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My wife gets cramps in her left calf. What is this cause from?

My wife gets cramps in her left calf. What is this cause from?

Cramps in calf: Check potassium ,magnesium , calcium , Vit D, sodium level. if she is a runner when drinking drink 1/2 water 1/2 gatorade juice so you do not dilute sodium or check for blood clot especially if on BCP or smoker. F/U with doctor/urgent care today to insure not clot. ...Read more

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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)

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 more

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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?

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

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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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Why am I having calves cramp or whatever it is? It doesn't let me sleep cause they hurt me.

Why am I having calves cramp or whatever it is? It doesn't let me sleep cause they hurt me.

Dehydration: Leg cramps can be caused by dehydration or exercise or some imbalance in potassium or magnesium. Stretching your calves before bedtime may help. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. ...Read more

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What could cause legs cramps?

What could cause legs cramps?

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

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What cause legs and body cramps?

Many : There could be issues ranging from anemia, thyroid disorder, magnesium or other mineral deficiencies, dehydration and more see your doc and see if there are any treatable conditions. ...Read more

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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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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