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How To Prevent Cramp When Leg In Cast
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 more
See below: Take in plenty of fluids, stretch, use heat to the calves. If this fails see your doctor. ...Read more
Magnesium!: Leg cramps are usually due to a magnesium deficiency. I would suggest 400 mg of either magnesium aspartate, magnesium citrate, magnesium glycinate, magnesium maleate or magnesium taurate to relieve this problem. Do not waste your time with other forms of magnesium. These are available over the counter. If you take too much magnesium, you will get diarrhea. ...Read more
Several things: Night-time leg cramps are common. Try stretching your calf muscles before going to bed: stand away from a wall and lean forward keeping one heel flat and bringing the other foot forward; hold 30-60 seconds and then stretch the other side. Consider stretching several times a day. There are medications for some conditions that help. See your primary provider if stretching does not work. ...Read more
Could be the shoes: It very well may be the shoes or it could be how you run. I would get an evaluation on your shoes and running style. Not everyone is built to run. You really do have to learn how to do it. Some people are just born runners. May need orthotics as well. See a Podiatrist for a work up. ...Read more
Second trimester, experiencing leg cramps in the morning when u wake up in bed, is this normal, and what can I do to prevent them.
Fluids.: Make sure that you have a full amount of water in your system. You can also drink gatorade, for electrolyte replacement, and, stretch the affected muscles. Hopefully, that will do the trick for you. ...Read more
What causes leg cramps in the middle of the night? What can I do to get them to stop? How can I prevent them from re-occurring?
I'm exercises obsessed,,, I exercising daily I'm suffering now from muscle cramp in my leg,,, pain starting from tarsus when I stand,,, prevented m?
When I walk briskly, the muscle on the outer leg between the ankle and calf cramps up so badly that I have to stop walking. How can I prevent this?
I get a lot of calf cramps in my right leg post exercise. I stay hydrated and eat healthy, warm up and stretch after. Tips on prevention?
I'm currently getting muscle cramps any where I flex. Hand, legs, feet, even chest. How can I alleviate an prevent this from happening.?
Cramps: I see you list excessive sweating as a problem. If you sweat alot and are active you can lose salts. The most common two to cause cramps are potassium and magnesium. Drink fluids and try to increase both. If these cramps continue to be excessive and ongoing get checked by your doctor. ...Read more
Why does symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) or prednisone cause leg cramps at night? What nutrient do I need to prevent them? I have to be able to make them stop! So painful!
Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol): This is one of the listed side effects of symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). See your prescribing physician for any and all questions regarding your medications. ...Read more
I had a brostrom repair on Monday, and was told elevation 55mins/hour 4 2 weeks. Now experiencing occasional cramp/ache in calf under cast. Normal?
Ok: Only orthopedic doctor can answer this question ...Read more
Brostrom repair last Monday. Have been told elevation 55mins/hour 4 2 weeks. Had cramp/ache in calf under cast last night. Potential cause? Normal?
Yes: Could be several things you really need to call your surgeon and ask him what's going on ...Read more
I have a broken ankle which is in a cast. It likes to fall asleep a lot. Is there anything I can do to prevent that?
Is there any way to reduce or prevent cramps. My friend has hypothyroidism and often experience cramps all across her limbs and other parts of body?
Possible: Sure...Particularly if tight, .Get a more detailed answer ›
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