What can cause leg cramps in both legs in the evenings?

Yes. Although most commonly affecting the lower legs, restless leg syndrome can also affect the lower back and arms. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and also with inactivity and are accompanied by an urge to move. Moving only temporarily alleviates the symptoms.

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What causes leg cramps in both legs?

Yes. Although most commonly affecting the lower legs, restless leg syndrome can also affect the lower back and arms. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and also with inactivity and are accompanied by an urge to move. Moving only temporarily alleviates the symptoms. Read more...

What can cause leg cramps during sleep?

Vessels and nerves. If there is intermittent circulation going to a muscle, it is not going to be "fed" properly and the efficiency in the muscle function may be compromised. Twitching is plausible and can result in cramping. Talk to your PCP and a consult with a vascular specialist may be needed, especially if you have other medical history, like diabetes. Read more...

Could zocor (simvastatin) cause night leg cramps?

Possibly. All statin-type medications, of which zocor (simvastatin) is included, can cause muscle breakdown resulting in muscle pain ranging from mild fatigue to severe pain and weakness. It would be unusual for zocor (simvastatin) to cause pain limited to nighttime only. Read more...
Maybe. All statins including zocor (simvastatin) can cause muscle pains, usually proximal muscles such as thighs or arms, and usually bilaterally. If you have this, check your ck blood test with your primary care doctor to rule out a more serious complication and try to stop it to see if the symptoms disappear - they always do in case of statin associated muscle pain within 1-2 weeks of stopping the medication. Read more...

What causes leg cramps in pregnancy? Can I avoid it?

Electrolytes. Electrolytes are not a form of illumination, rather they are ions such as sodium, potassium, etc that circulate in your blood stream that if are not in correct balance can cause leg cramps in pregnancy. Make sure you are eating potassium rich foods like bananas. I hope I was able to shed some "lyte" on this problem. Read more...