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What causes leg cramps at night?

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Apr 2017
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Nighttime lower body ( legs ) dull pain
 
 
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Different possibilities need further details to evaluate it precisely .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* There can be different possible reasons for night time leg cramps as over
exhaustion , deficiency of trace elements or others .

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Leg pain - duration , frequency .
2. History of back ache if any .
3. Is there relief with pain killer .
4. History of any systemic illness as diabetes or else .
5. Do you smoke or not .
6. Any recent alteration in sleep pattern .

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .
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Follow-up: What causes leg cramps at night? 15 hours later
Leg pain ( can be from Buttocks to ankle ; varies ) ....usually during sleeping hours
Back ache ; periodically ; no significant discomfort currently
Yes ; some real relief with pain killer to allow sleep
No History ; though a few years ago was on Actos for control of blood sugar level
No blood work for roughly two years as I moved and lost my doc. so no Physical
in 2017
Smoke 1-2 cigars daily ; no inhaling
Only alteration in sleep is due to the leg pain ; BTW this is new over last 2-3 weeks .
Also ; I am in excellent phys. shape ; 5'7;145 lbs . eat well ; exercise often , but
mainly upper body ...... little " Cardio "
BTW Doc....... IF you are actually a Real DOCTOR , you might want to get a
picture at least in a Lab Coat or a Coat & Tie !!! I'm a Certified Wealth Management
Advisor ( Handle People's Financial well-being ) , and I don't meet with them
nor post pictures looking like I just left the local Bar ...... C'Mon Man .......
 
 
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Neuropathy seems most likely.need fasting sugar and x-ray L-S spine.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome for follow up .

* Neuropathy seems most likely reason behind leg pain and periodic back ache .

* Strongly recommended to get fresh lab work in terms of fasting blood sugar ,
x-ray Lumbo sacral spine for further management .

* And thanks for your gentle advise for my picture .

Wishing you fine health ahead .
Welcome for any further assistance .

Regards take care .
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