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Doctor insights on: Leg Cramping And Pain

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Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin Dr. Lin
Orthopedic Surgery
21 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Involuntary movement in leg +cramping, foot pain. What is this indicative of?

Involuntary movement in leg +cramping, foot pain. What is this indicative of?

Restless leg syndrom: Involuntary leg movement is most commonly seen at night and would be called restless leg syndrome. The cause of this condition is unknown. There are medications that can help, so see your doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Hutchinson Dr. Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery
30 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What causes severe leg cramping and burning pain in both legs?

What causes severe leg cramping and burning pain in both legs?

Hard to say: Potential issues include nerve entrapment, radiation from back, nutritional issues and hydration, metabolic and genetic issues like Charcot Marie tooth, vascular issues like poor circulation or poplite artery entrapment, exertional compartment syndrome, medial tibial stress syndrome, and stress fractures. Since the differential is so broad, probably should get checked by a sports doc ...Read more

Dr. Ilene Ruhoy Dr. Ruhoy
Neurology
17 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Occasional lower back ache. My butt feels like it cramps. Both legs get cramp like pain on and off in calves and feet.Occasional numbness. Causes?

Occasional lower back ache. My butt feels like it cramps. Both legs get cramp like pain on and off in calves and feet.Occasional numbness. Causes?

Recommend evaluation: Symptoms may suggest lumbar spine or neuromuscular pathology caused by vitamin deficiencies or hormone and electrolyte imbalances. Questions regarding other sxs should be addressed. You could schedule a consult or see your PCP. I recommend further evaluation with lab tests including B12, CK, TSH and a basic metabolic panel as well as an MRI of lumbar spine and if negative an electromyelogram. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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What can cause pelvic pain/cramping leg pain & heavy bleeding 15 days after period ended? Not on any birth control

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Pam Yoder Dr. Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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My surfboard fin slammed into my calf; now an intense cramp-like leg pain wakes me several times per night, even a week after the incident. Thoughts?

Q 4 Ortho Dr 4 Dude: I will share this with our orthopedic and sports physicians. Please add information to comment about whether skin was broken, cut was clean, color of area of injury, pain on walking, etc. Thanks. Nb ht doctors: please read comments from member below my answer. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Stomach cramping,constipation,leg pain what kind of illness symptoms are these ?

Stomach cramping,constipation,leg pain what kind of illness symptoms are these ?

Irritable bowel, IBS: IBS syndrome may cause cramping, constipation, physical discomfort (leg pain) and emotional distress. See your PCP for examination, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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Please tell me what vitamin defficiency causes leg and foot pain/cramping/soreness?

It sounds like: More than a vitamin deficiency is going on. Have you ruled out other causes? Magnesium is usually good for muscle cramps but if your complaining of pain i'd look for all possible causes. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Likes Dr. Likes
Fertility Medicine
14 years in practice
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
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Dr. Peter Gerbino Dr. Gerbino
Orthopedic Surgery
31 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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I have cramping backpain leg pain and light spotting. 5 days after period. Im sure im not pregnant. Didn't test. But i haven't had sex until lastnight?

I have cramping backpain leg pain and light spotting. 5 days after period. Im sure im not pregnant. Didn't test. But i haven't had sex until lastnight?

Do not delay: Your ob-gyn needs to figure this out for you. Even if you are not pregnant, it could be a problem with ovaries or uterus. Get it checked out now, not when it becomes serious. Leg pain can be blood clots which can go to your lungs and be life-threatening. ...Read more

Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts Dr. Leenhouts
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr can i get any pregnancy symptoms feeling like period symtoms at 9 dpo?? Sore boobs, cramping legs, left side abdomen pain, back ache etc. on ttc

Possibly: Theoretically it is possible to have symptoms of pregnancy and even detect pregnancy as much as five days before your missed period, but don't count on that. If you haven't gotten your period when it is due then it's a good time to take a test. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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I've had abnormal bleeding for 5 to 6 weeks now with lower back pain that goes down my leg with cramping and abdominal pain and vaginal discharge?

I've had abnormal bleeding for 5 to 6 weeks now with lower back pain that goes down my leg with cramping and abdominal pain and vaginal discharge?

See details: Then get the issue evaluated and start with your gynecologist. These symptoms need a detailed evaluation that you cannot find on the internet. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What to do for leg cramping?

Go see your doctor: Review your medications w/your doc after telling her/him what bothers you. Any diuretics (water pills)? These can upset your electrolye balance leading to cramps. We used to recommend quinine for leg cramps but it's not easily available, nor inexpensive these days. You could try drinking tonic water, perhaps. Stretching is always helpful. Make sure no swelling in affected leg. ...Read more

Dr. Diane Minich Dr. Minich
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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Why do I have leg cramping continualy?

Why do I have leg cramping continualy?

Numerous causes: including electrolyte imbalance, impinged nerve, over use, restless leg, peripheral vascular disease...... so see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Sentef Dr. Sentef
Family Medicine
35 years in practice
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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I am having a lot of cramp in my leg why?

Dehydration: You may be drinking insuffienct amounts of water that can lead to cramping. You should also check potassium, calcium and magnesium levels. Low levels can lead to cramping. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Blake Dr. Blake
Podiatry
41 years in practice
California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
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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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Dr. Thomas Dowling Dr. Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
36 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What causes leg cramps?

What causes leg cramps?

Multiple potential : Causes from overuse of muscle, electrolyte or salt imbalance/dehydration to vascular issues, neurologic issues, metabolic issues like thyroid conditions to medication related issues such as statins to certain conditions like restless leg syndrome. If a persistent problem, see your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Marshall Solomon Dr. Solomon
Podiatry
44 years in practice
Florida State University College of Medicine
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