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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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Can low vitamin D be causing my symptoms? Been having leg twitching and calf cramps for a month along with pain under my left and right ribs.

Can low vitamin D be causing my symptoms? Been having leg twitching and calf cramps for a month along with pain under my left and right ribs.

Vitamin D: Unlikely the cause of your symptoms. Tell your doctor your concerns, you will be examined, and labs drawn. While waiting for the results you can by over the counter vitamin D (1000 or 2000 unit tablets/capsules with 100 per bottle). Not expensive and take one a day. Once you have the lab results some change may be needed but I expect not. ...Read more