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Remedies For Occasional Lower Leg Cramping
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
My mum is 76 yrs old and has severe, constant pain in her right, lower leg on the outside. It is like cramp but it never goes away. ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a robotic hysterectomy and sling surgery one week ago. Last two nights I have lower leg cramps keeping me from sleep?
Im a type1 diabetic my lower leg and feet have been cramping on and off all day now, im trying to sleep and they have started again. What can I do ab?
What is the difference between shin splints and cramps in the lower leg muscles? Or are they the same thing?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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