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Why Does My Leg Cramp At Night
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?
Possibly some But I: am sure none may be found as we all get these odd aches and pains or cramps, which are there for a few days or weeks and then disappear. If its going on for more than a couple of weeks, Do see you PCP to be examined and some labs might need to be done, to try to determine the cause. Generally these subside by itself. Being seen by PCP would be the safest thing to do for you. Good Luck. ...Read more
Leg pain I have leg cramps often , sometimes very painfull. One night i was up all night . About 4am i heard a pop and unberable pain for a few min.S the cramp didnot stop for 2 days.
Leg : Leg cramps occur frequently and awaken many people. They are sometimes related to circulation problems, wearing high heeled shoes, spending a lot of time sitting and other activities that shorten the calf muscles. Doctors used to prescribe quinine for the cramps but fda no longer approves of this use. A paper in the new england journal of medicine about thirty years ago suggested leg stretches at bed-time. Stand up against the wall with one foot in front of the other and bend the front knee while keeping the back knee stiff. This stretches the gastrocnemius muscle in the back of the leg. I usually suggest calcium/magnesium tablets as well.If the cramps are in the front and back of the leg at the same time, i usually push hard on the cramped area to make the cramp stop. If you try to stretch one muscle out, the other uscle will cramp more. You may have popped some of the fibers with a severe cramp. The reason it lasted so long was that you may have had some bleeding into the muscle causing irritation. Depending on your age it also would be wise to see your doctor for blood work to check for inbalance of salts in your blood or abnormalities in calcium levels. Good luck in resolving this really common and annoying problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
34 weeks pregnant can't keep food down, dizziness, right leg cramp that wakes me in the middle of the night tightening in tummy sometimes painful& i'm cold
Call your Dr. : You need evaluation. It has to be found out why is this happening &it needs to be taken care of. It's not normal. Not keeping food down could get you dehydrated which can be causing cramps &tightening of muscles &dizziness &can affect the baby. The coldness could be because your ill. These are not good on anyone &less on someone pregnant. ...Read more
Many: Not limited to men! usually fatigue. Could be due to medications taken. Diuretics exacerbate this by causiing low potassium, magnesium and perhaps low calcium. Poor hydration contributes to this. If one has poor circulation to the lower extremities (pvd), leg crams can occur. Sometimes we just don't know why they cramp. You may be helped by some meds. See your pcp and discuss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Common: Leg cramps are a common problem. The cause is unknown, though. Try magnesium supplement, tonic water with quinine, potassium supplements may help. Local heat or topical rub such as bengay/icyhot or voltaren gel may be of some relief. Avoid exercise before bedtime. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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