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How can I prevent my legs from cramping?

How can I prevent my legs from cramping?

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 more

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What should I do to ease or prevent my legs from cramping?

What should I do to ease or prevent my legs from cramping?

See below: Take in plenty of fluids, stretch, use heat to the calves. If this fails see your doctor. ...Read more

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Any advice on preventing leg cramps/charley horse?

Any advice on preventing leg cramps/charley horse?

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

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Are there any good ways to prevent leg cramps in my sleep?

Are there any good ways to prevent leg cramps in my sleep?

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

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Prevention for lower leg cramps, m having it from 2 months. I regularly go for jogging! ...

Prevention for lower leg cramps, m having it from 2 months. I regularly go for jogging! ...

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

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Nighttime leg cramps. How to prevent and alleviate?

Nighttime leg cramps. How to prevent and alleviate?

Leg cramps: Low magnesium MAY be the cause of your leg cramps. Also, drinking Club Soda relieves leg cramps for some people. Please see your doc to make sure all is well. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can I prevent post-exercise muscle cramps in my legs at night?

How can I prevent post-exercise muscle cramps in my legs at night?

Muscle cramps: Always warm up before exercising. Also do tip-toe exercises or massage your calves. Get good hydration during and after exercise (gatorade or alike). Try tonic water or magnesium supplements. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Electrolytes: Blood electrolytes such as sodium and potassium can sometimes be unbalanced during pregnancy. Make sure that you are eating fresh fruit containing potassium such as bananas. If the cramping continues contact your treating OB MD. ...Read more

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How to prevent or stop these sudden painful leg cramps?

How to prevent or stop these sudden painful leg cramps?

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

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What are the causes of leg cramps and how can you prevent/cure them?

What are the causes of leg cramps and how can you prevent/cure them?

Many causes: Common causes of cramping include rigorous exercise, side effects to certain prescription medications, and calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps in the middle of the night, and what can I do to prevent them?

What causes leg cramps in the middle of the night, and what can I do to prevent them?

Many possibilities: Restless leg syndrome usually causes such symptoms in the evening and bedtime. Poor circulation has to be considered. Certain medications, low potassium levels, other conditions as well should be considered. Talk to your internist or sleep physician. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Hydration: Night cramps in the legs are usually caused from an electrolyte imbalance. Some things to consider are getting proper hydration and electrolyte balance established. And also make sure you are doing enough stretching. ...Read more

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What can we do to prevent swelling in the leg, and constant cramps and strains in the knee area?

What can we do to prevent swelling in the leg, and constant cramps and strains in the knee area?

Leg swelling: This depends completely on what is causing the leg swelling etc. As there are many possibilities. It is important to report this to your doctor so you can be examined for the cause of the problem. Then proper treatment of the cause will help you. ...Read more

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Why does my foot and leg cramp when I run? How can I prevent this from repeating?

Why does my foot and leg cramp when I run? How can I prevent this from repeating?

Try stretching: Try stretching and warming up before your run. Cool down, and consider stretching again. You could also try running on different surfaces and with different shoes. If the problem continues, see your primary provider or a sports specialist or a sports physical therapist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Calf cramps: Can be caused by a number of things including: poor circulation i.E intermittant claudication, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, vitamin deficiency, faulty biomechanics.... ...Read more

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I'm currently getting muscle cramps any where I flex. Hand, legs, feet, even chest. How can I alleviate an prevent this from happening.?

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

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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!

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

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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?

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?

Yes: You need to see your orthopod, as the cast might need to be split open to relieve swelling that is probably cause of your numbness.
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