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How do you help get rid of muscle cramps in a calf muscle?

How do you help get rid of muscle cramps in a calf muscle?

Warmth get rid of it: Place towel in hot water then place them on your calf muscles while lying face down with muscles relaxed. Massaging the calf muscle also helps. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Hi dr., my husband suffers pain in his feet specially soles, toes, ankles. He has calf muscle cramps too. He is addicted to corex.Has knee degeneration?

Hi dr., my husband suffers pain in his feet specially soles, toes, ankles. He has calf muscle cramps too. He is addicted to corex.Has knee degeneration?

NEED FOR CUSHION!: Most shoes aren't always what is bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! there are many possible reasons that you may have painful feet, but try cushioning arch supports like spenco polysorb cross-trainers(http://www.Spenco.Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb). If these don't help, see a podiatrist.... Also try an otc anti-inflammatory, like aleve (naproxen). ...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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Cause of warming sensation specific to one area of calf muscle. Comes and goes not warm to touch however the entire muscle feels crampy when touched?

Cause of  warming sensation specific to one area of calf muscle. Comes and goes not warm to touch however the entire muscle feels crampy when touched?

Get ultrasound: It is reasonable to get an ultrasound to rule out blood clot when someone has pain in the calf region, especially when the pain is only on one side. Infection of the skin should also be considered. Your doctor can evaluate and treat for these possible causes. ...Read more

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What causes muscle cramps from lower leg to hip the cramps are quite bad were toi scream?

What causes muscle cramps from lower leg to hip the cramps are quite bad were toi scream?

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 more

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Can crps cause bone pain and muscle cramps? (left leg)

Can crps cause bone pain and muscle cramps? (left leg)

Unclear Questions??: Please do not use abbreviations...They have different meaning to different folks!. Indicate your problem and question more clearly. What are these numbers #40 and #41. You have got me confused. Please simplify your problem so that we can address it better. ...Read more

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I have muscle cramps at night in the calf and it is extremely painful. Is there any way to treat this.

I have muscle cramps at night in the calf and it is extremely painful. Is there any way to treat this.

Yes: First, see your physician for a thorough history and physical examination. If other diagnoses have been ruled out( blood clots, gastroc muscle strains, etc.) than certain medications can be very helpful.Best of Luck! ...Read more

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How can I address recurring cramps in the calf muscle?

How can I address recurring cramps in the calf muscle?

Stretching: Before and after exercise or sports. Adequate warm up and cool down to prevent cramps that are caused by vigorous physical activity. Good hydration before, during, after the activity esp if it is more than one hour to replace lost electrolytes esp sodium & potassium, which are major components of sweating .Should avoid excessive fatigue especially in warm weather. ...Read more

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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more


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