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What causes me to get extreme muscle cramps in my legs while i sleep?

What causes me to get extreme muscle cramps in my legs while i sleep?

Depends: It depends on what the cramps are like and how you make them go away. Vascular disease is a very common cause. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Hi lamectal causes me to have muscle cramps in my legs. Will Trileptal do the same.

Hi lamectal causes me to have muscle cramps in my legs. Will Trileptal do the same.

Muscle cramp: These are uncommon side effects of these medications. Although it is possible i think is unlikely. Unfortunately, the only way to find out is. By trying the medication. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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Can crps cause bone pain and muscle cramps? (left leg)

Can crps cause bone pain and muscle cramps? (left leg)

Unclear Questions??: Please do not use abbreviations...They have different meaning to different folks!. Indicate your problem and question more clearly. What are these numbers #40 and #41. You have got me confused. Please simplify your problem so that we can address it better. ...Read more

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What causes a vibrating, pounding sensation in legs when lie down. Also have slightly swollen ankles and leg muscle cramps. Ty?

What causes a vibrating, pounding sensation in legs when lie down.  Also have slightly swollen ankles and leg muscle cramps.  Ty?

Nerve pain: Usually this type of pain is referred from the low back or spine in an area where the disc or other muscle structures are putting pressure on the nerve. ...Read more

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Constant muscle spasms 4 month entire body mostly legs and back tingling numbness in feet fatigue painful muscle cramps also pars defect l5- the cause

Constant muscle spasms 4 month entire body mostly legs and back tingling numbness in feet fatigue painful muscle cramps also pars defect l5- the cause

Spinal stenosis: A pars defect, may be associated with a spondyloslisthesis or slip of the vertebrae and if so may cause muscle spasms, pinched nerves, radiculopathy, and ultimately disability and neuorological injury. Needs appropriate evaluation to define recommended treatment. ...Read more

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Nighttime leg muscle cramps since last winter when it was worse! How can I cure these? They interfiere with my daily activities!

Nighttime leg muscle cramps since last winter when it was worse! How can I cure these? They interfiere with my daily activities!

Stretching exercises: This could be a soft tissue response to bone growth in your age group. Have you grown much in that time. Could be dietary, lack of. Potassium, sodium. Could also be due to issues. With gait, feet, for example flat feet. ...Read more

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Muscle Cramps (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from ...Read more


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