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Doctor insights on: Inner Thigh Cramps Causes

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Does sciatica also cause thigh cramps and hip pain?

Does sciatica also cause thigh cramps and hip pain?

Possible: Especially if you have involvement of L-3, 4 root level, these problems can appear. ...Read more

Dr. James Isobe
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Legs Cramping (Definition)

Involuntary contraction of one or more muscle groups in the lower extremities. There are ...Read more


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My husband awakens with thigh cramps at night, how can he get relief?

My husband awakens with thigh cramps at night, how can he get relief?

Bananas: Try having him eat a banana a day, which will improve his potassium levels - low potassium can lead to muscle cramps. Simple stretching prior to bed may help. If symptoms persist, he should be evaluated to have labs checked and possibly further testing. ...Read more

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Why keep getting thigh cramps when exercises slow down. Had car accidebt?

Why keep getting thigh cramps when exercises slow down. Had car accidebt?

Maybe stenosis: Your back may have a compression of the nerves called stenosis that can make your thighs gramp with exertion and even at rest. You should have that evaluated usually with a mri. ...Read more

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Is thigh cramps sign of labor?

Is thigh cramps sign of labor?

Dehydration: Is more likely the cause of thigh cramps in pregnancy. During pregnancy, a woman's body has to generate increased blood volume and aminotic fluid, and take in a great deal of fluid to remain well hydrated. Dehydration commonly causes muscle cramps and is leading cause of preterm contractions. Drink a large glass of water, and relax. Labor will begin soon enough. ...Read more

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Are hamstring injury and thigh cramps same?

Are hamstring injury and thigh cramps same?

No: No a hamstring injury is a tear or partial tear of the hamstring muscle / tendon w/ resultant bleeding and mild swelling (mild bruising may be seen on back of thigh or below knee).Cramping can occur secondary to the injury or can be related to metabolic reasons etc. See your physician. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Left back of thigh cramps for two hours. It's a nagging pain. Is this DVT?

Left back of thigh cramps for two hours. It's a nagging pain. Is this DVT?

Cramp: A DVT commonly presents as pain in calf. It is associated with swelling of ankle and foot. Risk factors include smoking, obesity, estrogen use also commonly associated with long trip of some type or trauma or surgery. ...Read more

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Would someone with Bethlem Myopathy suffer from severe thigh cramps during a menstrual cycle?

Would someone with Bethlem Myopathy suffer from severe thigh cramps during a menstrual cycle?

Not necessarily: I do not believe there is enough scientific evidence to draw that conclusion. I would treat menstrual cramps or menstrual related disorders the same as a I would someone with out an inherited muscular dystrophy to see if that alleviates the problem. ...Read more

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Lower stitch like feeling in pelvic area, mid cycle bleeding, lower back and thigh cramps??

Lower stitch like feeling in pelvic area, mid cycle bleeding, lower back and thigh cramps??

Consider STD: If you have been sexually active without protection (i.e. condom) then you could have a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Most health departments will provide confidential screening for STD without cost to the patient. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg pain, difficulty walking and legs cramping. The following also describes me: Muscle cramps or spasms (painful), severe. What should I do?

I am experiencing leg pain, difficulty walking and legs cramping. The following also describes me: Muscle cramps or spasms (painful), severe. What should I do?

Chronic muscle spasm: It appears that you have chronic muscle spasms. I would need more info. How long have you been having this problem. Do these cramps happen at rest or while walking or both. What medical history do you have. Do you have any problem with your circulation. Are these muscle spasms intractable? If the muscles are chronic and intractable then the treatment can vary. Dependant on the laws in your counI ...Read more

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What causes extreme pains inner thighs & legs cramps?

What causes extreme pains inner thighs & legs cramps?

MANY possible causes: The cause can be musculoskeletal (adductor strain/overstretched muscle, hip arthritis), inguinal hernia, peripheral vascular disease (poor blood supply), lumbar disc disc with radiculopathy, even kidney stones.Cramps tend to be more chemically related from inadequate calcium/magnesium/potassium, dehydration, muscle fatigue. Lots of running is associated & good stretching can help. See doc if persist ...Read more

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My husband who is 56 keeps getting severly painful cramps mostly in his thighs and sometimes his calfs. What could be the cause of that?

My husband who is 56 keeps getting severly painful cramps mostly in his thighs and sometimes his calfs. What could be the cause of that?

Many: Can be many things from electrolyte disturbances, magnesium deficiency, potassium deficiency, vascular compromise or even nerve impingement in back. Dehydration is usually the common cause. Try hydration and if not better see physician to check out these other possibilities. ...Read more

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What is. Causing severe cramps inmy inner thigh that lasts 5 minutes or more?

What is. Causing severe cramps inmy inner thigh that lasts 5 minutes or more?

Hmmm: Try taking b complex and magnesium oxide 400 mg daily and see if that helps the muscle cramps. If it swells seek out a doctor to make sure you do not have a clot. ...Read more

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Cramps in the same area inner top thigh near my butt for about 2 weeks? It lasts about 3-5 seconds, 5-7 times a day? What could it be?

