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What causes foot cramps?

What causes foot cramps?

Many things: Including not limited to dehydration, low arches, high arches, vitamin deficiencies, side effects of medications etc. ...Read more

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What causes foot cramps/pains?

What causes foot cramps/pains?

Many possible causes: Common causes of cramping include rigorous exercise, side effects to certain prescription medications, and calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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What causes shin cramps?

What causes shin cramps?

Cramps Cause?: Any tubular structure in the body response with pain to pressure causing distention if the tubular structure is the intestine for example the pressure is exerted by contraction of the wall as in gas pains. Similarly when the uterine muscle contracts there is cramping. Varicose veins are painful as they are forced to distend. Uterine cramps at menses can be relieved by ibuprofen. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps?

What causes leg cramps?

Leg cramps: Usually they happen at night. Most often it is a nerve compression in the Lumbar spine. Back pain may or may not be present. Certain sleep positions cause pinching of these nerves. I recommend sleeping on your stomach with 1-2 pillows under pelvis Many Americans use walker and wheelchairs as they get older because this condition causes atrophy of the leg muscles and affects the ability to walk. ...Read more

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What causes toe cramps?

What causes toe cramps?

Lots of reasons: Bunions, hammertoes, high arches, flat feet, shoes are some of the reasons. Need more information before a better answer is given. Which toes, any activites when they cramp, type of shoes worn most of the time, foot deformities, overall health. See a podiatrist if it's a real problem. ...Read more

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What causes hand cramps?

What causes hand cramps?

Muscle: Use of hand muscles which are small and weak with a small cross sectional area may seem important but itis nit hte most significant. Sometime calcium metabolism, swelling, fatigue , nerve compression. ...Read more

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What cause leg cramp?

What cause leg cramp?

Leg Cramps: Leg Cramps can be caused by many conditions with the most serious being blood clots. So, any cramping that does not go away, with or without leg swelling, should be immediately checked out. Yet most leg cramps are due to muscle fatigue, dehydration, or spinal disease with nerve hypersensitivity. And, there are even more minor causes like deficiencies of certain minerals, etc. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more

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What causes hands, feet and leg cramps?

What causes hands, feet and leg cramps?

Cramps: Can be caused by many things. The most common reasons tend to be if you are dehydrated, lack in calcium or potassium. Try increasing your fluid intake, take calcium supplements ( or eat more dairy products if u can) and a banana a day. If u are very active and sweat a lot start drinking light Gatorade to see if it will help. ...Read more

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What causes feet and leg cramps or charlie horses?

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What causes feet and leg cramps or charlie horses?

Muscle cramps: may be brought on by many conditions or activities. Here is a few: dehydration, medications side effects and medical conditions (arterial disease, kidney disease and multiple sclerosis). See your doctor for investigation, tests and treatment if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause leg and foot cramps?

What can cause leg and foot cramps?

Vessels and nerves: If there is intermittent circulation going to a muscle, it is not going to be "fed" properly and the efficiency in the muscle function may be compromised. Twitching is plausible and can result in cramping. Talk to your PCP and a consult with a vascular specialist may be needed, especially if you have other medical history, like diabetes. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps, and why does stretching help?

What causes leg cramps, and why does stretching help?

Cramps are common: A muscle cramp is a involuntary contraction of a musle, especailly common of the legs and feet. Most commonly caused by hyperexcitability of the nerves that stimulate the muscles. Can also be the result of an injury and vigorous activity. Dehydration and electrolyte, element imbalances can also be causative factors. Simple stretching lengthens the muscle and stops the contraction. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps and numb feet?

Various: 1. Vitamin deficiency 2. Diabetes 3. Poor circulation 4. Neuropathy 5. Chemical exposure numb feet are never something to ignore, see you doctor asap. ...Read more

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Please tell me what vitamin defficiency causes leg and foot pain/cramping/soreness?

Please tell me what vitamin defficiency causes leg and foot pain/cramping/soreness?

It sounds like: More than a vitamin deficiency is going on. Have you ruled out other causes? Magnesium is usually good for muscle cramps but if your complaining of pain i'd look for all possible causes. ...Read more

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What can cause horrible foot cramps?

What can cause horrible foot cramps?

Dehydration: Vitamin deficiencies, overuse of intrinsic muscles of the foot. ...Read more

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What causes random ankle swelling?

What causes random ankle swelling?

Blood pressure: High blood pressure or leg hanging down for long periods are common causes of ankle swelling. ...Read more

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What could cause leg aching, cramping, and twitchy?

What could cause leg aching, cramping, and twitchy?

Cramping: Several reasons can cause muscle cramping. These include but not limited to electrolyte disturbances or muscle related problems. ...Read more

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What causes cramp in legs?

Complex: The differential diagnosis includes lack of sufficient arterial flow, side effects from medications e.g. Statin, electrolyte deficiencies i.e. Low potassium, calcium, or magnesium. ...Read more

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What causes bilateral knee and foot pain?

What causes bilateral knee and foot pain?

It is possible : To have both in a flatfooted person. The more flat the foot the more pressure to the medial knee. ...Read more

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What causes leg and toe spams?

What causes leg and toe spams?

Cramping...: A common cause of cramping of the toes is tight shoes, especially high heels, where the tips of the feet are crammed. Other causes may include rigorous exercise, side effects to certain prescription medications, and calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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