get rid of them?

Cramps: Hormonal changes can be the cause though unusual for only 1 week pregnancy. Try a warm moist compress to the area and if it continues consult obgyn. ...Read more

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Pinching feeling right where my calf and ankle meet in the back of my lower leg? Sometimes foot cramps as well, pain in knee and thigh.

Pinching feeling right where my calf and ankle meet in the back of my lower leg?  Sometimes foot cramps as well, pain in knee and thigh.

Achilles tendinitis: The Achilles' tendon essentially is like a thick rope that joins your calf muscle to the heel. It can become irritated with overuse (activity > rest), changes in training regimen, or decreased flexibility. The flexibility issue can come from tight calf muscles. AT can also be related to plantar fasciitis, flat feet. Icing, gentle stretching, anti-inflam meds, gel heel cups & inserts can help. ...Read more

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