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What causes cramps in the tendon above the ankle?

What causes cramps in the tendon above the ankle?

Use Vs Nerve: Most cramping can be traced to over use of the tendon. Some times orthotics can support the arch and allow the tendons to work less and reduce pain/cramping. Nerve and some electrolytes can cause cramping. ...Read more

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My ankle popped while i went move it cause my i had a cramp. What should I do. ?

My ankle popped while i went move it cause my i had a cramp. What should I do.
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Is it painful?: If no pain don't worry about it. If painful then have it checked by foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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Could this be a sign of blood clots? I am on the pill now for 5 months. Monday of last week i noticed an odd ache in my left calf muscle and ankle, no over exercise or stretching to cause this. Next day same thing but the cramps a little worse so i took s

Could this be a sign of blood clots? I am on the pill now for 5 months. Monday of last week i noticed an odd ache in my left calf muscle and ankle, no over exercise or stretching to cause this. Next day same thing but the cramps a little worse so i took s

It is possible. : The pill and other oral contraceptives can increase your risk of blood clot and especially so if your are a smoker. If you have swelling in that leg compared to the other or tenderness then i would have a high suspicion for a clot. Call your doc or go to a local urgent care or emergency department. If it is getting worse do not ignore it. ...Read more

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Sometimes i get a cramp around my ankle and it causes my foot to bend inwards. What is this? Should i be worried?

Sometimes i get a cramp around my ankle and it causes my foot to bend inwards. What is this? Should i be worried?

Muscle spasm?: Need more information. When does this happen? Is it related to dietary insufficiency from your anorexia and bulimia? What makes it better? You need to see a doctor and be examined and get this worked out in detail. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have pitted edema from my knee to my ankle on my right leg only. I have leg cramps also dull chest pain and pain between shoulder blades. Causes?

I have pitted edema from my knee to my ankle on my right leg only. I have leg cramps also dull chest pain and pain between shoulder blades. Causes?

See your doctor: There are many different causes of these symptoms, the most worrisome include a problem with your heart or a blood clot. More history is needed to make an educated diagnosis, but I highly recommend you see your doctor or go to the emergency room right away to rule out the possibility of your heart or a blood clot causing these symptoms. ...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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What causes a vibrating, pounding sensation in legs when lie down. Also have slightly swollen ankles and leg muscle cramps. Ty?

What causes a vibrating, pounding sensation in legs when lie down.  Also have slightly swollen ankles and leg muscle cramps.  Ty?

Nerve pain: Usually this type of pain is referred from the low back or spine in an area where the disc or other muscle structures are putting pressure on the nerve. ...Read more

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