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What Causes Leg Cramps In Calves
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
Possibly: Lipitor (atorvastatin) has been reported to cause arm/leg pain, muscle spasms, and sore muscles. These occur in less than 15% of patients. If you have developed any of these symptoms, you may want to discuss it with your doctor. If your symptoms are troubling, perhaps a different medicine or a different dose may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 20 year old daughter is experiencing leg cramps in the night, and has noticed bruising on her legs with no obvious cause.
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?
I have severe leg cramps in calves and knee area at night I drink plenty water and take no chol meds. I have a L5 problem. No thryoid disease.
Yes: These types of cramps are usually inadequate dietary salt intake. Pregnant women can suffer from these as their body water increases leading a to a reduction in sodium in the blood. Increased dietary salt intake usually helps. ...Read more
I have been getting bad leg cramps in the middle of the night in my calves. (the whole calve). It wakes me up and i want to cry what could be causing?
My legs are very stiff when getting up in the morning, but is sometimes better as i move.At first no pain, now pain.And leg cramps.What might it be?
First...: Try eating things that have potassium, such as a banana, drink plenty of water. Try doing some stretches, learn some yoga poses and do some of those poses every morning and before going to bed. Try all of these things first and if the symptoms continue then i recommend seeing a doctor so they can make a proper diagnosis and further help you from there :]. ...Read more
Will cortosone shots make leg cramps worse?My cramps have got unbareable, in my legs and some in my sides.
No: In orthopedics we mostly inject cortisone into knee and shoulders, right into the joint. There are a few other joints that we can inject in the office. Sometimes cortisone will be given as an intramuscular injection especially by primary care physicians. It is also used for trigger point injections. I have no knowledge of a direct relationship from cortisone injection and cramps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i woke up with leg cramps and the night before during the night what to do if i had bad charlie horse in my legs.?
Had blood test done by a neurologist and all items came back normal besides low aldolase.
1.9 U/L. My symptoms are leg cramps in the back calves?
Normal results: it is actually normal from my reference, aldolase is an enzyme that helps with sugar breakdown to produce energy , high in muscle cells , without any further abnormalities , no risk or anything to worry about , probably next time it will be normal, usually not associated with muscle aches, potassium, calcium,,sodium could be ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am feeling fatigue, occasionally dizziness swelling of calves&ankles., occasionally leg cramps. Heart cath was good, leg circulation test was good what could be wrong
You need to visit: Your internist, for a complete history and physical. Blood work sounds like a good idea as well. Do you take medications? Any medical conditions? Cramping in legs at night? Or while walking? There are more questions that need to be answered.....To help you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pulsating outer left thigh pain along with leg cramps and twitching calves. Leg cramps started a month ago. Lumbar MRI pending, DVT ultrasound negativ?
Sciatica: Although there are several possibilities, one if the more common causes is a sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back that can cause pain that runs into the hip. When you lower your chin, it increases the pressure in the spinal canal and can aggravate the symptoms like you are describing. The hip and the SI joint are also potential causes. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
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