what causes leg cramps?

by:Yucai     2019-12-16
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Under the inquiry of Cleester in Bloomfield Hill, MichiganI is usually a very healthy woman.
I often wake up at night with painful cramps in the back of my thighs and legs below my knees.
What is the reason for cramps? How do I get rid of cramps?
Experts answer dear Cleester, cramps are contracture contraction of muscle pain.
It usually lasts 5 to 10 minutes before turning around.
It can wake someone up from sleep.
Leg and foot cramps are common.
Cramps in both hands and arms are common but not common.
This is the case for children or adults of any age.
People with frequent cramps should be seen by health care providers, although this reason is often not found after extensive evaluation.
When the cause is found, cramps may be due to the position of sitting or legs for a long time while sedentary.
Perhaps most often, cramps may be caused by excessive use of muscles that are not used to exercise.
The second most common reason is dehydration.
Electrolyte and metabolic disorders can also lead to cramps.
Diuretic drugs usually cause cramps through dehydration, sodium or potassium depletion.
Thyroid disease causes high or low levels of calcium and is associated with cramps, as is thyroid dysfunction.
Compared to other causes of cramps, thyroid and thyroid disorders may be more common causes of hand and arm cramps.
The assessment of cramps usually includes drug history and blood studies, examination of sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium levels, and thyroid function tests.
The physical examination of patients with regular cramps is usually normal.
Health care providers will also try to distinguish between common cramps and muscle diseases that can mimic the disease and are rare side effects of commonly used prescription drugs used to lower cholesterol (
Such as cholestyramine)
Or reduce stomach acid (
West Mimi or Renedin).
Due to peripheral vascular disease and pain in diabetic neuropathy, reduced oxidation of leg muscles may also be mistaken for cramps.
It is best to prevent leg cramps through non-drug treatment.
Daily stretching and muscle strengthening are very useful to prevent cramps.
Stretching muscle groups during cramps can help ease cramps.
Quinine, or a similar compound (
A component of nourishing water)
A prescription has been prescribed to prevent cramps.
Alimroquine has been out of favor recently.
Calcium channel inhibitors have become the preferred treatment for cramps in patients who are often taken for unknown reasons.
Some people have found that taking vitamin B a day can prevent cramps.
The author is missing something, the muscles in the legs are the posture muscles, they don\'t like to change direction quickly, otherwise it will cramp.
In addition, their length and functionality make them tight.
I went through a period of time and my leg and foot cramps were severe and lasted for 2 hours or more, both stretching and thermotherapy helped to ease the cramps.
My doctor evaluated my diet but couldn\'t find the culprit, I was in good health but not over-doing.
Then we evaluated my medication and I realized they started after turning to the new birth control medication.
We switched to a different pill and the cramps disappeared.
Now I have \"normal\" leg cramps and have found the most effective relief to stretch or walk during cramps (
Stretching before going to bed helps me, and there is a good exercise program to completely prevent leg cramps, although others will have more problems during exercise)
, Keep moisture, apply heat to cramps, and maintain a good balance of calcium, potassium and vitamin A complexes in my system.
I had leg cramps while I was sleeping, and then I understood why I started taking liquid vitamin B group myself, I took too much, the excess caused cramps, stopped the liquid form, the cramps stopped, then after a while my toes started cramping and I knew it was caused by an ingredient in Tylenol PM and stopped taking those ingredients and the cramps stopped, so you start a new vitamin mass and try to reduce the amount or stop completely to see if this can help you as much as I do.
About 3 months before I was diagnosed with type I diabetes (at 35)
I woke up with severe cramps in my calf.
Just a suggestion.
I have had severe leg cramps since my first pregnancy 37 years ago.
I woke up in the middle of the night with full cramps and multiple cramps on my legs at the same time.
I found that taking calcium can help reduce the condition and prevent it from getting worse.
If I forget the daily calcium for 3 or more days, I will have slight cramps, which reminds me.
Hot water covered with cramps on the towel helps to greatly relieve the cramps.
This is better than stretching when I have cramps.
Stretching helps prevent cramps.
I have been doing this routine for 37 years and it works for me.
When I first ate, my OB told me that they were caused by calcium deficiency and that tums were taken for calcium.
When I was young, I had a good time drinking milk.
My husband and I drink a gallon of milk a week.
There is no point in calcium deficiency, but taking extra calcium will work, so who should I argue?
