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Occasionally I get bad leg cramps in the upper back of my leg above the knee. After a 12hr day of labor in sun all day. What causes. Hurt I can't move?

Occasionally I get bad leg cramps in the upper back of my leg above the knee. After a 12hr day of labor in sun all day. What causes. Hurt I can't move?

Fatigue, dehydration: Muscle fatigue due to physical exertion, dehydration with loss of electrolytes contribute to leg cramping. Venous insufficiency with leg swelling aggravates the situation. Remedy with ice massages of aching muscles, adequate hydration with Gatorade or equivalent, stretching exercises. Using compression hose to cut down on leg swelling may help; see phlebologist @ www. Phlebology. Org ...Read more

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I'm 39w 1dy and am 80% effaced and no dilation. I started having lite cramping yesterday with bad lower back pain. Today is leg cramps. Am I in labor?

I'm 39w 1dy and am 80% effaced and no dilation. I started having lite cramping yesterday with bad lower back pain. Today is leg cramps. Am I in labor?

Please call your OB: Any? S now should be directed to your OB u may be trying to go into early labor, leg cramps can happen for many reasons without labor, my advice to u is do not go past your due date, easy to induce, 99% of my pts want to be induced by their due date at the latest ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks, and indcution in my hands has prevented many potential c-sections. ...Read more

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39 weeks pregnant and I've been having some lower tummy cramps here and there and leg cramps less fetal movement signs of labor soon to come?

39 weeks pregnant and I've been having some lower tummy cramps here and there and leg cramps less fetal movement signs of labor soon to come?

Probably: These may be signs of impending labor. Make sure you are keeping yourself hydrated. If you don't feel baby move contact your OB or go to labor and delivery to get checked! ...Read more

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Almost 36w pregnant, nausea followed by vomiting, lower leg cramps, tummy tightening, and back pain... Plus constant heartburn. Labor? Flu?

Almost 36w pregnant, nausea followed by vomiting, lower leg cramps, tummy tightening, and back pain... Plus constant heartburn. Labor? Flu?

Likely labor: This sounds like early labor, which is usually not such a problem at 36 weeks of pregnancy. You might certainly have a urinary tract infection or virus. I am sure that your obstetrician would be happy to see you and sort this out with you. Good luck! ...Read more

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What cause leg cramp?

What cause leg cramp?

Leg Cramps: Leg Cramps can be caused by many conditions with the most serious being blood clots. So, any cramping that does not go away, with or without leg swelling, should be immediately checked out. Yet most leg cramps are due to muscle fatigue, dehydration, or spinal disease with nerve hypersensitivity. And, there are even more minor causes like deficiencies of certain minerals, etc. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps?

What causes leg cramps?

Leg cramps: Usually they happen at night. Most often it is a nerve compression in the Lumbar spine. Back pain may or may not be present. Certain sleep positions cause pinching of these nerves. I recommend sleeping on your stomach with 1-2 pillows under pelvis
Many Americans use walker and wheelchairs as they get older because this condition causes atrophy of the leg muscles and affects the ability to walk. ...Read more

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Does vinegar help treat leg cramps?

Does vinegar help treat leg cramps?

Try these first: Most common cause for cramps is dehydration. Drink enough water during the day. Then add magnesium (mag-rich foods or supplements). Mag glycinate is least likely to cause loose stools. After that, add some calcium. Stretching immediately after exercise also helps. ...Read more

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Can eating pineapple causes leg cramps?

See below: Not sure have not heard that before. Check with a pharmacist or nutritionist. ...Read more

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How do I deal with leg cramps on dianette?

How do I deal with leg cramps on dianette?

See below: If you've suffered for more than 3 cycles, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Can sotalol cause leg pains or leg cramps?

Can sotalol cause leg pains or leg cramps?

Yes: According to the drug literature pain can occur in 2-7% cases depending on dosage. I would not change any medication that your doctor prescribes before talking with them first. ...Read more

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What to do or what to drink for leg cramps?

What to do or what to drink for leg cramps?

Leg cramps: Tonic water. It has quinine which helps with cramps. ...Read more

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What could be causing leg cramps / anxiety?