Muscle strain: The most likely cause is that you sustained a muscle strain recently in the one or more muscles in that area. You may or may not have been aware of the injury at the time. I would expect the muscles spasms to subside shortly. Of course it it persists see your physician. ...Read more

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I’ve been having a sharp cramp like pain in the space between the vaginia and inner thigh on right side for 3 years now. Comes and goes.?

I’ve been having a sharp cramp like pain in the space between the vaginia and inner thigh on right side for 3 years now. Comes and goes.?

Groin pain: 3 yrs.?: Most pain in the area described that are intermittent are due to open ulcers or sores, or, if none is noticeable, due to ligament strains from exercise. If you have very tender places superficially on the skin, there are viral causes, and when actively present, require a visit with your gyn provider. ...Read more

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Can sciatica cause cramp like pain in back of thigh when getting up or straighten my back up get pains in thigh calf and butt?

Yes: That is exactly what it can do. Recommend stretch and exercise to see if it improves. If not then see a spine specialist to evaluate your options for treatments. ...Read more

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I got a cramp in my inner thigh it then turned swollen and now it has a very bad bruise?

I got a cramp in my inner thigh it then turned swollen and now it has a very bad bruise?

The intensity: Of the cramp/spasm was apparently strong enough to cause some damage to some of the muscle fibers. Microscopic bleeding and then bruising results. This should resolve normally. Mild exercise and cold compresses may help. ...Read more

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Can sciatica cause cramp pain in thigh, butt and leg when standing up or sitting and straighten my back up goes away after few seconds?

Can sciatica cause cramp pain in thigh, butt and leg when standing up or sitting and straighten my back up goes away after few seconds?

Yes: Herniated disks that are cause of sciatica pain typically get worse with sitting, bending at the waist, and definitely worse with bending/twisting and raising a heavy object. Try avoiding these positions/activities initially. Typically most herniated disk pain improves on its own by 3-6 weeks. If still bothering you then I recommend seeing your doctor for further imaging. ...Read more

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While rowing, I had a cramp right where my leg connects to the trunk of my body, all along the inner thigh. Hard stepping up and walking. 3 days w/ it?

While rowing, I had a cramp right where my leg connects to the trunk of my body, all along the inner thigh. Hard stepping up and walking. 3 days w/ it?

In a scull (sp)?: U know, a racing thing. If not used 2 this activity, it's very hard on hip flexors as well ask aductors. This would b a strain ; may b a significant 1.After 3 days it must b somewhat better. Typically a groin strain is painful no matter what u do except lying down. If u r not improving at all, get in 2 c an ortho guy 4 help. Otherwise it will slowly improve by itself. Rest, , nsaids, ice ; time. ...Read more

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I have cramps in my inner right thigh area and I have bulging veins?

I have cramps in my inner right thigh area and I have bulging veins?

Varicose veins: Varicose veins are bulging veins that can cause cramping, restless legs, heaviness, swelling in the ankles or legs. If the cramping feels deep in the thigh, you should go see a phlebologist and have a venous ultrasound of your leg. You want to prevent a superficial blood clot called phlebitis and a deep vein thrombosis. Look up www. Phlebology. Org and find a doctor to examine you. ...Read more

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I have had cramp-like symptoms in my leg for a week. Comes and goes, and moves from inner thigh to knee, to toes. Not painful. Clot? Cramp? Nerve?

I have had cramp-like symptoms in my leg for a week. Comes and goes, and moves from inner thigh to knee, to toes. Not painful. Clot? Cramp? Nerve?

None of the above: Although I do not doubt your symptom (and it sounds like it's the same leg) none of those 3 choices fit the pattern of what you're describing. I think a good examination by your doctor together with some bloodwork and screening may reveal something. On the other hand, good hydration, getting good restful sleep, and regular exercise just may be the power script you need. ...Read more

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Lingering cramps in inner thighs whenever I sit too long. Movement/stretching help n aren't painful. High ddimer in past. Should I worry about DVT?

Lingering cramps in inner thighs whenever I sit too long. Movement/stretching help n aren't painful. High ddimer in past. Should I worry about DVT?

DVT: Is always of concern, but in your case the fact that your symptoms are symmetric and transient speaks for a different mechanism, either vascular or neurological through mechanical compression. Would suggest to further self study your condition by using a recliner, if possible at different angles and next to simply place 1 leg on the table and see if and how it' s affecting your symptoms. ...Read more

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A fall caused a crack in my kneecap while out-of-town. I waited a week to see the doc. I have extreme muscle cramps in my thigh. Is that a concern?

A fall caused a crack in my kneecap while out-of-town. I waited a week to see the doc. I have extreme muscle cramps in my thigh. Is that a concern?

It could be: The four muscles of the quadriceps
the patella, the patellar tendon
all the other soft tissues attaching to the patella, the tibial tuberosity form the extensor mechanism, so no surprise if you have some cramps in the leg. The spasm of those muscles could separate the fracture more and increase the injury. ...Read more