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How to get rid of leg cramps when working out or running?

How to get rid of leg cramps when working out or running?

Consider cause: Cramping is seen with tired muscles after working out, prolonged standing/working. Can be seen when potassium, calcium, magnesium levels are low, dehydration, and with those having venous disease. Try stretching maneuvers, ice massages, repletion of minerals (banana, oj), and seeking help of a phlebologist to check out your leg veins. ...Read more

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Legs Cramping (Definition)

Leg pain can be due to a muscle cramp (also called a charley horse). Common causes of cramps include: * Dehydration or low amounts of potassium, sodium, calcium, or magnesium in the blood * Medications such as: o Diuretics, which can cause you to lose too much fluid or minerals o Statins, which lower cholesterol and can cause muscle injury * Muscle fatigue or strain from overuse, too much exercise, or holding a muscle in the same position ...Read more


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Been having bad leg cramps in the night after exercise. How do you get rid of leg cramps?

Been having bad leg cramps in the night after exercise. How do you get rid of leg cramps?

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

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How do you get rid of persistent leg cramps?

How do you get rid of persistent leg cramps?

Don't forget veins: Venous insufficiency and varicose veins is a very common cause of leg cramps. If you have trouble with leg cramps and have veins you can see in your legs, i would recommend seeing a phlebologist (vein specialist). ...Read more

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How can I naturally get rid of lower leg cramps at night?

How can I naturally get rid of lower leg cramps at night?

Maybe : If you have vein disease, which is a problem with your vein valves allowing blood to reflux backward in your legs, then correcting your vein problem problem and wearing support socks may correct your vein cramping at night. Otherwise you need to check with your family doctor or internist to find the cause of our leg cramps. Sometimes herbal meds can help some symptoms of leg cramping. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my leg cramps now?

What can I do to get rid of my leg cramps now?

STRETCH!!!: Stretch and hold with a towel or splint, water and time. If you have a companion get them to massage your legs where the cramp is. ...Read more

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My husband wakes up in the middle of the night with leg cramps. How can he get rid of them?

My husband wakes up in the middle of the night with leg cramps. How can he get rid of them?

He needs to be seen: and properly evaluated and diagnosed, so treatment could be started for him. The reasons for his pain might be from his spine, hip or Sacroiliac joint, Knee joint; or a nerve lesions like Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (like Carpal T in hands), where pain from the foot gets referred to the leg/calf. It might be the Charlie Horse. Without being evaluated it will be difficult to get rid of it. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my husband wakes up in the middle of the night with leg cramps.What will get rid of them?

Should i be concerned if my husband wakes up in the middle of the night with leg cramps.What will get rid of them?

Possibly: Possibly this may be related to dehydration, magnesium deficiency or a lower spine problem. If it is bad enough to impact his sleep you should see a physician to have a further workup. ...Read more

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My husband gets severe leg cramps after when he reaches orgasm.What can he do to get rid of the pain in his legs at the back not front of the legs.

My husband gets severe leg cramps after when he reaches orgasm.What can he do to get rid of the pain in his legs at the back not front of the legs.

All about blood flow: May be a correctable vascular problem , a type of ' steal syndrome ' at ileac vessels , known to occur upper extremity use causing syncope , subclavian steal get vascular work up done if it is true we can name 'ileac vessel steal ' this syndrome with our names names good luck. ...Read more

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My husband gets severe leg cramps after when he reaches orgasm.What can he do to get rid of the pain in his legs at the back not front of the legs.

My husband gets severe leg cramps after when he reaches orgasm.What can he do to get rid of the pain in his legs at the back not front of the legs.

Lack of blood flow: May be a correctable vascular problem , a type steal at ileac vessels , known to occur upper extremity use causing syncope , ' subclavian steal' get vascular work up done on him by your doctor. If it is true we can name ileac vessel steal this syndrome with our names names get vascular work up done , if true placing simple endovascular stent will cure the problem good luck. ...Read more