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Leg And Foot Cramps
Vessels and nerves: If there is intermittent circulation going to a muscle, it is not going to be "fed" properly and the efficiency in the muscle function may be compromised. Twitching is plausible and can result in cramping. Talk to your PCP and a consult with a vascular specialist may be needed, especially if you have other medical history, like diabetes. ...Read more
Foot cramps: Leg and foot cramps can be caused by many different things such as low potassium to nerve problems to circulation problems. You need some blood work and possible doppler to check for circulation problems unless you already suffer from systemic issues you have not disclosed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When i stretch during the night i sometimes get these awful leg or foot cramps and have to get out of bed to walk them out , what do they come from?
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea, which is shallow breathing, alternating with awakening and gasping for air, can be associated with conditions such as restless leg syndrome. People with sleep apnea often have risk factors for diseases of the arteries, like peripheral arterial disease. Either way, you should have a thorough history and physical examination, by your doctor, to get you started on treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When working out for long periods of time I get leg and foot cramps, what can I do to help them or make them go away?
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I get cramps after sleeping. I get leg and foot cramps after sleeping for about 4 hours or more. I do not get them during the daytime. Any ideas?
Feel better: Cramping tends to occur with dehydration so hydration should be the first step, water or sports drink. I've treated a lot of construction workers and usually they have sore feet and ankles, and i recommend cool baths to decrease swelling and inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pinching feeling right where my calf and ankle meet in the back of my lower leg? Sometimes foot cramps as well, pain in knee and thigh.
Achilles tendinitis: The Achilles' tendon essentially is like a thick rope that joins your calf muscle to the heel. It can become irritated with overuse (activity > rest), changes in training regimen, or decreased flexibility. The flexibility issue can come from tight calf muscles. AT can also be related to plantar fasciitis, flat feet. Icing, gentle stretching, anti-inflam meds, gel heel cups & inserts can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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