My husband who is 56 keeps getting severly painful cramps mostly in his thighs and sometimes his calfs. What could be the cause of that?
Also... Some medicines can cause this, especially statins and cholesterol drugs.
Muscle cramps. Muscle cramps in the calf and thigh are common, and often there is no evident cause. They occur more commonly with advancing age. Occasionally, they can be caused by other conditions, such as diabetes, electrolyte imbalance (eg, from kidney disorder, or from taking a diuretic water pill, or from low calcium level) or other metabolic conditions. Your doctor can evaluate you for any of these causes.