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Doctor insights on: What Causes Calf Cramps At Night

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What causes calf cramps during yoga or Pilates poses? What can I do to stop them?

What causes calf cramps during yoga or Pilates poses? What can I do to stop them?

Exercise & Cramping: It could be several things like too little potassium or calcium in the diet and thus in the muscles. It could be early fatigue if your muscles are not in shape yet and this can resolve with time, stretching and exercise. ...Read more

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Calf cramps and numbness r leg. Arch cramps. Sometimes tender to touch. Slightly collapsed arch history of sciatica. Dr doesn't think clot. Causes?

Ligament injury: The ligaments that support the arch or your feet are damaged. They can make the back pain worse. Prolotherapy can deal with the problems and force the body to heal and relieve the pains. Visit www.Getprolo.Com , www.Proloshot.Com, or www.Aaomed.Org for information and to find a doctor tro help you get out of pain. ...Read more

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My right hip pops in my lower back when I do sit ups & causes calf cramps & inner hip pain after walking why? & is this some type of hip displacement?

Snapping Hip: This could be snapping hip syndrome usually caused by a tendon around your hip that moves as you flex or bend your hip causing to snap/pop as it goes around your hip bone. Physical therapy to stretch these muscles may help. ...Read more

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I get calf cramp, mostly in summer. Could this be caused from walking on tiles?

Unlikely: Most likely it is from dehydration. One is not even thirsty until they are already 30% dehydrated. It could be from a lack of minerals too. ...Read more

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Drove 3.5 hrs wiih break after 1.5 (left friday drove home sunday) could that cause a DVT I have mild calf cramp just worried?

It could,but rare: In a 28yo without other medical issues or bleeding problem to predispose u to blood clots this would be very unusual. Additionally, that's not a very long car ride to have stasis of the blood pooled in your leg veins. U likely have muscle cramping due to dehydration, low magnesium levels, or something else. If the pain worsens or u develop swelling or warmth of your leg call your doc to eval. ...Read more

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Had a cup of coffee then went to play basketball and developed a cramp in right calf. Can coffee cause a calf cramp. How, why?

Not usually: I would not expect coffee to be the reason for your leg cramps. Your physician will evaluate you for other issues that may be causing the cramps ...Read more

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Daughter's recently been getting severe calf cramps at night that wake her up& last around 2 minutes and has lasting pain for 1-2 days after.Serious?

Daughter's recently been getting severe calf cramps at night that wake her up& last around 2 minutes and has lasting pain for 1-2 days after.Serious?

How old?: in a young child it is due to vigiurous excersize like bicycling or trampoline without warming up sometime if there is electrolyte imbalance specially in summer due to decreased sodium, potasium, magnesium and calcium make sure you replenish them with an electrolyte drink like pedialyte ...Read more