Occasionally in the middle of the night, I turn over and when they do, my legs have to be straight, the calf muscles cramp on one of my legs, then rub the calves quickly until sitting.
The pain lasted about 1 minute.
Then it disappeared.
When you try to walk, it will be a little painful for a while and then it will be fine.
To be honest, I have to say that it was so sudden that I couldn\'t breathe.
Since this happens only in the middle of the night, it is natural that a person does not return to sleep very quickly.
I had similar problems while doing sports in college.
I found that my potassium content is very low and the easy way is to eat at least two bananas a day.
I believe vitamins will work too.
To ensure proper hydration, I used Advocare\'s re-hydration and it worked well!
Can\'t buy it in the store, but you can be here: under the \"active\" section of the product, stand immediately on narrow legs.
It will disappear like magic.
It \"forced\" it out! Complete BS.
One thing can be done (Yes, not necessarily.
Work is massaging muscles due to muscle cramps.
It used to be useful to me too-but not just to stand up, I also had to tip my toes.
It hurts more than the original cramp, but can cause it to disappear in about 5 seconds instead of 5 minutes.
Also, I added bananas to my diet, which prevented cramps from happening at all.
It may be magical for you, but when my calf and foot cramps, it will take a few minutes to ease even if I stand up, walk around, stretch and whimper.
I found that only the heat pad can help me start wrapping my legs with the heat pad, and if all the other methods fail, I will put my legs in a hot bath.
Even after all this, it starts up again if I twist my toes or stretch the wrong way.
For me, this is almost always related to the electrolyte imbalance caused by dehydration.
Not for me, get up right away and even walk around and continue after 20 minutes.
Wow, good knowledge! ! ! !
I\'m 66 years old and my leg cramps are intermittent.
I\'m going to a lot of meetings and sit in a hard chair for hours at a time.
At first, I get up and walk around a lot.
Finally, I found out that all I need is water!
Last week I sat in a hard chair for 4 hours and since I was used to starting the day with a big glass of water before breakfast, drinking during the day-no leg cramps!
I have had very little leg cramps over the years (
Left in a few minutes)to severe (
It takes a few minutes).
Instead of asking me why, put a piece of pure white soap (
Ivory, etc)
It helps under the bed board next to your legs.
I still get them but not that frequent or serious, usually because I don\'t drink enough water.
Also, sometimes when I do have cramps, I add potassium and the cramps go away in a few minutes. Good luck!
I don\'t know why, but the extra vitamin E does wonders.
In addition to the content in your multiple pages, the tag is enough 2/3 times a week.
The response from health care providers is very good.
It\'s just that it shouldn\'t be handled by itself, because that\'s where the follow-up is.
Because their side effects are more complex diseases, they cannot be ordered without prescription drugs.
There are a lot of people taking Vicodin, which is dangerous.
Stoner JenssenFindrxonline blogI is 73 years old this year and I have had leg cramps for many years.
I noticed that when I was sleeping in the position of a half fetus, I could feel the cramps and I straightened my legs right away, and sometimes I could avoid cramps like this.
Sometimes I can\'t stop it from coming.
Let me tell you this is painful and actually feels like the bone is ready to pop out of my calf.
About once or twice a month there was leg cramps, as I said, and I noticed that this happens more when my legs curl up and sleep.
You don\'t know the pain unless your tongue cramp (
Trying to get food between my back teeth. . . )
Believe me, it hurts a lot.
I have a cramp in my leg (
Or \"Jimmy\'s leg\" called Song Fei \")
It has been intermittent since I was a teenager.
They tend to happen to me on hotter, wetter nights.
I found Quining in the nourishing water absolutely helpful!
Also, although it is sometimes difficult to find a quinine tablet or supplement, it is surprisingly fast to fix.
I always have stock in the summer months.
Walgreens carries a quinine \"herbal supplement\" called Hyland leg cramps \".
Relief for $5 and 40 nights.
Simple calcium deficiency can also cause cramps and menstrual cramps.
Most of us don\'t have enough calcium in our diet.
Study the calcium intake chart for your age group and see where you stand.
The answer may be as simple as taking calcium every day. It was for me. (
Female, 50 years old, daily alimmgs)
Cramps and depression are gone.
Calcium also helps to regenerate the nerve sheath and restore sleep and nerve balance. -
Mom had night leg cramps for most of my time, but always attributed it to exercise, dehydration and over-use.
During my last annual medical check-up, I learned that my vitamin D count was well below normal levels.
