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Pain in legs, knees, ankles, shins, happens while sleeping. Exercise does not help. Treatment?

At night I have a lot of pain in my legs - sometimes in my knee , sometimes in my ankle and sometimes in my shins. It lasts for several hours after I get in bed. It keeps me awake. I ve told my gp and he sent me to have my veins checked (which of course was not what it is). The vein Dr. told me to exercise - which I am doing but it doesn t help.
Asked On : Sat, 30 Jun 2012
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Here are some tips to relieve the hurting leg pain at night.
Drink ample water and other fluids. Dehydration is one of the main causes of muscular cramps. So, keep yourself hydrated throughout the day, to prevent the cramps.
Stretching after exercise is very important. Hence, do not skip the stretching session after your workout. Avoid over exercising; it may cause overuse of your muscles, leading to pain at night.
Have a healthy diet which is rich in potassium and calcium. Mineral deficiency is also a major cause of leg cramps and can be minimized by a proper diet.
Lastly, do not go in for self-treatment if the pain is persistent. Consult a doctor, in case, you are suffering from leg pain at night.

u can try taking vitamin e and calcium tablets too.
Answered: Sat, 30 Jun 2012
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