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Leg cramps from steroid shots?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
High doses of Hydrocortisone et al.
May be associated with lowered serum calcium, potassium, & magnesium levels, which may lead to leg cramps. The condition is usually self-limiting & requires no treatment (unless the steroid is continued). However, mineral supplementation (calcium citrate, potassium citrate, magnesium) may ease the discomfort.

In brief: Possibly
High doses of Hydrocortisone et al.
May be associated with lowered serum calcium, potassium, & magnesium levels, which may lead to leg cramps. The condition is usually self-limiting & requires no treatment (unless the steroid is continued). However, mineral supplementation (calcium citrate, potassium citrate, magnesium) may ease the discomfort.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unlikely
Steroid shots are used for a variety of maladies including joint problems, allergic reaction, breathing problems, etc.
And it is unlikely that leg cramps is an adverse reaction from the shot.

In brief: Unlikely
Steroid shots are used for a variety of maladies including joint problems, allergic reaction, breathing problems, etc.
And it is unlikely that leg cramps is an adverse reaction from the shot.
Dr. James Isobe
Dr. James Isobe
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