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I get constant cramps in my left leg. What can I do for this?

I get constant cramps in my left leg. What can I do for this?

Hard to know: They say potassium and electrolyte imbalance causes this sometimes. I would try eating a banana which is a good source of potassium and see if this helps. You migt also try gatorade or any drink with salt and electrolytes in it. ...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 do I get pain down my legs when I get cramps?

Why do I get pain down my legs when I get cramps?

Muscle spasms: I am assuming that the cramps you are describing are leg cramps. The large muscles in the legs experience pain when the muscles contract and don't let go, causing pain that can shoot down your legs. This can be a sign of poor circulation, abnormal salts (especially potassium, magnesium, or calcium), and should be evaluated by your primary physician. Good luck! ...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?

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