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What Causes Cramps In Your Calves
What are the causes and how can I relieve bad cramps in my right calf? (feels life something is tensing to the point of tearing)
Restless leg syndrom: Cramps in the calf is big problem? And have many causes.Most common what call restless leg syndrom. Other causes are numerus to mention? If this happen to you usually at night or during swimming, i advise to minimaze the situation, bend your knee, relax your foot, that should help to shorten then duration of the attack, if did get better use moist heat on the calf muscles, madication some need it ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband, 67-calf cramps, esp.In middle of night. Take a while to resolve. Health good overall. Says has always had, but cause for concern?
Workout about 1&1/2 hr a day. Been doing it for about 9 months now. Tonight I have a cramp really bad in my calf. What might have caused this and how?
No great answer: Muscle cramps are common, and most of the time there is no good explanation for why they occur. Muscle fatigue, dehydration, electrolyte imbalances are among the theoretical causes, although there is no good study to explain the reasons. With that said, try to stay hydrated, stretch before and after exercise, and assure you are getting enough electrolytes when you have a long workout. ...Read more
Many things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
What is the cause of cramps in legs at night?I do not smoke. Is it true that banana reduces cramps? Or what can I take?
Try bananas: It is thought that leg spasms may be from low potassium. Bananas are a good source of potassium. You can also drink orange juice. Realistically unless you see a doctor during the spasm it is hard to know exactly the cause. It is simple though to eat a banana and see if it helps. Those cramps do hurt though don't they? ...Read more
MANY possible causes: The cause can be musculoskeletal (adductor strain/overstretched muscle, hip arthritis), inguinal hernia, peripheral vascular disease (poor blood supply), lumbar disc disc with radiculopathy, even kidney stones.Cramps tend to be more chemically related from inadequate calcium/magnesium/potassium, dehydration, muscle fatigue.Lots of running is associated & good stretching can help.See doc if persist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have irritating muscle cramps in my calves. Could it be caused by lack of exercise? (i'm usually more active than now)
Calf cramps: Possibly, but it may also be from low potassium levels (hypokalemia) or low calcium levels (hypocalcemia). Eating foods like bananas can help increase potassium. Calcium supplements are easy to take as well. You may want to get some basic bloodwork done with your primary care physician as a start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Occasional lower back ache. My butt feels like it cramps. Both legs get cramp like pain on and off in calves and feet.Occasional numbness. Causes?
Recommend evaluation: Symptoms may suggest lumbar spine or neuromuscular pathology caused by vitamin deficiencies or hormone and electrolyte imbalances. Questions regarding other sxs should be addressed. You could schedule a consult or see your PCP. I recommend further evaluation with lab tests including B12, CK, TSH and a basic metabolic panel as well as an MRI of lumbar spine and if negative an electromyelogram. ...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
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