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Leg Cramps From Walking
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
How to treat leg cramps for toddler, which causes unable to walk? What is the cause of it? How long will it last?
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. ...Read more
Outer knee pain when I bend my knees. Extremely hard to get up from the ground. Severe leg cramps and into the hip. Can't walk they get so bad.
Leg pain: Either you have knee problems meaning you need to see an Orthopod or you have arterial insuffiency to your legs meaning you need to see a Vascular Surgeon. Go see your PCP for referral if your legs are bothering you a lot. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
I am experiencing leg pain, difficulty walking and legs cramping. The following also describes me: Muscle cramps or spasms (painful), severe. What should I do?
Chronic muscle spasm: It appears that you have chronic muscle spasms. I would need more info. How long have you been having this problem. Do these cramps happen at rest or while walking or both. What medical history do you have. Do you have any problem with your circulation. Are these muscle spasms intractable? If the muscles are chronic and intractable then the treatment can vary. Dependant on the laws in your counI ...Read more
Get frequent leg cramps at night (calf) and they are so severe that the pain last for weeks and I cannot walk properly. Is it due to heart issues as I am diabetic/hypertensive? My urine is colorless even after drinking nothing. Why?
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. ...Read more
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 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. ...Read more
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
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
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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