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Why do I experience terrible behind-the-knee cramps sometimes?

Why do I experience terrible behind-the-knee cramps sometimes?

Need more info: Muscle cramps may be due to nerve changes, mineral imbalance of alteration in blood supply, among other causes. Please visit this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/muscle-cramp/ds00311. ...Read more

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I've been having period symptoms of knee pain, cramps but my cramps are worse and I have headaches my period isn't for a week?!

I've been having period symptoms of knee pain, cramps but my cramps are worse and I have headaches my period isn't for a week?!

Knee pain usually is: Not associated with pms but headaches and cramps can be. Wonder if you have a mild viral infection? ...Read more

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Can steroid injections in your knees cause muscle cramps? Any answers appreciated!

Can steroid injections in your knees cause muscle cramps? Any answers appreciated!

Possible, not common: Among the possible side effects of corticosteroids are muscle cramps. This is not a common reaction. If the cramps are bothersome, it would be wise to consult the Dr. who injected your knees. She would want to know. ...Read more

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I feel leg cramps and knee pain.and a tingling sensation on my left buttocks.what is it?thanks

I feel leg cramps and knee pain.and a tingling sensation on my left buttocks.what is it?thanks

Could be different: things. Time to go in for a check up and have it examined, tested, and your PCP may need to further assess what's going on. It can range from sciatica, to electrolyte deficiency, to tendonitis, or any number of things best examined physically to get immediate relief. If it's musculoskeletal, it will be easier to solve, and treat. Get a 2nd opinion from an osteopathic doctor specializing in NMM. ...Read more

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Knee cracked hard now I have stinging below the knee cap and leg cramps?

Knee cracked hard now I have stinging below the knee cap and leg cramps?

Many thoughts: You may have had the patella slip sideways or may have had a piece of cartilage get caught between the upper and lower leg bones. If there is no swelling, heat or redness, one may wish to ice the knee, take some Ibuprofen type medications for pain and rest the joint as much as possible for a few days. If this doesn't work, get seen by pcp or ortho doc. ...Read more

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Period 2 days late protected sex no faults in condom, surgey on knee a month ago, cramps low bk pain, pregnant or period arriving soon? White discharge

Period 2 days late protected sex no faults in condom, surgey on knee a month ago, cramps low bk pain, pregnant or period arriving soon? White discharge

Possibly: You could possibly be pregnant, but unlikely if condom was used correctly. You can get a urine pregnancy test to be sure. Your period should arrive soon hopefully. If your discharge is a lot, get it checked by your GYN or doctor. ...Read more

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I rolled over this morning and had a cramp behind my knee. Then i got out of bed and had a cramp behind the opposite knee. What is going on?

I rolled over this morning and had a cramp behind my knee. Then i got out of bed and had a cramp behind the opposite knee. What is going on?

Lytes/hydration: We all get that sometimes, like the calf then the top of the foot. Be sure your electrolytes are normal by consulting your md for lab and exam for pulses. Allow good blood flow with good hydration and not compressing your blood flow with folded legs and tight clothing. Overexertion and dehydration also causes that, again needing good hydration. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if I should tell the Dr. That I sometimes get a cramp pain on my left knee and I lose strength that I would stop to hold something?

I'm wondering if I should tell the Dr. That I sometimes get a cramp pain on my left knee and I lose strength that I would stop to hold something?

Yes: These are symptoms that can be transient and benign, but also could be helpful in the greater context of your medical health (possible medication side effects, potentially important within the context of other symptoms, etc). Never hesitate to let your doctor know about any concerns/observations you have. Their job is to determine significance. ...Read more

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I hurt my knee at dance. It got better but still hurts sometimes, i get a cold feeling in it and this spreads, it also gets cramp. What should I do?

I hurt my knee at dance. It got better but still hurts sometimes, i get a cold feeling in it and this spreads, it also gets cramp. What should I do?

See your doctor: You need a definitive diagnosis, and then an appropriate treatment plan can be constructed. It's time to see an orthopedic or sports medicine doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Have knee crepitus, I wear a neoprene sleeve over both knee s while playing ball. I developed a cramp on my left knee, what to do?

Have knee crepitus, I wear a  neoprene sleeve over both knee s while playing ball. I developed  a cramp on my left knee, what to do?

Years : Of playing has worn down the knee jt. If you haven't seen an orthopedic doctor yet not a bad idea to see the extent of the breakdown. Also several different treatment options to consider. Talk to your doctor or an orthopedic specialist ...Read more

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Why do I get leg cramps just below my knee every night?

Why do I get leg cramps just below my knee every night?

# of reasons: Leg cramps occur because of tired muscles (standing long periods, workout), low potassium, venous insufficiency, peripheral arterial disease (pad), and the trigger may be simply stretching in bed. Try stretching exercises, ice massages to area of cramping. Evaluation of your leg veins by a phlebologist (physician who treats venous problems) may be next step. ...Read more

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Why do I get severe leg cramps right below the back of my knees to the point that if I am not careful they will lock?

Why do I get severe leg cramps right below the back of my knees to the point that if I am not careful they will lock?

The Charlie horse: Muscle fatigue/injury, over-used, poor blood cirulation, medication use, neurologic disease, low potassium/calcium etc...Can cause muscle spasm. At times, no cause can be found. Charlie horse or leg cramp often occurs at night and can be quite severe. The true mechanism is not well known. There are treatments, but you should get evaluated by doc first. Keep well hydrated. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 7 year old son complains of cramp behind the knee most nights. I give him magnesium tablets but these don't seem to help. What else could I do??

My 7 year old son complains of cramp behind the knee most nights. I give him magnesium tablets but these don't seem to help. What else could I do??

Night cramps: Night cramps in kids have various etiologies (reasons). I would start with 3 simple things if the magnesium isn't working. First, do calf stretches every night before bed. Make it part of his bedtime routine. Second, make sure he is taking plenty of water daily. Divide his weight by 2 and that's how many of ounces of water to drink each day. Finally, try increasing potassium - bananas, pineapple. ...Read more