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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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How can I get rid of a bad leg cramp?

How can I get rid of a bad leg cramp?

Leg cramp: Check your electrolytes as well as your kidney and thyroid function, check blood supply to legs, avoid injury to muscle (overuse of muscle and hard exercises can cause cramp), make sure you don't sit or sleep on a hard surface for long period of time, stay hydrated, med (statin, depression pills can cause cramp)
see your provider.
you can try Tonic water with quinine 8oz at night. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of persistent leg cramps?

How do you get rid of persistent leg cramps?

Don't forget veins: Venous insufficiency and varicose veins is a very common cause of leg cramps. If you have trouble with leg cramps and have veins you can see in your legs, I would recommend seeing a phlebologist (vein specialist). ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my leg cramps now?

What can I do to get rid of my leg cramps now?

STRETCH!!!: Stretch and hold with a towel or splint, water and time. If you have a companion get them to massage your legs where the cramp is. ...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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My husband wakes up in the middle of the night with leg cramps. How can he get rid of them?

My husband wakes up in the middle of the night with leg cramps. How can he get rid of them?

He needs to be seen: And properly evaluated and diagnosed, so treatment could be started for him.
The reasons for his pain might be from his spine, hip or Sacroiliac joint, Knee joint; or a nerve lesions like Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (like Carpal T in hands), where pain from the foot gets referred to the leg/calf.
It might be the Charlie Horse.
Without being evaluated it will be difficult to get rid of it.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my husband wakes up in the middle of the night with leg cramps. What will get rid of them?

Should I be concerned if my husband wakes up in the middle of the night with leg cramps. What will get rid of them?

Possibly: Possibly this may be related to dehydration, magnesium deficiency or a lower spine problem. If it is bad enough to impact his sleep you should see a physician to have a further workup. ...Read more

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How can I naturally get rid of lower leg cramps at night?

How can I naturally get rid of lower leg cramps at night?

Maybe: If you have vein disease, which is a problem with your vein valves allowing blood to reflux backward in your legs, then correcting your vein problem problem and wearing support socks may correct your vein cramping at night. Otherwise you need to check with your family doctor or internist to find the cause of our leg cramps. Sometimes herbal meds can help some symptoms of leg cramping. ...Read more

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How to get rid of leg cramps when working out or running?

How to get rid of leg cramps when working out or running?

Consider cause: Cramping is seen with tired muscles after working out, prolonged standing/working. Can be seen when potassium, calcium, magnesium levels are low, dehydration, and with those having venous disease. Try stretching maneuvers, ice massages, repletion of minerals (banana, oj), and seeking help of a phlebologist to check out your leg veins. ...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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Been having bad leg cramps in the night after exercise. How do you get rid of leg cramps?

Been having bad leg cramps in the night after exercise. How do you get rid of leg cramps?

Sugar: Sugar usage can do this. I am a aware of a person that will get bad leg cramps at night if they have any sugar containing foods after 4:00 pm that day. ...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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My husband gets severe leg cramps after when he reaches orgasm. What can he do to get rid of the pain in his legs at the back not front of the legs.

My husband gets severe leg cramps after when he reaches orgasm. What can he do to get rid of the pain in his legs at the back not front of the legs.

All about blood flow: May be a correctable vascular problem, a type of ' steal syndrome ' at ileac vessels, known to occur upper extremity use causing syncope, subclavian steal get vascular work up done if it is true we can name 'ileac vessel steal ' this syndrome with our names names good luck. ...Read more

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My husband gets severe leg cramps after when he reaches orgasm. What can he do to get rid of the pain in his legs at the back not front of the legs.

My husband gets severe leg cramps after when he reaches orgasm. What can he do to get rid of the pain in his legs at the back not front of the legs.

Lack of blood flow: May be a correctable vascular problem, a type steal at ileac vessels, known to occur upper extremity use causing syncope, ' subclavian steal' get vascular work up done on him by your doctor. If it is true we can name ileac vessel steal this syndrome with our names names get vascular work up done, if true placing simple endovascular stent will cure the problem good luck. ...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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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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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?

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?

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?

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

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?

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 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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