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What can lead to constant twitching and shooting pain in the leg?

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Dr. Ivo Ditah

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :2002

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Posted on Sat, 6 Jul 2019 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Hi. ive written about this before but I am wondering if I eat very healthy and take msgnesium baths why my legs are constantly twitching and painful. Especially at night when i sm trying to sleep its so uncomfortable. At first it was a little twitchibg in my its my thighs legs ache...its just so uncomfortable and sometimes I get shooting pains too and i have been probably been putting more wear on my body lately but idk where to go from here....should I be worried?
Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Has your doctor considered Restless Leg Syndrome(RLS)?

Detailed Answer:


I will like to know if you have been evaluated for restless leg syndrome. Your symptoms are very suggestive. The diagnosis is mainly clinical. Often, we measure iron stores as low levels are often associated with RLS and make symptoms worse.

In the interim, try to identify any factors that make them worse. Avoid caffeine, exercise often, encourage biking, walking, leg massage, etc. and avoid positions and postures that make symptoms worse.

If your doctor settles for RLS, he can then prescribe a medication to help with this. It is not acceptable for us to prescribe drugs online.

Hope I have answered your query.

Dr. Ivo Ditah, Internal Medicine Specialist
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