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What Causes Foot And Leg Cramps
Leg pain can be due to a muscle cramp (also called a charley horse). Common causes of cramps include: * Dehydration or low amounts of potassium, sodium, calcium, or magnesium in the blood * Medications such as: o Diuretics, which can cause you to lose too much fluid or minerals o Statins, which lower cholesterol and can cause muscle injury * Muscle fatigue or strain from overuse, too much exercise, or holding a muscle in the same position ...Read more
Cramps: Can be caused by many things. The most common reasons tend to be if you are dehydrated, lack in calcium or potassium. Try increasing your fluid intake, take calcium supplements ( or eat more dairy products if u can) and a banana a day. If u are very active and sweat a lot start drinking light Gatorade to see if it will help. ...Read more
What are possible causes for waking with extremely painful leg cramps in my calf which cause my foot to twist to the side do that i can't even walk.
Could be: Intermittent caudication though it usually make your foot twist. Get checked for blood flow through legs. ...Read more
Will arachnoiditis always show on mri? My symptoms are burning legs&feet, leg cramps weakness in legs, no loss of refelx.Lower back pain. Other causes?
Rbc magnesium 4.3. Having foot and leg cramps at night, memory loss and facial and upper leg numbness/tingling. Could it it be related to lower mg?
Possibly: The symptoms you have are frequently encountered in people with magnesium deficiency. Unless you have chronic kidney disease, taking magnesium as a trial to see if it helps, should be safe. Please discuss with your physician, but using magnesium glycinate or taurate, etc should avoid diarrhea that's more frequent with mg oxide and citrate forms. Gradually work up to 250-500 mg/day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Having trouble with foot and leg cramps bad at night, woke up this morning with stiff muscle aching. Not feeling well, sleepy potassium 3.5 thyriod ok?
Difficult problem: Your magnesium level should be checked. Trying over the counter magnesium is an option even if your level is normal, also although not well understood Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg (antihistamine) works great for night (nocturnal) leg cramps. Also if not contra indicated for you your md may also try Diltiazem a calcium channel blocker at night. ...Read more
I have to nuropathy of the feet and i've been having leg cramps quite often lately this related and what i need to do. I have been eating bananas?
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