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What causes cramps in the foot in the middle of night?

What causes cramps in the foot in the middle of night?

Could be vitamin: Deficiency. Try taking a magnesium supplement like magox 400mg available without prescription at local pharmacy. ...Read more

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Dr. James Isobe
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Legs Cramping (Definition)

Involuntary contraction of one or more muscle groups in the lower extremities. There are ...Read more


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What are the causes of leg cramps in the middle of the night?

What are the causes of leg cramps in the middle of the night?

Many possible causes: Common causes of cramping include rigorous exercise, side effects to certain prescription medications, and calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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What are the causes of leg and foot cramps in the middle of the night?

What are the causes of leg and foot cramps in the middle of the night?

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 more

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What could cause of knee pain in the middle of the night?

What could  cause of  knee pain in the middle of the night?

Nocturnal knee pain: Usually arthritis is the culprit, making it difficult to find a comfortable position at night. Try a pillow between the knees. Check with an orthopedic surgeon for exam and xray to make sure there is nothing more ominous such as a tumor, albeit rare. ...Read more

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What can cause random eye pain in the middle of the night?

What can cause random eye pain in the middle of the night?

Typical symptoms: This is the usual scenario for corneal erosion. This is when this surface layers of the cornea slough off it attachments. People usually are awakened by pain. You need to have your eyes examined to see if you ar at risk of this as the cause of your eye pain at night. One less severe thing that can cause some pain is dryness. Try using some lubricating eye drops at night, refresh or systane. ...Read more

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What would cause nausea in the middle of the night?

What would cause nausea in the middle of the night?

Possible reasons: There are many possible reasons for nausea. Please see this extensive list of possible causes of nausea by mayo clinic: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/nausea/my00572/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of lower back pain in the morning?

What are the causes of lower back pain in the morning?

Check the mattress: A common cause for back pain upon awakening is a mattress that is too soft and not supportive of your spine. A firm mattress (or placing a large piece of plywood between the mattress and box spring) may help. If back pain persists or worsens, be sure to check with your doctor to rule out the many other causes of back pain. ...Read more

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What's the cause of pain in the feet and down the shin of legs with swelling?

Shin Splints: If you get pain in your shin bone this is mostly the cause, especially if you are a runner/jogger. If this is the case, ease back on your exercise and allow the area to heal. Need to be evaluated for proper shoe gear and possible orthotics by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the middle of chest?

Middle?: Top to bottom or front to back makes all worry about angina, but it can be a variety of GI issues (reflux, esophagitis, esophageal cancer), bony/arthritic (costochondritis). It usually warrants an ekg and blood tests, and possibly more extensive investigation. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of pain in the middle of my chest?

See details: Chest pain has several causes, some inconsequential and some very serious. See a doctor and get the problem diagnosed. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of foot pain and numbness in the legs?

What are the common causes of foot pain and numbness in the legs?

Neuropathy: In my practice, the most common cause of both foot pain and numbness would be from a condition called diabetic neuropathy. Diabetes, over time, damages the nerves of the body. With nerve damage, symptoms such as numbness and pain in the foot are common. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a pain in the lower left side of your stomach?

What are the causes of a pain in the lower left side of your stomach?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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What can cause stomach disturbance at the middle of the night?

What can cause stomach disturbance at the middle of the night?

Gastric acidity : It cold be gastric acidity.Try over the counter pepsid. Also, gall bladder disease could do this. If the pepsid does not work, go to see you doctor. ...Read more

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What is the cause of feeling cold and sometimes stiffness in the area back of my leg? Its like from the back of the thigh to the calves muscle

Many reasons: Need more info. Could be neurological, arterial or orthopedic in nature to name a few causes. See your family physician asap. ...Read more

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What causes cramps in the left side of the neck only?

What causes cramps in the left side of the neck only?

Muscle and nerve: this could be muscular or nerve pain. Your physician can do an evaluation and help clarify the diagnosis. It may be simple physical therapy that might help you the most ...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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