I took vitamin D supplements for four months (50000 IU per week)
Cramps and joint discomfort disappeared immediately.
Now I take 2000 IU a day, no more cramps (
Except for a few toe cramps).
I slept better, too.
It\'s vitamin D that works for me.
Do any of you have cramps in your toes?
It hurts so badly that it feels like my toes break!
I\'m replying to myself.
Apart from the damage being so serious, it looks fun when my toes move in five different directions!
Kaitlyn-yes, I will get these as well and my toes will press down (not curl down).
I also have severe cramps on the inside of my foot.
I would like to try a calcium supplement to see if it helps.
These cramps happened after I had done some strict things like mowing the lawn, cleaning the house, etc.
Then they came when I sat down and rested calmly!
I have to get up and walk around right away before they can relax.
Yes, it\'s usually my big toe on my right foot.
This is so painful that it feels like the toes break.
I think I should drink more water and maybe increase the amount of bananas I eat.
I have had leg cramps at night for years. . . . heads-
Check the ppl. . . . DVT -
He means deep venous thrombosis.
Go to web md and see what that means.
A very serious situation, a situation you don\'t want to ignore or postpone.
My toes, arch, calf muscles, leg cramps. . . you name it!
It was very bad for a while and my husband had to \"stuff me in\" The hot tub to ease the pain. .
He was so scared and even called 911 because my leg got really bad and he thought my leg bone was ready. . .
He described the film as an experience in the drive man.
My toes will get so weird and painful.
I will put them on two legs at the same time.
No problem with calcium levels. .
No doctor answered at this point.
I could jump out of bed in the middle of the night, trying to avoid the upcoming bed, but developed another bed in another area. . . in limbo. . here ?
You may eat bananas with low potassium.
My calves, feet and toes cramp a few years ago in the evening and lasted for hours.
I \'ve had it before, but it\'s not.
I will put them in multiple places on both legs/feet at once and the other will start once one cramp is over.
And every cramp lasts a long time.
I was in agony!
I need to get up and try to relieve the cramp, but it\'s impossible to stand on my feet because they get too much cramp and they curl up underneath like my toes.
If I can find an open emergency clinic in the middle of the night, I will go. (
I really don\'t want to pay for the emergency room).
My husband took me to the doctor the next morning (
I can\'t wear shoes).
They did some blood tests and found that my magnesium content was very low.
I\'m taking magnesium supplements now and the cramps have stopped.
It is usually due to the depletion of potassium.
Eat Bananas once a day or potassium once a day.
This will heal it soon.
Plantar fasciitis can also cause cramps in the legs and toes
The arch under your feet began to flatten.
Try a plastic surgeon to see if this is the case.
According to Mayo Clinic: plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis)
Includes pain and inflammation of a thick tissue band called the plantar fascia that runs through your soles and connects the heel bone to your toes.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain.
Plantar fasciitis usually causes tingling, and this pain usually occurs at your first step in the morning.
Once your foot lim is up, the pain in the plantar fasciitis is usually relieved, but it may recur after standing for a long time or after standing up from a sitting position.
Plantar fasciitis is particularly common among runners.
In addition, overweight people, pregnant women and people wearing undersupported shoes all have the risk of plantar fasciitis.
Plastic surgeons can recommend custom correction to help with fallen arch, medical \"boots\" worn at night, stretching, and specific types of ultrasound therapy (
Like \"super\" ultrasound. . In-
Office procedures. Works wonders!
I always have cramps in my toes, I push down and walk;
It usually disappears soon.
My calf started to cramp due to my first pregnancy.
I believe that\'s because of a shortage of calcium or potassium.
I still got them, but they quickly disappeared by massaging my calves and walking.
But I recently started putting them on my thighs.
I have never experienced anything so painful.
Sometimes they are on either side of the thigh and cramps spread up and down.
Little help.
Finally, I used a heating pad but then it stopped working.
I\'m taking Lipitor and I remember it could be a side effect of Lipitor.
I stopped using it about a month ago and haven\'t had cramps since.
Not mentioned, but it should be that while you have low calcium levels that can cause cramps, low potassium levels can also cause cramps.
Eating bananas three times a week helps low potassium.
Too much sugar makes my legs cramp, I can\'t eat dates at all, or my feet/toes cramp.
My husband and I prescribed quinine, which can really relieve the cramps at night, but thank you, Serena, for the information about the Walgreens herbal supplements that contain quinine, we\'ll try it out.
