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Leg Cramps From Walking
Stretch.: Stretch the affected m uscles. Drink plenty of water or gatorade, to replenish fluids and electrolytes.
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
I have bad leg cramps whenever I lay down for the night. Very painful. They go away when I walk them off but at least 5 or 6 a night. Why.?
Hi, I am visiting sf, and find that my shins are hurting a lot while walking and I have intense leg cramps. What can I do to alleviate. Love to walk.?
Some thoughts...: For a traveler walking in san francisco and getting leg cramps and shin pains, some thoughts come to mind (and the visitor may have to call her dr. Back home for advice). With leg pains and leg swelling, the possibility of blood clots is there, especially if she had a long drive or a plane ride. Staying hydrated, with normal body electrolytes is important also. Some meds can affect electrolytes.
My leg cramps up and hurts to walk, more often now. Are there any meds that cause that as a side effect?
No: Walking, especially uphill and experiencing cramping/tightness in muscles of the calf or buttock area is called claudication, and when stopping for 5-10 min the symptom goes away. Walking again for will trigger cramping, and this is indicative of pad (peripheral arterial disease), poor circulation, and you should see your doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
How to treat leg cramps for toddler, which causes unable to walk? What is the cause of it? How long will it last?
Leg cramps: Any cause of leg cramps in a toddler needs to be investigated, especially to rule out infection, tumor (leukemia) or legg perthes disease.
My son had hisdtap polio 9 days ago and is just now having bad leg cramps and can hardly walk up stairs, and is walking very funny. Could it be gettin?
If I keep having bad leg cramps to where I can't walk should I take a few days off of being on my feet it hurt that bad in the upper leg part?
Arterial insufficien: You should be evaluated for your blood supply a lack of which would be the greatest concern.See 2 more doctor answers
What are possible causes for waking with extremely painful leg cramps in my calf which cause my foot to twist to the side do that I can't even walk.
Could be: Intermittent caudication though it usually make your foot twist. Get checked for blood flow through legs.
I've had a leg cramps for a month now and the last two weeks it has made my foot be asleep it's hard to walk it hurts so bad that I have to sit for ye?
What's the most likely cause for a leg cramp in one leg only? It's been a few days. It feels better when I stretch and/or walk.
Cramp: Most likely is a muscle strain or overuse injury. The other one would be an electrolyte deficiency or imbalance such as a lack of potassium or magnesium or calcium. The most concerning one would be if you have any swelling in that leg or any recent travel or on birth control pills or a family history of blood clots is a clot in your leg.
What would cause server leg cramp. Deep in the thigh bone down to back of calve muscles and hurts to walk?
Leg pain I have leg cramps often, sometimes very painfull. One night I was up all night. About 4am I heard a pop and unberable pain for a few min. S the cramp didnot stop for 2 days.
Leg: Leg cramps occur frequently and awaken many people. They are sometimes related to circulation problems, wearing high heeled shoes, spending a lot of time sitting and other activities that shorten the calf muscles. Doctors used to prescribe quinine for the cramps but fda no longer approves of this use. A paper in the new england journal of medicine about thirty years ago suggested leg stretches at bed-time. Stand up against the wall with one foot in front of the other and bend the front knee while keeping the back knee stiff. This stretches the gastrocnemius muscle in the back of the leg. I usually suggest calcium/magnesium tablets as well. If the cramps are in the front and back of the leg at the same time, I usually push hard on the cramped area to make the cramp stop. If you try to stretch one muscle out, the other uscle will cramp more. You may have popped some of the fibers with a severe cramp. The reason it lasted so long was that you may have had some bleeding into the muscle causing irritation. Depending on your age it also would be wise to see your doctor for blood work to check for inbalance of salts in your blood or abnormalities in calcium levels. Good luck in resolving this really common and annoying problem.
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