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What Causes Cramps In Calf Muscles
Can permanent L5 nerve damage cause weakness and cramps in the calf muscle as well as buttock and leg pain?
L5 nerve damage: Hello. Did you have a nerve conduction test (electrodes placed on skin to test problems with nerves) with muscle test part (We call "EMG") where a needle is placed in the muscle to listen for new or old changes in the muscles? If L5 related, pain & cramps should be outer hip, side of thigh & calf & top of foot to big toe. IF S1 nerve is involved, then butt, back of leg, outer foot 4th & 5th toe ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
I have weak calf muscles and get cramps easily i had taken pregabalin and methcobalmin capsule for it help but now it happened again when i don't take?
When I contract my calf muscles, I feel tingling sensation in my both feet all the time. No cramps. Been to physio, no hernia or anything serious.
Neuro: Have you seen neurology? Just a thought since the tingling sensation seems to be the main issue. They may be able to direct you to neurophysiology who conduct electromyography and nerve conduction tests (unless you've already had that done?) to see if there is an abnormality in the nerves that run through/by your calf muscles. Thinking out loud. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have lost 10lbs eating healthy n i walked 3 miles over a week ago but now my calf muscles feel like they r going to cramp. Why is that?!
Listen to your body: Omeprazole interferes with the absorption of magnesium. It is possible that the muscle cramps are due to over-exercising and increased intracellular calcium which can be treated by topical magnesium over the cramping muscles or taking magnesium and potassium orally. ...Read more
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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When i walk, what makes my calf muscles cramp and hurt so bad? What helps? I usually have to slow down or a lot time have stop due to very bad pain
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