Calf and toe cramps after steroid injection in hip joint. Have diabetes and gout. Is this related?
Your question is a very good one and I'm providing you with some information and recommendations regarding what is going on.
From your question, it seems obvious that you're having issues with cramping of your lower extremities. There can be a couple of things which could be contributed to this and I think it is most efficient for you to follow up with your primary care provider. As far as what could be causing the symptoms I think one of them is electrolyte imbalance. The electrolyte which comes to mind most prominently is Calcium. If there is a fluctuation in your calcium level it could cause these types of cramps. In addition if there is a low iron level in your body it could cause intermittent leg cramping such as that what you have described. I do not see any obvious direct relation between the symptoms you report in the steroid injections what you experienced.
I recommend that you touch base with your primary care provider and make an appointment for a focused consultation and examination. Your doctor may also request some laboratory studies which could confirm and find out the obvious cause of the symptoms. Of course it is difficult to make a definitive diagnosis in the absence of being able to examine you but I think a laboratory evaluation and examination will help you and your doctor get to the bottom of this most efficiently.
Thank you again for submitting your question. I hope you found my response to be helpful. If you have any additional concerns I would be happy to address them.
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