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I have a spiking leg pain while sleeping. The pain is in leg joints, thigh, calves- feels better on stretching. Happens only during sleep. Help?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine

In brief: Cramps

Sounds like nocturnal leg cramps.
This is a common problem - not sure why it happens in most people. Be sure to get adquate calcium, potassium and magnesium in your diet. Gentle stretching is the best treatment when it happens.

In brief: Cramps

Sounds like nocturnal leg cramps.
This is a common problem - not sure why it happens in most people. Be sure to get adquate calcium, potassium and magnesium in your diet. Gentle stretching is the best treatment when it happens.
Dr. Susan Arnoult
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