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Suggest treatment for leg cramps

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Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil

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Posted on Tue, 7 Jun 2016 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I am 78 years old very good health did very strenuous work yesterday and last night when i kicked my right
leg i got a cramp and the same happened with the left leg.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 2 hours later
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Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Based on the history you gave , its most likely related to the strenuous work. Rhabdomyolysis due to lovastatin use is one of the differential and possibilities. However , if you don't have myalgias, myopathies, myoglobinuria and an elevated CPK then its not likely to be related to rhabdomyolysis.

Muscle relaxants like tizanidine or orphenadrine and paracetamol combination initially and if severe then NSAIDs like lornoxicam or diclofenac can be advised as empiric treatment. Most likely the cramps would improve.

If the symptoms persist or worsens the workup described should be considered after consulting your doctor.


Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

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Dr. M.S. Khalil
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