My legs, toes, thighs, abs, back muscles and under the chest often have \"locked\" cramps.
The doctor tried to change his diet (
Including bananas.
Hydrating, nourishing water).
He just basically told me, really, the doctor doesn\'t know why some people are prone to severe cramps.
But it seems to be inherited.
So does my mother.
Worst of all: they can\'t reach out and walk away.
The muscles still contract when you step into cramps.
This is the latest happy development.
So I envy those of you who have found your common cause.
When it cramp under the breasts on both sides of me, I even had some time to have difficulty breathing. Nasty things.
My own experience has shown that cramps are usually related to blood circulation.
Everything goes well when my legs, especially my feet, are warm and not overly tired.
However, if my feet are cold or do not move for the time being, it is easy for me to cramp at night or during the day, or, if I am not the most comfortable shoe.
Wearing socks on the bed and choosing a comfortable location should help.
At least help me.
Also try putting a blanket on the bed from below the knee. Worked for me.
Women with iron deficiency and low hemoglobin count can also cause leg cramps.
I don\'t get cramp after I start eating iron.
I used to have cramps when I was sleeping.
When stretching, it can quickly reverse by pointing the foot to yourself instead of pointing the foot to the distance.
My legs are always cramping.
My legs are very stiff, about 2-
3 days after exercise for a few days.
During this time, if my legs go wrong or use the wrong muscles, I immediately cramp for a few minutes.
I have to walk like an old man and have trouble getting on the bus, sitting down and even going upstairs.
So when my legs get stiff I need to be very careful not to use my leg muscles.
What I should mention is that I am only 32 years old and all the other aspects are good (
Not overweight, run 5 miles 3x a week, lift 2x/week).
Stretching is a bit helpful, but who has 30 minutes a day to stretch?
I have seen the doctor and PTs but no one really understands or is able to treat it.
I eat bananas and drink water every day.
It\'s a little helpful, except for stretching, and nothing really helps.
I am open to ideas. . .
When I was looking for a possible connection between plantar fasciitis and leg cramps, I came to this site.
I did not find any notes on this and agreed that no one seemed to know the cause of the cramps.
I built a garden cottage this summer and found that I had leg cramps almost every night-the most painful being my thighs.
In the local Ace Hardware store, I stumbled across an old Amish therapy in the bottle and decided to give it a try.
Taking a dose before going to bed every night, I was surprised to find that my leg cramps stopped.
There is a link on Amazon: I have a strong suspicion of this kind of thing, but am eager to try something.
You might think it\'s worth the 10 dollars.
My mother had leg cramps at night for years.
Her doctor gave her quinine but her side effects were serious.
She read an article in a magazine saying that cramps may be due to poor blood circulation, 400 I. u. of Vit. E could help.
She has been taking vitamins. E ever since.
Occasionally, she also has cramps, and then she adds extra vitamins. E that day.
This has been working for her for over 25 years.
I \'ve had severe leg cramps before and the only thing that really helped me was privic, you can have a look and hope it helps you as well!
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I have had leg cramps for more than 30 years.
My solution is to put a heating pad on my bed every night.
As soon as my feet hit the cold sheets, my toes cramp.
I don\'t have cramps as long as the sheets are warm.
I have also been trying to drink plenty of water and I think it helps a lot.
In fact, water makes my whole system work better.
I used to have severe leg cramps at night.
I\'m throwing a ball now (small quilt)
Go through the bottom of my bed and provide extra insurance down from my knee.
No leg cramps in a few years.
I think my legs are cramp because I stretch my legs into the cold area of the bed.
My husband has been trying to lose weight for a long time, but nothing has gone since work.
He has a tight schedule at work and at school, so he can only exercise for 3 nights a week, and when he does, he does it for about 1 night. 5 hours.
He eats salad for lunch, drinks a lot of water, and eats at least 3 servings of fruit a day.
Especially in the evening, he tries to avoid a lot of crbs and he drinks green tea every morning.
The problem is that he doesn\'t seem to lose weight, especially in the abdomen.
He took Metfomin and actos on blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
What could be the problem?
He really worked hard, but he lost only 5 pounds in 5 weeks.
Any progress in your husband\'s struggle to lose weight is better than no progress.
It\'s dangerous to lose weight suddenly.
Most people just need protein the size of your fist every day to get through.
Unfortunately, many super
Their protein. . huge portions.
