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Jerking movements of legs during sleep?

Jerking movements of legs during sleep?

Sleep disorder: This is a well known condition related to brain irritability, medications are available. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do about my leg and toe spasm during sleep?

What can I do about my leg and toe spasm during sleep?

Sleep spasms: Sleep related leg spasms, restless legs syndrome and cramping due to an l5-s1 disc problem may contribute to the symptoms. Antispasmodics, anti-inflammatories, Dopamine agonists (such as the Neupro (rotigotine) patch) can all be tried. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my hip that shoots pain down my leg. Sometimes if I am sitting a go to stand up my hip gives way. Pain walking and during sleep?

I have a pain in my hip that shoots pain down my leg.  Sometimes if I am sitting a go to stand up my hip gives way. Pain walking and during sleep?

Sciatica: pain that radiated down tour leg could be sciatica arising from your low back. alarm sign include loss of badder or stool control, progression of symptoms, nocturnal pain, history of trauma or malignancy all these require immediate attention and MRI others respond to relative rest physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation steroid injection or tincture of time ...Read more

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What can cause leg cramps during sleep?

What can cause leg cramps during sleep?

Vessels and nerves: If there is intermittent circulation going to a muscle, it is not going to be "fed" properly and the efficiency in the muscle function may be compromised. Twitching is plausible and can result in cramping. Talk to your PCP and a consult with a vascular specialist may be needed, especially if you have other medical history, like diabetes. ...Read more

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I have a spiking leg pain while sleeping. The pain is in leg joints, thigh, calves- feels better on stretching. Happens only during sleep. Help?

I have a spiking leg  pain while sleeping.  The pain is in leg joints,  thigh,  calves- feels better on stretching.  Happens only during sleep. Help?

Cramps: Sounds like nocturnal leg cramps. This is a common problem - not sure why it happens in most people. Be sure to get adquate calcium, potassium and magnesium in your diet. Gentle stretching is the best treatment when it happens. ...Read more