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How come I suddenly had this very bad pain in one leg while sleeping?

How come I suddenly had this very bad pain in one leg while sleeping?

Is it a cramp?: More info on the bad pain...Is there swelling? Redness? What part of the leg? Does it go away? Do you have to massage it or stretch it? In the calf? ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Why is it that I suddenly had this very bad pain in my leg while sleeping?

Why is it that I suddenly had this very bad pain in my leg while sleeping?

NEED TO KNOW MORE: Where is the pain, what does it feel like, sharp dull spasm, cold or hot leg, front or back, below the knee or above? ...Read more

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I have leg pain while sleeping. Any home remedies?

I have leg pain while sleeping. Any home remedies?

Tonic water: If it is cramps try a glass of tonic water daily. You can also use Bengay or myoflex (no smell) prior to going to bed. If ok with your doctor and other health concerns a daily aspirin can also help. Good luck ...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

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I wake from sleep with leg pain is the claudication or trapped nerve?

I wake from sleep with leg pain is the claudication or trapped nerve?

Probably neither.: Classic claudication happens when we walk a certain distance. It is usually reproducible. For example, pain in the calf that begins after walking two blocks. There is such a thing as rest pain that occurs with severe arterial disease but the pain would be even worse when walking. Trapped nerve seems much less likely than a muscle cramp. It would require a detailed history and physical to be sure. ...Read more

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What to do if I wake from sleep with leg pain is the arthiritis or trapped nerve?

What to do if I wake from sleep with leg pain is the arthiritis or trapped nerve?

Depends: The location of the pain (joint or between joints), whether it feels better to move it or not, whether the pain radiates or spreads to other areas, and what makes it better or worse are all questions your doctor will ask to try to determine the likely cause of your pain. See your doctor if it continues or worsens over a few days. ...Read more

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Upper left leg pain then then whole leg goes to sleep and sometime feel wet?

Upper left leg pain then then whole leg goes to sleep and sometime feel wet?

Pinched nerve: It is possible that you have pinched a nerve or have a bulging disk in your spine that is pushing on a nerve. If it is in you buttock it could be your sciatic nerve. If it is in the front I your leg it could be the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. That is related to a syndrome called meralgia parasthetica. ...Read more

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I have not been able to sleep for a few days because of leg pain. What can I do to cure leg pain?

I have not been able to sleep for a few days because of leg pain. What can I do to cure leg pain?

Leg pain: Visit your doctor for workup to find cause of discomfort & treat that. ...Read more

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I 'am 22 years old, I have pain in legs when I lay down and sleeping, can't sleep all night.

I 'am 22 years old, I have pain in legs when I lay down and sleeping, can't sleep all night.

Restless Legs: You might have Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), a neurological disorder in which you feel an uncomfortable sensation in your legs (such as throbbing, pulling or creeping sensations) that is associated with an uncontrollable urge to move them. When you move your legs, the urge to move is relieved partially or completel http://cle. Clinic/2o9VMKB ...Read more

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What could cause leg pain and back pain from sleeping or sitting in one position for a long time?

What could cause leg pain and back pain from sleeping or sitting in one position for a long time?

Nerve impingement: Back pain is common and is often treated with core strengthening. However, when it is accompanied by pain radiating down a leg, it suggests lumbar nerve impingement as well. ...Read more

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9 month baby moves her legs a lot specially when trying to sleep with me and she is like she wants to be too close or she has leg pain. Is it ok?

9 month baby moves her legs a lot specially when trying to sleep with me and she is like she wants to be too close or she has leg pain. Is it ok?

Kids move: For one thing, get baby out of your bed. We loose kids every year to suffocation during co-sleeping. It is not common but you would hate yourself forever if it happens. Babies also move in their sleep, alerting partially after the first 3 hrs and about every 45min/1hr thereafter. If you want better sleep, wean her to a crib. ...Read more

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If I woke-up this morning with leg pain, should I be concerned? It feels as if I may have pulled a muscle, but could I actually do that in my sleep?

You: You haven't said anything about your age, gender, medical history, or overall state of health, so it's a little tough for me to narrow things down, but there are some things that would explain this.

Given the snowfall in seattle over the past few days, have you maybe been doing some shoveling of snow or maybe some skiing or other vigorous physical activity? Could you have slipped while walking on the ice? Overuse of muscles or trauma might cause pain that wakes you up. A muscle cramp might also cause this type of localized pain.

If you have a history of vascular disease, or are at risk for it (older age group, high cholesterol, smoker or diabetic) then this could represent a blocked blood vessel. Do you have ongoing pain? Numbness? Are your symptoms increased with exercise? If so, then you should be evaluated for compromised blood flow. ...Read more

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I have been having constant leg pain. My calf, my thigh, and my lower back. At night it's the worst and I can't sleep. Any ideas as to what I can do?

I have been having constant leg pain. My calf, my thigh, and my lower back. At night it's the worst and I can't sleep. Any ideas as to what I can do?

2 problems: Sometimes back pain can radiate down your legs and cause both sites to hurt or you could have a back problem and treatable vein disease in your legs. Make appointment with doctor for your back and vein specialist for ultrasound of your veins. Www. Phlebology. Org to find doc in your area. In the meantime, wear medical compression stockings in the day to help prevent or diminish leg pain & local ice. ...Read more

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Worried. 12yr son bad leg pain he cries he sleeps non stop sleep has increased over 2 months to excessive. Is pale. Doc apt soon. What could be?

Worried. 12yr son bad leg pain he cries he sleeps non stop sleep has increased over 2 months to excessive. Is pale. Doc apt soon. What could be?

Need to be evaluated: He needs urgent evaluation with Xrays and laboratory testing to make a diagnosis. I would not delay seeking treatment for him. ...Read more

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I have a 7yr old daughter. Is it normal for children to have leg pain, it has woken her up from sleeping? Would it be considered "growing pains"?

It could be: But make sure to bring it up to your child's pediatrician. If there is any limping, fevers, chills, not wanting to put weight on one leg, swelling, redness, pain when a specific area of leg is touched, you should take it more seriously, and go see your child's doctor, . ...Read more

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I have severe leg pain in my left leg. Its in my thigh area. It feels like cramping and sharp like pain. It keeps me from walking and sleeping.

I have severe leg pain in my left leg. Its in my thigh area. It feels like cramping and sharp like pain. It keeps me from walking and sleeping.

Hard to say: There are many potential causes. Sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back, is one of the more common causes. Arthritic conditions can cause leg pain as can vascular problems. A detailed history and exam can often determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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