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What can I do to relieve very intinse leg cramps or muscle spasms? Like someway without buying medicines? My stepdad works all day on his feet and has diabetes. When he lays down of the evening hes havin very intense and painful cramps in his legs and d

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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology
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In brief: See phlebologist

Leg cramping is a common symptom of venous incompetence.
Go to www.Phlebology.Org and see a phlebologist close to you who can evaluate the dad's legs and advise you.

In brief: See phlebologist

Leg cramping is a common symptom of venous incompetence.
Go to www.Phlebology.Org and see a phlebologist close to you who can evaluate the dad's legs and advise you.
Dr. James Isobe
Dr. James Isobe
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Have it evaluated.

If you are having "intense", "painful cramps" you should have it evaluated as soon as possible.

In brief: Have it evaluated.

If you are having "intense", "painful cramps" you should have it evaluated as soon as possible.
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Joseph Jeu
Family Medicine

In brief: Muscle

Muscle spasms that occur after intense activity points to a few possible causes.
Dehydration is one possibility especially if also associted with low potassium or magnesium. This particularly common in patients who take diuretics(water pills) to control high blood pressure. The simplest thing to try is to have him eat a banana earlier in the day. Drink lots of water throughout the day, and possibly try a bottle of gatorade to replenish minerals after work.

In brief: Muscle

Muscle spasms that occur after intense activity points to a few possible causes.
Dehydration is one possibility especially if also associted with low potassium or magnesium. This particularly common in patients who take diuretics(water pills) to control high blood pressure. The simplest thing to try is to have him eat a banana earlier in the day. Drink lots of water throughout the day, and possibly try a bottle of gatorade to replenish minerals after work.
Dr. Joseph Jeu
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