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What Causes Leg And Toe Cramps
Vessels and nerves: If there is intermittent circulation going to a muscle, it is not going to be "fed" properly and the efficiency in the muscle function may be compromised. Twitching is plausible and can result in cramping. Talk to your PCP and a consult with a vascular specialist may be needed, especially if you have other medical history, like diabetes. ...Read more
Foot cramps: Leg and foot cramps can be caused by many different things such as low potassium to nerve problems to circulation problems. You need some blood work and possible doppler to check for circulation problems unless you already suffer from systemic issues you have not disclosed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea, which is shallow breathing, alternating with awakening and gasping for air, can be associated with conditions such as restless leg syndrome. People with sleep apnea often have risk factors for diseases of the arteries, like peripheral arterial disease. Either way, you should have a thorough history and physical examination, by your doctor, to get you started on treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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2 weeks pregnant and been getting leg and foot cramps. What causes them and how do I get rid of them?
When i stretch during the night i sometimes get these awful leg or foot cramps and have to get out of bed to walk them out , what do they come from?
When working out for long periods of time I get leg and foot cramps, what can I do to help them or make them go away?
I get cramps after sleeping. I get leg and foot cramps after sleeping for about 4 hours or more. I do not get them during the daytime. Any ideas?
Hard to say: Without more information. These cramps could be related to any number of things. Electrolyte disturbances, medication related side effects, restless legs, even certain types of arthritis might all be at play. I'd begin with a discussion with your doctor...Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Feel better: Cramping tends to occur with dehydration so hydration should be the first step, water or sports drink. I've treated a lot of construction workers and usually they have sore feet and ankles, and i recommend cool baths to decrease swelling and inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep getting leg/foot cramps. Saw Gyno and she said I don't have signs of blood clot. Should I be concerned? What else could it be?
See Internist: Is there any chance U take a diuretic? Low serum Potassium and Magnesium can cause cramps. Since you take BC pills you need a sonogram of thigh and lower leg to make sure veins are compressible. This is not something you can ignore. If no Internist have GYN send you for the proper test. Also need doctor to feel (palpate) leg arteries and make sure they are pulsing well, and check leg for edema. ...Read more
Inj sciatica 3yrs ago. Gave birth 2yrs ago, then began getting leg/foot cramps. Got shots in feet, dev hmrtoe, surg recmnd. Shldnt i see about crampin?
Pinching feeling right where my calf and ankle meet in the back of my lower leg? Sometimes foot cramps as well, pain in knee and thigh.
Achilles tendinitis: The Achilles' tendon essentially is like a thick rope that joins your calf muscle to the heel. It can become irritated with overuse (activity > rest), changes in training regimen, or decreased flexibility. The flexibility issue can come from tight calf muscles. AT can also be related to plantar fasciitis, flat feet. Icing, gentle stretching, anti-inflam meds, gel heel cups & inserts can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Taking Garcinia Cambogia and Green Coffee Extract and have been getting multiple charlie horses in my legs and foot cramps at night. Why could this be?
Started having severe leg,foot cramps with burning sensation. Hurts to walk OR rest. Legs keep going numb...should i be worried????
You should be: seeking a medical evaluation, is what you should be. I don't know what you have, but if you're not sure whether you should be worried, then you should be at least concerned. Could be minor, could be serious, but you won't find out sitting in front of a computer. An actual live doctor needs to lay actual hands on you in an actual brick-and-mortar office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a bilateral mastectomy weeks ago. I sleep on my back and get leg and foot cramps. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil haven't helped. Other options?
See your doctor: Many causes -answer depends on your medication history first since many cross reactions and then physical examine - dvt-venous blood clots or arterial sclerosis made worse? Are the worse i can think of. But usually not. Usually temporary -- potassium or magnesium imbalance possible - therefore need you in person to suggest those blood tests therefore see your surgeon or md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took gabapentin for cervical stenosis. I had foot cramps and went off the drug. Cramps better, but legs still ache, could this drug induce this?
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