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Leg cramps: Could be restless legs syndrome or electrolyte imbalance or induced by substances. Best to get medical clearance first by your pcp. ...Read more

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Are leg cramp related to wearing high heels?

Not??: Cramps are a conundrum. Proposed causes are all neurologic including spinal stenosis, hyperventilation and GOK-God Only Knows. We do not know the causes. Eecent article suggested that confusing your nervous system by eating very picky food may help. Breathing in a paper bag may also help. Docs do not know everything.. . yet or ever. Oh yes, overuse can also be trigger so the heels might do it. ...Read more

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Can leg cramps be related to wearing high heels?

Can leg cramps be related to wearing high heels?

Leg cramps and heels: High heels cause compression of the nerves of lumbar spine. These nerves are responsible for your leg muscles
Get into lower heel shoes and have your low back looked at by a professional.
Good Luck ...Read more

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What should I give my three year old for leg cramps?

Leg cramps: Make sure child doesn't have flat feet. Flat feet can give you referred pain or cramps to the legs. Check with your doctor or a podiatrist to see if he need orthotics. ...Read more

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What to do for leg pain after 3 nights of leg cramps?

What to do for leg pain after 3 nights of leg cramps?

See PCP: Even though I'm a pm;r spine/pain specialist, I would personally recommend a patient see their pcp to rule out any vascular issue if the physical exam I perform doesn't look like there is any spinal issues (pinched nerves) that can quite commonly cause leg cramps.

An MRI would help to look at the spine, but your pcp may be able to do some vascular studies if they deem appropriate. ...Read more

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What should I take for major leg cramps from dancing?

What should I take for major leg cramps from dancing?

Fluids, rest, NSAIDs: Assuming these cramps are after dancing, because if they are coming while you're dancing the treatment is different and you should probably see your doctor. Any one who performs vigorous exercise, including dancing, is no stranger to muscle aches and cramps. Hydration before, during and after is important. Ice might help with pain but you should cool down first before using ice or a cold shower. ...Read more

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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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How would doctors recommend I treat ongoing leg cramps?

How would doctors recommend I treat ongoing leg cramps?

Source: You need to find the source. In a 39-year-old, especially female, I would think venous disease. If you have a strong family hiostory, smoke, high cholesterol, etc it could be arterial disease. Otherwise, it could be an electrolyte imbalance. See your doctor and a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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How do you reduce the pain in leg cramps after marathon?

How do you reduce the pain in leg cramps after marathon?

Massage, fluids: Massage is great. Some marathons have massage students available for you after the race. Keep fluids up and many do well with ibuprofen. You can get "the stick" and use to massage your legs -- it is helpful. Hot soaks in the tub are also good. ...Read more

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What is the cause of left forarm cramp like a leg cramp?

If it is localized: To left forearm, it is probably something that affects only the area. Circulation problems and nerve problems come to mind. Also, it could be angina, referred pain from your heart. Consult with your doctor to investigate these possibilities. ...Read more

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Please explain what happens if you let your leg cramp for too long?

Please explain what happens if you let your leg cramp for too long?

Damage: A muscle cramp is an all inclusive contracture of the muscle fibers. A true cramp can lead to tearing of the muscle fibers or attached tendons. I have even seen pieces of bone pulled off from severe muscle cramps. If they persist you should see a physician as they may be a sign of other problems. ...Read more

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Any reasons why my left leg cramp up when I go to stretch at night?

Any reasons why my left leg cramp up when I go to stretch at night?

Possibly some But I: Am sure none may be found as we all get these odd aches and pains or cramps, which are there for a few days or weeks and then disappear.
If its going on for more than a couple of weeks, Do see you PCP to be examined and some labs might need to be done, to try to determine the cause. Generally these subside by itself.
Being seen by PCP would be the safest thing to do for you.
Good Luck. ...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 is the cure for leg cramps. How can I avoid having leg cramps?

Tonic water: Drink a bottle a day. Are you on any diuretics? See your doctor if not better in 1 wk. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from night time leg cramps in the lower calf. Remedies?

Yes: These types of cramps are usually inadequate dietary salt intake. Pregnant women can suffer from these as their body water increases leading a to a reduction in sodium in the blood. Increased dietary salt intake usually helps. ...Read more