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Doctor insights on: Why Do I Keep Getting Cramp In My Legs

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Can doctors tell me what does your body tell you when you always get leg cramps?

Can doctors tell me what does your body tell you when you always get leg cramps?

Lots of things -: Out bodies need at least 2 quarts of water each day to do all the biochemical processes, then another quart or more to balance out the soda pop and sugary food we eat each day. If we don't drink enough water, the muscles of our body cramp because they need a good flush - so give it to 'em! drink 2qts water daily then duplicate any non-juice beverage ounce per ounce with water. ...Read more

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If you get calf / leg cramps, should you reduced or eliminated anything from your diet?

Salt: Typical leg cramps are caused by a build up of Lactic Acid due to muscle fatigue. Quinine as in tonic water is very helpful and stay hydrated with water. ...Read more

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I get muscle cramps on my leg while getting up in the morning. How do I stop them from occurring ?

I get muscle cramps on my leg while getting up in the morning. How do I stop them from occurring ?

See your PCP: for evaluation, labs and diagnosis followed by the appropriate treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps in the middle of the night? What can I do to get them to stop? How can I prevent them from re-occurring?

What causes leg cramps in the middle of the night?  What can I do to get them to stop?  How can I prevent them from re-occurring?

Hydration: Night cramps in the legs are usually caused from an electrolyte imbalance. Some things to consider are getting proper hydration and electrolyte balance established. And also make sure you are doing enough stretching. ...Read more

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Every night I get a really bad left leg cramp that wakes me. When II get up in the morning II can barely put any weight on it.What does this mean?

Every night I get a really bad left leg cramp that wakes me. When II get up in the morning II can barely put any weight on it.What does this mean?

Nutrition?: Could be lack of calcium in your diet, could be pinched nerve from your lower back, less likely vascular. Try stretching, strengthening, adequate calcium, or a glass of tonic water before bed. ...Read more

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Why do I get leg cramps at night?

Why do I get leg cramps at night?

Very common: The majority of leg cramps simply occur from muscle deconditioning and overstretch, mostly occurring at night, and respond to stretching "toes toward the nose". Rare causes: low calcium or magnesium, neuromyotonia, restless leg syndrome, some drugs, familial, multiple sclerosis, pregnancy, strenuous exercise and some very, very rare neuromuscular diseases. ...Read more

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Why do I get pain down my legs when I get cramps?

Why do I get pain down my legs when I get cramps?

Muscle spasms: I am assuming that the cramps you are describing are leg cramps. The large muscles in the legs experience pain when the muscles contract and don't let go, causing pain that can shoot down your legs. This can be a sign of poor circulation, abnormal salts (especially potassium, magnesium, or calcium), and should be evaluated by your primary physician. Good luck! ...Read more