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What Causes Intense Cramping In Inner Thigh, Knee And Groin Area?

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Posted on Wed, 13 Jul 2016
Question: What causes intense cramping of thigh, inner aspect from knee to groin? I have had several ultrasounds no clots have been found, have good arterial flow. Have been told I have bone spurs on knee joints, feels like ligament is caught on spur.I am 70 years old, not very active but I do manage to get out and go to stores and drive every day. Obese. The pain wakes me out of sleep. I have been dx with RA but it's not too bad. I take no meds for it, not even Advil. I take levothyroxin, hct., benicar, my pressure is always normal with this med. at bedtime I take a.5 aprazolam. Could this be a vein prob. I have gotten "cramps" in other parts of my feet where they curl up and I have to stand up to release the pain, also have that in my hands, but the ones in my inner thighs are excruciating and walking does not help. Only a hot towel . Could it be dehydration.?
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka G Raj (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
bone spur because of arthiris is the cause of your thigh cramps

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to HCM
Thanks for your query and can understand your concern

These are Causes of cramps of thigh,
Poor blood circulation in the legs
Overexertion of the calf muscles while exercising
Insufficient stretching before exercise
Exercising in the heat
Muscle fatigue
Dehydration
Magnesium and/or potassium deficiency
Calcium deficiency in pregnant women
Malfunctioning nerves,


Yes , Bone spurs in your knee may make it painful to extend and bend your leg. The bony growths can get in the way of bones and tendons that keep your knee operating smoothly
If the bone spurs rub against tendons or ligaments, they can cause pain or a tear

Joint damage from osteoarthritis is the most common cause of bone spurs and you are having arthritis. That is the reason of your bone spur probably.

Treatment

Conservative
Physical therapy can include ice or cold packs, stretching exercises, ultrasound treatments, or massage.
In some cases, an injection of a steroid such as cortisone into the joint can help reduce pain from bone spurs.

Surgery
The surgery may simply remove the bone spurs, but in other cases, the removal could be part of a larger surgery such as a joint-replacement surgery.
follow up with a doctor for further evaluation

Bone Spur Prevention
- Bone spurs are usually the result of arthritis, so there is no specific way to
prevent them.
- Maintaining an active lifestyle and being physically fit can often help reduce the
symptoms related to bone spurs

Yes , dehdration is also one of the reason. So have plenty of water to keep you hydrated.
Hope i have cleared your query
thank you
take care
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What Causes Intense Cramping In Inner Thigh, Knee And Groin Area?

Brief Answer: bone spur because of arthiris is the cause of your thigh cramps Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to HCM Thanks for your query and can understand your concern These are Causes of cramps of thigh, Poor blood circulation in the legs Overexertion of the calf muscles while exercising Insufficient stretching before exercise Exercising in the heat Muscle fatigue Dehydration Magnesium and/or potassium deficiency Calcium deficiency in pregnant women Malfunctioning nerves, Yes , Bone spurs in your knee may make it painful to extend and bend your leg. The bony growths can get in the way of bones and tendons that keep your knee operating smoothly If the bone spurs rub against tendons or ligaments, they can cause pain or a tear Joint damage from osteoarthritis is the most common cause of bone spurs and you are having arthritis. That is the reason of your bone spur probably. Treatment Conservative Physical therapy can include ice or cold packs, stretching exercises, ultrasound treatments, or massage. In some cases, an injection of a steroid such as cortisone into the joint can help reduce pain from bone spurs. Surgery The surgery may simply remove the bone spurs, but in other cases, the removal could be part of a larger surgery such as a joint-replacement surgery. follow up with a doctor for further evaluation Bone Spur Prevention - Bone spurs are usually the result of arthritis, so there is no specific way to prevent them. - Maintaining an active lifestyle and being physically fit can often help reduce the symptoms related to bone spurs Yes , dehdration is also one of the reason. So have plenty of water to keep you hydrated. Hope i have cleared your query thank you take care