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How Can I Stop Leg And Feet Cramps
MYALGIAS/CRAMPS: MYALGIAS And cramps need a through W/U. You can ease symptoms and minimize severity with a gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com/gutbliss.com and a variety of vitamins that I recommend on rejuvenation-science.com especially Uniquinol Also follow up for exams and labs with your doctor. Especially VitD/B12/Folic Acid/iron studies. . Meds like lyrica (pregabalin) /cymbalta/savella can help ...Read more
Fluids/diet: When are they occurring? During exercise, after exercise, daily activities, at night when sleeping? Cramping can have many causes but some basic things you can do to try to relieve them are staying well hydrated and watching nutrition. Bananas are great for the potassium and so you might want to try eating these. ...Read more
Shoes, orthotics.: There are many different causes of foot and leg pain, but supportive shoes and orthotics are a good start toward relief. Make sure your shoe has a solid back that holds your heel, and a firm sole (you should not be able to "wring" the shoe, or bend it in half). Use inserts (like custom orthotics) to support your arch and midfoot. ...Read more
I get night time leg and feet muscle spasms that are excruciating ....What can I do to treat and stop them?
My calves and feet burn and hurt when I walk short distances also my hips what can I do to alleviate this pain bc it discourages me from walking?
See your Physician: Several things may be going on here. Start with good examination and work up. If neurological and circulatory status is ok, see podiatrist to assess biomechanics. Try changing shoes. Supportive shoegear and inserts can make a big difference. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Review meds, exercis: It depends on what is causing them. Lots of reasons exist for leg cramps, including medications, electrolyte problems, vascular problems, etc. If it is from a cholesterol drug called statins, then sometimes stopping or changing the medicine can help. Other times, over the counter medicines help, like naproxyn or ibuprofen. Coq-10 is a supplement that can help. Exercise may help too! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Evaluation: I would recommend evaluation by a certified podiatrist. ...Read more
Depends on cause: General swelling of the lower extremity can be lessened by wearing support or surgical stockings. Elevation when ever possible also can lessen it. But needs to be evaluated by doc as to the why. Swelling can be caused by problems with your heart, circulation, high blood pressure, diet, kidney or liver trouble to name a few causes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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