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What causes severe cramp in your legs?

What causes severe cramp in your legs?

Cramps: Cramping in the legs and feet could result from poor blood flow, dehydration, or biomechanical and electrolyte imbalances. I would recommend evaluation by a physician if this persists. ...Read more

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What causes cramp in legs?

What causes cramp in legs?

Complex: The differential diagnosis includes lack of sufficient arterial flow, side effects from medications e.g. Statin, electrolyte deficiencies i.e. Low potassium, calcium, or magnesium. ...Read more

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What causes cramps in my toes?

What causes cramps in my toes?

Muscle fatigue : Muscles cramp when they fatigued. This often happens when your feet are not properly supported, causing them to be overworked. Switching to properly supportive shoe gear should help. If not, see a podiatrist to discuss custom biomechanical orthotics. Also, stay well-hydrated and consider electrolyte replacement if you are exercising. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps in both legs?

Yes: Although most commonly affecting the lower legs, restless leg syndrome can also affect the lower back and arms. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and also with inactivity and are accompanied by an urge to move. Moving only temporarily alleviates the symptoms. ...Read more

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What cause twitching in your calves ?

What cause twitching in your calves  
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Muscle spasms: If the are brief and not painful, don't worry. ...Read more

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What would cause cramps in my arches and toes.

What would cause cramps in my arches and toes.

Unlikely to be PAD!: Many people get cramps in their arches and toes especially at the end of a long day on their feet. These are generally benign and caused by tightening of the hamstring muscles and tendon attachments down into the soles (plantar fascia). In worst case these can get inflamed and may need treatment, but prevention by stretches is key. If persistent rule out electrolyte imbalance with a chem test. ...Read more

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What causes cramps in the feet at night?

What causes cramps in the feet at night?

Multiple: Restless legs syndrome, lumbar disc dysfunction (especially at l5-s1), medications, anxiety/trauma also neuropathy due to diabetes or nutritional disorders or deficiencies restless legs syndrome is problematic due to Dopamine dysegulation. ...Read more

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Dipples in calves, cramping and leg twitching what could this be?

Dipples in calves, cramping and leg twitching what could this be?

Neurologist time: Primary care md will first order a doppler study (i don't know why) to work up leg symptoms. Cramping, dimpling and twitching suggests a problem with the excitability of the muscle due to muscle disease, neuromusclular problems, neuropathy or electrolite imbalance. If thyroid, potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium and kidney function is normal, you probably need to be referred to a specialist. ...Read more

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What causes legs to cramp up once in a while? Really painful cramps in both legs?

What causes legs to cramp up once in a while? Really painful cramps in both legs?

Leg cramps are: often associated w/low magnesium levels. Your doc can check for all mineral levels. Drinking club soda before bed can be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can cause leg cramps in both legs in the evenings?

What can cause leg cramps in both legs in the evenings?

Yes: Although most commonly affecting the lower legs, restless leg syndrome can also affect the lower back and arms. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and also with inactivity and are accompanied by an urge to move. Moving only temporarily alleviates the symptoms. ...Read more

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What is causing the muscles in my leg feet and stomach to twitch?

What is causing the muscles in my leg feet and stomach to twitch?

Multiple causes: stree, tension, anxiety, vitamin deficiency, low calcium/magnessium. Use Multivits plus calcium and low dose zinc. If symptoms persist- seek a medical exam. ...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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What could cause pain in my feet and arches?

What could cause pain in my feet and arches?

Plantar fasciitis: Is the most common cause based on the information provided. ...Read more

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What causes severe cramps in both legs and dizziness?

What causes severe cramps in both legs and dizziness?

Many causes: There are many possibilities such as dehydration low potassium and calcium. Thyroid disease anemia etc...You need to see your doctor ...Read more

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Having random leg cramps and shoulder cramps, tingling , pain. Other than magnesium and calcium what could cause? What should I get checked for?

Having random leg cramps and shoulder cramps, tingling , pain. Other than magnesium and calcium what could cause? What should I get checked for?

Neuropathy: this sounds like a small fiber sensory neuropathy, or a degenerative process of the sensory fibers, or the fiberst that are responsible for sensation. causes included a viral etiology or an autoimmune disorder such as lupus. I would see a neurologist ...Read more

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What causes neuropathic pain in your feet?

Many possibilities: Symptoms of neuropathy can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. For some, these symptoms are mild, while for others, they can be severe and disabling. Neuropathy can result from nerve compression, trauma, drug side effect, and some diseases such as diabetes. See your physician and get it treated. ...Read more

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