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Night Cramps In Calves
Many: Not limited to men! usually fatigue. Could be due to medications taken. Diuretics exacerbate this by causiing low potassium, magnesium and perhaps low calcium. Poor hydration contributes to this. If one has poor circulation to the lower extremities (pvd), leg crams can occur. Sometimes we just don't know why they cramp. You may be helped by some meds. See your pcp and discuss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Circulation issue: Sounds like a problem with your circulation. When you stand up or walk, gravity assists in bringing blood through your legs and feet. When you sleep in bed, gravity isn't able to bring more blood to your feet which causes, amongst other things, muscle cramps. I would recommend evaluation by your primary care doctor. ...Read more
Have aches in arms , legs, upper, lower back and legs get very stiff pains alternate all day but especially at night?
This can be a long: Conversation but let's say it's been going on for a while and no one can figure out why. Do you grind your teeth at night? That's the headache, most likely. Arthritis pain, insomnia, muscle spasm, if not sleeping, muscles do not relax allowing blood flow into muscles in a spasm loop. If new onset may be different but i bet u have recurrent insomnia and pain w/o diagnosis, private consult? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have a sudden movement in my calf muscle at times in the night mostly cause? Restless leg syndrome?
RLS...maybe: RLS is a common, terribly bothersome, sleep disruption that has unclear causes in most cases. Nocturnal recumbency leg cramps, on the other hand actually hurt("Charlie horse cramp"), whereas RLS gives the sensation one just MUST move the leg/legs. Rarely, electrolyte imbalance can mimic RLS. Interestingly, some anti-Parkinson's disease meds at low doses, are highly effective for RLS. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Morning stretch : It is possible that you have some shortening of the achilles' tendon that gets worse overnight. Walking stretches the tendon/muscle and may cause pain. Do calf stretches when you wake up and see if that solves the problem. Otherwise consult with a physiatrist or sports medicine physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can be done about getting rid of cramps in arms and legs some times i wake up at night with strong cramps pain in my legs and feet mostly
Support: Pain and stiffness in the feet and lower legs after inactivity could indicate muscle fatigue from poor biomechanics. My first step would be to insure you are wearing supportive shoes. If this doesn't improve things, see a podiatrist for a complete biomechanical exam. You may need custom orthotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Charlie horses at night in both calfs, numbness in one or both legs and have to stop walking, legs feel like I have done extreme leg exercises & sore?
Maybe venous disease: Cramping at night is a common complaint in those with chronic venous insufficiency. The numbness and muscle soreness can result from the changes in ph affect the potassium levels in muscles (thereby also affecting contraction of the muscle fibers). Often the direct dilation of veins presses on nerves or causes chemical irritation locally which can result in numbness or a burning like feeling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A rude awakening...: The most common reason for calf cramps is dehydration, electrolyte abnormalities, certain medications, and recent excessive muscular activity. Some medications can deplete your potassium or calcium, magnesium levels. Adequate hydration would be the first thing to try. Consider a nightly gin and tonic without the gin… Tonic water contains quinine in small amounts and sometimes works wonders! ...Read more
Woke up with charlie horses in both legs three days ago. Legs still cramping throughout day. I eat plenty of bananas and drink lots of water. Help?
Yes: These types of cramps are usually inadequate dietary salt intake. Pregnant women can suffer from these as their body water increases leading a to a reduction in sodium in the blood. Increased dietary salt intake usually helps. ...Read more
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I am in excruciating pain in hip morning also down whole leg with foot tingling. at night severe pain can't sl. walking unbearable?
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea, which is shallow breathing, alternating with awakening and gasping for air, can be associated with conditions such as restless leg syndrome. People with sleep apnea often have risk factors for diseases of the arteries, like peripheral arterial disease. Either way, you should have a thorough history and physical examination, by your doctor, to get you started on treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer