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What Causes Leg Cramps While Sleeping
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
What is the cause for restless leg syndrome? Experiencing it night and day! also having lower back pain.
Not known: No known cause for restless legs syndrome exists. Researchers suspect the condition may be due to an imbalance of the brain chemical dopamine. This chemical sends messages to control muscle movement. Rls runs in families in at least half the people with rls, especaily early age. Rls sometimes accompanies other conditions. Pregnancy peripheral neuropathy. Iron deficiency. Kidney failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doesn't: Has nothing to do with sleeping blood clots can occur for many varied reasons but sleeping is not one of them. ...Read more
Muscle cramps: There are many things which cause cramping in the lower extremities, ranging from electrolyte imbalances to circulation problems to oxygenation problems including sleep apnea, etc. In order to evaluate this properly, you really should see your primary care physician or at least establish a physician relationship on HealthTap. There are many excellent treatments once the proper diagnosis is made. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing night time leg twitching/jerking movements. What is causing this? This prevents me from falling asleep. What can I do
Need evaluation: During that interval between wakefulness and sleep there is some normal shifting around of arms and legs. This does not normally require treatment.Anxiety can make these movement more pronounced and when anxiety is treated they lessen and sleep comes more quickly. Sometimes however when the restless movements are very bothersome they represent restless legs syndrome (rls) and need meds. ...Read more
Several possibles: There are a couple types of movement disorders that occur mostly at night. One is a variant of restless leg syndrome, called periodic limb movements disorder of sleep. This can seem like kicking or writhing so might not be what you mean there are some other movement issues that could cause actual muscle twitching and smaller movements. If possible have a video taken to show doc or sleep eval. ...Read more
What can cause neck pain and numbness in hands while sleeping. While working I have twisting of fingers and restless legs while resting.
Neck problems: It is very possible that the root if your numbness, tingling and lack of strength of upper extremities and hands is on the neck. High and hard pillows may exacerbate it while in bed. Make a consult to a chiropractor or medical doctor regarding your neck contracture and pain. Use a soft pillow or none at all. Relax your neck when you work at the office, using a tall seat whenever possible. ...Read more
Cramps are common: A muscle cramp is a involuntary contraction of a musle, especailly common of the legs and feet. Most commonly caused by hyperexcitability of the nerves that stimulate the muscles. Can also be the result of an injury and vigorous activity. Dehydration and electrolyte, element imbalances can also be causative factors. Simple stretching lengthens the muscle and stops the contraction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are cramps in back of your legs caused by usually while sleeping wake up painful When cramping what do you do?
RLS: RLS= Restless Legs Syndrome. You nee a sleep study PSG. This is a nocturnal sleep disorder that is classified under the seizure disorders. It is treated with neuroleptics. While you are waiting to be evaluated exams and have blood tested done., you can start magnesium 500mg at bedtime an iron 325mg. ...Read more
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