Swimming is a good sport.
I like to float on my back, in the nearby lake, and when I swing my arms, I listen to the bones on my shoulders, break and crack, over my head. It feels great!
In addition, I can see the clouds floating over. ?
Throw away all the sugar, high-fructose corn waste, processed food, add whole wheat and natural food, drink plenty of water, and give it time. . .
The body takes time to adapt to the changes before it can accept them as permanent and change according to the banana every day.
I am type I diabetes, metabolic syndrome (
Waist 36 so edge there)
, Toe cramps, leg cramps, leg splints are as painful.
To be honest, I didn\'t eat right and had problems with gum disease.
I take Lipitor, Quangle, Ripley, baby aspirin and vitamins every day.
35 units of insulin per day, 105 Hu muluo meals.
Since my numbers are still high, insulin is not enough or is not fully effective.
Before that, I only had Type II, waist 34, thin and exercised.
I noticed that I hit the wall when I couldn\'t get my heart rate to cardio, and I could have done this for 1 hour before.
I currently follow a low
But it doesn\'t control my blood sugar very well.
After doing a lot of research on how insulin works, I think the real answer is elsewhere in my case.
I\'m trying magnesium and zinc and COQ-10.
I want to try D-
See if this helps.
I\'m also sensitive to flouride and the enamel on the braces is getting weaker so I can\'t brush my teeth as often as I want. i do floss.
Gum disease is linked to heart disease, so I don\'t think the precautions there will hurt.
I had leg cramps for over a year when I had chronic diarrheait turned out)taking SAM-e.
Sometimes I can\'t walk half a block without a sore leg, which will be painful and sore for a few hours.
Magnesium can help sometimes, although adville is the only thing that can work continuously.
The best way is to stop Sam.
No diarrhea. Crikey.
A total of 105 meals.
There are a few bars of soap between the bottom sheet and the mattress. . . it works . . .
I don\'t know why. . .
Drink a lot of water every day, eat a banana, and so on.
When the cramps start, I move my feet to the soap and the soap will dissipate. . .
In the past, I always had to jump up and stand on my legs in order to ease cramps.
Running and cycling for 30 years. . .
Did it, did it.
Check it out first by your md to rule out something serious.
Go to a good bike shop and ask for Hammer nutrition endurolytes supplements (
You can also order online). take 1-
2 before going to bed.
Not only do they contain potassium, but they also contain most of the other culprits you may be missing (
Minus sodium, which is not a problem for most people in the US).
I used to have severe leg cramps and would wake me up at 4: 00 in the morning.
Now I drink a little low sodium V8 at night and no more.
It helped me a lot and I didn\'t even drink every night but every other night.
It does work, but the potassium content is high.
I used to have leg cramps.
Taking calcium and potassium supplements can eliminate them.
During the summer months my husband\'s leg cramps were severe. . .
His grandfather\'s cousin. now deceased)
Tell us, \"back to the day,\" they used to put a piece of soap on the foot of the bed.
No one knows how this works, but we decided to give it a try.
Soap is cheap, right?
My husband doesn\'t like to take medicine or go to the doctor.
We have tried it for more than three years (
We change the soap every few months)
He has no leg cramps.
As far as I know, any brand will succeed.
I just bought a trial code (about $1)
Do it with pigeons or ivory.
He passed the information to his father and stepmother, who are also using it today.
I know it sounds crazy, but it helps. Add vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
Charlie Ma\'s leaving.
It was surprising that no one mentioned this.
Save lives at the Red Cross long ago. swimming)
During class, I learned that a person may have cramps when swimming violently to rescue the swimmer.
And how to treat it.
Straighten your legs and bend your ankles (toes up)
Do what you can.
This can stretch the muscles with leg cramps.
If I do this immediately, the cramps will disappear.
This is what ARC says to do and always works for me. Simple, try it.
Tomi made a living for the treatment of varicose veins and incomplete venous function.
Many patients who are treated for leg cramps and pain-free also have severe varicose veins, which will disappear once treated.
There are many reasons for leg pain and \"Cramps.
\"When I have a cramps in my leg, I will immediately stand up and relieve the attack immediately.
I started cramping, including cramping between the ribs, because I pulled tight on the \"pot\" and couldn\'t pick things up even if it reached too far.
I used nexium and most of the cramps stopped.
I lost 35 lbs without cramps.
I use quinine sulfate to stop cramps. It takes about 10 minutes.
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