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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Occasional Lower Leg Cramping

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What is the definition or description of: Lower leg cramping occasionally?

What is the definition or description of: Lower leg cramping occasionally?

Explanation : This is just cramping. But there are variety of reason for this. Exercise too much, running or hiking too much and so on. Drink a lot of fluids, tonic fluid is good sometimes, vitamin D supplement and calcium are helpful with intensity of physical activity. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for occasional lower leg cramp?

What is the best treatment for occasional lower leg cramp?

Make sure you : Are well hydrated. I find magnesium supplements to be helpful, particularly if dealing with a night cramp. Bananas for their potassium may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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How can I naturally get rid of lower leg cramps at night?

How can I naturally get rid of lower leg cramps at night?

Maybe : If you have vein disease, which is a problem with your vein valves allowing blood to reflux backward in your legs, then correcting your vein problem problem and wearing support socks may correct your vein cramping at night. Otherwise you need to check with your family doctor or internist to find the cause of our leg cramps. Sometimes herbal meds can help some symptoms of leg cramping. ...Read more

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Prevention for lower leg cramps,m having it from 2 months. I regularly go for jogging!...

Prevention for lower leg cramps,m having it from 2 months. I regularly go for jogging!...

Could be the shoes: It very well may be the shoes or it could be how you run. I would get an evaluation on your shoes and running style. Not everyone is built to run. You really do have to learn how to do it. Some people are just born runners. May need orthotics as well. See a Podiatrist for a work up. ...Read more

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Cramp like pain in thigh and butt area on left leg everytime get up from sitting or laying down and pain in lower leg as we'll?

Cramp like pain in thigh and butt area on left leg everytime get up from sitting or laying down and pain in lower leg as we'll?

Could B hamstrings: The hamstring muscles attach below the knee (inside ; out), and originate from the bone you sit on. Hamstring problems are common in runners, other sports where hip ; knee simultaneously extended. That said, without a thorough exam ; history, it could be many things. If it bothers u everyday, get in to see an orthopedic surgeon, sports med or rehab doc. ...Read more

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What causes muscle cramps from lower leg to hip the cramps are quite bad were toi scream?

What causes muscle cramps from lower leg to hip the cramps are quite bad were toi scream?

Muscle cramps: There are many things which cause cramping in the lower extremities, ranging from electrolyte imbalances to circulation problems to oxygenation problems including sleep apnea, etc. In order to evaluate this properly, you really should see your primary care physician or at least establish a physician relationship on HealthTap. There are many excellent treatments once the proper diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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I had a robotic hysterectomy and sling surgery one week ago. Last two nights I have lower leg cramps keeping me from sleep?

I had a robotic hysterectomy and sling surgery one week ago. Last two nights I have lower leg cramps  keeping me  from sleep?

Leg cramps: Any swelling of your legs? Is it in both legs or just one. The main concern is having a blood clot in your leg called a dvt, which can break off and go to your lungs, called a pe. I would go see your doctor and maybe get an ultrasound of your legs. ...Read more

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Are shin splints the same as cramps in lower leg muscles?

Are shin splints the same as cramps in lower leg muscles?

No: Shin splints occur in the front along shin, cramps occur in back in muscle belly proper ..... Usualy the gastrocnemius muscle. ...Read more

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What is the difference between shin splints and cramps in the lower leg muscles? Or are they the same thing?

What is the difference between shin splints and cramps in the lower leg muscles? Or are they the same thing?

Shin: Splints, happen on the front part of lower legs, usually from some sort of activity such as running. Cramps can happen any where in the leg. The symptoms in shin splints usually do not include cramping of the legs. ...Read more

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Small, isolated cramps in lower leg. First just the right, now just the left. D-dimer and heart tests all clear. 21, active. Serious issue? Any ideas?

Small, isolated cramps in lower leg. First just the right, now just the left. D-dimer and heart tests all clear. 21, active. Serious issue? Any ideas?

Leg cramps: Some health problems increase leg cramps. Vitamin D deficiency, thyroid disease, and poor muscle condition can cause problems. If no health problems, try Magnesium supplements to ease the cramps, though this can have side effects of diarrhea and sleepiness. Get health issues checked out before continuing this and care if you have kidney problems or are on other medications. ...Read more

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Pinching feeling right where my calf and ankle meet in the back of my lower leg? Sometimes foot cramps as well, pain in knee and thigh.

Pinching feeling right where my calf and ankle meet in the back of my lower leg?  Sometimes foot cramps as well, pain in knee and thigh.

Achilles tendinitis: The Achilles' tendon essentially is like a thick rope that joins your calf muscle to the heel. It can become irritated with overuse (activity > rest), changes in training regimen, or decreased flexibility. The flexibility issue can come from tight calf muscles. AT can also be related to plantar fasciitis, flat feet. Icing, gentle stretching, anti-inflam meds, gel heel cups & inserts can help. ...Read more

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I've been having a cramp like feeling in my calf with tenderness that causes ankle aching also. X ray came back normal on lower leg after falling. ?

I've been having a cramp like feeling in my calf with tenderness that causes ankle aching also. X ray came back normal on lower leg after falling. ?

A good thought: Dr. Nguyen is right, a clot in a superfical or deep calf vein could certainly cause this kind of symptom. Clots might not cause anything more than tenderness and aching. If there are anhy prominent veins, any redness and/or swelling, a clot is something you want to make sure you don't have. On the other hand, it could just be a muscle strain. It is worth checking out. ...Read more

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cramping calf-to-ankle after running,gets sore for next few days.was just walking,felt pop in lower leg.sharp pain initially, now dull pain.full mvmnt

cramping calf-to-ankle after running,gets sore for next few days.was just walking,felt pop in lower leg.sharp pain initially, now dull pain.full mvmnt

Pop sounds Bad.: Feeling a pop in a calf, especially under the circumstances you have given, is certainly concerning. I would recommend that you see a specialist for a evaluation of your calf. Pops can be an indication of a slight tear that could lead to something more serious. Second guessing this potential problem is just not worth it. ...Read more

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Lower leg pain, lot of pain when i sit and stand, foot feels like its going to sleep, had a bad muscle cramp a week ago it has hurt since then, could it be a blood clot?

If : If you have calf pain go to your doctor right away to evaluate for deep venous thrombosis. Blood clots in your legs can go to your lungs and could be lethal. Once that is cleared further work up is likely needed to evaluate the condition and establish diagnosis. The problem may be a radiculopathy, peripherovascular insufficiency or local joint or tendon problem. An examination ir required to make determinations in your case. ...Read more

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What is a home remedy to alleviating cramps, lower back pain, and thigh discomfort?

Moist heat: Get a large size towel sprinkle some water on it, put it in microwave for 3-4 minutes and use over the painful area, repeat 2-3 time. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best home remedy for terrible leg cramps, at nite or early morning hours?

What is the best home remedy for terrible leg cramps, at nite or early morning hours?

Try Tonic Water: Try drinking a glass of tonic water in the evening. Tonic water contains a small amount of quinine, and is sometimes helpful for leg cramps. You can find this in the soft drink isle of the grocery store. If you are on medications that effect electrolytes (especially diuretics), you should have this checked. ...Read more

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