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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

Dr. Nolan Segal
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